Last Thursday, Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of human rights icon Malcolm X, spoke truth to power during a Juneteenth commemoration at the African Burial Ground in lower-Manhattan.
After the March 12, 1964, press conference announcing his departure from the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X traveled to Detroit on April 12, 1964, and delivered his most politicized dissertation to date—“The Ballot or the Bullet.” The following day, he flew to Germany, made hajj in Mecca six days later, then visited Africa on April 30 and finally returned to New York City on May 21. Henceforth, he and a few other activists laid down the groundwork for his new, nonreligious Black Nationalist Movement.
Members of the Five Percenters, aka Nation of Gods and Earths (NGE), merged in Mecca/Harlem this past weekend for their 44th annual Show and Prove. Ever since 1971, during the second weekend of each June, the organization, established by Allah, the Father, commemorates the anniversary of his assassination.
The autopsy performed on Clayton Lockett ruled that his April 29 state-sponsored murder was mishandled by prison staff.
A legion of admirers, friends and relatives paid their respects during the going home services conducted for Sister Dora Smith
The relatives of alleged police brutality victim Michael Blair released a video on Wednesday, May 7 of his slaying at the hands of a Fort Bend County sheriff deputy in his own Houston home
On Malcolm X’s 89th birthday activist-writer Sam Greenlee, 83, joined the ancestors while in Chicago
Petition calls on President Barack Obama to posthumously award the Medal of Freedom to renowned historian Arthur A. Schomburg for his lifelong commitment to collecting, documenting and preserving various cultural artifacts from throughout the African diaspora.
According to a recent report, a police officer revealed Tupac Shakur's last words.
“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today,” Malcolm X stated during the Organization of Afro-American Unity’s founding forum at Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom on June 28, 1964.
Richard Williams was in town Tuesday, May 7 promoting his new book “Black & White: The Way I See It” during a speaking engagement at Barnes & Noble bookstore at 2289 Broadway at 82nd Street.
The continuing fight to emancipate Zimbabwe from European imperialism was the main theme of a recent rally at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building in Harlem, sponsored by the December 12th Movement.
Local admirers of Malcolm X reflect on his continuous cultural and political influences throughout the past five decades as they prepare to commemorate the 89th anniversary of his physical birth this Monday, May 19.
As news about the lifetime ban of Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling spread last week, outspoken former NBA forward Larry Johnson responded by calling for Black players to be self-sufficient and self-determining.
The campaign to bring political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal home was a recurring theme throughout two separate days of events commemorating his 60th physical day anniversary last week.
Former prizefighter Rubin “Hurricane” Carter became an ancestor on Sunday, April 20
Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal reaches his 60th physical day this Thursday, April 24, and a few events have been scheduled for this week to commemorate the milestone.
After providing his committed services to the Addicts Rehabilitation Center (ARC) for over half a century, Executive Director James Allen announced his retirement from the organization last week.
After a long, courageous battle against metastatic colon cancer, which he was diagnosed with in August 2006, choreographer, martial artist, musician, playwright, political prisoner and revolutionary Fred Ho succumbed to the illness on the morning of April 12 at his Greenpoint, Brooklyn, home. He was 56.
Activists and comrades of political prisoner of war Mumia Abu-Jamal have scheduled a number of events next week commemorating the anniversary of his physical birth.
Much attention was paid to the glistening, coaster-sized medallion hanging from rap mogul Jay Z’s neck as he and his wife, Beyoncé, sat courtside during a Nets game at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center last week.
On March 25, Ethiopia became the most recent African state, after Nigeria and Uganda, to pass anti-gay legislation that imposes long-term imprisonment for anyone caught indulging in same-sex activity in the country. Other African nations are said to soon follow, including Kenya.
The Harlem community, the family and the organization God Wise Jamel Allah belonged to and helped establish–the Nation of Gods and Earths, also know as the Five-percenters–came out to Unity Funeral Home on Fredrick Douglas Boulevard Sunday evening to bid farewell to God Wise Jamel Allah.
By next month, 17-year-old Kwasi Enin will have to be very selective regarding his quest for higher learning, because a number of elite options are available to him since he recently received acceptance letters from all of the Ivy League schools
Going home services for community activist Obalewa “Brother Oba” Abileye were conducted on the evening of March 11 at Brooklyn’s House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Ave. A legion of admirers, cultural comrades, family members and friends packed the place, paying respects to his legacy.
