Happy Birthday Malcolm X

May 19th is the date one of the most influential and greatest African Americans in history was born, El Haaj Malik El-Shabazz, known to us as Malcolm X. Today marks what would be the civil rights activist’s 85th birthday. He was many things to many people, but he was nothing short of legendary. He is credited with pushing for democracy in modern Black America, spreading Islam in black communities and boosting the morale of African Americans. He once said he wanted “to bring about the complete independence of people of African descent here in the western hemisphere…and bring about the freedom of these people by any means necessary.” To celebrate the life and legacy of Malcolm X, fans can purchase a silk-screened t-shirt by Slick Designs. Check out all seven t-shirt designs...

45 Years After the Assassination of Malcolm X

Malcolm X was assassinated 45 years ago this weekend. Earlier this year, WNYC Radio unearthed a 1960s interview between the civil rights leader and WNYC journalist Eleanor Fischer. Malcolm X talks passionately about the deep roots of segregation in America; the political and psychological state of the Black community; the need to build the Black leadership; and his strong condemnation of Martin Luther King’s methods. Read the rest of the article and listen to the interview...

Malcolm X’s Daughter to Speak at University of Wyoming

The third daughter of slain Muslim leader Malcolm X is the keynote speaker at the eighth annual Martin Luther King Jr. and Days of Dialogue¬†celebration at the University of Wyoming next month. Ilyasah Shabazz, who is an author, lecturer and human rights activist, is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. The theme of this year’s celebration that runs from January 18-22 is “Poverty, Politics, and Race” Shabazz was only 2 years old and present when her father, Malcolm X, was assassinated in 1965 in New York. Malcolm X is considered to be one of greatest and most influential African Americans in history. His fight for equality and freedom for African Americans will remain a legacy for generations to...