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Malcolm X's Hajj: An American Story

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 12.23.2012 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

One American's personal transformation through his Hajj experience changed the course of his personal history, and the history of his community, his country and beyond.

We the Peoples of the United Nations: Civilian Carnage in Syria Illuminates Need for UN Structural Reform

Anna Therese Day | Posted 12.12.2012 | World
Anna Therese Day

As the spectacle of UN Week commenced against the backdrop of Syrian bloodshed, a discussion of structural UN reform could not be more timely.

Wood Harris To Play Malcolm X In Lifetime's 'Coretta and Betty'

Black Film | Posted 09.18.2012 | Black Voices

While promoting his upcoming film opposite Lena Headey and Karl Urban in ‘Dredd 3D,’ actor Wood Harris mentioned to Blackfilm.com that he’s set ...

So You Want to Talk Solutions? White Denial and the Change Question (Part 1)

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 11.05.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

It is time to rectify a societal plague - mass incarceration. This would be a step in the right direction.

Optional Oscars -- 1992

Jon Eig | Posted 10.29.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

The book Alternate Oscars looks at every Oscar awarded in the big three categories -- picture, actor, and actress -- from 1927-28 on and offers, when appropriate, a better choice. But it stops with the 1991 Oscars, which leaves the last 20 years wide open.

Son Of Malcolm X's Biographer Seeks Letter At Syracuse University

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 07.29.2012 | Black Voices

ALBANY, N.Y. — The son of Malcolm X's biographer is asking Syracuse University to hand over a letter in which the slain activist writes about hi...

Occupy, Obama and Buffett

Richard Brodsky | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

In spite of all the idiocies and unfairness, in spite of the impact of corporate wealth on campaigns and public opinion, elected leaders still have the capacity to translate mass movements into things that people can vote for.

How A Christian Hajj Would Save The Next Trayvon Martin

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 05.27.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

The Muslim Hajj, while commanded by God, truly became a symbol of unity and brotherhood by the call of Prophet Muhammad. Trayvon's death is an opportunity for white church leaders to make it their calling.

WATCH: Spike's Most Memorable Joints

Posted 03.20.2012 | Black Voices

Throughout the years, Spike Lee and his production company, 40 Acres and a Mule, has managed to produce some of the most talked-about films in black c...

Malcolm X: The Paragon of Self-Transformation

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 04.27.2012 | Impact
Muqtedar Khan

Malcolm X's legacy is important for Muslims and non-Muslims alike -- and one that has influenced many American Muslims, including myself.

Yasiin Bey Remixes 'N****s In Paris' In Memory Of Malcolm X

Posted 02.24.2012 | Entertainment

Formerly known as Mos Def, Yasiin Bey has rolled in with a remix video of Kanye West and Jay-Z's "N*****s In Paris," 'N****s In Poorest." The track...

Books To Read For Black History Month

Christopher Paul Curtis | Posted 04.16.2012 | Books
Christopher Paul Curtis

It is so difficult to choose only ten books for Black History Month; my list should be immediately expanded to include any book by the authors I cite.

Brown University Student Uncovers Lost Malcolm X Speech

AP | By DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 02.06.2012 | College

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The recording was forgotten, and so, too, was the odd twist of history that brought together Malcolm X and a bespectacled Ivy Leag...

Uncovered Documents Reveal Malcolm X History

AP | By JEFF KAROUB | Posted 02.01.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Documents outlining the crime that landed Malcolm X in prison in the 1940s are among some 1,000 recently unearthed items purchased jointly ...

The Greatest -- Muhammad Ali -- Turns 70

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.18.2012 | Sports
Peter Dreier

Muhammad Ali's fame, his sacrifice, and his lifetime commitment to peace and human rights is unequaled in the sports world.

PHOTOS: Freedom Fighter Fashion

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.16.2012 | Black Voices

There is strength in style--the civil-rights movement is a perfect example. Robin Givhan said it best in her essay about the civil-rights movement...

Malcolm X's Daughter Gets Locked Up

AP | Posted 02.13.2014 | Black Voices

Authorities say a daughter of Malcolm X is being held without bail after violating terms of her probation. According to the New York Post, Malikah Sh...

Top 5 Criminals Who Turned Their Lives Around

Newsone.com | David Moye | Posted 11.18.2011 | Crime

One good thing about America is that people are given second chances. Many people who have become leaders, businessmen and even politicians have be...

5 Years Probation For Malcolm X Daughter In Theft

AP | Posted 09.28.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A daughter of Malcolm X has been sentenced to five years of probation for stealing the identity of an elderly family friend to run up big ...

Giancarlo Esposito In Breaking Bad's Fourth Season Premiere: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid.

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 09.15.2011 | Home
Cynthia Ellis

Giancarlo Esposito's performance in Breaking Bad's fourth season premiere was so electrifying that, as Woody Allen once said, "All the blood went out of my face and went to my brother."

Malcolm X's Daughter Pleads Guilty In NYC To Identity Theft

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 08.09.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A daughter of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X was released from jail Thursday after pleading guilty to stealing the identity of a...

How To Get A Book Into The New York Public Library

electricliterature.com | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books

I spent Friday night at the New York Public Library's main branch with 499 other people (plus an uncounted slew of librarians, volunteers, security gu...

A Fiery Debate on New Malcolm X Biography: Amira Baraka v. Michael Eric Dyson (Video)

Democracy Now! | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Democracy Now!

On what would have been the 86th birthday of Malcolm X, Democracy Now! hosts a roundtable discussion about Dr. Manning Marable's controversial new biography.

In The Valley Of The Shadow Of Freedom Riders

Black Voices | Trymaine Lee | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

Yesterday morning, as I stood across from where it all began at 1100 New York Avenue in Washington, D.C., and watched as the college kids linked arms ...

Can Memoir Be Trusted?

Michael Levy | Posted 06.29.2011 | Books
Michael Levy

Memoir, as its Latin root indicates, is a selection of subjective, often partially forgotten, memories. Readers do not expect memoirists to be journalists. What matters is trust.