(In Celebration of Malcolm X’s 86th Birthday)
Doors Open at 6:00 pm
The Speeches of Malcolm
Malcolm’s speeches from 1963-1965 including several legendary Harlem speeches.
El Hajj Malik el Shabazz (AKA Make It Plain)
Gil Noble, 1991, 60 min.
A "Like It Is" television program special presentation produced, written and reported by Gil Noble. This documentary covers the life of Malcolm X featuring tons of archival footage of Malcolm X’s speeches and rare interviews with various members of his family.
Michael Tyner, 2011, 11 min.
This three part series serves as an introduction to the late Manning Marable’s new book about Malcolm X, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. It goes through some of the primary contributions of the book, as explained by Marble himself, in terms of tearing down some of the myths about Malcolm X that have been popularized by the autobiography written by Alex Haley and movie directed by Spike Lee.
Panel Discussion with
Herb Boyd, Cleo Silvers, Immortal Technique, Shaka Shakur and moderated by Dr. Shaka-Zulu
Herb Boyd is an activist, historian, journalist, author and professor. Herb Boyd is the
co-editor of the American Book Award winning "Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black
Men in America". In 1999 he won three first place awards from the New York
Association of Black Journalists. He has recently been following and covering
President Obama and teaching at both the City College of New York and the College of New Rochelle.
Cleo Silvers states that the focus of her life "continues to be the improvement of conditions for working people in every aspect of their lives; housing, healthcare, education, integrity, peace and justice, criminalization of youth in communities of color, and culture." Among other endeavors she sits on the boards for the Harlem Tenants Council, Brecht Forum, National Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, David Sanes Rodriguez Brigade for Peace in Puerto Rico and the Maysles Institute. During the late 60's and early 70's Silvers was a member of both The Young Lords and The Black Panther Party.
Immortal Technique, is an American rapper of Afro-Peruvian descent as well as an activist. He was born in Lima, Peru and raised in Harlem, New York. Most of his lyrics focus on controversial issues in global politics. The views expressed in his lyrics are largely commentary on issues such as class struggle, poverty, religion, government and institutional racism.
Shaka Shakur is the former New York chairperson of the New Black Panther Party and an alumni of the Black Panther Collective. A member of the Mosque of the Islamic Brotherhood Shakur also currently serves as Chairperson for the United Muslim Alliance which is one of the coordinating organizations of the People’s Survival Program (PSP) which politically focuses on feeding and clothing the needy along with 15 other organizations.
Dr. Shaka-Zulu is an entrepreneur and producer/co-host to the official "True School Radio Show" on WHCR 90.3.FM and also currently now "ZULU-TV.NET". He is the founder of the "Shaka-Jutsu Warrior Academy" teaching many young, old, women, children and men self-defense and protection. Dr. Shaka-Zulu is also the Chief Legal Detective for I.S.P.I. an international security & investigative firm. He is a facilitator and instructor at I.P.N. and also serves on the World Council of The Universal Zulu Nation.