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Arthur Schomburg and the Harlem Renaissance

In recognition of the 146th born day anniversary of renowned researcher Arthur Alfonso Schomburg we take a look at his involvement in the reinvigorating Harlem Renaissance occurring during the “Roaring Twenties.”

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Attorneys: Retrial for Imam Jamil Al-Amin possible

After being imprisoned for two decades, lawyers for political POW, Imam Jamil Al-Amin are optimistic the 76-year-old Muslim minister will receive another opportunity to prove his innocence in court.

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Martin Luther King Jr.: ‘A riot is the language of the unheard’

Ever since 1986, the United States has acknowledged the legacy of Civil Rights proponent Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a national holiday, on the third Monday of each January.

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Boxing champion Sweet Saoul Mamby passes

An elite list from the pugilistic community came out to Harlem’s Williams Institution CME Church this past Dec. 28 to celebrate the life of former world boxing champion, Saoul ‘Paul’ Mamby.

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Brooklyn benefit for Dr. Mutulu Shakur

Comrades and relatives of political prisoner-of-war, Dr. Mutulu Shakur, conducted a benefit event at Brooklyn’s Starr Bar (214 Starr St.) in an effort to heighten awareness about, as well as raise funds for, his debilitating health issues.

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School of Hard Knocks: Reflecting on Sonny Abubadika Carson’s legacy

To commemorate the 17th anniversary of when Brooklyn warrior Sonny Abubadika Carson joined the ancestral realm, some of his comrades reflect on his life.

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Celebrating the life of Freedum Allah a.k.a. Popa Wu

Hundreds packed into Brooklyn’s Restoration Plaza [1368 Fulton St.] Friday evening, Dec. 20, to memorialize fallen Wu-Tang Clan patriarch Freedum Allah-63, a.k.a. Popa Wu, who passed that previous Monday.

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Former political-P.O.W. Robert Seth Hayes passes

The local grassroots community was saddened upon learning that original Black Panther Party activist Robert Seth Hayes, 72, had transitioned to the ancestral realm at his Bronx home the morning of Dec. 21.

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African scholar warriors: Drs. Ben, Clarke, Diop & Williams

The legacies of several progressive activists-turned-scholars were recognized Tuesday evening, Dec. 24, 2019 at Harlem’s National Black Theater, during a special born day bash which concluded this Greco-Roman calendar year, while introducing the next one.

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Wu Tang Clan’s patriarch Popa Wu returns to the essence

The Five Percenters and hip-hop communities were shocked Monday morning upon hearing the news that Popa Wu, a.k.a. Freedum Allah, had suddenly returned to the essence at his Brooklyn home.

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