After more than a year of protesters putting racial inequality in the spotlight, this year’s Pulitzer Prize is honoring several books addressing Black history. That includes a biography titled “The Dead are Rising: The Life of Malcolm X.” It was written by the late investigative journalist Les Payne and finished by his daughter Tamara. After 30 years of research, Payne collected over 100 hours of interviews with people who knew Malcolm X, from classmates to family members. Soledad O’Brien recently sat down with author, activist, and educator Ilyasah Shabazz to talk about her parents, Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, and her family’s legacy.
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The NYC Parks Dept. renamed 16 sites and parks—including three in Queens—in honor of famous African Americans yesterday. The announcement Wednesday follows the launch of a program last June to rename various public spaces in honor of Black New Yorkers to bring attention to the Black experience in New York.
New York City, NYPosted bySchneps Media
Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC. The Flushing Bay Promenade in Flushing Meadows Corona Park has been renamed Malcolm X Promenade in honor the leading civil rights and African American Muslim leader and spokesman for the Nation of Islam.
Crossing campus to DeMoss Hall, it felt like I was walking the green mile. A marble fountain guards the giant four-story edifice. Roman columns tower above an Olympian staircase ascending to an imposing entranceway. Once inside, it took me a minute to find the offices for the English and Modern Languages faculty, which were tucked away in a side hallway behind an anonymous double door. I walked the main hall of this building nearly every day, but I had never noticed the faculty offices. Nor had I ever looked at the wall of display cases filled with trophies or read the four words emblazoned above the exhibit: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY DEBATE CENTER. It meant nothing to me.
When considering the 1960s civil rights movement, no two men were as powerful or noteworthy as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Malcolm X, a Muslim minister, and activist was assassinated on Feb. 21, 1965, at 39. A little more than three years later, on Apr. 4, 1968,...
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The Malcolm X historical marker was erected in Lansing in 1975. After it was destroyed early this year, State Representative Sarah Anthony is determined to get it fixed, by any means necessary.
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Ninety-six years ago today, a Baptist minister and an avid follower of Black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey, the Rev. Earl Little, and his wife Louise welcomed their fourth child into the world in Omaha, Nebraska. They named him Malcolm Little. Tragically, neither of his parents were around to see that...
Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little 96 years ago today at University Hospital in Omaha. His parents, the Rev. Earl Little, a Baptist minister, and his wife, Louise, came to Omaha in 1921 to bring the Garveyite Christian message of self-sufficiency and independence for African Americans. The Little family lived...
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A celebration is going on at the Omaha Star. Omaha native Malcolm X, who was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925, would have been 96 today, so the paper threw him a party, complete with cake. Terri Sanders, the publisher of the Star, said it...
LOS ANGELES - Malcolm X, arguably one of America’s foremost activists for Black nationalism and renowned civil rights leaders, would have been 96 on May 19. Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, was born in Omaha, Nebraska. After his mother was institutionalized and his father’s death, Malcolm became a ward of the courts and was passed around to different reform schools and foster homes, according to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University.
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Like this newsletter? Forward it to a friend and help us get the word out. They can sign up here. It’s Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Local business owners will host a free community event honoring the life of late civil rights activist Malcolm X this Saturday in North Sacramento. The...