W. Michelle Beckles

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    December 29, 1998

    'Freddy's Not Dead'

    A black protest leader reemerges three years after the 'massacre' at a Harlem clothing store. But why?

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    December 22, 1998

    We're Saving Our Own Lives

    Black activists will confront killer diseases at upcoming AIDS forum in Harlem

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    December 15, 1998
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    December 8, 1998

    'Homicide By Cop'

    The medical examiner ruled Reginald Bannerman's death a suicide, but his family insists that a rogue black cop pushed him in front of a subway train

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    December 1, 1998

    Revenge of the Mad Rappers

    When hip hoppers use violence to silence their critics

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    November 24, 1998

    Soul on Ice

    Kwame Ture's last freedom ride

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    October 27, 1998

    The Sins of Reverend Calvin Butts

    A black leader who called the mayor 'racist,' then endorsed the governor, ignites a furor over power and respect in harlem

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    October 20, 1998

    Brutal Force

    A suspicious death in police custody and a comatose prisoner raise new charges of misconduct as Amnesty International blasts the NYPD

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    October 6, 1998

    At Each Other's Throats

    Political retribution in Harlem in the wake of the Million Youth March

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    September 22, 1998

    Ex-Louima Lawyers Lien on 'Dream Team'

    Challenge Cochran camp on fees

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    September 1, 1998

    Escape from the Nation of Islam

    Farrakhan Heir Bolts from Black Muslim Following to Lead a Hip Hop Movement

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    August 25, 1998

    Rage Against Muhammad

    An investigation by the joint terrorist task force adds to the Million Youth March leader's woes

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    August 4, 1998

    A Question of Murder

    Nine years ago, a forbidden interracial love affair in an east Texas town ended with a hanging. Was it suicide or a perfect lynching?

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    July 28, 1998

    Should Al Sharpton Apologize?

    The racial politics of reconciliation in New York

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    July 14, 1998

    Disarming Black Rage in Jasper

    Behind the scenes with the new Black Panthers in their shotgun diplomacy with Texas lawmen