On Saturday, January 27th, the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee (MXCC) will host its
22nd annual dinner tribute to Black Political Prisoners and their Families!

This moving event will take place at the Unitarian Church of All Souls in Manhattan, located at Lexington Avenue and 80th Street. It will be from 3-7pm with dinner served promptly at 4pm.

This year’s tribute will honor “Those Who Spread the Word:Our Revolutionary Griots.”

This gathering will pay tribute to journalists and artists who have gone out of their way to expose the injustice of U.S.-held political prisoners and who are actively involved in fighting for their release!

Among those to be honored are journalists Nayaba Arinde of the Amsterdam News, Basir Mchawi of Education At The Crossroads and Sally O’Brien of Where We Live, photographer Solwazi Afi Olusola and people’s performing artist Ngoma.

"You would think that given the impact of the Black Panther Party and the larger Black Liberation Movement on the American media order, an impact which created career opportunities for Black journalists like no other period in history, we would have a much wider net of journalists to honor.

Unfortunately, that is not the case.

Black journalists would rather focus on their careers in a pathetically non-confrontational way than on the demands of our struggle as our rights and opportunities continue to erode in what revolutionary journalist political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal so aptly calls ‘the Great March Backwards,” said an angry Zayid Muhammad, MXCC’s press officer.

Dequi Kioni Sadiki, MXCC’s chair and co-host on Where We Live, agrees.

“Mumia’s case amplifies what wrong with the state of affairs of our struggle, and in particular the struggle to free our political prisoners.

Black journalists do not even unite to support Mumia, one of their own professionally, not to mention the rest of Mumia’s comrades, many of whom have now been locked down for over four decades.

In spite of that, we are absolutely proud to be able to recognize those journalists who do,” she finished emphatically.

Amina Baraka and the Red Microphone will be special guest performers as will Jersey-based spoken word artist Shellyy Spinelli.

Tickets for this moving gathering are $40. in advance and $45. at the door.

The proceeds go to the commissary accounts of the political prisoners represented by their families at the event.

For more information, please call 718-512-5008 or email us at Mxcc519@verizon.net. Parties interested in contributing or a paying ahead may go to www.paypal.me/ppows...

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