Wednesday, October 27

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The Lincoln University’s Melvin Leaman & Nicole Files-Thompson Preview Upcoming Documentary LINCOLN MEN AND MALCOLM X: BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY
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The Lincoln University’s Melvin Leaman & Nicole Files-Thompson Preview Upcoming Documentary LINCOLN MEN AND MALCOLM X: BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY

BY NICOLE WEBB LINCOLN UNIVERSITY—At Thursday, April 4, 2013’s convocation, The Lincoln University faculty members Melvin Leaman and Nicole Files-Thompson previewed the production of their upcoming feature-length documentary Lincoln Men and Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary. The upcoming documentary is a part of an interdisciplinary study, funded by the university, to display the contribution of four Lincoln University graduates, Milton Henry, Milton Glamison, Lonnie Cross and James Monroe King Warden, to the Civil Rights Movement and their experiences alongside civil rights activist, Malcolm X. The documentary takes viewers through the beginnings of these four Lincoln graduates, starting at the university, through their activism during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. “I t...
Life of Former Lincoln Student Honored
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Life of Former Lincoln Student Honored

By Nicole Webb HARRISBURG—On Tuesday, February 11, the brothers of Lincoln University’s People Standing United paid tribute to the life their fellow member Tariq Alexander Sinclair Williams in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Sinclair Williams, 28, died on Feb. 2 in a  one-vehicle accident on the City Avenue Bridge just outside Philadelphia. During the tribute, the former Lincoln Lion was noted by many as “a natural leader” and “older brother” who touched the hearts of many people. “He’s [was] a brother, a mentor, friend, and a leader…the glue of PSU. He’s one of a kind and a shoe [that] will be impossible to fill. He’ll be truly missed & forever loved,” stated Alir Rothwell, fellow member of PSU. In honor of their fallen brother, the organization recently designed customiz...
LU Alum Inducted Into Black Journalism Hall of Fame
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LU Alum Inducted Into Black Journalism Hall of Fame

By Nicole Webb WASHINGTON – A member of Lincoln's Class of 1970 was honored this weekend by the nation's premiere organization for African American journalists. On Thursday, January 17, The Newseum, Washington D.C.’s News Museum, hosted the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame Induction ceremony where one of Lincoln University’s alumni, Jay Harris, was honored for his work in journalism. Harris is known for his quality of work in journalism, as well as his belief in promoting diversity in the journalism field. In 1978, he designed the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ annual national census of minority employment in daily newspapers, with the intent of assisting young African American journalists in their professions. “Jay [inspired] them to get into t...
NYPD chief, Lincoln alumnus Banks motivates students
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NYPD chief, Lincoln alumnus Banks motivates students

By Briana McKellery The Lincolnian Phillip Banks III, an alumnus of The Lincoln University and now New York City police chief, encouraged students Thursday to never lose sight of their objectives. “You have to have a goal or a plan, because you’ll never know if you’re off track,” Banks said at this morning's convocation at the International Cultural Center. Banks said he believes Lincoln University shaped him into the man that he is today. He often draws on his Lincoln education because he learned so much here, he said. Banks graduated from Lincoln University with a bachelor's of science degree in business administration. He met his wife here; she is also a Lincoln graduate. Banks also graduated from the Police Management Institute of Columbia University in 2001. Banks...
Malcolm X’s top Aide Visits Lincoln; speaks on Life with Malcolm
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Malcolm X’s top Aide Visits Lincoln; speaks on Life with Malcolm

By: Lorel Durant and Alex Oates Abdullah H. Razzaq Malcolm X’s top aide, formerly known as James Warden or James 67X returned to his alma matter Lincoln University Monday for a two day visit. Students and faculty were invited to the forum toask questions and listen to his historical experences. On March 8 Doctor Melvin Leaman of the Philosophy and Religion Department held a forum for Razzaq offering background information of his past experiences with Malcolm X, Lincoln University, and his religious beliefs. On March 9th Doctor Zizwe Poe held another forum entitled “Brothers Perspectives on Malcolm X”. Poe questioned Razzaq on the mood of the community after Malcolm’s assassination and Razzaq also mentioned white supremacy in American culture. “He was a very inspiring man and...
Malcolm X’s top aide to visit Lincoln
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Malcolm X’s top aide to visit Lincoln

By: Alex Oates Abdullah H. Abdur-Razzaq, a close friend to Malcolm X and member of the Nation of Islam is here at Lincoln University this to speak with students and professors about his experiences and relationship with the late Malcolm X. Abdur-Razzaq, a 1958 graduate the known as James Monroe King Warden, will speak at two separate public forums tonight and Tuesday.  The first, "The Life and Times of James 67X: Life at Lincoln and Lincoln’s Connections with Malcolm X” on held in Dickey Hall Auditorium.  The second, Brothers: Perspectives on Malcolm X” on will be tomorrow in Grim Hall Auditorium. Both events start at 7 p.m. Razzaq was interviewed by Manning Marble for his book entitled “The Reinvention of Malcolm X” and the mention of Lincoln University caught the attent...
Celebrating Lincoln’s legacy: Gil Scott-Heron
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Celebrating Lincoln’s legacy: Gil Scott-Heron

By: Nicole E. Webb As another week in Black History month comes to a close, this week The Lincolnian would like to remember another Lincoln Lion - the legendary Gil Scott-Heron. The soul and jazz poet was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 1, 1949 to Bobbie Scott-Heron, an opera singer, and Gil Heron, a Jamaican soccer player who went on to be the 1st Black to play for the Glasgow Celtic Football Club. After his parents’ separation, Scott-Heron moved to the Bronx, New York where he earned a full scholarship for his impressive writings to the Ivy League Preparatory League School, The Ethical Culture Fieldston School. There the young writer excelled in creative writing and was known for his boldness and ability to speak his mind. In the 1960’s, Scott-Heron attended Lincoln University w...
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Celebrating Lincoln’s Legacy: Melvin Tolson

By Nicole E. Webb As February begins the start of Black History Month, this week The Lincolnian remembers Lincoln alum, Melvin B. Tolson. Tolson, born on February 6, 1898 in Moberly, Missouri, graduated from Lincoln University in 1924 with honors after transferring from Fisk University in Tennessee. He would go on to teach English and speech at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, where he was the organizer of the award-winning Wiley Forensic Society. In 1947, Tolson went on to teach at Langston University after receiving his master’s degree at Columbia University in New York. Known for his literary works, Tolson became known as a prominent poet and writer as his works challenged those around him. “He was the first black poet to assimilate ‘completely the full poetic language of his ti...