A letter written by Efia Nwangaza-
Dear Friends, Families, and Colleagues:
Today, the Malcolm X Center-WMXP-lp Community Radio is in an immediate emergency campaign to raise $25,000.00 to redeem the Malcolm X Center from its 2011 property tax sale (by November 29th), re…place WMXP’s failing transmitter, and retire its past due tower relocation balance. We need your immediate help more than ever.
Most urgent is The Center’s tax sale redemption, $ 4,583.54, by November 29th.
Over the past 20 years, the Center’s expenses have been covered largely by me with, a periodic donation, volunteer staff, community based bookstore and reading/computer room, issue response training/meeting/ exhibition/ study space, and a volunteer staffed, community based radio station. It sponsors human rights grounded Retreats for Building a Black Agenda, the annual Malcolm X Festival and Kwanzaa celebrations, prison based cultural literacy classes and programs, groundbreaking international campaigns to put and keep imprisoned COINTELPRO/Civil Rights Era political activists on the global human rights agenda. WMXP-lp (low-power) community radio is critical to each of these initiatives. I have fallen way behind in everything. Currently, theses expenses have consistently exceeded my social security and infrequent small donations.
WMXP-lp (low-power) community radio station is critical to each of these initiatives. Affiliation with the Pacifica Foundation and other progressive broadcaster, allows us to feature high quality public affairs programs. In addition to Black Agenda Reports, Democracy Now!, Margaret Prescod’s “Sojourner Truth,” Eddie Ellis’ “On the Count,” heard in the local county jail, is a source of prisoner’s rights information to inmates and families. WMXP-lp acts as a lifeline and megaphone for community voices and a catalyst for human rights advocacy. It presents a historical perspective, builds a common knowledge-base for community empowerment and action, and works as a life sustaining megaphone for community voices.
Today, the Malcolm X Center is in an immediate emergency campaign to raise $25,000.00 to redeem the Malcolm X Center from its 2011 property tax sale (by November 29th), replace WMXP’s failing transmitter, and retire its past due tower relocation balance. Tax deductible donations can be made online at www.bbnomics.com, www.wmxp955.com or by check/money order to CAD:WMXP-lp/MXC, at P.O. Box 16102. We cannot afford to lose this community institution and service. Your contribution is sorely needed and deeply appreciated. Please give as much as you can, urge others on your social networks to do the same, no amount is too small, all are tax deductible. Asante sana, many thanks.
Forward Ever, Backward NEVER!
Efia Nwangaza, Founder/Director
Malcolm X Center – WMXP-lp Community Radio