Tag: malcolm x

Baldwin documentary ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ receives Oscar nod

Baldwin documentary ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ receives Oscar nod

| October 5, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) On Feb. 1, the first day of Black History Month, the National Museum of African American History and Culture premiered the Oscar-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” which features commentary by James Baldwin. The film is a tribute to the staggering contribution of one of America’s greatest […]

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the fire this time. . . .

the fire this time. . . .

| March 7, 2017

tell me how long the train’s been gone rootfolks poets press ©omowale-ketu oladuwa the american negro has the great advantage of having never believed the collection of myths to which white americans cling: that their ancestors were all freedom-loving heroes, that they were born in the greatest country the world has ever seen, or that […]

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Muhammad Ali remembered as ‘the greatest,’ ‘true American hero’

Muhammad Ali remembered as ‘the greatest,’ ‘true American hero’

| June 12, 2016

Inside, outside ring, the champ made a difference By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer, NNPA Member) Muhammad Ali’s historic win against George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974 was perhaps the greatest of all of his ring victories. Ali dropped Foreman in the eighth round of that heavyweight bout known as “The Rumble in […]

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Muhammad Ali, ‘The Greatest of All Time,’ gone at 74

Muhammad Ali, ‘The Greatest of All Time,’ gone at 74

| June 7, 2016

From various press and historical reports As with any sports figure, there’s bound to be some debate. While the world mourns the loss of larger-than-life, three time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali, who passed away June 3 at age 74 in Scottsdale, Arizona, from septic shock after a 30-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, the […]

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What I Learned from the Rise and Fall of the Black Panther Party

What I Learned from the Rise and Fall of the Black Panther Party

| March 15, 2016

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist Oh yes, those were troubled times during the decades of the 1960s and 1970s. When Beyoncé gave tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the start of the Black Panther Movement, I thought, “She doesn’t know what she is celebrating.” A look back at the years of the […]

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Result of the Revolution: The legacy of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

Result of the Revolution: The legacy of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

| February 17, 2016

By Diego Morales Special to Frost Illustrated Here we are once again on the verge of Black History Month—a month that can be viewed as a limited celebratory occasion, a concession to temporarily quench the thirst of recognition and acknowledgment. This year, PBS will be airing a special: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution. […]

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How the ‘Justice or Else’ Million Man March impacted visionary insights of Rose Broadnax, home repair contractor

How the ‘Justice or Else’ Million Man March impacted visionary insights of Rose Broadnax, home repair contractor

| November 17, 2015

Part three of a three-part series By Eric Hackley Click here to watch video of this interview Rose and I attended the first Million March and have been discussing the concept and impact over the past 20 years.  Today’s conversation was as enlightening to me as our first conversation. Eric Hackley: Why did you attend […]

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Criminalizing black protest—and black people

Criminalizing black protest—and black people

| September 19, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Is #BlackLivesMatter a criminal organization that advocates attacks on and murder of white police officers? That’s the snake-oil pitch the conservative echo chamber is making these days—even as news accounts every week bring new proof that neither black law-abiding citizens nor, frankly, black criminals, nor anyone else are preying upon the […]

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black lives have always mattered

black lives have always mattered

| August 25, 2015

© omowale-ketu oladuwa   power refers to the ability to do, the ability to be, the ability to prevail. beingness and aliveness originate with power. to be powerless is to be will-less, impotent and lifeless; without effect or influence; to be nothing, of no account. ––amos wilson   nothing the european mind ever devised was […]

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Life legacy of Malcolm X—‘our shining black prince’ celebrated at Weisser Park

Life legacy of Malcolm X—‘our shining black prince’ celebrated at Weisser Park

| May 27, 2015

  FORT WAYNE—Members of the community celebrated the legacy and message of liberation and pride taught by the late Malcolm X—el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz—at a commemorative event, May 19, at Weisser Park Community Center, on what would have been the visionary leader’s 90th birthday. People of all ages marked the important date in history in a […]

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