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Malcolm X celebrated on the 52nd anniversary of his death

AmNews Staff Reports | 2/23/2017, 10:48 a.m.
The community came together Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in ...
Imam Talib Abdur Rashid, Malaak Shabazz and Professor James Smalls Bill Moore

The community came together Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in Washington Heights for the 52nd Memorial Anniversary Commemoration for Malcolm X. The day marked when Malcolm X was assassinated at the center that once housed the Audubon Ballroom in 1965. Iman Talib Abdur-Rashid served as host for the event that included prayers and a libation along with performances by Forces of Nature, She-Salt and the Impact Repertory Theater. Members of the Shabazz family were also on hand to address the audience. A panel discussion moderated by Abdur-Rashid featured Dr. Nadia Lopez, Ifeoma Ike, Esq., Dr. Mika’il Abdullah DeVeaux and Fahd Ahmed.