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
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

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.
Wilbert L. Cooper

Black Artists Delivered Fiery Civil Rights Speeches at #MLKNOW

Stars like Chris Rock and Michael B. Jordan honored the legacy of Dr. King by performing the historic speeches of legendary activists. These renditions highlighted how far we have yet to go to achieve equality.
Nijla Mu’min