When Allah Made Malcolm X Smile: The Man, The Minister, The Shining Black Prince
Malcolm X will always be an important figure in the history of our world. Author Raymond Sturgis conveys how Malcolm X words of the past is still relevant to the social issues affecting African Americans today. More
It is a great honor for me to present a book on one of the world’s greatest champions of humanity. Malcolm X had principles that enabled him to see the true worth of people, especially the oppressed or downtrodden, because he could express their pain and frustrations more effectively. Malcolm X experienced the same atrocities and vices that bechance many black men today. From drugs, alcoholism, gambling, crime and prostitution, Malcolm X understood the problems of the black community and later dedicated his life helping black America to change them. Malcolm X may not have gotten the same notoriety as Martin Luther King Jr. when he was alive, however, the Black Panthers and Black Nationalist Movement was overwhelmingly inspired by his teachings, and later on, quietly, so was Dr. King.
In addition, Malcolm X, challenges everyone from the grave, to positively change his or her families and communities from self-destruction. Today, the black family and communities are in disarray, and as I write this, black children are kidnapped from loved ones, murdered, while black men are kill one another senselessly. We must celebrate the life of Malcolm X with the conviction of enriching the economic power in black communities, instead of empowering the hopelessness and criminals in the black communities and families with silence and fear. I believe we owe Malcolm X a great deal, and we can repay him by saving and educating ourselves to the racist elements of America, while preventing the suicidal thrust the black youth are living in today. Allah has made Malcolm X smile, because his worth to the world goes unblemished, and we can make him smile by courageously educating our generation of how great he was, and forever will be.