Posted on November 6, 2023

New NYC Racial Equity Commission Head Linda Tigani Linked to Group Pushing for Independent Black Nation on US Land

Matthew Sedacca and Deirdre Bardolf, New York Post, November 4, 2023

The person tasked by the city with bringing “racial equity” to the Big Apple is affiliated with a radical organization that seeks to establish an “independent black nation” on US soil and is demanding reparations.

Linda Tigani, who was appointed chair and executive director of the Commission on Racial Equity last week by Mayor Adams and Speaker Adrienne Adams, worked as an organizer with the New York chapter of the Malcom X Grassroots Movement until 2019.

Among its principles is the pursuit of reparations and to “Free the Land,” or to establish an “independent Black Nation on land in north amerikka” comprising South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, according to MXGM’s website.

“We say ‘Free the Land’ because We want independence so that we can ensure our Human Rights are protected and that our land will be a zone and base for all who seek liberation and freedom,” the website reads.

Tigani proudly features the phrase “working to Free the Land” on her X account, which she made private after the Post last week reported on antisemitic messages she spewed on the platform in recent years. These included a slew of posts including the phrase “from the river to the sea,” which is a call for the eradication of the Jewish state of Israel and its citizens.