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Mumia supporters’ demand to DA: Release the files!

Supporters from “The Mobilization for Mumia” converged at the Philadelphia district attorney’s office, (3 South Penn Square) on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 30, to pressure them to comply with a recent court order instructing them to release all files pertaining to former DA Ron Castille’s handling of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s appeals by May 30.

Brother Kenneth Muhammad transitions

Admirers, family and friends gathered at the Unity Funeral Chapel (2352 Fredrick Douglas Blvd.) in Harlem Thursday, May 11, 2017, to pay their respects to Brother Kenneth Muhammad (Hayes), who joined the ancestors May 4 at Harlem Hospital.

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Harlem remembers Malcolm X

Last Friday morning, a caravan of vehicles trekked from the corner of 126th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Harlem up to Ferncliff Cemetery in Westchester County to commemorate the 92nd anniversary of Malcolm X’s May 19 birthday.

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NYCLU report: NYPD racially profiling kids in public schools

A report released by the New York Civil Liberties Union May 8 reveals that the NYPD in city schools are handcuffing Black and Hispanic students disproportionately to their Caucasian counterparts.

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Sonny Abubadika Carson to be commemorated this Saturday

The life and legacy of urban warrior Sonny Abubadika Carson will be commemorated this Saturday in the People’s Republic of Brooklyn in acknowledgement of the 81st anniversary of his physical birth. Although he joined the ancestors Dec. 20, 2002, his immeasurable influence is still felt today.

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Malcolm X: What’s in a name?

Upon returning to New York City on May 21, 1964, after his hajj to Mecca, Brother Malcolm X picked up right where he left off when he departed several weeks earlier, on April 13.

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Mumia’s attorneys optimistic after latest hearing

The latest leg in the legal battle to free political prisoner of war Mumia Abu-Jamal took place Monday, April 24, his 63rd birthday, during the first court hearing of the Post-Conviction Appeal Act petition at Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas.

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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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