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Longtime Harlemite Mary Black joins the ancestors

Family, friends and relatives convened at Unity Funeral Chapel (2352 Frederick Douglass Blvd.)  Monday, April 17, 2017, to bid farewell to longtime Harlem resident Mary Black, who joined the ancestors April 2 at age 79.

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Reflections on hip-hop pioneer Mr. Magic

Last week, in acknowledgement of his 61st physical day anniversary, the hip-hop community paid due respect to one of the urban culture’s most influential pioneers, Mr. Magic.

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Reflections on Shirley Chisholm

Too bad, Barack.

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Community sends abolitionist attorney Lynne Stewart home

A multi-ethnic audience of supporters attended two days of memorial services a couple of weeks ago to commemorate the life and legacy of “The People’s Lawyer,” Lynne Stewart.

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Activist/attorney Lynne Stewart joins the ancestors

Many self-determining activists and freedom fighters were saddened by the heartbreaking news that the courageous attorney Lynne Stewart had passed onto the ancestral realm this past Tuesday at her Brooklyn home.

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Malcolm X memorialized on 52nd anniversary of his assassination

Tuesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd anniversary of Malcolm X’s martyrdom, a capacity, multi-ethnic crowd packed into the building where it actually occurred—the former Audubon Ballroom, renamed the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center (3940 Broadway) when it reopened in 2005—to reflect on his iconic legacy.

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Harlem’s revolutionary trinity: Khalid Muhammad, Malcolm X and Allah the Father

Last week’s edition of Amsterdam News spanned some significant dates that tied together three different alpha males whose lifetime efforts immensely affected many communities throughout the African Diaspora.

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Malcolm X: The price of freedom is death

Friday, Feb. 21, 1965 marks the day 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 full view of his pregnant wife, Betty, and four young daughters along with approximately 400 unsuspecting Organization of Afro-American Unity supporters.

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Harry Floyd Smith Sr. Returns to the Essence

The Harlem community, the boxing fraternity and many members of the Five Percenters, were deeply saddened by the news that Harry Floyd Smith Sr., aka A. Allah, had joined the ancestors Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 83 years of age.

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Anti-police terror open-house conference takes place

Local activists held a free-of-charge open-house conference on Saturday All Souls Unitarian Church “Reidy Hall”

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