Wilmington February 21, 2016, – Community Activist & Hip-hop Artist Richard Raw was awoken around 2:30 in the morning to a smoke filled home on the 51st anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, who was assassinated February 21, 1965, at the Audubon ballroom in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

Richard and his wife Shah Janelle, Founder/Executive Director of Culture Restoration Project, Inc. were able to escape the blaze via the roof of the home until the Wilmington Fire Department arrived; in the midst of it all the Raw family lost almost everything except their lives.

Community Activist & Hip-hop Artist Richard Raw attempts to salvage any personal effects from his home after a fire Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 at his home in Wilmington. Photo By Ivan Thomas

Community Activist & Hip-hop Artist Richard Raw attempts to salvage any personal effects from his home after a fire Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 at his home in Wilmington. Photo By Ivan Thomas

Community leaders are planing numerous fundraisers within the coming weeks to assist Richard and his family rebuild.

This is a call to all those whose lives they have touched directly and indirectly, whether it be through an event, through music, through a friend of a friend or maybe you just want to give and have no clue who they are. An underlying message in Brother Richard Raw’s music discusses how the community must stand together to be strong.

Let’s show these two amazing people that their message has been heard.

Support To Home Fire Victims

Written By Saquan Stimpson

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