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In Honor of Malcom X

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May 19th is the birth date of El Haaj Malik El-Shabazz, known to us as Malcolm X. In honor of our Brother Malcolm, we will discuss his life, his mission and whether people truly understood what he was all about. Brother Malcolm became the universal symbol for Black Manhood as he challenged white superiority and privilege in a way that frightened America. He also challenged the foundation and purpose of the Civil Rights Movement, which did not make him an enemy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as many people today believe. It is ignorant to detract from one to glorify the other. Brother Malcolm was as crucial and relevant as Brother Martin, but a fearful nation would not embrace him the same because he represented the fiery response to violence—a divergent option to Brother Martin, but certainly not an opposite option. This show will discuss the man, the myth, our Shining Black Prince—Malcolm X. Co-hosts Trey Whitaker and Demetria Richardson.

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