Friday, May 19, 2006

What Was I Thinking?!?

Damn! I forgot! I had been planning to take this day off for weeks and I'm here anyway.

Happy 81st Birthday, Malcolm X.



You are missed.

KZ

16 comments:

Little Brown Girl said...

He is missed more than words can express!!! I'm on my way to NY today, hoping to check out his exhibit tomorrow before I come back home.

Thanks for this post and the reminder!!!

Ming Houser, Realtor said...

Thanks for the reminder.

Even though you're at work you can still salute his memory. Just go tell a white person, "We didn't land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on us!" Then, walk away...

Knockout Zed said...

@RD
I'm still looking for a vacation recap. Or are you trying to keep the details away from jealous bloggers in love with you from afar?

@Dynasty
I literally laughed out loud when I read your comment. That's some rare shit for a sourpuss like myself.

I think I'll do that!

KZ

Anonymous said...

Yo, that's cool. Thanks for reminding us.

Makes me want to read his autobiography again for the 50th time.

I learn something new every time I read it.

Peace

Robert L. Mack said...

I went to go see the movie for an 8th grade trip. Yeah I admit I cried when he got shot in the movie....Denzel should have won for that instead of Training Day.

Knockout Zed said...

@CG
I read it at least once a year to keep that fire burning. You're right, you always read something new in there.

@Mack
This is no lie: I cry each and every time I see that scene to this day. And I was all of 21 when it came out.

I can't believe I don't own the DVD.

KZ

i like liquor and tv said...

Thanks for the reminder, cause you know no one else will remind us.

DramaFree said...

Yeah, thanks for reminding us Z!!

A.u.n.t. Jackie said...

one of my fondest memories in life was having the pleasure of meeting his wife Bettye!
El Hajj Malik Shabazz...that was a real man right there!

Thanks for the reminder KZ.

I think I just won't work for the rest of the day in his honor, and blog quietly at my desk!

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Prophetess said...

I had a copy of the Q'uran bound in black leather and presented it to my beloved Marvin (God rest his soul, and Brother Malcolm's, too)for his 45th birthday. He cried like a child the day he unwrapped it. I guess no one had ever done anything like that to make him feel loved and wanted. He cherished that book like it was precious gold.

He used to read from it to me, but I wasn't really interested in ANY religion at the time (not even Christianity)and right today, I have the copy that I gave him in a box of his leftover things in my closet. I pulled out the box, opened the book, and found a photograph of me and Marvin taken together (I can't remember who took the picture)inside it. I cried like a baby. Brother Malcolm was a hero to my beloved Marvin.

Nika Laqui said...

I knew someone's birthday was today...

I love how he is flipping em off...

*lol* @ Dynasty.. you crazy girl...

Dang yall niggas crying...*lol*
I can't say I cried, but I wanted to go on a killing spree...

EqualOpportunityCrush said...

thanks for the reminder.. I should go dust off my copy of his autobiography and pop in the DVD.. and you should do what Dynasty said.. that would truly be a special moment. lol

Anonymous said...

brother malcolm is truly missed.

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Unknown said...

Sometimes I wonder why Malcolm didn't get the official holiday.

I guess whites were too shook of his "By Any Means...." approach.

R.I.P. Malcolm