Ella Collins [Malcolm X’s Sister] Interview Part 2

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The Present Day Fight For Black Liberation In Amerika

  By Bashir Akinyele “Too Black, Too Strong” -Malcolm X (the first and former National Spokesman for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad) “I won’t let history write out the legacy of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad” -The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan (the Spokesman for the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam) “We must put […]

The Missing Malcolm X

Our understanding of Malcolm X is inextricably linked to his autobiography, but newly discovered materials force us to reexamine his legacy.  byGARRETT FELBER Image: Marion S. Trikosko/Wikimedia Commons More than fifty years after his death, Malcolm X remains a polarizing and misunderstood figure. Not unlike the leader he is too often contrasted with—Martin Luther King, Jr.—he has […]

Book Review: Malcolm X: History Is Best Qualified

The Judas Factor: The Life and Death of Malcolm Shabazz Limited 25th Anniversary Edition. Karl Evanzz. Xis Books, 541 pp., $25.99. Reviewed by Todd Steven Burroughs Context can be a witch, to be polite. Yesterday, May 19, Malcolm X would have been 93. The fact that that day is marked solemnly around the country by those […]

Malcolm X’s forgotten kindred soul

 BY DAVID BEITO AND LINDA ROYSTER BEITO   © YouTube Screen Capture The anniversary of Malcolm X’s birth brings to mind the parallels to another great African-American activist: T.R.M. Howard. The two came to know each other late in Malcolm’s life, often talking late into the night at Howard’s home. In 1965 Howard gave the […]

Is It Time for a Reassessment of Malcolm X?

A new Smithsonian Channel film, “The Lost Tapes,” challenges misconceptions about the charismatic leader Malcolm X by Copain, c. 1967 (NPG, gift of the Anchor Foundation) By Allison Keyessmithsonian.com The voice of Malcolm X is like a baritone saxophone—powerful, full, and deep with a gravely gravitas that demands your attention. What better instrument for a man whose forceful, fiery […]

They called him Bunchy, like a bunch of greens

by Malik Ismail “When they killed Bunchy, they killed the Party – we just didn’t know it at the time.” – Roland Freeman, member of the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party by Bunchy Carter in […]

Malcolm X in the 21st century

Credits:File by  Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali   The revolutionary pan-Africanist would have been 92 years this week. His struggles for the liberation of Black people from imperialism and its twin, racism, remain as relevant and inspirational as ever. Many have wondered out loud, “What would El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X be doing at 92 […]

Malcolm X and Human Rightz in the Time of Trumpism: Transcending the Masterz Toolz

by BAR editor and columnist Ajamu Baraka Malcolm X understood that “oppressed peoples must commit themselves to radical political struggle in order to advance a dignified approach to human rights.” What’s needed is a bottom-up mass movement for People(s)-Centered Human Rights, a “political project in the service of the oppressed” that “names the enemies of […]

Remembering Malcolm

By Garrett Felber  This week on Black Perspectives, we mark the 52nd anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination with a week-long forum, “Remembering Malcolm,” on his life, and legacy, and the significance of his ideas for continuing struggles for racial justice and human rights. Certainly, Malcolm is important for his unwavering and incisive critiques of anti-black racism in its […]