As we approach the birth anniversary of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz aka Malcolm X, we share this repost.
By Hakeem Muhammad
Throughout his life, Malcolm X’s political and theological views constantly evolved. However, several core elements never changed. One was his recognition of white supremacy as a
From Ebony Magazine, September 1964
Today, on the fifty-third anniversary of El Hajj Malik Shabazz’s (Malcolm X’s) martyrdom, we re-present Hans Massaquoi’s article in Ebony covering the short period between his departure from the Nation of Islam in March 1964 and his assassination in 1965. Massaquoi
Fifty-Two years ago today, Malcolm X, also known as Al Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was assasinated at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, NYC. Days later at the memorial service, the renowned actor and activist Ossie Davis offered a eulogy, part of which we have reproduced here:
by Zaheer Ali
February 21 marks fifty-two years since Malcolm X/El Hajj Malik Shabazz was assassinated. As much as his absence is felt, there are signs that his legacy still resonates today. From the recurring “X” iconography in Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance last year to Colin Kaepernick
In April of 1964, Malcolm X/Al Hajj Malik El-Shabazz delivered his famous speech, Ballot or the Bullet. In this speech he called 1964 "the most explosive year America has witnessed." He pointed out there was a new generation of Black youth who were deeply dissatisfied
I made my first ziyarah, an Arabic term meaning sacred visitation in Islamic spiritual culture, to Malcolm and Mother Betty the next year. I have had the blessing to travel widely in Muslim lands from Senegal to Singapore since God first expanded my heart for
In Part 1 of today's post, Imam Muhammad Mendes reflects on the historical legacies of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, how their legacies have impacted him personally, and how he first became aware of the annual visitation (ziyarah) to the site of their burial.
Participants in this online exhibit were given two simple requests: to submit a photo of themselves with the image of Malcolm X and a brief audio commentary that described what Malcolm X means to them.