Malcolm X

Malcolm X was a transformative figure during the Black Power Movement of the 1960s. Born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, Malcolm X converted to Islam while serving a prison term for robbery.  After being paroled in 1952, X went on to become the most recognizable advocate for the Nation of Islam, a racially divisive sect of Islam that promoted Black self-determination. He broke from the NOI in 1964 after a rift with leader Elijah Muhammad. He later founded the more inclusive Organization of African Unity. He was assassinated in 1965, shot at close range while he prepared to address the OAU at Harlem's Audubon Ballroom.

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Malcolm X's Daughter Pens Children's Book About Her Father

Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew to Become Malcolm X tells the story of his upbringing and parents' influence.

Bring That Week Back: School Bans Students From Covering Malcolm X

Martin Luther King Jr. library in downtown D.C. is getting renovated; Oklahoma restaurant is under fire for banning gays and minorities; plus more national news.

Nicki Minaj Slams Critics of Her Controversial New Track

YMCMB rapper says some people are "glad" she recorded, "Lookin A-- N---a."

Commentary: Nicki Minaj’s Ill-Advised Contribution to Black History Month

Nicki Minaj created a controversy with bringing together Malcolm X and the N word in an album for which she has since apologized.

Nicki Minaj Apologizes for Use of Malcolm X Image

YMCMB rapper explains why she posted the controversial pic.

When Rappers Replicate Iconic Malcolm X Images

The civil rights leader's likeness has been imitated often.
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