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Legendary fusion musician Edwin Birdsong joins the ancestors

Many associates, family and fans of influential musician Edwin Birdsong were saddened as they learned that he had transitioned on to the ancestral realm Monday, Jan. 21, in Los Angeles.

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This Is Hip-Hop at the Apollo Theater

A Golden Era hip-hop concert at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater Friday evening featured some legendary artists from the New York City metropolitan area who were very popular during the 1990s and who took the capacity crowd down memory lane as they played some classic material.

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Arthur Schomburg: The African globe-trotter

Thursday marks the 145th bornday anniversary celebration of astute bibliographer and historian Arthur Alphonso Schomburg, who navigated the globe amassing millions of African artifacts from throughout the diaspora during the late 19th century and beginning of the 20th.

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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.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrating 90th bornday

This Monday the nation recognizes the legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a host of festivities.

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Marijuana funding to go to MTA

With 10 states across the country, including Washington, D.C., recently legalizing recreational cannabis, New York looks to join and reap the financial rewards.

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Sex trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown granted clemency

With his term set to expire Jan. 19, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he granted executive clemency to Cyntoia Denise Brown, 30, an African-American woman convicted of killing an abusive man, and commuted her life-sentence. She’s scheduled to be paroled Aug. 7, 2019, for the next 10 years.

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Judge allow Mumia to re-appeal conviction

Dec. 27, in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas, Judge Leon Tucker issued his highly anticipated ruling re-instated the post-conviction appellate rights of political prisoner of war Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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Sonny Abubadika Carson still lives

Thursday, Dec. 20, marks the 16th anniversary since Brooklyn warrior Sonny Abubadika Carson joined the ancestral realm.

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Mumia awaits judge’s appeal determination

Monday, Dec. 3, attorneys for political prisoner of war, Mumia Abu-Jamal, attended Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court before Judge Leon Tucker to present previously suppressed evidence of judicial misconduct by Justice Ron Castille, but they were promptly dismissed after the brief “3 to 5 minute formality hearing.”

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