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9:58 PM / Tuesday August 4, 2020

Week In Review

King family aunt dies in Cheyney PA

June 20, 2011

Edythe Scott Bagley, the elder sister of Coretta Scott King and an active King Center board member, died Saturday at her Cheney, Pa., home. A family statement said Bagley died peacefully…

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Gil Scott-Heron laid to rest

June 13, 2011

Popular spoken word poet, musician and Gilbert “Gil” Scott-Heron, who was born to a Jamaican father in Chicago 62 years ago, was laid to rest following a viewing at the Harlem Riverside Church in New York City.

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Girl killed in Wildwood ferris wheel fall remembered

June 13, 2011

Family, friends and strangers gathered for a vigil Sunday to remember 11-year-old Abiah Jones, who died after falling 100 feet from a Wildwood Ferris wheel last Friday. Dozens gathered at the PleasanTech Academy Charter School to pray and share memories of the beloved 5th grader.

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Did “War on Drugs” target blacks?

June 13, 2011

A black research and activist group—the Institute of the Black World 21st Century(IBW)— today announced it is mounting an initiative to galvanize support to end the “War on Drugs” which was launched 40 years ago by President Richard M. Nixon.

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Ga. pastor Long looks ahead after settling lawsuits

June 6, 2011

The crowd still cheered for Bishop Eddie Long as he took the pulpit Sunday, but gone was the air of defiance that defined his appearance eight months ago when he rallied his congregation to battle amid lawsuits accusing the megachurch pastor of sexual misconduct.

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Bernice King to step down as New Birth elder

June 6, 2011

The Rev. Bernice King will announce on a radio show Tuesday that she is stepping down as an elder at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, an action apparently unrelated to Bishop Eddie Long’s recent settlement of four sexual misconduct lawsuits.

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Manning Marable’s Malcolm X book (part two)

June 6, 2011

I would submit that is exactly what those agencies would do in this case! To assume that because you are given “access” to certain information, that save information is not “cooked,” as people around law enforcement say, is to labor in deep naiveté as to whom you are dealing with!

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Marable estate suide over Malcolm X bio

May 30, 2011

On what would have been the 86th birthday of Malcolm X, criminal defense attorney and former Plainfield, NJ Mayor Mark Fury filed a $50 Million lawsuit against Columbia University, Viking Press and the estate of Manning Marable regarding Marable’s posthumously published biography…

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