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Olympian John Carlos is honored at Brooklyn’s East New York 5K run

Saturday, Sept. 8, after the conclusion of the East New York Restoration 5K run, awards and praises were bestowed on 1968 Olympic bronze medalist Dr. John Carlos.

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Mumia’s attorneys granted 60 days

During last Thursday’s (Black Aug. 30) presentation at Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas, attorneys for death row survivor Mumia Abu-Jamal successfully argued for another opportunity to present previously suppressed evidence and were granted a 60-day continuance by Judge Leon Tucker.

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Hip-hop commemorates 45 years

Although November is recognized as “Hip-Hop History Month” by many of the pioneers who laid the foundation for the Bronx-bred culture in November 1973, several months earlier, an 18-year-old Jamaican-born DJ was already hosting parties in the West Bronx.

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All out for Mumia Aug. 30

Activists are urging the public to pack the courthouse Thursday, Black Aug. 30, at 1301 Filbert St., Philadelphia to demand that political prisoner-of-war Mumia Abu-Jamal be granted the opportunity to present evidence of his innocence that had previously been suppressed by a judge they contend had ulterior motives.

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Inmates launch “Nat Turner Day” prison reform strike

Tuesday, Aug. 21, numerous inmates in at least 21 cities across the country began one of the largest prison strikes in the history of the United States, in protest of inhumane living conditions they contend are reminiscent of “modern-day slavery.”

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New York Black Panther Party celebrates 50th anniversary

Shortly after Huey Newton and Bobby Seale established the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in Oakland, Calif., during October 1966, the movement spread, eventually reaching New York during spring 1968.

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Political prisoner of war, Robert Seth Hayes, paroled after 45 years

Having been incarcerated since 1973, original Black Panther activist Robert Seth Hayes, 69, was released on parole last Tuesday.

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Two 16-year-old Brooklyn boys shot dead days apart

Monday evening, a heavy-hearted Brooklyn community decried the senseless violence that claimed the lives of two 16-year-olds just days apart.

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David Dinkins and Charlie Rangel honored for Father’s Day

Friday, June 15, East Harlem’s Taino Towers hosted a special tribute to several local elected officials—past and present—during a Father’s Day Dinner.

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Herb Boyd receives social justice award

Monday, May 21, Amsterdam News contributor Herb Boyd was bestowed with the Outstanding Career Achievement Award during the 2018 James Aronson Social Justice Journalism Awards at Hunter College’s Lang Recital Hall.

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