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The following is a speech by Malcolm X speech from 1965 about how the colonial misrepresentation of Africa created inferiority complexes and hatred towards Africa in the Diaspora African communities. He was assassinated on February 21, 1965. We regularly revisit speeches by our great ancestors.
Malcolm X is a man who fought for racial equality in America. He rose as a leader during an important time in American history, facing both opposition and admiration. Just as Black History Month came to a close, the opportunity arose for the public to hear Malcolm X's story through his own words.

Although the novel is a fictionalized account of her childhood, LLYASAH SHABAZZ, daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, and award-winning author RENEE WATSON based the story on real people, events and facts. Betty loves her family and is an attentive older sister to her three half-sisters, but she ...
"X: A Novel," is a fictionalized account of the early years of Malcolm X. Malcolm X was a young man with boundless potential but with the odds stacked against him. After losing his father under suspicious circumstances and his mother to a mental health hospital, Malcolm X fell into a life of petty crime and ...
Their conflict mirrors a duality often discussed in black history through figures like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. Killmonger — whose values most resemble those that have become synonymous with Malcolm X's legacy — has a fictional story arc that is similar to Malcom's real life one. After his ...
Organizers said about 1,000 people will attend the Indivisible Chicago Summit at Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson Ave. The panels include a session on Millennials in Politics and another on turning out the vote. Even though the summit is taking place before the March 20 Illinois primary – and as early ...

The Museum of African American History hosted a private screening of “The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X” the other night. The show, which airs on the Smithsonian Channel, tells the story of the civil rights activist through speeches, newscasts, and archival footage. The event at the museum on Joy Street included ...
Except for the late Percy Sutton, few attorneys in America have had the life of Malcolm X so intertwined in their career as Gregory Reed. Whether it's Malcolm's memorabilia, his autobiography or its missing chapters, Reed, a prominent Detroit lawyer and founder of Keeper of the Word Foundation, ...
SUMMIT TWP., MI - The daughter of deceased minister and human rights activist Malcolm X will speak at Jackson College in March. Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcolm X's daughter and coauthor of "X: A Novel," will give the keynote address at a Michigan Humanities Council reading event at the college. The event ...
“Never have I witnessed such sincere hospitality and overwhelming spirit of true brotherhood as is practiced by people of all colors and races here in this ancient Holy Land,” Yahya Abdul-Basser '20 said, reading from Malcolm X's “Letter from Hajj.” Joined by Cyrus McGoldrick, a Muslim human rights ...
“What we were trying to do was tell the story of Malcolm X in the late '50s and 1960s up until his assassination so that people know who he was, what he said, what he was about, how his views changed, what he means to America — because, if anything else, these things are like a mirror to ourselves, our ...
The voice of Malcolm X is like a baritone saxophone—powerful, full, and deep with a gravely gravitas that demands your attention. What better instrument for a man whose forceful, fiery speeches transfixed the nation in the midst of the 1960s civil rights movement—and made tangible the anger and ...
New Yorkers commemorated international-renowned activist-icon Malcolm X—El Hajj Malik El Shabazz—Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, the 53rd anniversary of his 1965 assassination at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights. Marchers gathered on the corner of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard and ...
Described as one of the greatest African American leaders and hailed as the person who laid the foundations of the Black Power movement, Malcolm X would have been 93 today. The civil rights leader was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City on Sunday, February 21, 1965, just three ...
21, 1965: Rivals assassinated Malcolm X, an African-American nationalist and Muslim leader, as he began to address his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City's Washington Heights. He was 39. Feb. 22, 1898: Frazier Baker, an African American recently appointed ...
INKSTER, Mich. - A local organization is working to bring positivity to the city of Inkster. Project We Hope Dream and Believe was awarded rights to the home that civil rights activist Malcolm X lived in from approximately 1952 to 1964. The organization hopes to rehab the home and turn it into a destination ...
A Queens high school student was denied putting his name on the back of his senior sweater. Malcolm Xavier Combs, a student at Christ the King High School, wanted the sweater to say "Malcolm X" but his request was denied. Assistant Principal Veronica Arbitello allegedly pulled the teen from class and ...

