The World Celebrates The Revolutionary Malcolm X

Happy 90th birthday to a hero who continues to inspire generation after generation










121 Responses to “The World Celebrates The Revolutionary Malcolm X”

  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    May 19, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Le comment.

    • 2 No Child Left Behind
      May 19, 2015 at 4:30 pm

      Good Afternoon TODVille. Battling an infection over here.

      • May 19, 2015 at 4:34 pm

        noooooo!!!!! Feel better!!! Get some ELDERBERRY – tabs (eat ’em like pea – you can’t OD.) and TEA BAGS – drink it until it’s coming out of your skin….. it will kick most anything’s ass.

  2. May 19, 2015 at 4:33 pm


  3. 17 Linda
    May 19, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    The Los Angeles City Council voted 14-1 on Tuesday to increase the minimum wage, …to $ 15.00 an hour

  4. May 19, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Thanks a million Nerdy, happy birthday to a very great man.

  5. 21 Linda
    May 19, 2015 at 5:04 pm


    Ed Schultz is back and screaming and ranting about TPP.

    Switched to Bloomberg.

    • 22 57andfemale
      May 19, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      They. Learn. Nothing.

      Warren is sounding like an incoherent child. She wishes to completely sully the Democratic brand with her purity.

      I have a question for Warren and the other emoprogs: what is YOUR solution to global trade and its inequities? Just “decide” that it’s 1945 and we can make everything ourselves?

      We never hear solutions, just bitching because Daddy isn’t giving them everything they want.

      And now we are really hearing it from “the people”: because of her whining about seeing the agreement, I’m seeing all kinds of tweets from regular people who think they get a line veto on things they do not understand.

      God, I’m sick of alleged progressives. They don’t want progress – they want to to be TeaDems.

      • 23 Linda
        May 19, 2015 at 6:37 pm

        line item veto ?

        hahahaha… The Supreme Court already said that is unconstitutional during the Clinton nightmare presidency.

        How dumb are they?

        • 24 57andfemale
          May 20, 2015 at 10:45 am

          My point – it’s the people who listen to Warren/Sanders/progressive talk who now think that they should have a direct say in every minute detail. It’s insane.

      • 25 FoxfireTX
        May 19, 2015 at 7:18 pm

        What’s really sad, 57, is when Warren focuses her anger on the Rs she is brilliant and would be a true asset to the Dems. I posted previously on her keynote speech to the CA Dem convention and it was a thing of beauty, best take down of trickle down economics I’ve ever heard from anyone. But she is so full of herself she thinks she is cool taking on the Dems as well, as if she knows best. She could be tremendous and instead is a nightmare. And for all of those rooting for EW presidential run, that is delusional. She is far too angry to make a good candidate and her focus is very limited.

        • 26 57andfemale
          May 20, 2015 at 10:44 am

          It shows her political naivete, Foxfire. She doesn’t understand how to handle disagreements (I have no problem with opposing views, as long as they don’t do damage). But she is doing severe damage to the Democratic brand and therefore to her country. She could offer her expertise and opinions, privately, be part of the solution instead of part of the problem. She could bother to understand the complexity of trade agreements, and weigh – fairly – whether we are better with nothing than with something that curtails global abuses. But this is where she falls apart. It’s sad.

        • 27 57andfemale
          May 20, 2015 at 11:10 am

          To say further, she IS brilliant. I believe in 99% of what she believes. But doing damage to the party, to PBO who has carved the way for every progressive policy moving forward – is not acceptable. She should know better, she should understand what’s going on. We cannot rebuild properly with this kind of idiocy. Someone as bright as Elizabeth Warren – there is no excuse.

  6. 28 almablanca
    May 19, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    He sure did inspire me! Amazing man. Lost to us too early.

  7. May 19, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I was watching Ed, but I had to turn that tv because I was fed up with Ed having a dam fit about the TPP, yes I said a dam fit and talking about what Elizabeth Warren said, and what the President said. Of course Warren is telling the truth and the President is not being up front. I couldn’t take it any longer.

  8. 32 Vicki
    May 19, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Uh, our Great POTUS is facing an enthusiasm gap so humongous that his new Twitter account has 2 million followers in about 30 hours.
    What will be the number at the week mark????

