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fidel castro meets malcolm x in harlem: 1960

In September 1960 Fidel Castro traveled to the United States to address the United Nations General Assembly. After being kicked out of the Shelburne hotel downtown due to baseless rumors started by the press, Castro’s team of Cuban delegates had … Continue reading

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who murdered the martyrs?

malcolm x was shot in harlem on february 21, 1965 by an unknown group of killers who unloaded shots from a sawed off shotgun and several handguns. he was about to give a speech for his new organization, the organization … Continue reading

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the organization for afro-american unity: 1964

el-hajj malik el shabazz (formerly malcolm x) founded┬áthe organization of afro american unity in 1964, a political and social movement dedicated to the philosophy of black nationalism, “which means that the black man should control the politics of his own … Continue reading

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was jesus white?

spike lee came to colby tonight. the theme was take charge, make change. protest in the name of creative self-expression. he spoke about how he was a C- student at morehouse in Atlanta for the first two years. before he … Continue reading

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who are your heroes?

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know your history: black power

black power. apparently stokely carmichael said it first. what do you know about the legacy of the revolution? (i hope not just what they have taught you in schools). question: what is america teaching about the black power movement that … Continue reading

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living for the city

pictures tell a story, paired with music make a song that means more when juxtaposed with images to make the message strong. listen to the music, recognize creation.

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