Olayemi Odesanya

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Colette Pean: Serving and saving the community

“Since I was in high school, I have always been involved in making my community better,” said community activist Colette Pean.

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Chief Ebelechukwu Obiano delivers speech at 61st session of UN Commission on the Status of Women

From March 13 to March 24, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women hosted its 61st session at the U.N. and associated venues. The CSW is a global organization that focuses on empowerment of and equality for women.

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Celebrating Madam C.J. Walker’s tremendous legacy 

In 1987, March was declared Women’s History Month. During this month, Americans celebrate women of all races who dedicated their lives fighting and ensuring equality and the protection of women’s rights.

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United Nations Commission on the Status of Women hosts 61st session

From March 13 to 24, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women will be hosting its 61st session at the United Nations headquarters.

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Medgar Evers College honors Shirley Chisholm

In the spirit of Women’s History Month, the Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College, Black Women for Fairness & Equity, Shirley Chisholm Women’s Empowerment 2017 and Conference Chair Assemblywoman Diana C. Richardson will be honoring Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm.

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The Notorious B.I.G. celebrated in Brooklyn

Thursday, March 9, 2017, the world observed the 20th anniversary of the still unsolved murder of Biggie Smalls, also known as Notorious B.I.G or Christopher Wallace.

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21st annual Freedom Fighter Dinner Tribute

For the past 21 years, the Brooklyn-based Malcolm X Commemoration Committee has co-organized their annual tribute for the families of political prisoners.

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City College of New York’s Coalition to Resist Deportation to host demonstration

Thursday, March 9, at 12:30 p.m., the City College of New York’s Coalition to Resist Deportation will host their first protest at the CCNY’s North Academic Center Plaza.

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Mama Fela, Little Sun People founder, shining light on education

Full disclosure: It’s been 16 years since this reporter’s enrollment in Little Sun People daycare center, located at 1360 Fulton St. in Brooklyn, N.Y. Fela Barclift, known as Mama Fela to her students, is the founder and director of Little Sun People preschool.

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Malcolm X speaks in the era of Trump

In the spirit of Black History Month, African-Americans are acknowledging their great leaders who paved the way to where they are now.

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