Rally To Free Samir Shabazz, WBAI Rescue Bid, And Other Announcements

[Community News/Annoucements]

Malik Zulu Shabazz

News Alert: P.O.W. Dr. Mutulu Shakur is ill and his visitors including family have not been permitted to see him.  Go to this website for latest update on his condition and for info on how to help.

On  Sunday June 30th  at 3:00 PM

Doors Open at 2:00 PM

The Board for Education of People of African Ancestry (BEPAA) Is hosting a screening of the award winning film,

”Mugabe Villain or Hero” at  John Henrik Clarke House  located at

286 Convent Ave, Harlem NY 10031.  Admission is Free. Seats are on a first come first serve basis.

15th  Annual Dr. John Henrik Clarke Tribute Date  July 28,  2013   Doors open at  2:00 PM. Place: Boys and Girls High School, 1700 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, N.Y

All Participants Confirmed:

Imhotep Gary Byrd; Regent Adelaide Sanford; Councilman Charles Barron; Assemblywoman Inez Barron; Reverend Herbert Oliver; Nana Camille Yarbrough; Newark City Councilman Ras  Baraka; Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz; Sister Betty Dopson; Brother Bernard Gassaway – Principal BGHS.

Admission Free

Million Youth March 2013 NY Organizing Committee Presents: 
National & Local Leadership And Community Rally


When: Monday, July 1ST 2013 at 7:00pm

Where: Sylvia’s Restaurant. 328 Lennox Avenue (Malcolm X Blvd at 126th Street) Harlem, New York

Contact: (240) 464-1520     Website: www.newblackpanther.com

Alert: King Samir Shabazz (legal name Maurse Heath); New Black Panther National Field Marshall and Million Youth March 15 year anniversary Security Chief was arrested on Thursday June 20th shortly after a Million Youth March news conference.

Samir was arrested by New York Police Department officers on 7th ave near 123rd street following a security survey of the March site at the Harlem State Office Building.

Shabazz was expected to be indicted on Wed June 26th. 

The New York Post reported on June 21st that Shabazz (Heath) is charged and held for allegedly violating New York Gun Laws relating to weapons possession.

On Monday July 1 at Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem, at 630 pm, Heath’s attorney, Malik Shabazz, City Councilman Charles Barron and other community leaders will rally on Shabazz behalf.

”We firmly believe that Samir Shabazz was the victim of an unlawful and illegal stop and frisk, which is the unconstitutional pattern of New York Cops. We believe that he was targeted and followed because of his Black Panther attire and his connection to the Million Youth March,” said Attorney Malik Shabazz, Samir Shabazz’s attorney, party chairman and March leader.

Sincerely, Imam Akbar
, National Minister Of Justice & Information: 
240-464-1520 (Mobile) 
E-Mail: [email protected]

Emergency Community Meeting WBAI In Crisis:

Can We Save It?
 Tues., July 2 – from 6-9 PM

St. Mary’s Church, 521 W. 126th Street between Old Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue (1 train to 125th & Bway; A,B,C,D trains to 125th & St. Nicholas)

Sponsor: Coalition to Save WBAI (list in formation):

CEMOTAP (Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People), CPRmetro.org (Community Progressive Radio), December 12th Movement, Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, International Action Center, Lynne Stewart Defense Organization, Pakistan-USA Freedom Forum, People’s Organization for Progress, Radio Vision, Resistance in Brooklyn, Sound Gatherers, Take Back WBAI Coalition, WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign

WBAI is in its most severe crisis ever. After years of cutting back programming by/for communities of color and working class people, as well as purging dissenting programmers, listener revenue is collapsing, fund drives are ballooning, debts are mounting, and all paid staff have received layoff notices.

We in the WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign believe that the only chance that the station has, if it is to be saved, is with the education and broad mobilization of listeners and engaged staff.

Therefore we have led the call for a Coalition to Save WBAI that is sponsoring a series of community meetings around the broadcast area aimed at building a movement with the capacity to save WBAI by demanding new directions and engaging in the work of reconstructing the station.

Come to the first such meeting on Tuesday, July 2.

Speakers will include: former WBAI Program Director Bernard White; Pacifica National Board member Cerene Roberts; WBAI Local Station Board members Sharonne Salaam, William Heerwagen and Bob Lederer; and others TBA.

There will be plenty of time allotted for public participation and the formation of action committees.

For more information, or if your organization would like to join the Coalition to Save WBAI, email [email protected]

WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign

(212) 591-2111

The Langston Hughes Community Library
 Cultural Center
 based organization.

LAC founded the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center and operated it as a “federally funded special project of Queens Library from April 1969-Oct 1987, when it gained full branch status.

The LAC operates Langston Hughes Library’s after school Homework Assistance Program and the Cultural Arts Program

The symbol of the Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County is a Kwele wooden dance mask, from the Congo Brazzaville. It was selected for its special meaning.

The turned down horns are locked in place to symbolize peace. The heart represents love.

The Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County (located as a part of the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center) houses New York City’s largest circulating Black Heritage reading collection, serving Queens County and beyond with a comprehensive reference and circulating collection totaling approximately 40,000 volumes of material about and related to Black Culture.

Emphasis is given to those geographic areas where African Americans have lived in significant numbers, including West Africa, South America, the Caribbean, Canada, and the United States.

The Center’s collection contains print and non-print materials including books, periodicals, theses and dissertations, microfilm and microfiche, CD-ROMs, databases, videos, CDs, audio cassettes, audio books, photographs, posters, prints, and fine art.
Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County Programs:

Cultural Arts Program- Features film festivals highlighting works on the Black Experience by independent video/filmmakers, creative writing seminars and workshops, literature and poetry readings and discussions, open mic sessions,  theatrical presentations and musical concerts.

Africana History Lecture Series – Features informal lectures and discussions leading to the understanding, knowledge and wisdom relative to the study of Africana culture, history, philosophy, politics, socio-economics and spiritual development. Lectures concentrate topics relevant to the African Diaspora throughout Africa, the Caribbean, the United States, Canada, Europe, the Pacific Isles, etc. The Series is free and open to the public and features professors and published researchers.

The Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center is
located at:

100-01 Northern Blvd.
Corona, N.Y. 11368
Library Hours of Service 
Monday      9-8
 Tuesday 2-7
 Wednesday  11-7 
Thursday 11-7 
Friday 11-7 
Saturday 10-5:30

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