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Meet and Greet

OMAHA, Neb. – The Malcolm X Memorial Foundation invites Omaha area businesses to the Business and Non-Profit Organizations Meet and Greet. This event will be held Friday, March 25, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the Malcolm X Center, 3448 Evans Street.

This is a great opportunity to network with other local businesses or community organizations and learn more about the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation, its community programs and future plans for development.  Refreshments will be provided.

We will give tours of our facility and offer a very brief presentation on ways the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation can partner with local businesses and non-profit organizations to our mutual benefit.

There is no charge for attendance.  The Malcolm X Memorial Foundation only requires that all interested persons or organization representatives pre-register to attend.  E-mail address is rsvp@malcolmxfoundation.org by March 21.

For more information contact Walter Brooks, Administrative Director, at (402) 517-6459 or email at walter@malcolmxfoundation.org.

Movie Series 2.11.11

Omaha, NE – In celebration of Black History Month, the Malcolm X foundation will host its first movie series in their new facility, this week.

The Malcolm X foundation will kick the movie series off with the documentary, “Skin.”  Walter Vincent Brooks is the administrative director for the Malcolm X Foundation.  Brooks said “Skin” is a story that takes place in South Africa and tells the story of a white couple who gives birth to a dark skinned child.

“This movie is about a girl, dealing with a conflict.  Her parents are white and she herself is classified as someone who is not white, and during the South African apartheid this is a nightmare.”  He adds, “she’s literally not suppose to even live with her parents.”

Other movies in the series include, “500 Years Later,” “Hip – Hop Beyond Beats and Rhymes,” and “Bastard of the Party,” a film that chronicles the history of the street gangs.

“People don’t tend to know the history of street gangs, crews, and organizations that date back to the 30’s and 40’s.  Now, obviously they were not necessarily connected to drug dealing and gun violence the way many of them are in the present day.”  He said, “A movie like this shows the real social evolution in how individuals come up in worlds where going into these types of organizations is a very real rite of passage.”

Following the movie presentation, Brooks will lead a discussion about the film of the night.   He said these films give people the opportunity to talk about racism, the role of slavery, both historically and in present day, gangs and the hip- hop culture.  Brooks said the series is open to everyone.

“Malcolm X was not just for black people and neither is the Malcolm X Center.  We’re encouraging all of Omaha particularly those who are looking for an event in the month of February which is traditionally black history month.”  Brooks said, “People who are interested in partaking in an event that might be a little less academic and more popular oriented are encouraged to come to centers movie series.”

The series starts February 8th at 6 and runs every Tuesday until March 1st at the Malcolm X building located in North Omaha.

Kwanzaa Program

Kwanzaa Program

presented by

The Malcolm X Memorial Foundation

and

Community Talk Radio.com

Your Voice in the community, listen to it!

At the

Malcolm X Center

3448 Evans

Monday, December 27, 2010

6:30 pm to 8 pm

FEATURING

Walter Vincent Brooks, host of the Brooks Reports on Community Talk Radio.com, Every other Tuesday night 7 pm to 8:30 pm, reviewing his manuscript:

Trust No Shadows after Dark, African-American Genocide in the United States of America

 “I am not coming to the Malcolm X Center to explain what is wrong with the African American community. You already know that.Trust No Shadows after Dark is dedicated to understanding the tools of the system that has worked us over for 400 years (with emphasis on the last 60 years) without satisfaction or reparation. And now, as my research shows in detail, is preparing to wipe us off the face of the earth. I stan before you on Dec. 27, in the spirit of Malcolm X who said, ‘If you don’t know how you got into something, you cannot possibly know how to get out of it.’ Listen to my explanation of how we got where we are today and what it will mean if we don’t redirect ourselves and our people.”

-Walter V.Brooks

Kwanzaa candle lighting, libations, presentation and Q & A after the presentation.

Refreshments will be served.

Free and open to the public

Malcolm’s Birthday Recognition

Malcolm X Birthday Recognition and Annual Meeting of Supporters 5/22/10

The Malcolm X Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization in the Greater Omaha community established to educate through the teachings of Malcolm X’s legacy on a local, national and international scale.

Our programs are service and culture based.  They are intended for educating about the life of Malcolm X, for cultivating collective efforts to improve the social conditions in which many live & to inspire the community to be actively involved with matters of peace and justice for all humanity.

