Peace team, I'm very glad to announce that we are sponsoring this year's Black August concert, film festival and art showcase in New York organized by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.
I remember hearing about Black August benefit concerts around the world -- Cuba (1998, 1999, 2000, and 2003), South Africa (2001), Tanzania (2005), Brazil (2004, 2006) and Venezuela (2007) -- and wishing I could be in attendance. When I finally attended a Black August benefit concert a few years ago in Manhattan at BB Kings I had an unforgettable experience.
Even though I'm sure there are folks old enough to be able to tell me that at one time long ago this was "normal", for me ain't nothing better than the all too rare sight of some of the best of hip-hop coming together and putting on a superfriends show for a truly worthy socio-political and educational cause -- speaking inspiration in the names of our ancestors, our community, our babies, and those of us not yet born.
This year in New York, in addition to the concert, there will be a film festival and art exhibit. Check the flyers below or the Liberator Calendar for detailed information.
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