  9. 33 Vicki
    May 19, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Nerdy, this is a beautiful tribute to a brilliant man. Thank you for it.
    I am late making this connection but is Omar Little’s name (The Wire) an homage to Malcom X?

  10. May 19, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Thank you Nerdy.
    This man’s speeches helped to shape, mold and free my mind as a young girl.
    His boldness, confidence and truth stirred up my soul.
    I did not realize it then but I was in prison and his words helped to set me free.
    Malcolm X planted the seed of truth. Dr. Martin Luther King sprinkled the water for growth. SCLC helped nourished the path to help others.
    I am so grateful for these experiences as a young girl.
    As a woman I learned from all of this that change requires sacrifice.
    The sacrifice of service is the greatest reward one can give even is it means your life.
    Thank to Bro. Malcolm for your fearless life.

  11. 39 Vicki
    May 19, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Apparently Mitch McConnell wants to bring the TPP to a vote this week, as Meta had reported yesterday.
    Mike Lee has other ideas. He wants the Senate to vote first on the national Security Authorization and delay the TPP.
    Sen. Lee must be enjoying watch the Dem Party at war within itself.

    Anybody have a guess as to whether either of these measures will get voted on before Memorial Day? I have no clue.

  12. May 19, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Superlative tribute to Malcolm X, NW. Thank you!!!!

    BTW, everyone, Linda posted a really cool time lapse of @POTUS taking over Twitter. What I want to be sure all of you see is how many flashes are coming from Iran πŸ™‚


  13. 47 hopefruit2
    May 19, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Happy Birthday to Malcom X! Thanks Nerdy for this wonderful tribute to one of the greatest civil rights activists. πŸ™‚

  14. 48 57andfemale
    May 19, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Hilarious. From Steve Benen:

    “President Obama lost Louisiana by 17 points. He’s still more popular in the state than Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), who launched an exploratory committee yesterday.”

  15. 50 99ts
    May 19, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    mmmmm Interesting happening – amk’s post keeps crashing firefox

    Thank you for the new post NW – I knew little about Malcolm X – now learning

  16. May 19, 2015 at 5:54 pm

  17. 61 Nena20409
    May 19, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    This post is a Knockout! Completely, a TKO πŸ™‚
    Great job, Nerdy Wonka.
    As the Man said:
    By any means Necessary πŸ˜‰

  18. 63 Nena20409
    May 19, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Congrats NCLB on your Gems: Au and Ag πŸ˜‰

  19. May 19, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    My encounter with Malcolm X’s history: The Audubon Ballroom was down the street from me, off of 164th. We eventually moved up to 175th, but, being New Yorkers, my oldest brother and I would take long walks. And when we passed the ballroom, he’d always say “That’s where Malcolm X was killed”. My brother, a white Cuban immigrant, knew this was an important thing.

  20. 65 Nena20409
    May 19, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    • 66 99ts
      May 19, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      When are we going to hear about the pundits that contribute to GOP candidates – always the democrats who have to be “holier than thou”

  21. 67 Nena20409
    May 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Keep Talking, J.E.B πŸ™‚

  22. 68 Nena20409
    May 19, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    So the Count is now at 2.03M for @POTUS πŸ˜‰

    May 19, 2015 at 6:05 pm


  24. 70 Nena20409
    May 19, 2015 at 6:10 pm

  25. 71 Nena20409
    May 19, 2015 at 6:12 pm

  26. 72 JER
    May 19, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    • 74 forus50
      May 19, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      Amazing! POTUS just has another 58 million to go to pass @barackobama and another 63 million to surpass Justin Bieber. πŸ™‚

      • May 19, 2015 at 7:01 pm

        What is so cool forus, as I’m sure you know, is that when #PBO leaves office he can leave the @POTUS behind because then he’ll simply begin tweeting as @barackobama with, by then, probably way more than 58 million followers πŸ™‚

        Little billy c doesn’t even have 4 million πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  27. May 19, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    65% of New Jersey voters think that big bully Christie Kreme wouldn’t make a good President, but the bully said it’s because they don’t want him to leave from being their Governor. Isn’t that bully arrogant?

  28. May 19, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Amazing times in Ireland, there’s a referendum on Friday on whether gay marriage should be legalized – needless to say, the Catholic church oppose it, but every single political party supports it.

