Binghamton mourns the loss of a hero

New YorkCommunity
Collaborator: Rahkiya "Rocky" Brown
Published: 12/12/2020, 6:13 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(BINGHAMTON, N.Y) Binghamton is mourning the loss of one of their nearest and dearest Sheroes. Sister Majeedah Razzaq recently passed away due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Miss Majeedah has been a role model and life teacher in the Binghamton community for decades. Members of the community have come together on Facebook to process such a giant loss. “Our community lost someone who was fierce, wise and nurturing. A caring advocate and leader,” said Lea Webb. “You challenged, loved and protected me deeply and fiercely.” “A few days ago, I asked all my prayer warrior Facebook friends to send a prayer up for her as she was fighting COVID-19," LaToya Warren said. "So many people reached out to me out of genuine concern. People from many different walks of life. It is safe to say that EVERYONE loved Sister Majeedah and I’m sure we will all mourn this loss as a community for a long time to come.” Razzaq wore many hats in the Binghamton area. She sat on the board for the Broome County Urban League, was a member of the local NAACP and worked with Citizen Action for years. Razzaq also worked with Binghamton housing to ensure housing for homeless families and veterans. Despite push back from community officials, she helped get access to local parks to do community events such as Juneteenth and annual basketball tournaments. Although born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, it is clear that Razzaq had a strong passion for the city of Binghamton and their residents. Having been in the area for the past 30 years, her hard work and dedication will sustain those in the area for generations to come. In loving memory of Sister Majeedah Razzaq


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