Friday, September 8, 2000

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  • Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Speaks to Crowded House in Harlem

    Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is in New York for the UN Millennium Summit. Last night, he stepped away from the formal festivities of the largest gathering of world leaders in history and headed to Harlem. There at the Mount Olivet Baptist Church, he received thunderous applause from an audience of more than 1,000 people.

  • The Color of Justice — the War On Drugs in Tulia

    In the small town of Tulia Texas yesterday, Karim Abdul Jabar White was sentenced to 60 years for selling cocaine to an undercover agent. He was one of more than 40 African Americans to be arrested by the same agent after an 18 month undercover operation.

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