July 15, 2015
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement in Solidarity with the National Black Theatre of Harlem
The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement stands in full solidarity with the National Black Theatre of Harlem (NBT). We support their self-determination to use their historic space to bring Black people together rather than promote division and disunity among us. This is a critical tradition to uphold, especially in this historical moment when ALL Black lives are under attack through state violence and extrajudicial vigilantes. We must challenge the counterproductive view of narrow nationalism that excludes our LGBTQGNC community members from the Black family and the Black nation more broadly.
We know that in order to achieve full Black liberation, we must love, support, defend and promote the well-being and human rights of ALL Black people, including our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Gender Nonconforming community members. We recognize the historic contributions Black LGBTQGNC people have made and continue to make to the liberation of our nation. As family is the unit of struggle, we honor, respect and welcome all formations of Black families that continue to build our movement and communities. As an oppressed nation, we must not allow patriarchy and heterosexism which is rooted in white supremacy to prevail and weaken our movement. We must not lose energy and effort and make sacrifices combatting shadows. The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement is committed to dismantling patriarchy, heterosexism and all oppressions in dutiful service of our liberation.