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    By Dianne Anderson Some people fight with signs and protests, others with fists or guns. Walter Hawkins, always known as the “gentle giant” will be remembered for how he fought the power through data sets and charts. Mr. Hawkins passed away last week. A trusted voice in the community, Hawkins analyzed facts to fight the ...
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    By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Correspondent David Dinkins was the stuff of political legend in New York’s Harlem. From 1990 to 1993, Dinkins served as the 106th Mayor of the largest city in America — New York. Dinkins was a historic figure as the first African American to hold the office. He often referred to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Dr. E.M Abdulmumin was a professor, an intellectual, a butcher, a welder, a naturally gifted and skilled man of great conviction. The local licensed clinical psychologist specializing in forensic psychology spent decades leading thousands of local youth to a greater sense of self through his Afrocentric empowerment programming. Community activist Jalani Bakari ...
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    By Rikke Van Johnson On Wednesday, September 18, at the age of 107 years old the Lord called Emma Shaw home. She’s had her bags packed since she was 90, so 17 years later the matriarch of the Shaw family has moved to her eternal address. Emma was the 2nd born to James and Gertrude ...