Back in the day. Gil Noble with Dr. Joy DeGruy. ABC screenshot.
There are those rare individuals who lived among us that will never be forgotten. Their impressive strength, courage and achievement is so profound that It continues to encourage and affirm the believers long after they have made their transition.
Such a person was Gil Noble, journalist, TV host of “Like it Is,” activist and freedom fighter. CEMOTAP, Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People will host “The Life and Legacy of Brother Gil Noble” on Saturday, May 27th at 2: P.M. at CEMOTAP Center.
Gil Noble was a pioneer in television and brought the life and work of African heads of State, activists, historians and performing artist into the living rooms of Black people that providing balance in their lives. “Like It Is” served to counteract the endless racist coverage by corporate media that filled the airwaves with petty black crimes and distortions about black life. He did not compromise his principles. In his efforts to force and demand respect for Black life he endured disrespect from WABC TV management, but he kept his eyes on the prize and persevered.
Members of the community bringing remembrances of Gil Noble and his legacy are Assemblyman Charles Barron, Councilwoman Inez Barron, Professor James Blake, Brother Basir MChawi, Atty Colin Moore and Chris Noble, Son of Gil Noble.
“Brother Gil is gone but not forgotten,” said Betty Dopson CEMOTAP co-chair. “We invite those who loved and respected Brother Gil Noble for his enduring work to be at CEMOTAP’s tribute at 135-05 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park, NY 11420.”
Tel. (718) 322-8454 for additional information. Admission is free.