Greenville’s black leadership is calling on local churches and civic organizations to rally in tribute and aid of human rights organizer Efia Nwangaza, the Malcolm X Center and WMXP/95.5fm Community Radio which were founded by Nwangaza. The Church and Community Benefit will be held on Sunday, September 16th, 5:00pm, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 400 South Hudson Street in Greenville, South Carolina. The Tribute will feature gospel music, praise dance, acknowledgment of her community service and a “Giving March of Presentations.”
For over 20 years, The Malcolm X Center for Self Determination (http://wmxp955.webs.com/aboutus.htm ), also known as the Afrikan Amerikan Institute, has served as a volunteer grassroots, community based, volunteer staffed, owned and operated action center. Founded in 1991, it serves as a non-profit, public space for developing, testing, training and implementation of approaches to popular education, strategic planning, and communications skill enhancement for human rights, self-determination, self-advocacy and wide ranging performing and organizing skill development. The bookstore, reading room and multimedia action center serves as a community based think tank to insure broad based community analysis.
WMXP-LP 95.5 FM – The Voice of the People (http://wmxp955.webs.com/) is a community based, volunteer programmed, listener and local business supported non-commercial educational radio station. It’s mission is to give voice to the voiceless with local music, local talk, local news, local people doing local programming.
The Greenville Leadership Breakfast Group, which is sponsoring the fundraiser, is a broad based coalition of religious and civic organizations. It includes elected, appointed, and volunteer leaders— professional and grassroots of all ages— who meet monthly to address issues that effect the African American community. It’s work has ranged from challenging the disproportionate expulsion of Black students to challenging recent redistricting.
Donations may be made directly and securely online at www.wmxp955.com or by mail at P.O. Box 16102, Greenville, SC 29607. All proceeds are used for community services and programming. WMXP is FCC licensed to and a project of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement for Self Determination, housed at the Malcolm X Center, 321 W. Antrim Dr, Greenville, SC 29607.
CONTACT: : Brenda Murray, Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org, Leola Robinson Simpson ~ email@example.com, Rev. Oliver T. Hill,DD~ Othill2009@gmail.com, Efia Nwangaza 864-239-0470~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenville Leadership Breakfast Group
We are prayerfully urging all of our churches and community organizations to make a special donation for emergency assistance to help our Sister, Attorney Efia Nwangaza. Donations will be used to help Sister Efia save the Malcolm X Center & Bookstore on Antrim Drive, and our Community Radio Station, WMXP (http://www.wmxp955.com/), which Attorney Efia Nwangaza founded many years ago, for the benefit of our community.
A Church and Community Benefit Program will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 400 S. Hudson Street. The program will include a Giving March where a representative from each church and organization will be able to present their donation to Sister Efia.
The names of all churches and organizations making donations will be published in The Community Informer Newspaper.
We have lost far too many of our Black institutions, businesses, and non-profit groups in the past! Today, we ask for your help in saving these two institutions, and keeping these valuable assets to our community alive. No contribution is too small! All contributions are tax deductible. Please make your tax deductible check payable to: Community Aid & Development, Inc: Malcolm X Center / WMXP Radio.
For more detailed information, please contact Sister Brenda Murray, Program Coordinator at email@example.com. I look forward to receiving your church or community donation at Sister Efia’s Benefit Program on September 16 at Tabernacle or mail to: P.O.Box 16102, Greenville, SC 29607 or online at www.wmxp955.com. May God continue to bless you and keep you in his care.
Dr. Oliver.T. Hill,
Greenville Leadership Breakfast Group