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This Saturday at the HOJ: Malcolm X’s Daughter and Student Denied “Malcolm X” Sweater

SAT: REV. AL SHARPTON & NAN TO BE JOINED BY MALCOLM X’S DAUGHTER ILYASAH SHABAZZ ALONG WITH THE FAMILY OF STUDENT WHO WANTED “MALCOLM X SWEATER” BUT WAS DENIED BY SCHOOL OFFICIALS
 
WHO:
Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, President and Founder of National Action Network
Malcolm Xavier Combs, Student at Christ the King High School
Ilyasah Shabazz, Daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz
Rev. Kevin McCall, Crisis Director, National Action Network
 
WHERE:
National Action Network, The “House of Justice” – 106 West 145th Street (at Malcolm X Blvd.)

WHEN:
Saturday, February 10, 2018 – 9:30 a.m.
Watch live on WLIB 1190 AM, livestreamed at www.nationalactionnetwork.net and on Impact Television Network  
 
BACKGROUND: 
(New York, NY) On Saturday at the National Action Network’s House of Justice, NAN President and Founder of the National Action Network Rev. Al Sharpton will be joined by Malcolm X’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, as well as Malcolm Xavier Combs, a student at Christ the King High School and member of the National Honor Society who was the victim of discrimination and embarrassment at the hands of high school officials who denied his request to get the name “Malcolm X” on the back of his senior sweater.
 
Combs was pulled of class by school official Veronica Arbitello, who told him that the legendary civil rights activist was “…someone I don’t want to be associated with.” National Action Network Crisis Director Kevin McCall responded by saying, “This is absurd that in 2018 we have to teach school administrators how to be culturally sensitive.” Rev. Sharpton and the Combs family will ask for the Christ the King faculty to receive culture sensitivity training in response to the incident, as well as increase minority staff and embrace cultural diversity.
 
A link to the Daily News article can be found below:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/queens-student-malcolm-x-senior-sweater-article-1.3806658?cid=bitly

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