1. A man widely regarded as one of the most revolutionary and politically powerful black nationalist leaders of the 1960s. His powerful, if sometimes racist and misdirected, thoughts and speeches continue to shape the direction of Afro-American thought.
Here's a trite bio from the Net for those interested:
"Born Malcolm Little, his father (a minister) was killed by the Ku Klux Klan
. He begins his adult career a hustler
, and later while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. He preaches the teachings with a distinct anti-white slant when let out of jail to wide acclaim, but later on goes on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, there he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim. He changes his name to El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz and stops his anti-white teachings. He dies via assasination."
Malcolm X would be turning in his grave right now, Clarence Thomas.
I think he was actually very interesting. Yeah, he was kind of a racist at first, but he realized that was wrong. He was a hell of a community leader, and a good husband. He was a leader of the nation of Islam, and I think he was murdered by Farrakhan. If he had lived to see Hurricane Katrina and Iraq, he would have died anyway though.
Malcolm X was also a good movie.
Malcolm X (May 19, 1925-February 21 1965), aka Detroit Red aka El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, was a civil rights activist during the civil rights movement of the late 50's and 60's.
Malcolm X was born Malcom Little to Earl and Louise Little in 1925. Malcolm's father was killed by the Ku Klux Klan while he was still young and as a result his mother became distraught after her painful loss and ended up in a mental institution. Malcom moved to Boston with his sister Ella shortly afterword and got a taste of the way black people acted there. He started wearing wild zoot suits, straightning his hair known as a method called "conking," and smoking reefers. He hooked with another cat named Shorty and they became friends, living it up at the Boston dance halls where they did wild, frenzied dances called the lindy-hop. It was there that Malcolm met a white girl named Sophia and they became a couple. Back in those days it was a big thing for a black man to be with a white woman because it showed he had class. But at the same time the white woman got with the black man because of his "sexual athleticism" as Malcolm called it.
After Boston became to small for Malcolm he moved to New York where he became an all around hustler, selling mostly reefers to people on the street and notable muscians. It was here he became known as Detroit Red because of his bright red head of hair. He also got into racketeering, gambling and pimping. He befriended a West Indian named Archie and the two ...
A muslim civil rights activists. Thanks to him and others people of all ethnicity are now "equal" in the US.
Malcolm X was a great man.
A 1992 Spike Lee movie about some black Muslim civil rights leader who (ironically) met his demise when some black people shot him.
Obviously Lee couldn't get the rights to film MLK
so a former drug dealer, pimp, and racist was the next best thing. Typical
Black guy: Hey man, did you see that new Spike Lee movie "Malcolm X"?
White guy: Yeah, I felt so guilty about some shit that happened at least one hundred years ago I took my whole family to see it.
Slang term for Ecstasy.
I just hit some Malcolm X
I just went out with Malcolm X for a while