REMEMBERING MALCOLM X ON HIS BIRTHDAY

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REMEMBERING MALCOLM X ON HIS BIRTHDAY

Unread post by black » May 13th, 2006, 12:52 pm

REMEMBERING MALCOLM X ON HIS BIRTHDAY
By Dr. Conrad W. Worrill (May 9, 2006)

Since the untimely assassination of Malcolm in 1965, movement forces throughout the world have consistently commemorated his birthday. Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska.
It was on February 21, 1965 that Malcolm X was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan, New York by forces that were trying to stop his impact on our movement. They were not successful. He will forever remain our “Shining Black Prince.”
Malcolm X is a man that should be studied carefully in our efforts to examine a critical period in our history— the 1960s. It was during this period that Malcolm X became an internationally known and respected African in America leader, whose ideas were widely discussed and debated.
It was through the Nation of Islam, under the leadership of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, that Malcolm X was given an opportunity to develop his tremendous talents as a teacher, researcher, orator, and organizer.
Malcolm X joined the Nation of Islam while in prison in 1952. After his release in the mid 1950s, Malcolm X became a full–time minister for the Nation of Islam that became one of the most important organizations in the history of African in America, people. From his main base in Harlem, at Mosque Number 7, he launched his talents on the world.
Malcolm X was a revolutionary who presented a model of Black manhood that shook the world. When Malcolm X finally left the Nation of Islam, because of internal differences, he decided to take his first trip to Mother Africa. Malcolm spent five weeks in Africa, from April 13 - May 21, 1964.
This trip helped reestablish our links with the movement to reclaim “Africa for the Africans.” Malcolm met many of the leaders and people of Africa. He visited Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon, Nigeria, Ghana, Monrovia, Liberia, Senegal, Tanzania, Guinea, Morocco, and Algeria.
This trip and subsequent trips abroad helped Malcolm sharpen his understanding of the worldwide system of white supremacy as the number one enemy of African people throughout the world. This has not changed.
After leaving the Nation of Islam, Malcolm began to broaden his organizing strategies by attempting to reach out and work with many of the more established civil rights organizations and movement tendencies to a common organizational vehicle. Malcolm began building this vehicle through his establishment of the Organization For Afro–American Unity (OAAU).
Malcolm felt that a United Front was the necessary mechanism by which the political consciousness of African people in America could be raised. Also, he felt that this United Front would be the common voice we needed to represent the Black Liberation movement in this country. Many of us are still working to build this United Front concept of organizing toward our liberation in America.

In the spirit of Malcolm, let us summarize his contributions:

1. Malcolm X was a concrete example that if you discipline yourself and find a new outlook on life you can transform your behavior.

2. From 1952 - 1963, Malcolm X helped the Honorable Elijah Muhammad build the Nation of Islam into a powerful force.

3. During this same period, Malcolm became the spokesman for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, and thus, became a spokesman for the Black Nationalist Movement in one of the most important periods in our history— the period of the mid 1950s through the 1960s.

4. In this role, Malcolm articulated many important concepts and ideas that helped strengthen the Black Nationalist Movement in this country, as well as, the Civil Rights Movement. His speech, “The Ballot or the Bullet,” still rings in our ears. His conception of the role of “House Negroes” vs. “Field Negroes” is still with us today. And his coining he phrase, “By Any Means Necessary” are just a few of the ideas and concepts that concretely impacted the Black movement.

5. Malcolm X defined Black Nationalism in simple terminology that appealed to the Black masses when he said, “the political philosophy of Black nationalism is that Blacks should control the politics and politicians in our own community... The economic philosophy of Black nationalism must be designed to re–educate our community to the importance of controlling the economy in which we live by owning and operating the businesses. The social philosophy of Black nationalism is we must become socially mature enough to realize the responsibility on us to elevate the conditions and standards of our community to a higher level.”

6. Malcolm X linked the Black struggle in this country with the struggle of African people around the world.

7. Malcolm helped shape Black peoples pride in themselves and by so doing, he exposed, by teaching, that the greatest crime of white people was they taught us to hate ourselves. It was Malcolm’s spirit that generated the Black Pride, Black Studies, and Black Power phases of our movement.

So, on the one hand, Malcolm helped internationalize our struggle and on the other hand, he linked it up to the mass struggle and issues that faced our people in America. By taking this approach, Malcolm was able to provide a basis for the continued historical efforts to build worldwide African unity. This unity manifested when African nations and African NGO’s successfully lobbied the United Nations World Conference Against Racism to declare that colonialism, slavery, and the slave trade were crimes against humanity. The Reparations Movement is unifying African people in America and worldwide. The contributions of Malcolm X laid the historical foundation for this current mass phase of the Reparations Movement.
Remember Malcolm and join the Reparations Movement! They Owe Us, Reparations Now!!!

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Unread post by black » May 13th, 2006, 12:54 pm

don't come in here with your racist thinking. if you got nothing positive to say then kick rocks!

