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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Chokwe Lumumba Running for Jackson (Mississippi) City Council

For over 40 years, Chokwe Lumumba has advanced the causes of human rights and social justice in the courtroom. In the final days of 2008, he began another path in the fight to improve the lives of the people as a city councilman. “I have a passion for the goals of freedom and justice. Our success requires that this city have dynamic leadership from elected officials and from our community --to be educated, motivated, and organized to make and sustain fundamental positive change.” – Chokwe Lumumba

Lumumba will bring a wealth of experience, dedication and passion to the city of Jackson. In addition to serving as a member of the Mississippi and Michigan bar for 40 years, he has been a small business owner, factory worker, teacher, youth program director, and board member of several non-profit organizations.

“Chokwe Lumumba is one of the finest attorneys in this country. He brings excellence and commitment to every endeavor. Our city needs that kind of quality in our politicians. Our city needs Lumumba.” – Ernest Stanton, Jackson City resident.

“Attorney Lumumba represents the people and truly cares about the community. He helped my family and hundreds of families like mine…” – Quincy Griffin, client and son of Johnny Griffin who was wrongfully killed by police in Jackson, MS.

Fore more information, or to make a donation, please visit Also, if you're in or near one of the cities below, please attend one of the following events:

Washington DC, Friday, February 13, 2008 6-9PM at
Sankofa (2714 Georgia Ave. NW)


Adeyemi Bandele – National Black United Front
Nkechi Taifa –National
Conference of Black Lawyers*
Jared Ball – WPFK, 89.3 and
Khaleaph Luis – Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by The Committee to Elect Chokwe Lumumba and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

Brooklyn, New York, Sunday,February 15, 2008 4-7PM at
Food for Thought Cafe (445 Marcus Garvey Blvd, corner of MacDonough)


Jitu Weusi – National Black United Front and the East Organization,
Bob Law – Night Talk Radio,
Ron Daniels – State of the Black World and 1984 Campaign Manager for Jessie Jackson, and
Kamau Franklin – Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by The Committee to Elect Chokwe Lumumba and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.

Atlanta, Saturday, February 28, 2009 at
The Diamond Hall and Conference Center (5495 Old National Highway, College Park, GA)

The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement presents the 18th annual Malcolm X Commemorative Banquet. Attorney Chokwe Lumumba will be the keynote speaker. Award recipients are Dazon Dixon Diallo of Sister Love and Hekima and Tamu Kanyama of the African Community Centers. Performance by Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective. For more information call 770-987-9390 or visit

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