Closing Thought–19May17

Remembering Malcolm X

On this day, 19May, in 1925 a great American civil rights activist was born…..

African-American leader and prominent figure in the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X articulated concepts of race pride and black nationalism in the 1950s and ’60s.

Born on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska, Malcolm X was a prominent black nationalist leader who served as a spokesman for the Nation of Islam during the 1950s and ’60s. Due largely to his efforts, the Nation of Islam grew from a mere 400 members at the time he was released from prison in 1952 to 40,000 members by 1960. Articulate, passionate and a naturally gifted and inspirational orator, Malcolm X exhorted blacks to cast off the shackles of racism “by any means necessary,” including violence. The fiery civil rights leader broke with the group shortly before his assassination on February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan, where he had been preparing to deliver a speech.

Source: Malcolm X – Civil Rights Activist, Minister – Biography.com

A short vid about Malcolm’s last years……

Source: X: Malcolm’s Final Years

This country is a better place when we have people like Malcolm fighting for our rights……we need more Malcolms and less d/bags….

That ends my week……I will start my weekend with a smile and a song….

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18 thoughts on “Closing Thought–19May17

      1. Forgetting that one is nearly impossible. I had a follower of Louis Farrahkan for a friend for while … a long time ago ….also a follower of The Honorable Elijah Muhummad ….and I proved to my friend that there is at least one white man in the world who is not a devil. Me.

      2. Farrahkan is a far cry from Malcolm……he was a different person when he returned from Hajj just before his assassination…..he was no longer the “angry black man”…..

      3. I remember that he seemed to have lost some of his original enrapturing “Fire.” I think he would have done better if he had held onto the “Angry Black Man” persona.

      4. He lived his appointed time and he accomplished the purpose for which he was sent.

      5. Once he returned from Hajj he set about change things….I think he was done in because he was going to change the Nation of Islam…

      6. Nobody messes with The Religion of Peace and lives to tell the tale.

      7. I had Black Muslim friends once and they seemed to be peaceful and generous and kind. I know that when I went to the big city they always shadowed me and protected me from the “Colorful Characters.” I was one “White Devil” they seemed to like and to appreciate.

  1. There are too many idiots in this world. And having said it, I have the burden of proving it.
    Frantz Fanon
    good post chuq…enjoy your weekend.
    Wear your burdens lightly I say!

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