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Unread post by Dub Related » May 13th, 2006, 3:07 pm

happy g-day 8)

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Unread post by never die inside » May 13th, 2006, 4:55 pm

My two favorite American heroes are Malcolm X and Bruce Lee.

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Unread post by UmanH-ay » May 13th, 2006, 5:34 pm

RIP Malcom

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Unread post by A Ghost » May 13th, 2006, 5:53 pm

Is it true that Farrakhan had something to do with his death?

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Unread post by Trip'n_Loc » May 13th, 2006, 8:04 pm

R.I.P. Malik Shabazz aka Malcolm Little aka Malcolm X

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Unread post by Old Shatterhand » May 13th, 2006, 10:12 pm

You'll need to research all sides and draw an educated conclusion.

Wikipedia is editable; however, as of today's date their presentation of Malcom X's life and death while "politically correct" is well summarized.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_X

However, the Free Republic and other published online sources assert:

"In the 1960s, Farrakhan developed a strong enmity toward Malcolm X, who backed a more moderate vision of black civil rights than the NOI’s radical agenda. Against this already tense backdrop, a 1964 event catapulted Farrakhan’s contempt for Malcolm to soaring new heights. That year, Malcolm X publicly revealed that NOI leader Elijah Muhammad had impregnated several of his teenage secretaries, in blatant violation of his own admonitions against sex outside of marriage. Farrakhan was outraged at what he perceived as Malcolm’s disloyalty and called him a traitor. Ten weeks before Malcolm was assassinated, Farrakhan denounced him in the NOI newspaper Muhammad Speaks. “Only those who wish to be led to hell, or to their doom, will follow Malcolm,” Farrakhan wrote. “The die is set, and Malcolm shall not escape, especially after such evil, foolish talk about his benefactor; such a man is worthy of death and would have been met with death if it had not been for Muhammad’s confidence in Allah for victory over his enemies.”

(CBS) 60 Minutes television show did a special where they talked to Louis Farrakhan about this.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2000/05/ ... 4051.shtml

NOI's website info on Malcolm X http://www.finalcall.com/webcast/malcolmx/

An article found there:

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/ ... i_62685474

But this is a really a thread on remembering Malcolm X. So what do you think his political and spiritual beliefs really were and how did they evolve. Research and qualify. Peace.

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Unread post by perongregory » May 14th, 2006, 1:30 am

Seriously though. this was to celebrate this man's legacy on his b-day and ya'll blatantly disregard the criteria of this thread and post some bs?

RIP Malik Shabazz. You'll never be forgotten.

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Unread post by A Ghost » May 14th, 2006, 1:00 pm

That post wasn't bs, many believe that Farrakhan had something to do with his death.

That wasn't derogatory against Malcom X, why do think that it was?

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Unread post by perongregory » May 14th, 2006, 1:26 pm

johnnyblack eye to eye wrote:don't come in here with your racist thinking. if you got nothing positive to say then kick rocks!

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Unread post by MiChuhSuh » May 15th, 2006, 7:38 pm

never die inside wrote:My two favorite American heroes are Malcolm X and Bruce Lee.
lol if you're black I'm guessing you're from around the "bussing" generation? That was basically everyone then lol

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Unread post by Old Shatterhand » July 18th, 2006, 6:41 pm

To The Top. Discuss more. Malcom X is a pivotal historical figure. What do YOU think about what HE had to say? Read it and then share it. Peace.

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Unread post by black » July 26th, 2006, 10:20 am

Old Shatterhand wrote:To The Top. Discuss more. Malcom X is a pivotal historical figure. What do YOU think about what HE had to say? Read it and then share it. Peace.
you talkin to me?

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Unread post by WINO » July 28th, 2006, 8:12 pm

The death of malcolm X was a rightous occurance....in fact it's a shame he was even born.

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Unread post by A Ghost » July 28th, 2006, 10:22 pm

WINO wrote:The death of malcolm X was a rightous occurance....in fact it's a shame he was even born.
Where do you live?

Im gonna lobby to have a Malcom X Boulevard put in. :wink:

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Unread post by WINO » July 28th, 2006, 10:32 pm

A Ghost wrote:
WINO wrote:The death of malcolm X was a rightous occurance....in fact it's a shame he was even born.
Where do you live?

Im gonna lobby to have a Malcom X Boulevard put in. :wink:
You becoming political....hell, you can't put down the glass dick to mow your dog shit strown lawn.

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Unread post by A Ghost » July 28th, 2006, 10:33 pm

WINO wrote:
A Ghost wrote:
WINO wrote:The death of malcolm X was a rightous occurance....in fact it's a shame he was even born.
Where do you live?

Im gonna lobby to have a Malcom X Boulevard put in. :wink:
You becoming political....hell, you can't put down the glass dick to mow your dog shit strown lawn.
Speak English and Illl be able to respond

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Unread post by A Ghost » July 28th, 2006, 10:37 pm

Hey WINO, I signed you up :wink:

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