Today is the 55th anniversary of the assassination of El-Hajj Milak El-Shabazz AKA Malcolm X. His words still speak truth to power today. 🙏🏿✊🏾. Take a moment to read his daughter’s words and Malcolm’s words. RepostBy @ilyasahshabazz: "I landed pretty late last night from travels abroad and only accepted to rise super early on my father’s 55th memorial commemoration because of Amy Goodman’s @democracynow invitation to be on their morning show. It is a news program that has not compromised the integrity of broadcasting news. And so as I challenged myself to awaken and stumbled upon this excerpt which touched me so deeply I wanted to share. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ My parents were so young—both younger than I am today on Feb 14, 1965 (what would be “Valentine’s” eve in America) when a Molotov cocktail firebomb was thrown into the “nursery” of their family home, where their four babies slept. Hours later after getting his pregnant wife and babies situated with relatives of his dearest friends, #OssieDavis & #RubyDee my father continued his work. ++++++++++++++ “Distinguished guests, brothers and sisters, ladies and gentlemen, friends and enemies: I want to point out first that I am very happy to be here this evening and I'm thankful to the Afro-American Broadcasting Company for the invitation to come here to Detroit this evening. I was in a house last night that was bombed—my own. It didn't destroy all my clothes, not all, but you know what happens when fire dashes through—they get smoky. The only thing I could get my hands on before leaving was what I have on now. It isn't something that made me lose confidence in what I am doing, because my wife understands and I have children from this size on down, and even in their young age they understand. I think they would rather have a father . . . who will take a stand in the face of any kind of reaction from narrow-minded people rather than to compromise and later on have to grow up in shame and in disgrace. So I ask you to excuse my appearance . . .” #MalcolmX (5/19/25 - 2/21/65)"