"Leaving aside all the physical facts which one can quote, leaving aside rape or murder, leaving aside the bloody catalogue of oppression, which we are in one way too familiar with already, what this does to the subjugated - is to destroy his sense of reality." - James Baldwin, Cambridge University, 1965 (swipe to read excerpt) I Am Not Your Negro is a compilation of excerpts from James Baldwin's writings, interviews and speeches. These also include unpublished texts from a book on the lives of Malcolm X, Medgar Evers and Martin Luther King which Baldwin was writing but couldn't finish. Filmmaker Raoul Peck wove these together into a documentary and this accompanying script. It's a short book but really packs a punch. I've heard the film is absolutely phenomenal. Definitely plan to watch it. Have you ready anything for #blackhistorymonth? I know it's a US thing, but then racism isn't. I firmly believe the more we learn about oppression in different contexts, the more equipped we are to face it in our own as well. Also the world is such a global place now, we're all complicit in these issues by participating in a global economy and online community whether we like to admit it or not. I'm tagging in #onceyougoblackout, a tag I've been following recently to get some excellent recs and follow some great discussion. Do check it out. Also a shoutout to @absorbedinpages whose mention of this book/film reminded me to post as well.
Words can’t express on how much I love this man. Because of envy and jealousy and the amount of attention you were getting from the media gotten you killed. Your legacy will forever live on in my heart. Not only during black history month but as long as I live. I will keep your legacy alive spreading your philosophy and teaching. You were so unstoppable that our own kind couldn’t stand you, they envied you, they hated you and wanted you dead. thee Assassination of brother Malcolm should be a lesson. Just because you call someone your brother or known them for such a long time doesn’t mean they won’t stop you from reaching the top. These were his own kind who killed him But may your soul continue to Rest on Brother Malcolm ✊🏾🙏🏽 #explore#shaderoom#blackhistor#malcolmx#blacktwitter
2 days ago marked the 54th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X – one of the most prominent civil rights leaders and Muslim ministers of the 20th century. #celebrate#blackhistorymonth A few weeks ago, we had the honor of having his daughter Malaak Shabbaz (Betty Shabazz’ daughter) attend AFY in Costa Rica at the @Omega Blue Spirit retreat. AFY Fun facts and ancestral connections & Black History: swipe for photo! Jeff’s cousin, Hellen Malloy adopted Betty Shabbaz when she was young girl. Helen was a founding member of the Housewives League of Detroit and also a member of the National Council of Negro Women and the NAACP. Leslie’s cousin, Betty Lomax, was on the Committee of Concerned Mothers and helped raise funds to support Betty Shabbaz after the assassination of her husband, Malcome X. Small world! We are all connected, we are ONE LOVE ❤️ #ancestry#africanancestry#flowwithus#afroflowyoga#loveandgratitude#malcolmx#civilrights
22/28 Malcolm X , originally named Malcolm Little, or his Muslim name el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, (May 19, 1925-February 21, 1965). Malcom X was an African American leader and dominant figure in the black community and Nation of Islam in the early 1960s. When Malcolm was 6 years old, his father, Earl Little, a Baptist minister and supporter of the early black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey, died after being hit by a car(possibly victim of murder by whites). The family was so poor after this, that it drove his mom,Louise Little, crazy and she got committed to an insane asylum in 1939. Even with all that going on he excelled in school, until one of his eighth-grade teachers told him that he should become a carpenter instead of a lawyer, he lost interest and soon ended his education. In his teenage years he rebelled himself,moved from the State Detention Home to a juvenile home. Then he became involved in criminal activities. Known as “Detroit Red” he developed into a street hustler, drug dealer, and leader of a gang of thieves in Roxbury and Harlem. While in prison for robbery from 1946 to 1952, he started to educate himself again and