Quantcast

Back to profile

AUTODIDACT 17

Stories by AUTODIDACT

Tease photo

Nigerian professor claims drug cures HIV/AIDS

Professor Maduike Ezeibe, instructor at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State, is claiming that he has recently created a new therapy for HIV/AIDS.

Straight Black Pride Movement claims to be under attack by LGBTQ community

President Barack Obama’s signing into law same-sex marriage last month has not swayed a certain segment of the population, who were unaware that his 2007 campaign pledge to bring about change also included legalizing gay marriage in the land of the free.

Cairo-to-Cape Town free trade zone to be established in Africa

Wednesday, June 17, senior officials from 26 countries in eastern and southern Africa met in Egypt and pledged to create the continent’s largest free trade zone, which will reach from South Africa to the northeastern region in Egypt.

Obama to KKK: ‘Take off the hoods!’

According to reports, President Barack Obama is planning to propose tough new legislation that will force the Ku Klux Klan and other extremist hate groups to disclose the identities of their members.

Tease photo

Nigeria outlaws female genital mutilation

In one of his final official moves before ceding power to recently elected Muhammadu Buhari, outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a measure that criminalizes the controversial practice of female genital mutilation.

Tease photo

Five Percenters commemorate 45th Show and Prove

The Harlem-based community organization known as the Five Percenters converged over the past two weekends to showcase their artistic talents, as well as to acknowledge its founder and one of his closest comrades

Tease photo

Tanzania replaces English with Kiswahili as its official school language

Back in April, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete’s administration announced that, henceforth, Kiswahili will be the primary language utilized in his country’s schools.

Tease photo

Haitians face mass deportation from Dominican Republic

As of Wednesday’s (June 17) deadline, tens of thousands of Africans of Haitian ethnicity who now call the Dominican Republic home were unable to register under the regularization plan, which offered an opportunity to obtain legal status for the undocumented, and now face deportation in the coming months.

Tease photo

Killer of Malcolm X’s grandson hit with 27 years

As news spread several months ago about the severe sentencing of Manuel Alejandro Perez de Jesus, 26, for the murder of Malcolm Latif Shabazz, 28, many questions remained unanswered.

Tease photo

Community shows support at Elombe Brath Brooklyn fundraiser

Grassroots activists and lifelong comrades of a legendary Pan-Africanist and community stalwart filed into Brooklyn’s Restoration Plaza, 1368 Harriet Tubman Blvd., Saturday, May 16 to honor the legacy Elombe Brath, who devoted his entire life to liberating his people.

Tease photo

Wife visits Mumia Abu-Jamal

Reports revealed that political prisoner of war Mumia Abu-Jamal was handcuffed and shackled to his bed in the prison’s infirmary for almost a week as he recovered from his debilitating ailments.

Tease photo

Brooklyn warrior Sonny Abubadika Carson lives

This Saturday afternoon, the African Brotherhood 4 Self Determination and the December 12th Movement will sponsor a Black Power physical day commemoration.

Tease photo

Malcolm X’s legacy influences today’s youth: Education is key

Five school buses, one charter bus and a dozen or so vehicles trekked from the Harlem State Office Building up to Ferncliff Cemetery this past Tuesday morning for the 50th annual pilgrimage to Malcolm X’s and Betty Shabazz’s burial site.

Tease photo

Mumia re-admitted to hospital

Reports released the morning of May 13—coincidently, the 30th anniversary of the horrific MOVE bombing in Philadelphia—revealed that political prisoner of war, Mumia Abu-Jamal had been re-admitted the previous day to the infirmary at SCI Mahoney in Pennsylvania.

Tease photo

Malcolm X’s physical day declared an international holiday

“Without education, you’re not going anywhere in this world,” Malcolm X once said.

Tease photo

Toni Morrison says ‘racism not over until a cop shoots a white unarmed teenager in the back’

In an interview published last Sunday, award-winning author Toni Morrison shared her sincere assessment of race relations in allegedly post-racial America.

