Harlem mourns death of Elombe Brath, lifelong warrior in battle for pan-African empowerment

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Harlem [ and his comrades, warriors for justice all over the world of ] bids farewell to an indefatigable freedom fighter and pan-African activist who waged a decades-long battle for black empowerment at home and around the world.

OUR COMMON GROUND Omnibus‘s insight:

Pan-African activist Elombe Brath died Monday, May 19, 2014   at age 77.

Harlem is bidding farewell to an indefatigable freedom fighter and pan-African activist who waged a decades-long battle for black empowerment at home and around the world.

Elombe Brath died Monday night at Amsterdam Nursing Home in Harlem. He was 77.

 

Brath, the Brooklyn-born pioneer who grew up in Harlem and Hunts Point, founded the Patrice Lumumba Coalition in 1975.

The Harlem-based group spread word of the ongoing struggle against oppression in Africa and mobilized local support in the fight against apartheid.

 

He lived his life doing what he loved. He wanted global fairness for people around the world.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/harlem-mourns-death-activist-elombe-brath-article-1.1800926#ixzz32nJIHP9J

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