Malcolm X

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‘BlacKkKlansman’ Creates a Safe Space for White Audiences to Trivialize Racism

I’m a huge Spike Lee fan and this movie was such a disappointment to me.
Noel Ransome
Life Inside

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.
Daniel S. Throop

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

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

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.
Charlie Schmidlin

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.
Michael Cuby

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

Zachary Fabri investigates power and politics through video and pop culture.
Antwaun Sargent
Malcolm X

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.
Antwaun Sargent

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.
Andy Capper
migrant workers

‘Biblical Swarm of Insects’ Unleashed on Burger Chain

London activists had in mind when threw 8000 locust, 2000 crickets, and 4000 cockroaches into a London burger joint at the heart of an immigration controversy.
Nick Rose
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Black Muslims in Cleveland Are Bracing for Donald Trump

"What makes us nervous is that one of his supporters is going to do something crazy or extreme just to show their support for him."
Wilbert L. Cooper

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."
Michael Eric Dyson

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.
Kaleem Aftab