Malcolm

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(Malcolm X, May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965)

"If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary."

"I don’t favor violence. If we could bring about recognition and respect of our people by peaceful means, well and good. Everybody would like to reach his objectives peacefully. But I’m also a realist. The only people in this country who are asked to be nonviolent are black people."

"It is a time for martyrs now, and if I am to be one, it will be for the cause of brotherhood. That’s the only thing that can save this country." – February 19th, 1965, 2 days before his murder.


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21 Responses to “Malcolm”

  1. Shaft Says:

    He was a great man..and his words were candid..tough to hear..but true in many ways.Rest in Peace sir

  2. babyG Says:

    nice quote… Definitely a brother with a mission. Hope his message isn’t lost on the masses

  3. Blue Says:

    It’s looking like the message it already lost. Our leaders now consist of 50 Cent and D4L. The “great” quotes coming out of our generation will be “I’ll let you lick the lollipop” and “shake that laffy taffy.” When will the bullshit end?

  4. Kheri Wes Says:

    real talk, eskay great post.

    Great man, many times people are afraid to hear what the majority are too blind to see.

    When people speak about leaders i think they use it too losely, a lot of people like to allude to kanye west and people like him, and before i state it, first and foremost i like the kid a lot, but i dont thik you can call him a leader. To be honest he is more of a big mouth without a brain that really needs to shut the fuck up.

    While i am not in the favor of thinking that bush cares about black people, I cant fault him when to be honest we cant honestly say the majority of our people give a fuck. New Orleans wasnt a great city before the hurricane hit and people didnt give a shit, until they believed bush dropped the ball.

    To make a real long story short, great post, great man, people forget the real message that stated if you want to see change you need to fight for it and that doesnt always have to be physical, but more times than less is mental

    I hate to admit it, but until we can come together and realize that we are the prob

  5. dCs Says:

    i agree that his message is usually misconstrued and people think he was just a violent dude. i mean, at a point in time, there was some real militant behavior, but he was really a great man. you know, bein white, i have to say, im definitely jealous that i cant be a part of a lot of these great leader’s movements. 3 of my favorite people that i look up to in the world are martin luther king, malcom x, and gandhi…

    i pretty much agree with Blue. i definitely wish us younger dudes could have someone like that to look up to, be they black, white, yellow, brown, whatever. no matter the subject; just a positive message about a subject that needs to be addressed. cause if you dont stand for something…

  6. cbrizzle AKA 80'S BABY Says:

    The important thing here is that NOW is always the time for action. We as a people dont have to kill all white people like the dude at howard said, but we do have to unite and rebel in a different fashion. i believe once we stop degrading ourselves, and living up to what other races think we are, we can surpass the level of sucess where we are by leaps and bounds. What ever your cause of action is take it, just remember that you as a person of african decent represent more than just yourselves, but your whole race. its unfortunate, but we need to really progress as a people and stick together. Most of the other races stick together in many ways, i mean around my way philipinos buy from philipinos, indians from indians, and so on. if we could learn to grow internally, we would see change. think about if we never got on the busses, and started our own bus systems, we could have changed the financial structure of our society. today we as a people spend somewhere around 100 billion dollars a year in retail. imagine if that money was circulated amongst ourselves.

  7. B-HEEZIE Says:

    Great Man, GREAT LEADER!!!!!! R.I.P. MALCOLM…..

  8. yeahisaidit Says:

    “our leaders now consist of 50 cent and d4l”
    ** no offense blue but what shit you smokin’? these recording artists impact entertainment and culture true enough…but they are not even tryin’ to represent politically, please dont get it twisted! barack obama anyone?

  9. kimkam Says:

    When was the last time that you saw Barack Obama’s name put out in the public consciousness as vigourously 50 and kanye? I havent seen his name mentioned but like 2 times on supposed Black television or the news. I bet you 90% of black people are like Obama who, Obama bin laden or some shit like that!

  10. KingML Says:

    Yeah well if you think black people are going to be changing anytime soon maybe read up on Colin Powells “run for the presidency” then ask yourself why bother?

  11. CAPOdiTuttiCAPI Says:

    eS,

    GOOD LOOK. cANT find a peep about MALCOLM’S death on any “major” news site…MSN…YAHOO…ETC. thats very sad shit. Anyway. read this man’s autobio by alex haley in the 6th grade. im thankful for what he’s done for US..even if the majority of US dont care..or act like WE dont. RIP malcolm.

  12. jersey Says:

    Self Perception is the Key to Self love and the loving others. Education about ones history and contribution from a culture brings self worth to generation to come.

  13. Blue Says:

    @yeahisaidit

    This is true that these artists (and others) are not trying to make political or social statements, nor are they trying to be leaders. I point I was trying to make they have a tremendous influence on our youth. So whether you agree or not, the fact is, unfortunately, they are our leaders.

  14. doc holiday Says:

    um eskay? di du get that picture from my blog? just asking.

    oh yeah

    slightly offtopic…anyone got that malcolm shabazz interview from FEDS magazine? holla @ me

    dholiday05@gmail.com

  15. Scorsese Says:

    its ill to me how people talk about death and violence and 9/10 they die from an incident of violence

  16. eskay Says:

    >>di du get that picture from my blog?

    nah it’s a different size dog. great minds think alike

  17. I_B_BLK_MAN Says:

    I’M WITH YOU KHERI WES…WORD.

  18. slumlord Says:

    Viva La Revolucion!

    >to accomplish your goals in order to attain freedom and independence by any means necessary

  19. KLO Says:

    GOD BLESS BROTHER MALCOLM! WHERE ARE OUR HEROS AT IN 2K6 AND BEYOND???

  20. HOLLYHOOD (AN AFTERMATH ARTIST) Says:

    RIP

  21. dave Says:

    wat a legend eh? just finished an assignment on him, the deeper you look the better he was. too bad nobody really carried on his legacy, it is a grand one.

    “Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send them to the cemetary” Love that quote!

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