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Malcolm X Topics

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  • Today is the 75th anniversary of the birth of Malcolm X. We now bring you a speech given by Malcolm entitled "The Ballot or the Bullet." He spoke in Cleveland, Ohio on April 3, 1964.
    May 19, 2000 | Story
  • Police officers in Riverside, California shouted racial epithets and celebrated with high-fives last December after fatally shooting Tyisha Miller, an African American teenager who was found unconscious in her car–this according to a federal lawsuit filed by Miller’s family.
    May 19, 1999 | Story
  • Yesterday marked the 34th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, and we play just a few minutes from the documentary "Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X."
    February 22, 1999 | Story
  • Wilfred Little died in Detroit Tuesday. To those who did not know Wilfred Little, he will be remembered primarily as the eldest brother of slain black leader Malcolm X. However, those who knew him well, or even by casual acquaintance, will remember him as an extraordinary figure in his own right — an inspirational teacher, and dedicated community activist in Detroit for nearly five decades. He died yesterday on his brother’s...
    May 20, 1998 | Story
  • Today is Malcolm X’s birthday. Had he lived, he would have been 73 years old. In his life and his work, Malcolm sought to redress the imbalances of America’s racist legacy by re-formulating the political, economic, and historical place of African Americans. He sought to accomplish this in part by visiting Africa himself in an effort to find a new connection to the land.
    May 19, 1998 | Story
  • Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has appointed Muhammad Abdul Aziz, one of three men convicted of assassinating Malcolm X in 1965, as captain in charge of Mosque No. 7- the historic Harlem temple headed by Malcolm X before his murder.
    March 26, 1998 | Story
  • Attallah Shabazz, eldest daughter of the six daughters of Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X announced yesterday the death of Dr. Betty Shabazz outside Jacobi Hospital in NY.
    June 24, 1997 | Story
  • Betty Shabazz, 63, remains in extremely critical condition. We hear from the interview Dr, Shabazz gave to Bernard White and Amy Goodman. Shabazz reflects on her late husband Malcolm X and his influence on the civil rights movement, the Nation of Islam, and the United States in general. Shabazz shares insights into the life and passions of Malcolm X as well as her life with and after the civil rights leader.
    June 02, 1997 | Story
  • Excerpt of a speech Malcolm X gave in Detroit concerning the Congo. It is the 72nd anniversary of Malcolm X’s birth. He spoke about the history of the Congo and US involvement there and the role that Blacks and Whites in the United States play in it all.
    May 19, 1997 | Story
  • James Baldwin and Malcolm X debate the American civil rights movement as well as independence and self determination of African States in 1961.
    May 19, 1997 | Story