Shout out to Malcolm X—leader and civil rights activist.
Your insightful oratory articulation consistently demonstrated your cogent and coherent advocacy of Black excellence. Previously a separatist, but later enlightened, you promoted Black economic empowerment through the selflessness and humility that you displayed in every opportunity you took to recruit for your religious faith.
You were ostracized, demonized, and afflicted by the very person you believed perhaps stood next to God. I presently share this same affliction. None of this stood in the way of you delivering the truth, and in this way I aspire greatly to be like you—my hero.
Utilizing your harmonious elocution, you demonstrated unrelenting devotion and discipline in your advocacy for racial justice. You lived inseparably committed to the plight and struggle of Black people in America. Through passion and purpose, you challenged America to challenge the status quo that all men and women are not created equal.
Through your persecution at the hands of the one you believed in most, you uncovered the truth about that narcissistically powerful person. I identify with this circumstance. Because of your inspiration, I now only surround myself with friends and family whose sincerity and altruistic zeal I can feel.
You remained determined and dedicated in propagating the benefits of education. You espoused self-determination, self-respect, and self-defense. But on February 21, 1965, you were taken from us in the presence of your daughters and wife, Dr. Betty Shabazz. You stood up and admonished those who were wrong, and you died for what was right.
In 2021, I read your autobiography 3x—once before watching the dramatized portrayal of your life in the magnificent Spike Lee joint, Malcolm X, starring Denzel Washington, and twice after. I was spiritually moved differently with each reading of your book, introspectively comparing the striking similarities between us.
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