“If we could get 5,000 people to give $5.00 each, we would be in business! I saw your story on the African People's Socialist Party's internet site. I'm broke, but I do want to give this little bit.”
The struggle continues, W.B. aka K.O, Baltimore, MD
Dear Friends, In 1991, the Malcolm X Center for Self Determination, a community based, capacity building human rights action center, was founded in response to the brutal beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police, a kind of violation which continues across the U.S. Our mission is to honor the life and meet the human rights challenge of Malcolm X. Given current worldwide and national struggles for change, passing on lessons of previous generations, and empowering a community, takes on even greater importance.
Our community based efforts include a volunteer community radio station, bookstore and reading room, issue response training/meeting/exhibition space . We sponsor human rights based Retreats for Building a Black Agenda, the annual Malcolm X Festival and Kwanzaa celebrations, and prison based cultural literacy classes. Critical to each of these initiatives is the WMXP-lp (low-power) community radio station. It acts as a megaphone for community voices and a catalyst for building a historical perspective and common knowledge-base for community action and empowerment. Integral to these efforts is programming around:
• African American/Black Studies and cultural literacy
• Community dialogue and action on current topics of concern and human rights
• Mass Incarceration and return of imprisoned Upstate men and women
Currently, the Malcolm X Center is engaged in an emergency campaign to raise $25,000.00 to relocate WMXP’s tower, a lifeline; http://wmxp955.com/. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us to complete re-location of the tower at a new FCC approved site. With funds already raised, we met our FCC deadline to be back on the air by May 20, 2012. We broadcasted the MX Festival LIVE from Greenville’s historically racially segregated downtown Cleveland Park. The foundation has been poured and the based secured. http://wmxp955.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=11509557. The remaining 100’ is being added this week and the $15,000.00 construction fee due upon completion , July 13th. The electrical and fencing contractors, $10,000.00, will follow. Please help.
Freedom and prosperity through self-determination is our credo. We look to the community to help meet community needs and realize community goals. Your support is necessary to relocate the tower and sustain our work within a community of tremendous need. As we begin our 22nd year, we are entirely dependent on you. We receive no grants. Your contribution will give the Malcolm X Center / WMXP Community Radio the ability to sustain and expand its life saving work. Many, many thanks!
Thank you in advance for standing shoulder to shoulder with the Malcolm X Center for Self Determination and the struggle to give voice to the voiceless. We can only raise the $25,000.00 needed to rebuild WMXP’s tower with your assistance. Donations may be made on-line at www.wmxp955.com (paypal or click&pledge) or WMXP Community Radio, P.O.Box 16102, Greenville, SC 29607. Please, use your list serve, facebook, twitter, social media to help us get the word out to others for this critical campaign.
The struggle continues,
Efia Nwangaza Founder and Coordinator
MALCOLM X CENTER FOR SELF DETERMINATION
321 W. Antrim Drive P.O.Box 16102 Greenville, SC 29607 864-239-04070 [email protected] http://wmxp955.com/