Baba Seydou N’Joya, founding member of the Brooklyn-based National Black United Front (NBUF), passed on Sunday, Oct. 13 from various health complications. He was 88 years old.
N’Joya worked in the labor section of the NBUF by helping people with workplace discrimination cases. He also worked on the Political Prisoners Committee of the NBUF and raised funds and organized petitions for the release of political prisoners. He also organized with Roots Revisited, the Freedom Party and Brooklyn Community Access Television, and he traveled to over 40 different African countries.
N’Joya is survived by three children, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In lieu of cards and or flowers, his family is asking that donations be made to the organization that he committed his life to. Donations can be made to the National Black United Front, P.O. Box 7776, Atlantic City, N.J., 08404.
The homegoing celebration for N’Joya will be on Friday, Oct. 25 at the Lawrence H. Woodward Funeral Home, located at 1 Troy Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. The viewing will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and the celebration of his life will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The repast will be held immediately after the celebration at Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For more information, contact 347-422-7823.