At only twenty-four, Vic Mensa is already an established member of the Chicago music scene and a social justice activist—from protesting his hometown police department after the shooting of shooting of Laquan McDonald to flying to Standing Rock and joining with the protestors to fight against allowing construction the Dakota Access Pipeline, he’s made his political feelings known....more
Posts Tagged: Malcolm X
The long-awaited release of The Autobiography of Malcolm X in ebook format is on track for May of this year, to commemorate what would have been the activist’s 90th birthday. The print edition has been available from Ballantine, an imprint of Penguin Random House, for some time; the author’s estate is spearheading the digital publication in keeping with his principles, according to attorney L....more
Today marks the (probable) publication of the diary that Malcolm X kept “during the last year of his life as he broke away from the Nation of Islam and traveled throughout Africa and the Middle East.”
It’s coedited by one of his daughters, but other family members are trying to prevent the book’s release....more
Behind The Autobiography of Malcolm X, there is a discussion over whether or not the book is an authentic depiction “of a martyred black icon or a sly act of ventriloquism by his more moderate collaborator,” that is Alex Haley.
This essay examines Malcolm X through Alex Haley’s words and Manning Marable’s new biography, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, taking into consideration the white audience that informed the narrative of the story....more