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Biography Revives Push to Reopen Malcolm X Case

In Main Event, News, Opinion on August 18, 2011 at 1:41 am
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X meet bef...

Image via Wikipedia. Malcolm X. One day the man will get the respect, understanding, justice, and movie, he deserves. But I ain't holding my breath. Read the biography review and let us know your take on it.

Brother Malcolm. Just to read those words brings a heaviness to my heart. He is and was and always will be one of the most misunderstood and much-maligned truly individualistic and idiosyncratic civil rights leaders to have fought during the tumultuous 60s.

To say that the Shabazz family has been through Purgatory and back is an understatement of a highest order, but they remain. And Brother Malcolm’s legacy and memory survive, despite (or because of, depending upon your perspective of diminutive film-financier Spike Lee) inaccurate and inflammatory mass media depictions.

In a piece in the great “New York Times” (one of the few newspapers still left standing, although its footing is slippery at best), dated July 22, 2011, Times writer Shaila Dewan carefully reviews a new biography of the great leader and ever-evolving soul Malcolm X.

If you haven’t already guessed, I’m somewhat of a “fan” of Malcolm X, and personally feel that he has yet to be given due respect; but that’s another story for another time.

Here’s a link to the biography review. Please read it and let us know what your thoughts and feelings are on the text:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/23/nyregion/biography-helps-renew-calls-to-investigate-malcolm-x-assassination.html

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    • There is no doubt that Malcolm X was a great man, orator, thinker, and leader. Any book or form of media that causes the public to take renewed look at the man’s life and works as a whole are worthy in my estimation.

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