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Malcolm X biographer Manning Marable dies at 60

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Malcolm X biographer Marable dies

Manning Marable, an influential historian whose forthcoming Malcolm X biography could revise perceptions of the slain civil rights leader, died Friday (April 1, 2011), just days before the book described as his life's work was to be released. He was 60. His wife, Leith Mullings, said Mr. Marable died from complications of pneumonia at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. She said he had suffered for 24 years from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease, and had undergone a double lung transplant in July. She said Mr. Marable's latest book, a nearly 600-page biography, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, will be released Monday. At Columbia University, where he was a professor, Mr. Marable was the founding director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies and established the Center for Contemporary Black History. Along with his wife of 15 years, he is survived by three children and two stepchildren.

LEBANON

U.S. Embassy group attacked

Lebanese security officials said a group of young men attacked a U.S. Embassy convoy with stones during a visit to the southern city of Sidon. No one was hurt. The officials said three men were detained on suspicion of involvement in Saturday's attack.The U.S. Embassy confirmed an incident occurred when a group from the embassy was on a tourist visit to Sidon, adding that no one was hurt and all members returned safely. Anti-American sentiment is high in some areas of Lebanon, where people criticize the U.S. for its support of Israel.

germany

Germans protest nuclear power

Several thousand Germans demanding an end to the use of nuclear energy took part Saturday in nationwide demonstrations, including a rally outside of an energy company's headquarters. Police said about 3,000 people protested outside of RWE's headquarters in Essen, according to the DAPD news agency. On Friday, RWE filed a lawsuit demanding two of its nuclear reactors that are to be taken off the grid in the wake of Japan's Fukushima disaster be allowed to remain operational. About 7,000 people took part in anti-nuclear protests in Bremen. Other smaller rallies were held elsewhere. Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the shut down of seven nuclear power plants in the wake of the Japanese nuclear crisis.

Azerbaijan

Pro-democracy activists arrested

Police in Azerbaijan arrested dozens of protesters who rallied Saturday for democratic reforms in the authoritarian republic. Authorities had banned demonstrations in the capital Baku, sealing off central streets and public squares and detaining several organizers in the days leading up to the rally. Activists nevertheless held several gatherings around the city. At the largest, which featured several hundred people, the protesters unfurled antigovernment banners and cried "We want freedom!" in English. Police detained them almost instantly.

Elsewhere

Ireland: A 25-year-old Catholic policeman who had just joined Northern Ireland's police force was killed Saturday when a booby-trap bomb exploded as he got into his car in the town of Omagh, police and neighbors said.

Times wires

Malcolm X biographer Manning Marable dies at 60

04/02/11 [Last modified: Saturday, April 2, 2011 11:03pm]
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