Monday, May 19, 2008

Happy Birthday to ya!

Today marks the 83rd anniversary of Malcolm X's birth. I'm pretty sure CNN and FOX will let this one pass with very little mention, that is unless they can somehow find a way to connect Malcolm with Obama. And sadly I doubt school children will be writing what "Malcolm X means to me" essays in today's English class. So I'm doing my part to remind everyone that in times like this, it is important to remember those who paved the way. You don't have to agree with the method, but the message remains the same. Like it or not, a change's gonna come, it's up to us to decide whether were gonna usher it in on the backs of love and understanding or run it in on the backs of anger and desperation. You decide. Happy Birthday Malcolm!


Ananda said...

Great post. Today is also my dad's birthday. What a day!

Don said...

happy bday X.

yesterday was my daughter's 9th birthday.

Trice Hickman said...

Cocoa, thanks for sharing this post!! Sadly, I didn't know that Monday was Brother Malcolm's birthday. I hadn't heard about it through any media outlets. What you've written is true and his words in the video are powerful. Thanks again for sharing.

Trice Hickman, author of Unexpected Interruptions