Category Archives: General

Sōl Food Vegan Potluck – Nov. 19 | 7:30 p.m.

Food is essential for our mind, body, and spirit to work to its highest potential. We know that the food marketed to us often times is bad for our health. This is an opportunity to experiment with more health conscious options and dine with like-minded people. Bring a dish and meet a new friend!

This event is a collaborative effort hosted by the MX Sōl Food & Music Festival committee.

Garden Party

Shabazz Garden Party & Greenhouse Tour | Sunday, October 14, 2018 | 5-8 p.m.

Come see the BEAUTIFUL results of the Brick By Brick Building day and the growing of the Shabazz Community Garden. Gardeners meet one another & Volunteers past and present; come out and see the progress! We will also take tours from the garden to the greenhouse!

Open to the Public & Free!

Brick by Brick Building Day – May 12

Brick By Brick Building Day  | May 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Today is the opportunity to be a part of physically building up your community. The Malcolm X Memorial Foundation has build a Community garden with RECYCLED CONCRETE.

So, this event is to literally come break Bricks (with a SLEDGE HAMMER) and Stack them up to construct garden beds that will be used to grow food for local residents and community members.

Even if you can’t break bricks we still need GENERAL VOLUNTEERS, COORDINATORS, HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, ENCOURAGERS, BRICK MOVERS, ORGANIZERS, ENTERTAINERS AND other skill sets.

*Persons under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

UNO Black Studies Department – 16th Annual Malcolm X Festival

16th ANNUAL MALCOLM X FESTIVAL | April 10-12, 2018

RACE AND INTERSECTIONALITY:  CRITICAL DIALOGUES

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TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018

RACE RELATIONS IN OMAHA: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

Peggy Jones, M.F.A.

1:00 – 2:30 P.M.  ǀ  MBSC 228/226

 

CRYSTAL STAIRS

Tishara Ward, Student

4:00 – 5:00 P.M.  ǀ  MBSC 228/226

 

 

 

HAIRSTYLE OBLIGATIONS & IDENTITY NEGOTIATIONS: BLACK FEMALES, WHITE BEAUTY STANDARDS, & CULTURAL CONTRACTS THEORY

Cynthia Robinson, Ph.D.

3:00 – 4:00 P.M.  ǀ  MBSC 228/226

 

FROM PRISON TO POWER, HOW MALCOLM X BECAME THE FACE OF THE NATION OF ISLAM

Calvin Saunders, Student

5:00 – 6:00 P.M.  ǀ  MBSC 228/226

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018

“RACE & INTERSECTIONALITY – ISLAM PERSPECTIVE”

Terry Muhammad

10:00 – 11:00 A.M.  ǀ  MBSC 228/226

 

MALCOLM X MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

3448 Evans Street

5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. 

Join Us For

PRESENTATIONS DINNER

WHAT WOULD MALCOLM THINK?

MANDLA STELLY

 

MALCOLM, WILL YOU MAKE IT HOME TONIGHT?

Withlove, FELICIA WEBSTER

 

THE OTHER HALF OF THE STORY: THE IMPORTANCE OF MEMORY  & HISTORY

JADE ROGERS

“I HAVE A VOICE”

CLARISSA LOVE/SHAWN LOVE

 

 

MALCOLM X’S 1964 SPEECH “THE BALLOT OR THE BULLET”

Preston Love

11:30 – 1:00 P.M.  ǀ  MBSC 228/226

 

 

 

CRASH AT THE INTERSECTION: SOCIAL WELFARE, INTEGRATION, AND AFRICANA AGENCY AND KUJICHAGULIA?

Nikitah Imani, Ph.D.

1:00 – 2:30 P.M.  ǀ  MBSC 228/226

 

 

 

“THE ‘DOUBLE BURDEN’: INTERSECTIONALITY AND BLACK FEMINISM”

Jennifer Harbour, Ph.D.

2:30 – 3:30 P.M.  ǀ  MBSC 228/226

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018

WHO IS BLACK IN AMERICA? DOCUMENTARY

Manfred Wogugu, Ph.D.

10:30 – 11:30 A.M.  ǀ  CEC 230/231

 

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO PANEL DISCUSSION

Dr. Jennifer Harbour. Ph.D. / Peggy Jones, M.F.A.

and

DR. EDDIE S. GLAUDE, JR.,

Chair, African American Studies, Princeton University

Thursday, April 12, 2018 ǀ 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.

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I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO DOCUMENTARY

Dr. Jennifer Harbour. Ph.D. / Peggy Jones, M.F.A.

11:30 – 1:00 P.M.  ǀ   CEC 230/231

 

Community Yoga + Meditation

SadhanaLife is bringing yoga classes to the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation – All ages are welcome and all levels welcome as well!

Classes will be held on Thursday evenings From March 8 – April 12 at 5:30 p.m.

Each yoga class will guide participants to become more mindful of their body’s general state of being as well as their emotional and physical reactions to various situations throughout their days/lives. Join us and familiarize yourself with yoga as a holistic approach to health, wellness and wholeness, including adopting it as a form of self-care practice.

