Today marks 47 years since El Haji Malik El Shabazz, better known as Malcolm X was brutally shot down & killed. He had one of the most fascinating and personal histories of the 20th century. He was and still is one of the most misinterpreted and misunderstood people of his time. He did what few manage, he didn’t simply exist. He lived. He made an impact. He left an undeniable legacy that lives on decades after his passing. He spoke the truth, regardless of the consequences. And we will forever love him for that. He is most definitely our prince.
“I’ve had enough of someone else’s propaganda. I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against. I’m a human being first and foremost, and as such I am for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”
“Having said that, I know I’ll hear anti-Semetic from every which direction. Oh yes. But truth is truth.”
“I say and I say and I’ll say it again. You been had, you been took, you been hoodwinked, bamboozled, led astray, run amuck..”
“Just as the white man and any other man for that matter on this earth has the God-given right, the human right, the civil right, the natural right and any other kind of high right you can think of to protect himself, just as this white man has the right to defend himself, we have the right to defend ourselves too. This is only natural.”
“You can’t stop the rooster crowing once the sun is up. And the sun is up.”
“We have been bowing for 400 years. I think it’s about time we stand up”
“I don’t care what they’re saying. I see what they’re doing.”
“We declare our right on this earth to be a man, to be human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.”
Rest in peace & paradise X.