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An Analysis of Gary Webb, Freeway Ricky Ross and the Crack Epidemic of the 1980’s at REAL TALK THURSDAYS

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NEWARK, NJ - Thursday, March 9, 2017 the Black History Month Committee of Weequahic High School will be sponsoring a free program called REAL TALK THURSDAYS for the students and the larger community in Newark, NJ.  

The focus of the program/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. 

This week’s forum topics will focus on an analysis of the late investigative journalist, Gary Webb, former drug dealer, Freeway Ricky Ross, and the impact of the crack epidemic of the 1980’s in the African American community. 

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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. They are calling on the community to pack Weequahic high school’s auditorium at 279 Chancellor Avenue, Newark, New Jersey.

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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