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Black political prisoners such as Imam Jamil Al-Amin are out of sight, not out of mind

Jamil Al-Amin is one dozens of Black activists who have been incarcerated for many years. With another wave of Black political activism such as Black Lives Matter, the hope is that younger generations reach back to help elders who paved the way.

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NYC parents take to City Hall and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Midtown office to protest against recent school closures

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have decided to close NYC Schools due to a 3% COVID-19 positivity rate. Parents are not happy about resuming full remote learning. 

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California reissues lock down orders before Thanksgiving holiday


Recent numbers from the CDC track over 12 million Americans reporting to have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Thanksgiving is not canceled, just modified.

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Who shined the light in our darkest hour? Ark Republic accepts submissions for “The Light Series”

2020 went low, but we’re finishing it by going high with our only major collaborative project of the year.

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Paroled Black political prisoner charged with voter fraud for registering to vote

Jalil Abdul Muntaqim, also known as Anthony Bottom, had just been paroled last month from the Southport Correctional Facility near Elmira, New York, after spending 49 years in prison. But on October 9, only days after his release, a warrant was issued for his arrest. His crime: registering to vote.

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