Malcolm X

Malcolm Burnley, a 22-year old student at Brown University, recently stumbled upon a civil rights artifact lost in time. Burnley discovered the recording of a speech made by civil rights leader Malcolm X.

Born Malcolm Little in 1925, the man the world later know as Malcolm X or even El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, helped spur the growth of Islam and Black nationalism in America in the 1960s thanks largely to his supreme oratorial gifts. The former spokesman for the Nation of Islam, largely considered one of the nation’s most […]

Manning Marable was a leading historian of black history and author of a long-awaited biography on Malcolm X released this year. In one of his writings called “Anything’s Possible,” Marable examines the history of Harlem and its evolution to an African-American mecca.

If Malcolm X hadn’t been gunned down and killed in the Audubon Ballroom on Feb. 21, 1965, he might have turned 86 today. As it is, he just might be turning over in his grave.

It’s always sad when the next generation of a historical legend falls short of the character of their legacy.  One of Malcolm X’s daughters, Malikah Shabazz, appeared in a Queens court today on charges that she defrauded the 70-year-old widow of one of her father’s former bodyguards. How can Malikah Shabazz rebuild her character?  Let’s […]