A Queens, New York student was shocked and insulted to discover that his school rejected his wish to have his name on his senior sweater. The 17-year-old student's name is Malcolm Xavier Combs, and he requested to have “Malcolm X.” embroidered on the back on his sweater. Christ the King High ...
Malcolm X is featured in the season premiere of Smithsonian Channel's “The Lost Tapes,” and the episode enjoyed a debut screening hosted by Comcast, Smithsonian Channel and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture in Baltimore. Among the 50 guests present ...
But the six daughters of Malcolm X—Attallah, Qubilah, Ilyasah, Gamilah, Malikah, and Malaak—recently announced a clothing line, called Malcolm X Legacy, that rebrands their father's message for the pussy-hat era, in the form of sweatshirts, hats, and T-shirts bearing slogans such as “By Any Means ...
Atlanta's Sy Ari Da Kid has been on his grind for a while now. The Atlanta native recently released his new EP titled, Better Safe Than Sy Ari. The nine-track project features the likes of CyHi The Prynce and Quentin Miller, among others, and is filled with quality content. One of the many standout tracks from ...
25, 2017 Malcolm X associate, A. Peter Bailey, gave an insightful presentation discussing the similarities between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. at the Miron Student Center Little Theater. Bailey is a journalist, author, and lecturer. He also helped establish The Organization of Afro-American Unity ...
The play toured the country last year with the Acting Company, in repertory with a staging of “Julius Caesar,” and the influence of Shakespeare's Roman tragedy can be felt on many levels in this retelling of the last years of the iconic African-American activist Malcolm X. In Gardley's deft hands, Malcolm ...
"You hear about the big speeches, you hear about the controversy, you hear the highlights of the story," Obie Award winner Roslyn Ruff, who plays Betty Shabazz, says of the usual tropes present when resurrecting Malcolm X in book, on stage or on screen. She argues that "X" offers a different, more human ...
On the day this past week of your remembrance, in resonance with a collective history, I want to say, I too am thankful you didn't sneeze; that you and others walked, spoke, endured, and held the light on the dark and dirty truths of a society proud of something called freedom. And too, I thank the work of ...
His first and last name come from his father, his middle name from revolutionary civil rights activist Malcolm X. “My name is Joel Malcolm Davis and I was named after him because I'm a leader,” Davis said. “I always did my own thing, like coming from Compton you don't really hear nobody from Compton ...
The GameTime crew discuss where LeBron James sits in the All-Time Scoring Leaders with Assists. Play. All-Time Scoring Leaders with Assists. All-Time Scoring Leaders with Assists. The GameTime crew discuss where LeBron James sits in the All-Time Scoring Leaders with Assists. 12 hours ago · 9:46.
Did you see it last night on CNN? Don Lemon went full Huey Newton and called a racist a racist! It was glorious, but let's slow down a bit—Don Lemon's Afro didn't grow to Colin Kaepernick levels. In fact, watching the metamorphosis of Lemon from passive Don Lemon to mildly annoyed Don Lemon has ...
A Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Day celebration was held in Seattle Jan. 11 at the city's Town Hall. Ilyasah Shabazz, the third daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, was keynote speaker, celebrating Dr. King's legacy. Watch her entire speech recorded above. She was joined by Seattle Mayor Jenny ...
A fictional conversation between civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X will be performed by a Wilson County theater company at Cumberland University Saturday and Sunday. "The Meeting" by Jeff Stetson was first performed in 1987, and Centerstage Theatre in Lebanon is producing it ...
DIXON – The Sauk Valley Community College women's basketball team went through a second quarter on Thursday in which nothing seemed to go right. The Skyhawks followed that up with a third quarter in which nothing seemed to go wrong, pulling away late for a 74-57 win over Malcolm X. Malcolm X ...
Suffolk was represented at the Harlem Fine Arts Show hosted at Malcolm X College in Chicago in mid-November. Suffolk native Tim Giles entered his painting in the Malcolm X T-shirt contest, and Giles brought home a win. “There were two parts for me doing the show. Sterling and I wanted to travel and ...
Don Hogan Charles shot the iconic photo of Malcolm X at a window with a rifle in the 1960s. NEW YORK —- The first black staff photographer hired at the New York Times, Don Hogan Charles, the man who shot the iconic photo of Malcolm X at a window with a rifle, and a … This content is for Level One, ...
