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NYC’s Annual Commercial Moment of Silence In Honor of Malcolm X To Occur in Harlem on May 19th



New York – While Malcolm X would have turned ninety-eight years old this approaching May 19th, if not for the bullets of assassins, his honest critic of economic exploitation, poverty and racial violence systematically perpetrated against Black people in the U.S. continues to inspire folks all around the world today.

Omowale Clay, from the New York office of the human rights group, the December 12th Movement, confirmed today, that the annual celebration of Malcolm X’s birthday will occur on Friday, May 19, 2023 across West 125th Street in Harlem. In what has become an anticipated tradition each year, and a statement of respect, a “commercial moment of silence” will require all businesses along West 125th Street to close from 1:00pm to 4:00pm ET.

WHO The Malcolm X New Millennium Committee and the December 12th Movement
WHAT The annual “Shut ‘Em Down” street celebration and community demand that all businesses along West 125th Street close operations to honor Malcolm X
WHEN Friday, May 19, 2023 Rally at 12pm, March from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
WHERE Participants will assemble in front of the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building located at 163 West 125th Street 10027
WHY The daily conditions that Malcolm X taught people to resist, from healthcare denial to homelessness, to police murder, racism, etc., continue to cause harm to the masses