Posts Tagged: Malcolm X

Album of the Week: Vic Mensa’s The Autobiography

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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.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 15): “Southern History”

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We can’t hide from our history and we can’t pass it on to future generations. ...more

Where You Put It on the Line: A Conversation with Mychal Denzel Smith

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Mychal Denzel Smith discusses his debut nonfiction book Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, how the activist space has changed in recent years, and who he is writing for. ...more

Multitudes: Policing Black Art

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Editors and producers skin my art and wrap my entire face with it, asking me to write and read in Black face. ...more

Binary States of America: A Letter to Obama

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In the end, although I wanted you to be more like Charles Bronson or Malcolm or Luke Cage, I am very proud to have witnessed your historic presidency—the successes, and even the disappointments. ...more

I’ll Fly Away: Notes on Economy Class Citizenship

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I want to break from a continued and systematic white supremacy so pervasive it is entrenched in the vernacular I use to express myself. ...more

By Any Memes Necessary

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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.

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Malcolm X’s Diary Released

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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.

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Reexamined

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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.

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