The New York Chapter of the National Association of Kawaida Organizations (NAKO) in conjunction with the International African Arts Festival (IAAF) will host its 46th Annual Malcolm X Awards Program.
The 2015 award recipients for this year are Attorney Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, Professor James Blake, and a special posthumous award to broadcaster Eddie Ellis.
Attorney Browne-Marshall varies her work serving as a journalist covering the US Supreme Court, United Nations, and major legal cases in print, on television, online, and on the radio. She is an Associate Professor at John Jay College, Founder of The Law and Policy Group, Inc., and is the author of “Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present”, who speaks out nationally and internationally on racial justice issues.
Professor Blake is the founder of a mentoring and employment program called the Varied Internship Program (VIP), he served as the chairman of the Southeast Queens Chapter of the Million Man/Woman March and is a tenured Professor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC).
Eddie Ellis spent 25 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. In his incarceration he uncovered in 1979 that 87% of the prisoners came from communities of color. He was a member of the Harlem Branch Black Panther Party, founder of the WBAI radio broadcast “On The Count” and founder of the nonprofit Center for Nu-Leadership on Urban Solutions.
This program will take place Sunday, May 17 from 3pm to 5pm, at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Center, 1360 Fulton St., Suite 401, located on the corner of Marcy Ave. and Fulton St., in Brooklyn, N.Y. 11216
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