Friday, July 4, 2008

Independence Day

...i find it ironic that i would make my first post on the 4th of July...the day that this country decleared it's Independence from the rule of Great Britain....the funny thing is that is wasn't actually signed by all necessary delegates until August 2, 1776....go figure right...well my dear friends i suggest that we attempt to find our own Independence...Independence within our selves, our families, our communities, and our culture...i firmly believe that no one man exhibited this trait better than the dear, late Al Hajj Malik El Shabazz or Minister Malcolm X...i long for the day that we as a culture will draw from the positives of this great man and not allow the powers that be to misinterpret his rhetoric of black empowerment as white hatred....what i bring to you today are a collection of various Speeches, Interviews, and Debates from our dear leader spanning from 1960 up until his final speech as the keynote speaker at the First Annual Dignity Projection and Scholarships Award Night on February 14, 1965 in Detroit, MI.  As we all know he was tragically assassinated just 7 days later at the Audubon Ballroom on February 21, 1965.  I often wonder if the men that were behind the triggers on that calm winter afternoon knew that they were aiding in keeping us in that cold and dreary state........Let's celebrate our Independence by reveling in the brilliance of "our shining Black Prince" as he was so eloquently eulogized by the late Ossie Davis.


13 comments:

Chris-Rich said...

Looking good from here! Me & Nia here to show love to your new blog, Man this Malcolm X drop is a beautiful way to start your new blog. Your a very deep and soulful dude. And I like where your blog is going! Can't wait to see what is next.

SoundNexx DJ said...

Whaddup Lou...

Welcome to the blog world playboy! Hope all is well with you and yours.

Anonymous said...

my brother...much love for the inspiration and support...from the ground up we will never lose our souls...

Vincent the Soul Chef said...

I MUST commend you for this extremely important document that you've blessed us with.

Good luck with the new blog; I'll definitely show some love and support your efforts.

Peace and blessings.

TGrundy said...

Messiah, congrats on starting this site, my man. Excellent first post on Malcolm, looking forward to how this space evolves and the interesting topics and music you share with us.

Much success!

nikos1109 said...

Messiah,i wish you the best my brother! Hope this is the beginning of a big journey as you have dreamt it. We love you and we'll support your efforts!

Rita said...

Love the blog!!! you have always been a very deep person, i just hope that i can reach that level someday. I hope all is well with the family, and try to stay in touch.

Willie said...

Keep it goin. We need this. Thanks for the speeches.

SPMG!!

Vincent the Soul Chef said...

I wanted to return to let you know that after listening to this collection I am amazed at just how many of Malcolm's statements and visions are coming to light in these troubled times. I sincerely hope that everyone who downloads these historic recordings will see the truth unfold for themselves.

BTW, I really appreciate the fact that you included the complete Harlem Unity Rally speech. I used to own a cassette containing excerpts that has since been stolen from my collection. Thanks again.

Peace and blessings.

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Louie AKA Messiah! Waddup! I came through like I should have been here a long time ago. I really dig what you are doing with this site, Its real....well real. Hey I drove past ya mom's block the other day and I was like damn....I miss my brotha. I went into the blog with the music listings, you got some real classics. I got into my gmoms basement, and I found a bunch of stuff youmay be interested in. SD is Far from NP, but you'll always be close to me.

One,
Chuck aka Ngeneyus

culov said...
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culov said...

wow, i just saw this blog linked from throwback music and thsi post just made my day. i have the 2cd 'the wisdom of malcolm x' but this collection is bound to have many speeches ive never heard. when i was at university last year and still had access to a first class library i basically exhausted all the malcolm x material but i still am hungry for more. no one who has come since malcolm has ever been able to put his finger on problems and explain them so elegantly. thank you very much for this; im sure i will learn something new!

i read somewhere (its also on wikipedia) that malcolm's favorite movie was "nothing but a man" starring ivan dixon (i know him as the director of the spook who sat by the door, but he was apparently on hogans heroes, if you have ever watched that) and abbey lincoln. i have to wait a couple days before i get to watch it so i cant tell you much else about it, but this is a heads up in case you care.

also i found this blog yesterday:

http://redpandora.blogspot.com/

they dont have anything related to malcolm, but he has posted collections of speeches made by che guevara and other philosophical documents.

thank you for the speeches!

Reza said...

Classic album collation, inspiring stuff