A Lil Positivity: Happy Birthday Malcolm X!!!

- By Bossip Staff

Take some time to honor the legend. Today is Malcolm X’s 86th birthday!. The activist was assassinated in 1965 at the age of 39 and his impact is still being felt today.

Malcolm has been seen as one of the most pivotal figures in African-American history, advocating for a united Black economic and social structure that could stand on its own. Pitted as a radical in his early days in the Nation of Islam, Malcolm was largely criticized and misunderstood. After his trip to Mecca, Malcolm came back ready to embrace a more widespread mission of peace and unity.

Unfortunately, thanks to a split with Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam and government intervention, Malcolm was assassinated in 1965. Still, his legacy is felt to this day. If you want to learn more about X, you can read Manning Marable’s biography Malcolm X: A Life Of Reinvention. It gives Malcolm’s full story. Learn something, young bucks!

What’s your favorite Malcolm quote? Speak on it.

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  • JayJay Growlings

    the most violent DL brotha would have been 85 today!!!!
    happy birthday!!!!

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  • Uhh Yeah Ok™

    R.I.P Happy Bday…

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  • The Commenter Formerly Known as White Devil

    When I see a picture of Malcolm X, I think of the ReAliSt aka ReAleSt.

    • Matix B

      LMBAo Me too.

  • Wendy

    Always!!! ” We didn’t land on plymouth rock! Plymouth rock landed on us!!!” Happy B-day to you Mr. X, oh! I refuse to believe the hype regarding Manning Marables book.

  • daresay

    Black-Americans should create a religion around Malolm X and make this man a Prophet of God wiser than Arab Mohammed and Jewish Jesus. I will sure worship him and recommend the religious creed for my people.

    • All up in you.

      Love your Sizzla kalonji avatar……that’s my husband right there.

    • daresay

      Awww…that’s cool.
      The dude is a genius, almost worshipped over here. We even have a club called “kalonji” named after him in Benin City where weed is smoked freely, and we chill and listen to root-rock reggae all night. 😆

    • Matix B

      Thanks..have a blessed day. I wish i could come visit that club sounds very chill.

    • Matix B

      Are you in Ghana?? I’m a huge Sizzla fan too????

    • All up in you.

      He wasn’t even talking to you? What gives?

  • saraad

    Next year, let’s try to place the link about Malcolm X Day in a more prominent and eye-catching way than reality t.v. news. Malcolm X Day!

  • Ti

    Happy Birthday Malcolm X! I will always love, admire, and respect you as a black man and a person period. You were a shining example of a real man and I wish that ALL black men were like you.

  • Lively09

    Happy Birthday Malcolm X.

  • Ti

    My Favorite Malcolm X quote was: “If you can be convinced that you never did anything, you can never do anything.”

  • HOLD THE PHONES - I'M GOIN IN

    Oooh, Malcolm looks happy in this pic, like he just got his booty refurbished!

    Play on playa!

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    ALLAH AKBAR!

  • BBBEE25

    Happy B-Day Malcolm X.

  • SDJ

    MY HERO

  • Say What???

    So the way to try to discredit a POWERFUL BLACK MAN is to call them a HOMOSEXUAL!! { Barack Obama ; Malcolm X }….

    *Shaking My Head And Exiting Thread*

  • BROKEPEOPLESUCK

    I can only imagine what his son would’ve looked like. He had all of those girls, man I wish there would’ve been a boy. Then his grandson turns out to be a nutcase who burned up his grandmother, how tragic.

    Happy Birthday Malcolm X!

    • 1TruDiva w/the PlatinumVocals!!

      I was just thinking about that the other day. His wife (Mrs. Betty Shabazz) was my teacher in High School back in the day.

  • Huey Freeman

    Happy Birthday Malcolm X, you were a underrated,and misunderstood. I am glad there was a man like you in history, I wish more black men today thought like you did. You were a great leader, and you are missed. I wonder where black people would be today if you were still alive? I believe Malcolm X had the best plan for black america. Know yourself first before you integrate, since black people did not do that look where black people are now;lost and confused.

  • ReALiSt

    Happy Birthday Brother Malcolm X!!! – you’re the GREATEST MAN that ever walked this planet..

  • shynehead

    Happy Bornday!! All Praises Due!!!

  • TRUE

    THE ONE AND ONLY!!!

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