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Malcolm X

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...

Malcolm X's Daughter Arrested

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MARS HILL, N.C. — The daughter of Malcolm X was being held in a North Carolina jail and could be extradited to New York to face charges on sever...

The Ballot or the Bullet: American Foreign Policy at a Crossroads

Ian Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ian Moss

Malcolm X called 1964 the year of "the ballot or the bullet." Today, it is only a matter of time before the bullet forces calls for freedom and democracy to be answered.

Witness Heroes

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

I heard Martin Luther King's dream that hot day in August and was never the same. Growing up in the civil rights era without being able to participate as a young child felt like a reed being buffeted by the wind.

Little Indignities

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

I was recently taken aback during a business meeting when a woman in her 20s (I'll call her Heather) referred to me and my two older sisters as "girls."

Hostage to the Past: Visiting the Former US Embassy in Iran

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danny Schechter

War is a profitable business, and as our economy continues its decline, we can anticipate more calls to "bomb, bomb Iran" so we can fight and spend our way to "recovery." Talk about insanity.

From Ernest Withers to Riley Freeman: How Informants Seeded the Stop Snitching Campaigns

Yvette Carnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvette Carnell

Today, "stop snitching" campaigns have lead to a form of tribalism whereby African-American communities forfeit their right to police protection in favor of a tenacious defiance to authority.

HuffPost Review: Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's disappointing that Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel isn't a better movie. Not that it's a bad one. But, were cable standards a little less skittish, it would fit right in on the Biography channel.

The Washington Post Mistakes Barack Obama For Malcolm X (PICTURE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

We love it when newspapers put the wrong picture with a headline. But this one is just ridiculous. It's the President. You may have seen him before. Y...

Thomas Hagan, Malcolm X Assassin, Released

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK – The only man ever to admit involvement in the assassination of Malcolm X was freed on parole Tuesday, 45 years after he helped gun do...

Malcolm X to Barack Obama: The Supreme Court Needs Someone Like Me

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

Mr. President: In that fight over health care, when you stood for something, and fought for it, you won.

Black Elegance!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Naturally, as the city's oldest, most fashionable African American congregation for two centuries, Saint Philip's Episcopal Church was bound to be 94 year old Mrs. Cunningham's parish.

Why Lord?

Duchess Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Duchess Harris

"Black America stands at the precipice. African American unemployment is at its highest in 25 years. Thirty-five percent of our children live in poor...

Criminy! I Forgot to Celebrate Black History Month Again

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Patrick Sauer

I would like to extend a sincere apology for forgetting Black History Month yet again. I don't know why this seems to happen every year, but I'm always filled with regret that I didn't do any celebrating.