Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali

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The revolutionary pan-Africanist would have been 92 years this week. His struggles for the liberation of Black people from imperialism and its twin, racism, remain as relevant and inspirational as ever.

The Legacy Project

Malcolm X is widely credited with spreading Black nationalism and revolutionary Pan-Africanism in the Western Hemisphere. On a visit to Nigeria, he was given the name Omowale, which means in the Yoruba language, “the son who has come home.”

It was in 1926 that “Negro History Week” began and has evolved into “Black History Month” and for some “African Liberation Month.” For many Africans and Diaspora Africans African history must liberate us mentally, economically, and politically from imperialism and neo-colonialism

The Toronto-based Biko Rodney Malcolm Coalition (BRMC) played an important role in isolating those African musicians who collaborated with the reviled apartheid regime and celebrating those who culturally boycotted South Africa. This history is important for us to remember