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Malcolm X assassin is freed on parole in NYC

69-year-old convict was the last man still serving time in the 1965 killing

By JENNIFER PELTZ updated 4:01 p.m. ET, Tues., April 27, 2010

New York City Police Sgt. Alvin Aronoff, left, grips hands of 22-year-old Thomas Hagan in the emergency room of Jewish Hospital in New York on Feb. 21, 1965, Hagan was […]

Forty Acres and a Dream

Like lightning in a bottle, the struggle of black farmers in America has been captured in vivid black and white moments by documentary photographer, John Ficara.

The stories he hears capture a dying way of life.


To Serve the Gods – Documentary

To Serve the Gods is about the beliefs, rituals and performances of a week-long ceremony given by a Haitian family in honor of its ancestral spirits. We are told at the outset of the film that this sevis loua only occurs every twenty to thirty years. This particular service takes place in a rural […]

Senegal unveils colossal statue amid criticism

Senegal unveils colossal statue amid criticism By the CNN Wire Staff April 3, 2010 6:45 p.m. EDT (CNN) — Senegal on Saturday unveiled a colossal statue during a lavish ceremony amid reports of criticism over the monument’s construction at a time when the western African nation is struggling financially.

The 164-foot structure — about a […]

HAITI: Looking More and More Like a War Zone

Looking More and More Like a War Zone By Ansel Herz March 30, 2010

Brazilian U.N. peacekeepers patrol Cité Soleil in February. Credit:UN Photo/Pasqual Gorriz

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Mar 30, 2010 (IPS) – On an empty road in Cite Militaire, an industrial zone across from the slums of Cite Soleil, a group of women are […]

‘Autobiography of Malcolm X’ gets three new chapters

New York Post April 12th 2010

Ilyasah Shabazz stands by a mural featuring her father, Malcolm X.

Malcolm X’s daughter to add to father’s autobiographyIlyasah Shabazz, Malcolm X’s daughter, has agreed to write the foreword to three chapters omitted from the original “Autobiography of Malcolm X.” Released in 1965, the classic returned to No. 1 […]

Malawi’s genius farmer

Malawi’s genius farmer 26/03/2010 / MALAWI

Frederick Miska is a farmer from north Malawi. Despite having left school at ten, he’s got a better understanding of creative science than most university students. Amongst his homemade inventions; a mobile phone charger, a fan, and even… electricity.

Frederick was discovered earlier this year by science researcher […]

Haiti’s Founding Document Found in London

Haiti’s Founding Document Found in London By DAMIEN CAVE Published: March 31, 2010 New York Times

There is no prouder moment in Haiti’s history than Jan. 1, 1804, when a band of statesmen-warriors declared independence from France, casting off colonialism and slavery to become the world’s first black republic.

They proclaimed their freedom boldly — […]

We Can Do Better for Haiti: Demand Better Aid Distribution and Transparency

Haiti IDP Camps video 2 from Adam Stofsky on Vimeo.

The UN reports that, as of March 24, 2010, donations for earthquake relief in Haiti have surpassed $2.5 billion with another $1.2 billion pledged

The world responded generously to Haiti’s earthquake, immediately donating over $2.5 billion, with another $1.2 billion pledged, even before […]