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:
- Justice Nixes New Malcolm X Murder Probe (theroot.com)
- Malcolm X’s Alleged Killer Has Been Walking Around Free For Years… Will Biography Finally Help Bring Justice??? (bossip.com)
- Malcolm X’s Alleged Killer Has Been Walking Around Free For Years… Will Biography Finally Help Bring Justice??? (via Bossip) (idontmakethenews.com)
- Did Malcolm X Hate Women? (theroot.com)
- City Room: Justice Dept. Declines to Reopen Malcolm X Case (cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com)
- United States National Databases Show B. H. Obama, Using As Many As 39 Different Social Security Numbers. Why? Is Obama Malcolm X’s Son? (politicalvelcraft.org)
- Book Renews Calls to Reopen Malcolm X Case (newser.com)
- Thomas Powers: Malcolm X (lrb.co.uk)
- The Day the Music Died Malcolm X’s Assassination, Feb. 21, 1965 (moorbey.wordpress.com)
- Book Review: The Autobiography of Malcolm X (threaders.wordpress.com)
- BlackBerry World: Q&A with Malcolm Gladwell (blogs.blackberry.com)
- 5 years’ probation for Malcolm X daughter in theft (sfgate.com)
- 5 years’ probation for Malcolm X daughter in theft (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Malcolm X’s Daughter Sentenced For Identity Theft (mediaanarchist.wordpress.com)
- ‘The Help’ shows good stories have no color barrier (thegrio.com)
- When the Black Panthers Challenged Gun Control (reason.com)
- 100 essays on malcolm x (orgtheory.wordpress.com)
- Justice Dept. will not re-investigate Malcolm X case (thegrio.com)
- MALCOLM X: The Price of Freedom is Death (moorbey.wordpress.com)
- Black Masks: Lee’s Malcolm X (okinawaassault.wordpress.com)