Malcolm X


I Rebuilt Malcolm X's Old Prison Debate Team

The audience responded with a chorus of laughter as I won points for my team – and for incarcerated people everywhere.


From ‘25th Hour’ to ‘BlacKkKlansman’: The Man Behind Spike Lee's Music

Troubled by racism, the NFL and police brutality, Terence Blanchard plays on.


How an Unfinished James Baldwin Manuscript Became a Documentary Film

'I Am Not Your Negro' director Raoul Peck links Baldwin’s ideas to issues still surrounding race and poverty in America today.


James Baldwin's Queerness Was Inseparable from His Blackness

Though 'I Am Not Your Negro' doesn't address Baldwin's homosexuality, it was integral to his political philosophy in ways that can give us hope today.


Malcolm X’s ‘The Ballot or the Bullet’ Inspires an Art Exhibition

Zachary Fabri investigates power and politics through video and pop culture.


Cass McCombs and the Cosmos

We meet up with the mystery that is Mr. McCombs to talk Bush, Obama, Trump, and Malcolm X. Plus the importance of taking psychedelics to fully understand your place in the universe.


3 Black Women Photographers Capture the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement

From Malcolm X to Madame Mama Bush, these photos offer varying visions of how the Civil Rights Movement affected black life.


Muhammad Ali Redefined Black Masculinity in America

When he rhymed, we rhymed too, believing that we could spit homespun verse to proclaim our majesty. We too could "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee." We too could "rumble, young man, rumble." We too could say that we "shook up the world."


Muhammad Ali's Conversion to Islam Changed the World

For my father and many others, it wasn't what Ali did in the ring that made him the Greatest of All Time—it was the decision to convert to Islam.


What Malcolm X Would Say About Donald Trump

We asked an expert what the black icon might have thought of Trump's plan to build a wall, ban Muslim immigration, and make America great again.


A Danish Newspaper Is Rating Black Celebrities on a Scale of Evil

We spoke to the culture editor of Politiken to get his response to accusations that the infographic is racist.


When Malcolm X Met the Nazis

The strange alliance between the Nation of Islam and the American Nazi Party.