Although records indicate that two of the most influential Black U.S. leaders of our time had been aware of each other’s activism since at least 1957, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. met face-to-face only once, on March 26, 1964.
On Tuesday, March 11, Glenn Ford, 64, stepped from the grueling confines of Louisiana’s infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for the first time in nearly 30 years after a Shreveport, La., judge vacated his murder conviction.
The onslaught against President Barack Obama by corporate giants Charles and David Koch has caused two elderly civil rights veterans, George Richardson and Ingrid Frank, to request support from the grassroots movement.
In another recent retaliatory measure against European imperialism, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh announced earlier last month that English would cease being the official language of his African country, adding that they will revert to a native vernacular.
The lifetime achievements of elected revolutionary Chokwe Lumumba, who became an ancestor on Feb. 25, were commemorated on Saturday, March 29 at Brooklyn’s House of the Lord Church (415 Atlantic Ave.) as a legion of activists, comrades and relatives paid homage to his legacy.
Allies, comrades, family and friends of the uncompromising Chokwe Lumumba will convene at Brooklyn’s House of the Lord Church
The scheduled sentencing hearing for Allen Wayne Morgan, convicted of attempting to hire a white supremacist hit man to murder his Black neighbor, was postponed
An investigation has begun into the death of 56-year-old Jerome Murdough, a mentally ill homeless military vet who died in his Rikers Island jail cell
A number of East African countries agreed on Thursday, March 13 to send military personnel into South Sudan
The Feb. 25 scheduled sentencing hearing for a Caucasian man in Alabama convicted of attempting to hire a white supremacist hit man to murder his Black neighbor was postponed at least a month so that records of his mental health can be properly evaluated.
Reflecting on the legacy of the non-apologetic Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammad at Harlem’s UCLA
On March 5, the U.S. Senate announced that it had rejected Debo Adegbile, President Barack Obama’s nomination to oversee the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
Community relations among New York’s finest is again being heavily scrutinized after bystander Dariel Reyes video recorded two law enforcement agents who seemed to be bullying and verbally and physically abusing an innocent Black man prior to tackling him to the ground and arresting him for no apparent reason.
Refusing to bow to pressure from Western society, Uganda maintains that it will hold steadfast to its defiant opposition against homosexuality.
On Thursday, Feb. 27, one of King’s close confidants, Dr. Clarence Benjamin Jones, and Convent Avenue Baptist Church’s Senior Pastor Rev. Jesse T. Williams Jr., were presented with the distinguished 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Award at Williams’ church.
The Feb. 25 passing of Jackson, Miss., Mayor Chokwe Lumumba shocked many of his close comrades as circumstances about his death still remain unclear.
The Florida woman, Marissa Alexander, who fired a warning shot to ward off her estranged abusive husband will be retried and may face up to 60 years behind bars if convicted
After negotiating a deal in Baltimore Circuit Court, Marshall “Eddie” Conway was released from a Maryland state penitentiary last Tuesday
At the very same location where he became an ancestor 49 years earlier, admirers of the fearless Black Nationalist Malcolm X paid homage to his legacy
Baba Herman Ferguson, an original member of the Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU), detailed witnessing the Feb. 21, 1965, assassination of Malcolm X at the Audubon Ballroom.
On Saturday evening a jury in Jacksonville, Fla. announced a guilty verdict on charges stemming from Michael Dunn’s admitted murder of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.
Community leaders are calling for a boycott of rap artist Nicki Minaj due to what they deem to be dishonorable use of Malcolm X to promote her expletive-filled recording.
A capacity crowd packed Midtown Manhattan’s St. Peter’s Church on Friday evening to financially support the people’s lawyer Lynne Stewart with medical expenses for her deteriorating health due to breast cancer.
Friday, Feb. 21 marks 49 years since a hit squad of cold-blooded assassins aired out the Audubon Ballroom stage, expiring the physical life of Black Nationalist advocate El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, aka Malcolm X
In a 10-8 vote last Thursday afternoon, the Senate Judiciary Committee supported Debo Adegbile as assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.