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Malcolm X

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.

Malcolm X: A Life Of Reinvention -- The Review

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.22.2011 | Books
Michael Giltz

You can't simply watch Spike Lee's film Malcolm X or read The Autobiography Of Malcolm X as Told To Alex Haley. To get the fullest, fairest treatment of Malcolm X's life, you must also read this book.

Paper Rejects Negative Review Of New Malcolm X Bio

The Washington Post | David Montgomery, Thursday, April 14, 8:19 PM | Posted 06.15.2011 | Books

A blistering review of historian Manning Marable’s best-selling new biography of Malcolm X was rejected this week by ­TheRoot.com, a daily online m...

A Shining Example, Lost: Remembering a Good Teacher

Alyson Renaldo | Posted 06.13.2011 | College
Alyson Renaldo

"And they pay me to do this." I keep hearing him say that in my mind. A week ago, we lost Dr. Manning Marable, a prominent historian, a dedicated professor and on a personal note, my graduate thesis adviser.

Malcolm X Book Rattles His Daughters: The Truth Sometimes Hurts

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Malcolm X remains my greatest hero, no matter what historians have to say. But by believing that our heroes are perfect, we only end up disappointing ourselves later on down the road.

Malcolm X Was "Gay-for-Pay," New Book Says

Irene Monroe | Posted 06.07.2011 | Books
Irene Monroe

We need to closely examine the recent revelation that for a period in his life Malcolm X engaged in same-sex relationships.

Malcolm X's Daughters Unhappy With New Book's Implications That Parents Were Cheating

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 06.07.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Two of Malcolm X's daughters are unhappy that a new biography alleges their parents' marriage was strained and that their mother &nda...

Remembering Dr. Manning Marable

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

2011-04-04-tavismanning.jpgDr. Manning Marable, author of the epic new biography Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, was scheduled to appear on my program in a few days to discuss his book. Sadly, he passed away on Friday.

Muslim Man Denies Author's Claim That He Killed Malcolm X

Posted 06.04.2011 | Religion

By Amy Ellis Nutt and Barry Carter Religion News Service NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) For 46 years, the chief assassin of slain civil rights icon Malcolm X ...

For Manning Marable

Howard Winant | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Howard Winant

Manning Marable was a tireless writer and activist. But for the same reasons that he was a black advocate and black thinker, Manning was attuned to the demands of emancipation everywhere.

The Kidnapper's Guide to Negotiating a Budget (or, Why We Need an Independent, Non-Party Movement)

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

In the bloodbath that is modern American politics, the courtly Dems still want to fight by Marquis of Queensbury rules, while their opponents pummel them with knives and brass knuckles.

'They Don't Make Movies About Boring People:' Two New Documentaries Tackle AIDS, Government

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Imagine someone with the bluntness of the George Carlin, the wardrobe of the Kinsey Sicks, and the following of Dame Edna and you'll get an idea of what kind of social catalyst Pieter-Dirk Uys became for South Africans.

Malcolm X's Daughter Held On $100K Bail

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A daughter of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X has been extradited to New York City to face charges of identity theft and grand la...