ShowDiasporic Music
Broadcast TitleRewind: Tributes to Malcolm X and Jayne Cortez; also interview with Rosemari Mealy
Broadcast Date2016-05-22
Record Date2016-05-22

Ras Jimi Jaimin recorded a song, Da Mighty M's", which paid homage to Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Bob Marley, Martin Luther King ,Elijah Muhammad, Miriam Makeba, Mahalia Jackson, Maurice Bishop,Judy Mowatt, Curtis Mayfield and others whose first or last names begin with M. The show is produced and hosted by former M & M member Norman (Otis) Richmond a.k.a Jalali. This episode will also be a Tribute to El-Hajj Malik El- Shabazz (Malcolm X). Ossie Davis referred to Malcolm X as "Our Black Shining Prince". Malcolm X was assassinated 51 years ago on Feb.21, 1925. He would have celebrated his 91st birthday on May 19th.

Tribute to poet, activist, small press publisher and spoken-word performance artist Jayne Cortez (May 10, 1934 - December 28, 2012). Cortez was a key writer and thinker of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Her 80th Earthday was May 10th.

Interview with Rosemari Mealy, a poet, journalist, and an international human rights and political prisoner movement activist. Mealy is the author of Fidel & Malcolm X: Memories of a Meeting, now out in a second edition from Black Classic Press. The book was recently published in Spanish in Cuba.