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“The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”~Malcolm X
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2.) Dr. Akinyele Umoja
Georgia State University
Umoja has been active over thirty years in the liberation struggle of Afrikan people, particularly working with the New Afrikan Independence Movement. He is a founding member of the New Afrikan Peoples Organization and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. Brother Umoja has represented both organizations nationally and in international forums in the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe. He is particularly committed to work to support and gain amnesty for political prisoners and prisoners of war and to win reparations for Afrikan people. November 2008, Dr. Umoja was a featured commentator on American Gangster Dr. Mutulu Shakur Season 3, Episode 6.
3.) Dr. Curtis Austin
Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Black Studies
University Of Southern Mississippi
Curtis Austin's book about the Black Panther Party was published in 2006 by the University of Arkansas Press. Dr. Austin has also created an interactive CD-ROM, entitled “Ordinary People Living Extraordinary Lives: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.” The CD can be accessed on-line at http://www.usm.edu/crdp/html/cd/start.htm.
In recognition of his growing reputation as a scholar of the black freedom movement, Professor Austin was invited to attend the Association of Third World Studies’ annual meeting in Taiwan in December 2002. In addition to directing the Center for Black Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi, conducting his research, and teaching classes in both Hattiesburg and Jamaica, Dr. Austin also serves as faculty advisor for two Southern Miss student organizations: the Black Graduate Student Organization and Omega Psi Phi.
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