spent long hours reading books in the prison library.He eventually ended up joining the Nation of Islam, an African American movement that combined elements of Islam with black nationalism. Malcolm quit smoking, gambling and eating pork. He replaced his surname, “Little,” with an “X ” saying he didn’t want his name to still be linked to a white slaveholders. Malcom also founded the Nation’s newspaper, «Muhammad Speaks», which he printed in the basement of his home. He preached on the streets of Harlem and spoke at major universities such as Harvard University and the University of Oxford. Contrary to Martin Luther King, Malcolm argued that the most important issues were black identity, integrity, and independence and that insisted how important it is to defend ourselves “by any means necessary.” His critique
“I do not pretend to be a divine man, but I do believe in divine guidance, divine power, and in the fulfillment of divine prophecy. I am not educated, nor am I an expert in any particular field, but I am sincere, and my sincerity is my credentials” #malcolmx#anniversary
These are my 5 favorite movies from the 5 nominated directors of this year oscar _________ 1.”Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” is my favorite movie from Alfonso Cuaron who is nominated for “Roma” 2.”The Favourite” is my favorite Yorgos Lanthimos movie and it is the same one he is nominated for this year. 3.”Do The Right Thing” is my favorite Spike Lee movie who is nominated for “BlacKkKlasman” 4.”Stepbrothers” is my favorite Adam McKay movie who is nominated for “Vice. 5.”My Summer of Love” is my favorite movie from Pawel Pawlikowski who is nominated for “Cold War”. #adammckay#alfonsocuaron#spikelee#yorgoslanthimos#pawelpawlikowski#ida#coldwar#roma#mexico#greece#thefavourite#vice#thelobster#thekillingofasacreddeer#dogtooth#stepbrothers#thebigshort#ronburgundy#talladeganights#dotherightthing#25thhour#malcolmx#insideman#hegotgame#shesgottahaveit#harrypotter#theprisonerofazkaban#childrenofmen#ytumamatambien
Reposted from @mrjaymorrison - I founded the first SEC regulated Black Owned Real Estate Crowd Fund in history, allowing non accredited investors the opportunity to own Real Estate starting at $500... We have millions of dollars of assets under management and over 12,700 investment partners. We are a Fundung source for the urban community... Owned by the PEOPLE. It’s what #malcolmx instructed us to do. Create our own. Not worry about someone else’s or tear ours down. People (even in our own community) want to see us lose. Keep us protected in prayer please. 🙏🏿@TulsaRealEstateFund #thepeoplesfund - #regrann
THE GREATS Nina Simone and Malcom X are true inspirations. They were able to touch lives with the power of words and music. Reposting @theblaquelioness:⠀ ...⠀ "As real as it gets #ninasimone#malcolmx (Happy belated birthday to Nina Simone). RIP to the fearless."
February 22, 1965: A day after Malcolm X's assassination, #elijahmuhammad denies that he or the #noi had anything to do with the slaying of #malcolmx in an interview on Chicago radio station WVON, he states his "shock and surprise" at the murder. LIIIIIIIIIEEEEES
“So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise” and noise he did make. Rest in Power to Malcolm X, a man who was unafraid to speak up and speak his truth. May we continue to learn from his legacy 🙏🏽 . #malcolmx#truthtopower
54 years ago at a speaking engagement in the Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom on February 21, 1965 three gunmen rushed Malcolm onstage. They shot him 15 times at close range. The 39-year-old was pronounced dead on arrival at New York’s Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Fifteen hundred people attended Malcolm’s funeral in Harlem on February 27, 1965 at the Faith Temple Church of God in Christ (now Child’s Memorial Temple Church of God in Christ). After the ceremony, friends took the shovels away from the waiting gravediggers and buried Malcolm themselves. • #blacklivesmatter#blackhistory#blacklove#panafrican#malcolmx
Im honestly just really really grateful I get to share my gifts while im here. A year ago I wrote a piece of music in dedication to The Honorable Malcolm X that premiered in #soundtrack63 at the Apollo Theater! It’s called #colorsformalcolm....,a Great Great Ancestor.....✨✨🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