    The latest poll has 69% saying yes, 25% no – it was 72-20, but the no side have been pulling out every scare tactic in the book, re gay adoption, etc.

    I hate the fact that there even is a referendum, why should bigots be allowed vote on human beings’ basic rights, but there has to be one because a clause in the constitution needs to be altered.

    If it’s passed, it’ll be an astonishing advance – as recently as 1993 it was actually a crime to commit a ‘homosexual act’ in Ireland.

    • 79 forus50
      May 19, 2015 at 6:47 pm

      Hoping for humanity on Friday Chipsticks! That would be a huge accomplishment in Ireland.

      Speaking of the ugly side of the catholic (I refuse to capitalize it) religion did you read this the other day? Just sickening.

      • May 19, 2015 at 7:07 pm

        Oh Forus, just went to the link and read it, what a story – not only did the bastard abuse all those girls, he actually murdered a nun trying to protect them, and he got away with it. And the protection he got from the police dept, there are no words.

        • 81 forus50
          May 19, 2015 at 8:19 pm

          It’s horrific – how many women…and then they are surprised when people stop attending church. Until women have equality in the catholic church it should be boycotted.

          • 82 Dudette
            May 19, 2015 at 9:18 pm

            Not just Catholic church. Bunch of protestant denominations still think a woman’s place in under a man’s thumb.

  29. 83 globalcitizenlinda
    May 19, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    We live in very interesting times – so many fools trying to give simple answers to what are in fact intractable long-term problems. Thank heavens we have a POTUS who understands complexity and considers the longterm

  30. 84 JER
    May 19, 2015 at 6:39 pm

  31. May 19, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Yes – Malcolm! Another AWESOME Tauren!!! (WE ROCK!) πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  32. 93 globalcitizenlinda
    May 19, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Okay, i belong to a very progressive catholic church on a college campus. However, i will never forget the reason i walked away from it for many, many months. Reason was the night when election results came in and my state had votedto put discrimination of LINT people and their right to marriage equality into the constitution. That night, that state also re-elected war mothers shrub

    • 94 globalcitizenlinda
      May 19, 2015 at 6:57 pm

      Oops, fat fingers. That time, war mongers shrub and darth vedar were also re-elected by the same voters who denied fellow humans their rights. Although my specific church had opposed these votes, the fact that the diocese was very vocal in support of bush, and against LGBTQ rights made it impossible for me to return to the church

    • 95 globalcitizenlinda
      May 19, 2015 at 7:04 pm

      LGBTQ, not lint

  33. 96 Linda
    May 19, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    WASHINGTON — As the fight over a massive international trade agreement heats up on Capitol Hill, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said on Tuesday that she wants to see Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “weigh in on trade.” In an interview with The Huffington Post, Warren declined to say whether she would endorse Clinton. “Right now I think it’s important for her to have a chance to lay out her views on a whole host of issues, including trade,” she said.


    This ego maniac needs to sit the hell down and stfu. ! NOW !

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  36. 101 Nena20409
    May 19, 2015 at 7:07 pm

  37. 103 Nena20409
    May 19, 2015 at 7:09 pm

  38. 104 nathkatun7
    May 19, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Thanks Nerdy Wonka for this birthday tribute to the great Malcolm X.

  39. May 19, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    NW, thanks so much for celebrating the birthday of Malcolm X. He is never to be forgotten.

  40. May 19, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Handsome AND accomplished. God’s speed to him and the family!!

    • 109 Roberta in MN
      May 19, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      Awesome Africa, I can see why you are so proud of him. Payers to you and your hubby also.

  41. May 19, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Seriously? This has gone TOO FAR. She needs a check-up.

  42. May 19, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Wow! Listen at Elizabeth Warren. She is taking this personal, getting ugly, isn’t she.

  43. May 19, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    She’s the sweetest and the bestest!

  44. May 19, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Trade agreements have a thousand moving parts. The United States can’t negotiate with the other countries if various domestic interests are pouncing on the details. That’s why every president has been given fast-track authority over the past 80 years or so.

    Except Obama.

    It sure is hard to be an intelligent leader in this country.

  45. 120 Nena20409
    May 19, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    2.06M πŸ˜‰

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