Lumumba and Monifa at Lumumba’s mother’s 50th birthday party in 1997. “I loved the way Lumumba interacted with his mother and how he cared for her. He has always been so kind and caring,” says Monifa.
“We enjoy going out and going to concerts,” says Monifa at Summerstage with Lumumba. “When we had the kids we took turns going out. It’s important for each of us to have that time. It keep us from building resentment for one another,” says Monifa.
As if Lumumba’s schedule isn’t already packed, he also finds time to deejay. The couple at the Our World Party and fundraiser for Africa World Press and the Caribbean Cultural Center. Lumumba was the DJ, and they were both on the hosting committee.
“We are very lucky to have such a close friendship. It makes our marriage easier to navigate,” says Lumumba.
Monifa and Lumumba at Stop and Frisk rally at New York City Hall.