They Will Not Be Forgotten. Chicago Street Journal for January 24, 2018

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The more things change, the more they remain the same. We've all heard that old saying. It does indeed seem that history is repeating itself. Chicago Street Journal (CSJ) dedicates this issue to all those who gave so that we may live. There is never a wrong time to celebrate their lives and purpose.

Sonja Cassandra Perdue, Associate Publishers, Digital
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CELEBRATING

KWANZAA

Contributor Lionel Nixon

On the day of Nia I

visited the South Side

Community Arts Center

and Chicago State

University Kwanzaa

Celebrations.

They both were just

wonderful programs

that lifted one's spirit.

I took a picture at the

South Side Community

Art Center with one of my community heroes Pemon

Rami and at Chicago State University with well-respected,

known and highly regarded social activist, community organizer

and entrepreneur. Afrika Porter.

Afrika is the granddaughter of Chicago legend Dr. John R

Porter Phd, pastor, author, historian, professor and social

activist who I have known and looked up to for a very

long time, even from childhood. She is the daughter of

computer scientist, son of Dr. Porter and longtime friend

Robert Porter.

One of my greatest friends, teachers and counselors, the

late Peb Ali brought, was in our Black history class from

Hyde Park High School. Dr. Porter actually introduced us

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all to Malcolm X, when I was 14 years old at his church in

Englewood, where Malcolm X spoke to a group of us.

This gathering happened only a few months before was

Malcolm X was assassinated.

To this day I will never forget Malcolm X walking down

the aisle of that church and stopping directly in front of

me and saying to all of us, "Don't struggle only within the

ground rules that the people that you're struggling against

have laid down."

At both events I shared some copies of the African News-

World Newspaper . "A Media That We Control", published

in St Louis and circulated in many cities across America

and in some in other parts of the world by the Universal

African Peoples

Organization,

Zaki Baruti

President/

General of

which I am a

member in good

standing and I

serve as UAPO

Chicago Chapter

and National

Correspondent.

RESPECT!

www.UAPO.org

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