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RaceWire is reporting that Thomas Hagan, one of three men convicted for the assassination of Malcolm X (and the only to plead guilty), was released after his 17th attempt at parole yesterday. Hagan, at the time of the murder, was known as Talmadge X and was a militant member of the Nation of Islam. According…

Cambridge authorities are now dropping the disorderly conduct charge against the country’s leading African-American scholar, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (see right), after he was arrested in his own home when police confused him with a burglar. This was after Gates showed both his Harvard ID and Driver’s License that gave proof of address.…

Today in History

On July 4th, 1852, Frederick Douglass gave a speech at an event commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence, held at Rochester’s Corinthian Hall entitled, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro“: What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all…