Is Obama planning to pursue slavery reparations in 2016?

According to a report by “Fox Business News” host Charles Payne, in an episode of “Making Money”, the United States’ first Americanized-African president is preparing to reward some of the descendants of those who endured the African holocaust for the past several hundred years and involuntarily labored without compensation while building this country into the superpower it eventually became.

Tease photo

Ramona Africa: ‘They’re trying to kill Mumia!’

Close comrades and relatives of Mumia Abu-Jamal have been concerned about his rapidly deteriorating health since his “near-death” March 30 diabetic shock, which caused him to lose consciousness and be hospitalized.

Tease photo

Community bids Dr. Ben farewell

Two days of ceremonies at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church last week allowed associates, comrades, family and friends of acclaimed Kemetaphysician Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan the opportunity to pay their final respects before he was interred at Ferncliff Cemetery Friday afternoon.

Tease photo

Celebrating Dr. Ben’s extraordinary life

As family and friends prepare to commemorate the lifelong achievements of renowned factologist, Dr. Yosef A. A. ben-Jochannan, affectionately known as “Dr. Ben,” at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, thousands from all walks of life are expected to attend.

Civil suit found US government guilty in King assassination in 1999

This weekend, the world will commemorate the April 4, 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Almost five decades after the murder, so much speculation still remains as to who is responsible. Although James Earl Ray initially copped a plea, three days later he unsuccessfully attempted to recant and demand a trial.

Tease photo

Dr. Ben’s colleagues reflect on his legacy

“When an old person dies, a library burns” … so goes the African proverb. March 19, Harlem’s wa’ret was incinerated. As the disheartening news spread that legendary African historian Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan, aka Dr. Ben, had joined the ancestors early that Thursday morning

Tease photo

ShotSpotter: Now Big Brother is listening, too

At NYPD headquarters Monday, March 16, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city is putting $1.5 million of taxpayer money toward a new high-tech pilot program that will help cops determine when and where gunshots are fired, even if no one reports them.

Tease photo

Dr. Ben joins the ancestors

After being bed-ridden and placed in a specialized care unit at the Bay Park Nursing Home for the past several weeks, legendary Kemetaphysician Dr. Yosef A. A. ben-Jochannan, aka “Dr. Ben,” transitioned on to the ancestral realm Thursday, March 19 at approximately 3:30 a.m.

Tease photo

Dr. Ben joins the ancestors

After being bed-ridden and placed in a specialized care unit at the Bay Park Nursing Home for the past several weeks, legendary Kemetaphysician Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan, a.k.a. Dr. Ben, transitioned.

Tease photo

Black, Hispanic cops sue NYPD over punishment for not fulfilling quotas

A group of Black and Hispanic cops are filing a class-action lawsuit against the NYPD for punishing them for not meeting monthly arrest and ticket quotas.

Cop caught lying about arrest and assault

A cellphone video capturing a Caucasian Baltimore police officer punching an unarmed Black male teenager in the face in an unprovoked attack contradicts the cop’s claims that he was assaulted.

Rikers Island inmates rescue correction officer from assault by fellow inmate

On the night Feb.28, a female correction officer at Rikers Island was sexually assaulted and almost raped in a locked watch post by a much larger prisoner, but a group of inmates intervened and rescued her.

Tease photo

Update on Dr. Ben’s ailing health

Widely circulating rumors about legendary African factologist Dr. Yosef ben A.A. Jochannan, a.k.a. Dr. Ben, being close to death—or even that he had transitioned recently—are unfounded, say his relatives and close comrades.

Eric Holder: ‘Read “The Autobiography of Malcolm X”’

In a wide-ranging exit interview with politico.com last Friday, outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder surprised some when he showed support for one of the United States’ most feared and uncompromising Black social critics.

Sundiata Acoli’s parole halted

Feb. 5, New Jersey’s Supreme Court granted the state attorney general’s request that “political prisoner of war” Sundiata Acoli, not be released until they decide whether to hear arguments in the case against his parole.

