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Free Mumia campaign continues during 33rd anniversary of his incarceration

Dec. 9 marked the 33rd anniversary of the near-fatal shooting and brutal beating and incarceration of Black Panther activist Mumia Abu-Jamal at the hands of Philadelphia police.

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Eric Garner’s father pleads for peace after cops’ clearance

A slight tension was in the air at several key Staten Island locations early Dec. 3, as dozens of demonstrators withstood the chilly drizzle and staunch police presence in anticipation of a local Richmond County grand jury’s ruling on whether the NYPD’s Daniel Pantaleo would formerly face charges for choking the life out of 43-year-old Eric Garner July 17.

Cop shoots at man rushing asthmatic daughter for aid

A Jacksonville, Fla. sheriff fired a shot at an unarmed Black man last Monday (Nov. 24) as the man rushed his asthmatic daughter home to get medication.

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President Mugabe visits NYC

A follow-up forum conducted earlier this month by the December 12th Movement at Harlem’s UCLA—the University on the Corner of Lenox Avenue—discussed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s visit to New York City a couple months ago, where he addressed the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Harlemites speak out against profiling signs in stores

Many local residents are upset about certain signs that have been posted up in some uptown businesses recently, which they say racially profiles the indigenous community in their own hoods.

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Community outraged over Leroy Baylor’s WHCR ouster

Local grassroots supporters are speaking out against the banning of WHCR radio host Leroy Baylor, who was taken off their airwaves back in July amid allegations of anti-Semitism.

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Hip-hop celebrates four decades this weekend

The West Bronx born and bred culture known as hip-hop commemorates its 40th anniversary this weekend, and the organization that established it—the Universal Zulu Nation—will observe its 41st anniversary.

Farrakhan alleges US government created Ebola for population control

In a recent issue of Final Call, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan charged that U.S. scientists are concocting deadly diseases, with the primary purpose to “depopulate the world of Black people.”

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Michael Dunn gets life without parole in ‘loud music murder’

After being convicted earlier this month of first-degree murder for the November 2012 shooting death of Jordan Davis for blasting his music in a Florida convenience store’s parking lot, Michael Dunn was sentenced to life without parole last Friday.

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Five Percenters commemorate 50th anniversary

During the past couple weeks, various local events have commemorated the establishment of the Five Percenters, a.k.a. Nation of Gods & Earths, a half century ago.

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