Tag: harlem

A glorious celebration for the life of Dr. Ben

A glorious celebration for the life of Dr. Ben

| April 18, 2015

By Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News While there is no dismissing the glorious encomiums for the late Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan—and they were as full of praise as the many dispensers—the priceless item at his more than three-hour funeral service at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem was […]

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‘Doctor Ben’ legendary scholar of Egypt, was dean of Harlem Street University

‘Doctor Ben’ legendary scholar of Egypt, was dean of Harlem Street University

| March 24, 2015

Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan joins ancestors at 96 By Todd Steven Burroughs Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan, known to the African world as “Dr. Ben,” believed that education belonged to any member of his race who wanted it. Perhaps that was because of the 20th century tradition of ad-hoc “street universities,” with step-ladder orators as varied as Malcolm […]

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Explosion in East Harlem at 117 Street | New York Amsterdam News: The new Black view

Explosion in East Harlem at 117 Street | New York Amsterdam News: The new Black view

| March 13, 2014

Explosion in East Harlem at 117 Street AmNews Staff Reports | 3/12/2014, 10:48 a.m. Building collapse in East Harlem PHOTO BY STEPHON JOHNSON Update (11:59 a.m.): The Fire Department NY report 17 injured and two dead on arrival at hospitals as a result of the explosion. Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to hold a […]

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