A $10 donation per person is appreciated and half of the proceeds will benefit the growth and programs at the Malcolm X Center.

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Beginner Yoga Classes & Meditation

yoga + meditationSadhanaLife is bringing yoga classes to the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation – All ages are welcome and all levels welcome as well!

Classes will be held on Thursday evenings on February 1 & 8 at 5 p.m.

Each yoga class will guide participants to become more mindful of their body’s general state of being as well as their emotional and physical reactions to various situations throughout their days/lives. Join us and familiarize yourself with yoga as a holistic approach to health, wellness and wholeness, including adopting it as a form of self-care practice.

A $10 donation per person is appreciated and half of the proceeds will benefit the growth and programs at the Malcolm X Center.

Kwanzaa Celebration: “Divine Purpose of Women”

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Saturday, December 30, 2017
Time:
4:00PM TO 9:00PM
Location: Malcolm X Center (3448 EVANS ST)

Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held all over the world by Africans, African Americans and the African Diaspora, celebrated by millions throughout the world African community, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. It was first celebrated in 1966 and we have organized a free community event to spread the awareness and encourage others to learn about the 7 principles of Kwanzaa and to apply to their daily lives.

On December 30th the 5th principle, Nia, is observed, which means Purpose in Swahili.

The Urban Flag Football League, Urban Rifle Association, Terry Muhammad’s Study Group, James Henley, and Lutfiyah Salaam have joined forces and have dedicated this event to acknowledging, celebrating, and empowering the black woman and her purpose/value to our community.

Join us in a celebration of Community and Culture! With live performances, music, dance, poetry, narratives, and a feast!

10 Important reasons for reading

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-Reading is an active mental process: Unlike sitting in front of the idiot box (TV), reading makes you use your brain. While reading you would be forced to reason out many things which are unfamiliar to you. In this process you would use the grey cells of your brain to think and become smarter.
-Reading improves your vocabulary: Remember in elementary school when you learned how to infer the meaning of one word by reading the context of the other words in the sentence? You get the same benefit from book reading. While reading books, especially challenging ones, you will find yourself exposed to many new words you wouldn’t be otherwise.
-Gives you a glimpse into other cultures and places of the world: How would you know about the life of people in Mexico if you don’t read about it? Reading gives you an insight into the diversity of ethnicity of people, their customs, their lifestyles etc. You become more aware about the different places and the code of conduct in those places.
Improves concentration and focus: It requires you to focus on what you are reading for long periods. Unlike magazines, Internet posts or e-Mails that might contain small chunks of information, books tell the whole story. Since you must concentrate in order to read, like a muscle, you will get better at concentration.
-Builds self-esteem: The more you read, the more knowledgeable you become. With more knowledge comes more confidence. More confidence builds self-esteem. So it’s a chain reaction. Since you are so well read, people look to you for answers. Your feelings about yourself can only get better.
-Improves memory: Many studies show if you don’t use your memory, you lose it. Crossword puzzles are an example of a word game that staves off Alzheimer’s. Reading, although not a game, helps you stretch your memory muscles in a similar way. Reading requires remembering details, facts and figures and in literature, plot lines, themes and characters.
-Improves your discipline: Making time to read is something we all know we should do, but who schedules book reading time every day? Very few… That’s why adding book reading to your daily schedule and sticking to it, improves discipline.
-Improves creativity: Reading about diversity of life and exposing yourself to new ideas and more information helps to develop the creative side of the brain as it imbibes innovation into your thinking process.
-You always have something to talk about: Have you ever found yourself in an embarrassing situation where you didn’t have anything to talk about? Did you hate yourself for making a fool of yourself? Do you want a remedy for this? It’s simple. Start reading. Reading widens your horizon of information. You’ll always have something to talk about. You can discuss various plots in the novels you read, you can discuss the stuff you are learning in the business books you are reading as well. The possibilities of sharing become endless.
-Reduces boredom: One of the rules I have is if I am feeling bored, I will pick up a book and start reading. What I’ve found by sticking to this is that I become interested in the book’s subject and stop being bored. I mean, if you’re bored anyway, you might as well be reading a good book, right?
If you want to break the monotony of a lazy, uncreative and boring life, go and grab an interesting book. Turn the pages to explore a new world filled with information and ingenuity.

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Charles O. Parks Jr.

Parks, Charles O., Jr.
Age 68
Preceded in death by parents, Charles O. Parks, Sr., and Mary G. Parks. Survived by wife, Vickey Parks; son, Charles O. Parks, III, Omaha; daughter, Mulana Parks, Greensboro, NC; 2 sisters, Cheryl (Allen) Butler, Washington, DC, Carole (Charlie) Samples, Omaha; special friend, James G. (Lula) Brown, Omaha; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives. VIEWING 9am-12 noon Friday at mortuary. SERVICES 1pm Friday at Malcolm X Center, 3448 Evans St. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery. THOMAS FUNERAL HOME
3920 N. 24th St. 402-453-7111