Tag: malcolm x

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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Who can we turn to politically?

Who can we turn to politically?

| May 1, 2015

James Clingman By James Clingman NNPA Columnist “Who can I turn to, when nobody needs me? My heart wants to know, and so I must go where destiny leads me.” Listening to an old album by the Temptations, “In a Mellow Mood,” made me think about the political trick-bag black folks are in now that […]

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An open letter to Jimmy Breslin regarding the death of Malcolm X

An open letter to Jimmy Breslin regarding the death of Malcolm X

| April 7, 2015

Journalist’s revelations raises suspicion of complicity for some Dear Mr Breslin, A number of recent articles have appeared in connection with an apparent tip-off which you received from the NYPD advising you to attend the Feb. 21, 1965 rally at the Audubon Ballroom and at which Malcolm X was assassinated. These disturbing reports raise a […]

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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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Was Jimmy Breslin tipped off about Malcolm X’s assassination 50 years ago?

Was Jimmy Breslin tipped off about Malcolm X’s assassination 50 years ago?

| March 13, 2015

Did NYPD, FBI have prior knowledge of the murder? By Milton Allimadi and Colin Benjamin Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Was the NYPD involved or did they merely know about the impending murder of Malcolm X and allow it to happen 50 years ago? Were some reporters, including famed scribe […]

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We’re still talking about the N-word…

We’re still talking about the N-word…

| February 25, 2015

Despite what some might think, the U.S. still has a long way to go when it comes to having an open, honest dialogue about race. Case in point, we received a number of calls over the weekend about a story that appeared on News Channel 15 outlining how local auto racing promoter Dave Muzzillo allegedly […]

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Don’t forget Malcolm X in 50th anniversary celebrations

Don’t forget Malcolm X in 50th anniversary celebrations

| February 23, 2015

By Ron Daniels NNPA Columnist The 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma to Montgomery March, and the passage of the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Dr. Martin Luther King’s role in these events is correctly capturing the imagination of Black America. However, there is another set of events that should also receive […]

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Malcolm X: Civil Rights Activist, Minister (1925–1965)

Malcolm X: Civil Rights Activist, Minister (1925–1965)

| February 19, 2015

By Dr. Ron Daniels The 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma to Montgomery March, and the passage of the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Dr. Martin Luther King’s role in these events is correctly capturing the imagination of Black America. But, there is another set of events that should also receive attention […]

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The death of Social Activism in America (part 2 of 2)

The death of Social Activism in America (part 2 of 2)

| February 4, 2015

  By Diego Morales February, cold and dark for most of us; teasing us with the promise of spring just around the corner. February also signifies Black History Month. A month of recognition for the cultural impact black society has made in this country. A month? Not just a month but the shortest month of […]

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Malcolm X celebration set for May 19

Malcolm X celebration set for May 19

| May 13, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The community is invited to an Annual Birthday Tribute to Malcolm X through spoken word, reflections and the music at 6 p.m., May 19 at Weisser Park Center, 802 Eckart St. The celebration is scheduled to feature the music of Curtis Mayfield performed by the super band Last Call; poetry by Brother Ketu Oladuwa, […]

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