By the WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign

1. Tributes: Elombe Brath, Herman Ferguson & 
Louis Reyes Rivera – Sat. 5/16 2. Protect What’s Ours: Get that Ballot 3. Political Prisoners Need Our Help – Thurs. 5/21 4. Malcolm X Commemorations 5. Honoring Sis. Betty Dopson – Sun. 5/31 6. Other Community Events
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1. Tributes to Ancestors Elombe Brath, Herman Ferguson & Louis Reyes Rivera

Ancestors Elombe Brath, Herman Ferguson and Louis Reyes Rivera will be celebrated on May 16, 2015.  Elombe made his transition on Malcolm’s birthday last year, Louis was born on Malcolm’s birthday in 1945, and Herman promised to carry on Malcolm’s work, and did.

Sat., 5/16, 1-5pm: Inaugural Commemoration of the Life & Legacy of Elombe Brath 
The Elombe Brath Foundation will document his decades of work and preserve his archives. Good vibes & refreshments. Restoration Plaza Community Room, 1368 Fulton St., Bklyn 11216 (A,C to Nostrand Ave., walk west) http://on.fb.me/1FmCIf9

Sat. 5/16, 3-6pm: A Revolutionary Change in Our Lifetime 
Such was the goal of Baba Herman Ferguson and it should be ours. To mark the passing of a warrior, as we approach the birthday of Malcolm whom he revered, join comrades to pay homage. House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Ave (at Bond St.), Bklyn 11217

Sat. 5/16, 6:30pm: National Writers Union Annual Tribute to Louis Reyes Rivera
Feat. UpSurge! JazzPoetry Ensemble; Poets: Cesilie Anandi, Cypress Preston Jackson, Nkosi Nkululeko, Meriam Rodriguez. Awards: Carolyn Butts of African Voices magazine & Layding Kaliba, Poet. Nuyorican Poet’s Café, 236 E. 3rd Street - btw. Aves. B&C, NYC 10009 Admis: $15 adv., $20 door; 212-780-9386, www.nuyorican.org


2. Protect What’s Ours: Get that Ballot
your vote is your voice
BAI is not what it was nor what it could be, but becoming/returning as a member, you can help make it more of what it should be. $25 helps pay operating expenses now, and later, lets you vote for a board able to provide constructive governance.
Donate: http://www.give2wbai.org/     212-209-2950
Election Watch: http://elections.pacifica.org/
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3. Political Prisoners Need Our Help
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Oscar Lopez Rivera has been in prison for 34 years for wanting an independent Puerto Rico. It’s time to 
commute his sentence and send him home.
Thurs. 5/21 6:30pm – Ramona Africa, Lynne Stewart, Alicia Grapo, Ramsey Clarke & Ben Ramos Rosado; Solidarity Ctr, 2nd fl., 147 W. 24th St, btw 6&7 Aves. Suggested $5

Sat. 5/30, 11am – March to Free Oscar, 125th St & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
More at info@FreeOscarNYCMay 30.org


4. Malcolm at 90: Commemoration Events
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Sun. 5/17, 3-5pm: 46th Annual Malcolm X Awards Program 
NAKO-NY (National Association of Kawaida Organizations, NY) & IAAF (Int’l African Arts Festival) honors Atty. Gloria Browne-Marshall, Prof. James Blake, and posthumously, WBAI broadcaster Eddie Ellis.  Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St., Bklyn, NY 11216   Admiss. $7, Info: 718-789-3264   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tues. 5/19: A Day of Events to Observe the 90th Anniversary of Malcolm’s Birth

9am: 50th Annual Pilgrimage – Organ. Of Afro-American Unity (OAAU)
Meet at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Harlem State Ofc. Bldg, 163 W. 125th St. & ACP Jr. Blvd. for 10am bus & car Caravan to Brother Malcolm’s resting place: Ferncliff Cemetery, 280 Secor Road, Hartsdale, NY 10530 http://is.gd/XyQJ3m

12N: Black Power Events – December 12th Mvmt & Malcolm X New Millenium Cmte
12 noon – Street Rally, 125th St. & Adam Clayton Powell (ACP) Jr. Blvd
1-4pm – Shut ‘em Down March – all 125th Street Businesses to Close
5pm – Discussion re. Civil Rights or Human Rights and film, “Malcolm X Speaks”; Room 912, ACP Jr. Harlem State Office Bldg, 163 W. 125th Street at ACP Jr. Blvd.

6:30pm: Malcolm X Museum's Annual Celebration of the Birthday of Malcolm X/ El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz at the Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Blvd &135th St., NYC
Free - Reservation required: http://is.gd/Hw4MEw


5. Honoring Sister Betty Dopson – Sun., Mat 31, 2pm
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Be a part of Marking Sis. Betty’s 81st Birthday and giving her a proper send-off!
St. Albans Family Life Center, 172-17 Linden Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11434

Sister Betty Dopson, of CEMOTAP (Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People) and BEPAA (Board of Education of People of African Ancestry), has been at the forefront of struggles for fair treatment and unbiased reporting on our communities for so long that some people forgot she wasn’t a native New Yorker. She’s has moved to Ohio but will return for our party.


6. Other Community News
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CPR METRO
Community radio for the world…programmed by Bernard White and Don DeBar. Listen and support: http://cprmetro.blogspot.com/

BEPAA 
Sunday afternoon Leadership Classes: 3pm, Clarke House, 286 Convent Ave. at 141st St, Harlem 10031   RSVP: 347-907-0629   http://on.fb.me/1L3h0vD

5/17 	What Can Today’s Leaders learn from Malcolm: 
Prof. Bill Sales and Ilyasah Shabazz – daughter of Bro. Malcolm & Dr. Betty
5/24	What Can Leaders Learn from Congo’s Patrice Lumumba:
Prof. Yaa-Lengi Ngemi and Maurice Carney, Friends of the Congo
  
SISTA’S PLACE 
456 Nostrand Avenue at Jefferson Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216   718-398-1766   http://www.sistasplace.org/

Live Jazz every Saturday night at 9pm and 10:30pm 

Friday night films & discussion, 7pm: 
5/15 	“Quiet Storm”:  International Pan-African activists set off a revolution 
5/22 	“African Liberation Day”:  A film of the mass gatherings on ALD 1972.


WBAI Justice and Unity Campaign
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.justiceunity.org
(212) 591-2111 

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