Tease photo

No federal charges against Trayvon Martin’s killer

The Department of Justice announced Tuesday it will not file charges against George Zimmerman for killing unarmed, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., Feb. 26, 2012.

Tease photo

Queen Mothers of Africa reunite for NGO/CSW consultation day in Harlem

The U.N. Women and New Future Foundation hosted a forum to usher in CSW 59/Beijing+20. A forum held Friday, Feb. 6 at Harlem Family Church Center, 147 W. 120th St., laid out their past and future efforts to establish an all-girls school in Ghana, Africa, with local Americanized Africans participating in the academic aspects.

Tease photo

Reflections on Malcolm X’s legacy on 50th anniversary of his death

Several hundred admirers attended the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center in Washington Heights last Saturday afternoon to acknowledge five decades since the assassination of one of Harlem’s historic figures.

What does Malcolm X’s legacy mean 50 years after his execution?

One week before the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s execution, a few of his colleagues and others inspired by his legacy paid tribute at the very same location where five cold-blooded assassins extinguished the physical life of the fearless Black Nationalist advocate.

Black US presidents before Obama

Although Barak Obama’s 2008 election to the Oval Office led many to believe he is this country’s first Black president, some “historians” reveal that at least six previous U.S. presidents were of African ancestry.

Tease photo

NYPD wants to reclassify resisting arrest as a felony

Wednesday, Feb. 4, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch urged state legislators to increase the penalty for resisting arrest from a misdemeanor to a felony.

Tease photo

Black cop fired for doing the right thing

Officer Cariol Horne, a 19-year veteran of the Buffalo Police Department, is fighting to have her work benefits restored after being fired for stopping her partner from brutalizing a Black man who was already in custody and for betraying the “blue wall of silence.”

Court vacates ‘Friendship Nine’ trespass conviction 50 years later

Last Wednesday, Jan. 28, a South Carolina judge, John Hayes, vacated the 54-year-old convictions of a group of Black civil rights activists who defied that era’s racist segregation laws.

Tease photo

Americans support President’s proposal to offer free community college

A recent poll suggests that many Americans support his proposal to enroll aspiring students at local community colleges for free.

Poll reveals New Yorkers disapprove of NYPD’s disrespect of mayor

A recent on-line poll revealed that an overwhelming number of New Yorkers disagree with the NYPD’s disrespectful actions toward Mayor Bill de Blasio during memorial services for two of their fallen comrades last month.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: The apostle of peace

While many did not agree with the peaceful preacher’s passive approach to solving race problems in the land of the free, some admired Dr. Kings's courageous stance against oppressors.

Celebrating the life of Sister Samiya Hameeda Abdullah, aka Goldii

Relatives, friends, extended family members and supporters from the Islamic community gathered at the City of Brotherly Love’s Kingsessing Recreation Center to acknowledge the 37th anniversary of the physical birth of Sister Samiya Hameed Abdullah, aka Goldii.

Woman outraged that Miami police used brother’s mug shot for target practice

Last month, the Florida Army National Guard’s Sgt. Valerie Deant was shocked after arriving at the Medley Firing Training Center shooting range for her unit’s “annual weapons qualifications training,” and coming across a very disturbing find.

Tease photo

Brooklyn DA investigates NYPD for planting guns

Last Friday, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced that his office is investigating six NYPD officers on suspicion of planting guns on innocent people to pad their arrest records and fulfill department quotas.

Tease photo

Brooklyn DA to exonerate another man wrongfully convicted of murder

Monday, Jan. 5, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson agreed to exonerate Derrick Hamilton, a man who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent 21 years in prison.

Tease photo

Malcolm X: From Harlem to Harvard

Fifty years ago, Black Nationalist advocate El Hajj Malik El Shabazz/Malcolm X had departed from the Nation of Islam in March of 1964 and was challenging the white supremacists elite at their institutions of higher learning.

Tease photo

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.

Tease photo

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.

Prev