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South African opposition leader threatens white minority

November 11, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO:  Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party leader, Julius Malema, foreground, second from right, greets supporters on his arrival at the launch of their municipal election manifesto in Soweto, Saturday, April 30, 2016. Fiery South African opposition politician Malema told 40,000 cheering supporters that President Jacob Zuma should step down before the army turns on…

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Indianapolis’ Oaks schools use student diversity to teach and learn

November 4, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO:  Oaks Academy students participate in the Good Manners Lunch.  (Photo: The Oaks Academy) By Curtis Bunn Urban News Service INDIANAPOLIS — Diversity is a slogan in many places. But at The Oaks Academy’s campuses near downtown Indianapolis, the hallways are lined with more than 100 students and parents — black, white and otherwise,…

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Guest Editorial: Nat Turner’s mental and military motivations

October 28, 2016

By Ezrah Aharone Nate Parker’s movie The Birth of a Nation has revived the question: What caused Nat Turner’s 1831 uprising? Turner, first of all, was not a deranged misfit who acted outside of a historical context of previous African freedom fighters. Throughout slavery’s duration, resistance was not only constant and fatal, but twofold. Africans…

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Black Panthers celebrate 50th anniversary, looking at then and now

October 21, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO:  Huey P. Newton, national defense minister of the Black Panther Party, raises his clenched fist behind the podium as he speaks at a convention sponsored by the Black Panthers at Temple University’s McGonigle Hall in Philadelphia, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 5, 1970. He is surrounded by security guards of the movement. The audience gathered…

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If you are in the Oakland, California area this weekend

October 21, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO:  Bobby Seale, chairman of the Black Panther Party, addresses a rally outside the party headquarters in Oakland, August 13, 1971, urging members to boycott liquor stores owned by Bill Boyette, President of the California Package Store and Tavern Owners? Association. Boyette filed a suit against the Panthers accusing them of attempting to force…

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First Annual Philadelphia Legacies Awards at Seaport Museum

October 15, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO:  Historian Charles Blockson gives remarks after being presented with his portrait at the Philadelphia Legacies Awards Dinner.  (Paul Gibson Photo) People that have made important contributions to Philadelphia were honored at the first annual Philadelphia Legacies Awards recently held at the Independent Seaport Museum on Penn’s Landing.  The awards are the highlight of…

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National Urban League, leading Black organizations, ‘strongly urge’ 2020 Census to count prisoners in their home communities

October 15, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO:  Marc Morial, President/CEO, National Urban League By Hazel Trice Edney TriceEdneyWire.com America’s state and federal prisons house at least 1.6 million mostly Black and Latino inmates who come from families and communities in cities around the nation. Yet, the U. S. Census Bureau counts those prisoners as residents of the cities where that…

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People around the world react to first Trump-Clinton debate

September 30, 2016

Associated Press AUSTRALIA RICHARD MCCONOCHIE watched the debate on a big screen in a Canberra pub and said, “To me Trump aced it.” “He came across as a man who could control himself. They said Trump’s ignorant of the issues. I think he proved that he had at least a working handle on most of…

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Philadelphia holds its first Legacies Annual Event

September 24, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO:J. Whyatt Mondesire SUN Founder/Publisher and community leader J. Whyatt Mondesire to be honored postumously City Council recently passed a resolution declaring September 25th through October 1st Philadelphia Legacy Week. The Celebration of Legacy Week will include events that will highlight historical figures, organizations, and institutions that have had a lasting impact on Philadelphia….

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