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A Retrospective Look at the Leadership of Imamu Amiri Baraka and the 1972 Black Political Convention

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NEWARK, NJ - The Black History Month Committee of Weequahic High School will be sponsoring a free program entitled, Real Talk Thursdays for the students and the community of Newark and environs. 

It is the hope of the Committee that the community will pack Weequahic high school’s auditorium at 279 Chancellor Avenue, Newark, NJ this Thursday, March 2, 2017.  The event will begin at 7:00 pm and end at 8:00 pm.  

The focus of the forum is to provide free weekly spiritual, cultural and political education discussions to empower, inspire, and organize African /African Americans, Latino Americans, people of color, and the entire human family. 

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This week’s forum topic is a retrospective look at the Leadership of Imamu Amiri Baraka and the 1972 Black Political Convention that took place in Gary, Indiana. The community-based organizations helping to contribute to the weekly forums are the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (N.A.V.C), New Jersey Communities United, Young & Successful Men's Organization, and the Pan-Afrikan Muslim Association.

The Black History Month Committee was created by history teachers to organize programs and activities for February’s Black History Month at Weequahic High School for students and the community.

Bashir Akinyele, the Chairperson of the Black History Month committee and a history teacher at Weequahic High School, says, “This program is an opportunity to discuss solutions to the problems affecting African Americans, Latino Americans, people of color, women, the youth, and humanity.”

For more information about the Real Talk Thursdays at Weequahic High School, contact (908) 956-3523 or (973) 705-3795.

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