Our goal is two fold. The first is to create a park like memorial at his birth home as a tourist and educational attraction. The other is to improve the condition of our community through education, increased opportunities and the utilization of the Arts to share cultural traditions and knowledge.

Each year our Foundation hosts a tribute at the birth place in honor of Malcolm X for his birthday.  This year’s Malcolm X Birthday Celebration will be held on the 16th of May.  Our annual meeting of supporters, members, donors, etc. will be held at that time as well.

We will hold the celebration as an African themed festival.  Have you ever heard of or been to those 16th century renaissance festivals? They are centered around the European medieval renaissance period.  They include arts and crafts fairs, jousting tournaments, jugglers, costumed people from peasants to royalty, etc.

We will create an African themed culture and arts celebration; a recreated village where the sights, sounds, tastes, and beauty of ancient African kingdoms such as Ghana, Mali, and Songhai come alive.  We will have a marketplace, craft vendors, African games, drumming, dance, story telling, sing-a-longs, African attire and apparel, a flag display from African countries, African arts/craft making, music, fun educational workshops, food — all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure!

Omaha’s African Cultural Connection (ACC) is an organization of professional artists using traditional African dance, music and story to encourage students to learn more about the positive contributions African cultures have made to society.   They will be joining us in our celebration.

ReMINDers in Concert 7/3/09

The Peaceful Change Movement wishes to invite you to our premier summer concert, featuring the ReMINDers and Devel Crisp, Lyricist at Large.  This free, all-ages show will present high-quality hip hop that is guaranteed to not make you blush!!

Mark the date: July 3rd, 2009 at 1PM, MXM Grounds, with an after hours session at 24th and Leavenworth, for the true hip-hop enthusiasts.

Check the ReMINDers, Devel Crisp, and the Peaceful Change Movement at the link listed below.  Please call (402)812-7503 for more info.  We’re looking forward to seeing your smiling faces!

P.S. Click Here: [RemindersJuly3.jpg] to download the flyer and send it to everyone you know!!!

The ReMINDers:

www.myspace.com/theremindersfam

www.cdbaby.com/cd/reminders

www.youtube.com/originalblack

www.myspace.com/bigsamir

www.twitter.com/bigsamir

Devel Crisp:

www.myspace.com/develcrisp

Peaceful Change:

www.myspace.com/iampeacefulchange

iampeacefulchange@yahoo.com

(402)812-7503

 

-Tesnim of the “I Am Peaceful Change” Movement

Bringing High Quality, Conscious Hip Hop to the O.Ne

Malcolm X Birthday Celebration 2009

African Renaissance Celebration

The African Culture Connection & the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation celebrate Malcolm X and his message of unity by bringing Africa to America with financial support from the **Nebraska Arts Council.

On Tuesday, June 30th (New Date!) at the Adams Park Community Center.  We will be receiving all visitors with the sounds of the Djembe Drums and the beautiful colors of African Dance.

We will host an African themed culture and arts celebration; a small recreated village where the sights, sounds, tastes, and beauty of ancient African kingdoms such as Ghana, Mali, and Songhai come alive.  We will have craft vendors, African games, drumming, dance, story telling, African attire and a flag display from African countries.

Omaha’s African Cultural Connection (ACC) is an organization of professional artists using traditional African dance, music and story to encourage students to learn more about the positive contributions African cultures have made to society.   They will be joining us in our celebration.

***The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, supports this program through a matching grant funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization, or how you can support the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Time To Get Dirty

Just a reminder that Saturday, May 2nd, is our first official community garden work day. Please plan to meet at the corner of Bedford and 34th (Malcolm X Blvd.) at 10:00 a.m.

We will spend the day clearing the property of debris and trash in preparation for the garden. If you can join us please be sure to wear grubby clothes.  Please also bring work gloves and any tools you may have.

We will continue to work on the property on Saturday, May 9th.  Should you have any questions please call 404.242.4315.

Hope to see you all there!

Tulani

Harambee Umoja Youth Event

Harambee Umoja Youth Event (Come together for Unity):

The purpose of this event is to facilitate a means for the HACO members to give back to the community and help illuminate positive life-choice alternatives for the youth, to introduce and help the youth utilize positive African principles and to provide something fun for the youth to be a part of.  The 2008 activity is a premier to the 5 day African American leadership camp which will be facilitated in 2009.