In 1964, he took a now-famous photograph, for Ebony magazine, of Malcolm X holding a rifle as he peered out of the window of his Queens home. In 1968, for The Times, he photographed Coretta Scott King, her gaze fixed in the distance, at the funeral of her husband, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The first black staff photographer hired at the New York Times, Don Hogan Charles, the man who shot the iconic photo of Malcolm X at a window with a rifle, has died. Former New York Times staff writer Rachel Swarns tweeted the news Sunday afternoon, prompting many of us to wonder where the Times ...
His gloomy wail is set to a striking cacophony of beautifully layered rhythms and melodies. The song then transcends into what resembles a spiritual jazz version of a Pentecostal funeral service. It ends with the ululating congregation honouring the late Malcolm X by clapping in unison. The song invokes the ...
CHICAGO (CBS) — A roomful of young activists attending a Youth Summit at Malcolm X College heard from two of the Democrats seeking the 2018 nomination for Illinois governor. A show of hands during the summit indicated that only about one-third of those in the room would not be old enough to vote ...
Different from other African-American leaders during his time, Malcolm X served his community as a minister, activist and black nationalist leader. Malcolm X's father, Earl Little, was a prominent civil right activist and preacher in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. After his father was murder, X continued to ...
Smithsonian Channel is screening the documentary The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X in 16 U.S. cities as part of Black History Month, and will premiere the film on the network Monday, Feb. 26. Presented entirely through his speeches, newscasts and archival footage, The Lost Tapes tells the story of a man who ...
Smithsonian Channel will air a documentary on the life of civil rights icon Malcolm X in a new documentary, The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X. the network said Wednesday. The documentary, which premieres Feb. 26, will relive the pivotal years of the activist using rarely seen footage and audio tapes, including ...
Born Malcolm Little in 1925, Malcolm X was a Black Muslim minister and National Spokesman for the Nation of Islam. This portrayal shows how a marginal outsider became an influential insider. Participants in this free event have an opportunity to talk with Malcolm X while the scholar is in character and ...
“Malcolm X was a waiter here,” says Williams, referring to the Nation of Islam minister turned human rights activist. “X” happens to be the main character in Little Red, the writing duo's new television project backed by the Emmy-winning animation studio Titmouse Inc. The adult-themed cartoon follows the ...
The Mineral Area College Lady Cardinals defeated the Malcolm X Hawks 83-38 this Monday afternoon in the Bob Sechrest Fieldhouse. MAC dominated the boards with nine offensive rebounds in the first quarter and 16 to finish the game. Lady Cardinals' Lanie Bell had 16 points going 4-4 from the arc…
Odell Beckham Jr's incredible tattoo features Malcolm X, Michael Jackson, AI stepping over Ty Lue, and more. New, 2 comments. This is incredible. By James Dator Dec 6, 2017, 11:32am EST. tweet · share · pin · Rec. Odell Beckham Jr's leg sleeve is complete, and it's absolutely incredible. The tattoo has been months in the ...
The symbol of racial equality and integration during the 1960s was Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., but the role model for Black independence and empowerment was Malcolm X. A prominent member and national spokesperson in the Nation of Islam (NOI) under the leadership of Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X ...
ABQ NAACP president: Put Rosa Parks, Malcolm X back in exam ... Public Education Department a strongly worded letter about the exclusion of Rosa Parks and Malcolm X from the state end-of-course history exam “blueprint,” Albuquerque NAACP president Harold Bailey says his position has softened.
Yolanda King and Attallah Shabazz, daughters of slain civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, spoke at the University of Virginia on ... “Their fathers never had the chance to know one another, but the eldest daughters of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X said they are convinced the ...
Malcolm X Legacy's site delves into his contributions to the Civil Rights movement. “Malcolm X will be remembered for his contribution to society of underscoring the value of a truly free populace by demonstrating the great lengths to which human beings will go to secure their freedom,” read the site.
Spike Lee's masterpiece Malcolm X celebrates its 25th anniversary this month. (Go here to read Odie Henderson's recent appreciation of the film, discussing its prescience and continuing power.) Back in 1992, on the eve of the film's release, Village Voice writer Hilton Als interviewed and profiled Spike Lee.
Malcolm X turned 25 last week. But from its very opening frames it still singes with urgent confrontation. The movie opens with the righteous noise of one of Malcolm X's speeches, as performed by Denzel Washington, corralling us to look on as a burning American flag fills the screen. That image is ...


 

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