REST IN POWER
February, 21 1965: Malcolm Little, known to the world as Malcolm X, is shot dead at a meeting in New York City. The black civil rights leader was preparing to give a speech to the Organization of Afro-American Unity when a man shouted out that he was being robbed. As Malcolm X and his bodyguards went to calm the situation three men shot him a total of 21 times. He was 39.
Malcolm X is one of the most powerful and influential figures in American history. In March 1964 Malcolm left the Nation of Islam and established his own religious organization, the Organization of Afro-American Unity. After a pilgrimage to Mecca, Malcolm rejected his former separatist beliefs and advocated world brotherhood. Malcolm now blamed racism on Western culture and urged African Americans to join with sympathetic whites to bring to an end.
Learn more about the life of Malcolm X here-
WORDS to LIVE BY
One of the many things I ♥ about Brooklyn is the embedded appreciation of art in all forms.
For one night only (Saturday, February 18) Brooklyn Photo Studio presented, “El Dorado”, by Tei Blow was showcased. This body of work featured black and white portraits from a diverse group of subjects. The evening was filled with inspiring art, in addition to an eclectic and warm crowd. Check out the following links to learn more about Brooklyn Photo Studios and Tei Blow.
Many thanks to Kasi Rocswell for the use of his track, “Bridges and Beaches, The Remix (I’m Dope) . Learn more here- http://www.reverbnation.com/kasirocs
African Daisy is another name for Osteospermum. The plant originates in South Africa and is sometimes called Cape Daisy.