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Malcolm Taught Us: 7 Quotes From Malcolm X

What's The Point?

By Diamond 11:04 am February 21, 2015 By L.G. Parker Most of us remember the first time we read The Autobiography of Malcolm X and tripped off his brutal honesty, how it woke something up in us. If not that, we remember in 2007 when KanYe claimed on Graduation that he was “I’m like the […]

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I’m Not Here For #CrimingWhileWhite and You Shouldn’t Be Either

Black Lives Matter

By Jenn M. Jackson 12:28 pm December 10, 2014 Last Wednesday, a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict 29-year-old Daniel Pantaleo, the White New York City cop who applied an illegal “chokehold maneuver” to Eric Garner’s chest and neck causing his death on July 17th. Immediately following the grand jury’s decision, well-meaning Whites […]

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Nicki Minaj takes shot at Malcolm X’s daughter on new song


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:17 am April 9, 2014 Earlier this year, Nicki Minaj came under fire for using an iconic image of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X on her song cover. Minaj borrowed an image of X peeping out of a window with a semi-automatic weapon that was captured approximately a year before his […]

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Malcolm X’s family responds to Nicki Minaj’s use of his image for new single

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:37 pm February 17, 2014 Last week musician Nicki Minaj came under fire for the use of an image of iconic civil rights leader Malcolm X to promote her new single. Minaj has since apologized for the act, but some members of X’s estate still aren’t pleased. 

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Nicki Minaj apologizes for depiction of Malcolm X in cover art for single

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:08 pm February 14, 2014 Yesterday musician Nicki Minaj found herself in the middle of controversy over her choice of photo to promote her single. The artwork for Minaj’s song, “Lookin’ Ass Ni**a” is a reproduction of the iconic photograph of Malcolm X, rifle in hand, looking out of the window of his Queens home, with […]

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School bans students from writing about Malcolm X

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:07 pm February 13, 2014 Parents of students attending a New York school are outraged after finding out their children were banned from writing about iconic civil rights leader Malcolm X.  The assignment, given to fourth graders attending Public School 201 in Flushing, did not permit students to write about X because […]

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Nicki Minaj’s new song cover for ‘Lookin’ Ass Ni**a’ features Malcolm X, offends most

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:18 pm February 13, 2014 Nicki Minaj has released a new single, but the music is being overshadowed by its package. The artwork for Minaj’s song, “Lookin’ Ass Ni**a” is a reproduction of the iconic photograph of Malcolm X, rifle in hand, looking out of the window of his Queens home, with […]

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Ban on Malcolm X’s diaries extended indefinitely

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:56 am November 26, 2013 In the latest stem of events regarding the publishing of diaries written by the late Malcolm X, a federal judge has extended her ban on sales of the book. Until evidence in a court challenge can be heard next year, readers will not be able to consume […]

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Relatives seek to block publication of Malcolm X’s diary with lawsuit

elatives of Malcolm X have decided to sue in order to block the publication of private diaries kept by the civil rights leader. Malcolm X was assassinated shortly after returning from overseas, where he received spiritual enlightenment during the holy Pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Mourners Gather at Memorial Service for Malcolm Shabazz

A memorial gathering is under way for Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of Malcolm X. Shabazz was murdered in Mexico City last week. Once again, an unbelievably tragic situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Shabazz family. Rest in Peace, Malcolm

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