Our Own Black Shining Prince

On February 21, 1965 El Hajj Malik El Shabazz was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem. Convicted of his murder were Talmadge Hayer (also known as Thomas Hagan, now known as Mujahid Halim) Norman 3X Butler (now known as Muhammad Abdul Aziz) and Thomas 15X Johnson (now known as Khalil Islam). I want to […]

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I Too Sing America: Barack Obama, The State Of The Union, And Black Folk

The most frustrating kind of mental gymnastics black people in America must commit themselves to mastering is the deft championing of what President Barack Obama has done to lift this nation from the depths of despair, while still being utterly disappointed with what he has done for Black America. This almost inexplicable conundrum is perhaps our history’s […]

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They Bleed Like Us

It all started back in 96. I was sitting on the edge of my bed, rocking my young daughter to sleep – she was 9 months old at the time and would not stop crying. It seemed she was feeling the same hunger pangs I felt. After more than a decade running the streets, what I […]

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