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Revisiting the November 1963 Grassroots Leadership Conference

This week is the 50th anniversary of the Grassroots Leadership Conference (GRLC), which most people associate with Malcolm X’s speech at the closing rally. In his speech, Malcolm projected his own ideology for the Black revolution, which, he explained, is based on a struggle over land and on a class distinction between field Negroes and house Negroes, and is therefore very different from a Negro revolution. ...

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Focus on food — a foundation for a disease free health

The American Heritage Dictionary defines “foundation” as the basis on which a thing stands, is founded or is supported. The growth and development of human life is dependent on the soundness and quality of that which makes up its foundation. Let’s be clear, when it comes to human health, first foods feed the foundation for future health. This raises the question: What foundation is being laid for future gen ...

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Film about Garifuna culture highlights African diaspora in the Caribbean

“Garifuna in Peril,” a provocative new film detailing African Diaspora culture and its struggle to survive is scheduled to premier in Detroit Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The film is presented in partnership with the Belize Garifuna Cultural Organization of Michigan and will feature an interview with co-director Ruben Reyes. ...

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