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20th Annual Dinner Tribute to Political Prisoners & Their Families!

800 Years of Legacy, Commitment & Sacrifice: Honoring our captive Black Freedom Fighters

Sun. January 17, 2016 • 3 - 7pm
MLK 1199 Labor Center, 310 W. 43rd St, New York, NY

Buy tickets now! $40 advance/$45 door--
All Proceeds go to the Commissary Accounts of PP/POWs Represented at Dinner
Questions? Contact us at: and 718-512-5008.
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PO BOX 380-122, Brooklyn, NY 11238,
November 8, 2015

On Sunday, January 17th, the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee will host its 20th anniversary of their endearing annual tribute to Black Political Prisoners and their Families!

This moving event will place at the Martin Luther King Jr., 1199 Labor Center, located at 310 West 43rd Street in Manhattan. The event is from 3-7pm with dinner served promptly at 4pm.

The theme of this milestone event is "800 Years: Legacy, Commitment, Sacrifice, Honoring Our Captive Black Freedom Fighters!"
This incredible event will be highlighted by special guest speakers Sekou Odinga and Lynne Stewart, both recently released freedom fighters! Odinga, a veteran of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, endured 33 years in the NY prison system. Stewart, a brave and much beloved people's lawyer nearly died in prison from breast cancer, but was released on the consequence of a mass medically compassionate release campaign.

Special Guest Speakers:

Sekou Odinga Lynne Stewart

Sekou Odinga
Former Political Prisoner/P.O.W.

Lynne Stewart
People's Attorney/Political Prisoner


Cultural presentations by:

Mykia Jovan Verbal Artisan

Mykia Jovan
New Orleans-based songstress

Verbal Artisan
Bronx Activist/Poet

"While we are proud to have reached this milestone with a consistency of effort that our freedom fighters' and their families appreciate with our 20th anniversary dinner tribute, we must underscore that the challenge of our commitment is a consequence of the insidious nature of this issue," explained a guardedly passionate Dequi Kioni-Sadiki, the organization's chair. "It is underscored by the fact that the overwhelmingly majority of our freedom fighters, after 20, 30, and 40 years, are still in captivity," she finished.

Zayid Muhammad, the organization's press officer and last surviving founding member, echoed those sentiments. "20 years of solid consistent work is one thing," he said. "But our freedom fighters enduring over 800 years of captivity, over 800 years of captivity, is something else.
"We continue to insist that our freedom fighters are Malcolm's tragically still 'hidden legacy' and that it is time that this government's dirty political prisoner secret be put on blast before the world," he finished pointedly.

Tickets for this moving event are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Validated parking will be available. Advance purchases can be made by making checks payable to The Malcolm X Commemoration Committee at the above-referenced address…

For more information about the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee, please call 718-512-5008 or email

Medical update: Freedom fighter Robert 'Seth' Hayes, now in his 44 year in prison at Sullivan Correctional Facility, has spent a week in the hospital getting tests and treatment and feels better now. He awaits results of his tests back at Sullivan Correctional Facility.

Robert Seth HayesIt would be heartening for Seth to receive get well wishes at this time. Write to Seth and let him know he is in our hearts and on our minds.

Robert Seth Hayes #74-A-2280
Sullivan Correctional Facility, P.O. Box 116,
Fallsburg, NY 12733-0116

To contribute to ongoing efforts supporting Robert Seth Hayes, please donate online at:

urges you to join us in our mission to keep Brother Malcolm's legacy alive.
Our mission is fourfold:

  • honoring and paying tribute to our fallen leader;
  • actively participating in the struggle to bring freedom and justice to our freedom fighters, the many political prisoners and prisoners of war caged in america;
  • educating our young and not so young about this great brother;
  • and carrying Malcolm's message of the Black Liberation struggle for land,
    independence and reparations to our brothers and sisters
    in the New York Metropolitan Area.

A Celebration of the Life of Baba Herman Ferguson

Saturday, May 16, 2015 • 3-6 p.m.

House of the Lord Pentecostal Church
415 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

(between Bond and Nevins Streets)

“A Revolutionary Change in Our Life Time”

Herman Ferguson was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on December 31, 1920. He was an educator and leading figure in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville struggle for community control of NYC public schools, and Assistant Principal at P.S. 40 in Queens and P.S. 21 in Brooklyn.

Herman was a long distance runner in the battle for national liberation. He served as a judge and District Representative of the Republic of New Afrika, was a member and Chairman of the Education Committee of brother Malcolm X’s Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU), and was present on that fateful February 21, 1965 day at the Audubon Ballroom when Malcolm was assassinated. He vowed to carry on Malcolm’s teachings as best he could, organizing the Black Brotherhood Improvement Association in Jamaica, Queens, holding street corner rallies, political education classes, martial arts classes and forming the Jamaica Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc.—all of which made him a target of the u.s. government’s Counterintelligence Program (Cointelpro).

In 1967, Herman chose exile rather than go to prison on the false charges he was convicted of. He, along with his life partner Iyaluua Ferguson, spent nineteen years in Guyana, South America, where he participated in Guyana’s nation-building, rising to the rank of Assistant Director General in it National Service, joined the Guyana Defense Force (GDF), and retired with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

In 1989, Herman voluntarily returned to the united states and was immediately sent to prison. Upon his release, he immediately stepped back into work in the nationalist community, co-founding the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee (now Chairman Emeritus), the National Jericho Movement for Amnesty & Recognition of u.s. held P/POWs, publishing NATION TIME, serving as Administrator of the New Afrikan Liberation Front and co-chairing the Queens chapter of NCOBRA (National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America).

In 2009, Herman and Iyaluua relocated to North Carolina, where they collaborated on his bio/memoir, “Herman Ferguson: An Unlikely Warrior, Evolution of a Black Revolutionary Nationalist.”

On September 25, 2014, Herman Ferguson made his Transition. He leaves to cherish his life and legacy his wife, Iyaluua and a long line of family, friends and comrades in the struggle.

To download a palm card, click on the images below:


18th Annual Dinner Tribute to the Families
of our Political Prisoners & Prisoners of War

In Honor of Herman and Iyaluua Ferguson

Thanks to Joe Friendly for the video!

Watch a Slideshow of the 2013 MXCC Dinner by clicking here!


Malcolm X Commemoration Committee • PO Box 380-122 • Brooklyn, NY 11238