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Friday, September 4, 1998

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  • Rwandan Found Guilty of Genocide

    The UN tribunal on Rwanda has found its first defendant guilty of genocide for the part he played in the 1994 massacre of ethnic Tutsis. In an unprecedented action, the judgement found the accused, Jean Paul Akayesu, guilty of crimes against humanity with specific reference to rape.

  • Million Youth March

    It’s the march we are being told to love or hate. Tomorrow, Saturday September 5th, young people from all over are expected to gather in Harlem for the Million Youth March. The planning of this event has been in the works for almost a year, but the time, the place, and the number of participants expected, wasn’t settled until this week. The March is being convened by Khallid Mohhamed, the controversial former Nation of Islam Speaker, who has been highly criticized for his negative remarks about Jews, gays, Catholics and whites.

  • Million Youth March: Issues

    Can we separate the message from the messenger? And how important is that message? Why is there a need for a Million Youth March?

  • Million Youth March: Media

    The media coverage of this event has focused on the fight between the city and the organizers. It has also paid a lot of attention to Mohhamed’s statements, particularly what he has said about Jews. Very little attention has been paid to the issues. Has this coverage been fair?

  • Million Youth March: Leadership

    How does someone like Khallid Mohhamed step into New York City and lead a million youth march? Is there a vacuum of progressive leadership that allows this to happen? Are church and other religious groups not reaching today’s youth? Well, organizers of the million youth Movement, which is also taking place this weekend in Atlanta, say no.