The Harlem community was given a special treat on a recent Tuesday evening by the man who is generally regarded as the greatest MC of all times.
After being hospitalized for the past several months, lifelong activist Sister Kefa Nephthys joined the ancestors last Wednesday, Aug. 12.
Monday, Aug. 17 is the 128th anniversary of the physical birth of pan-African icon Marcus Mosiah Garvey, and to commemorate that occasion the 75th annual Black Power March departs from the park in Central Harlem that bears his name.
Heartfelt condolences from several colleagues of Hussein Fatal, local recording artist and close comrade of hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur, went out last month as news spread of his July 11 passing in a tragic car accident on a Georgia freeway.
Monday Aug. 17 is the 128th anniversary of the physical birth of pan-African icon Marcus Mosiah Garvey, and to commemorate that occasion the 75th annual Black Power March departs at from the park in Central Harlem that bears his name.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is advocating for his fellow African heads of state to take a stern self-determining stance against European imperialists, who have been exploiting the motherland for its labor from her indigenous inhabitants and for her natural resources for several centuries.
President Barack Obama was warned by local leaders not to address gay rights prior to visiting his father’s homeland, Kenya, last week because he risked “opening floodgates of evil by supporting LGBT rights.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Back in April, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete’s administration announced that, henceforth, Kiswahili will be the primary language utilized in his country’s schools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Saturday afternoon, the African Brotherhood 4 Self Determination and the December 12th Movement will sponsor a Black Power physical day commemoration.
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.
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.
“Without education, you’re not going anywhere in this world,” Malcolm X once said.
In an interview published last Sunday, award-winning author Toni Morrison shared her sincere assessment of race relations in allegedly post-racial America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
A recent poll suggests that many Americans support his proposal to enroll aspiring students at local community colleges for free.
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.
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.
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.