God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.
Marcus Garvey (via specialnights)
Disciplesofmalcolm Reading List


Malcolm X:

From The Dead Level: Malcolm X and Me

Seventh Child: A Family Memoir Of Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X (read the post before reading the book)

Malcolm X: The Man and His Times

Malcolm X: February 1965 - The Final Speeches

By Any Means Necessary:…


Anonymous asked:
I want to be useful, but I'm unsure how. Right now I'm thinking of the situation in Ferguson, but my feelings of helplessness apply to much more going on around the world. I'm just a 17-year-old sitting here at the end of my summer break in Northern-Illinois feeling like I should be able to make an impact somehow. It's frustrating because I have no clue where to start or how I can even apply myself. Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated, thanks.


The first battle I had to face was the battle against my own ignorance. Political education is the beginning. We have many lessons left behind that we can learn from those who came before us. History has laid out many solutions. That’s one reason why history is largely re-written and parts of it camouflaged.

I learned about people that showed me a way of life I had never thought about before; and after learning so much truth, it sparked my interest for reading and showed me the importance of getting involved.

I read Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr, Robert F. Williams, Assata Shakur, Thomas Sankara, Patrice Lumumba, George Jackson, Amilcar Cabral, Amos Wilson, Fred Hampton, and Kwame Ture (stokely Carmichael) among many others. These freedom fighters have laid out many lessons and solutions for us to follow in their footsteps. I will come up with a reading list to share later.

This is a huge topic I will get partly into later, but look into what is happening in your community and reach out to anyone and any organization that is there fighting for the people.

I stand before you this afternoon as a proud black man, honored to be a black man, who would be nothing else in God’s creation but a black man.
Marcus Garvey (via specialnights)


Black Panther Party study guide for their political education program. 

In the process of developing a similar, updated curriculum for anybody who wants to build some real shit.

But will you participate? 

The world ought to know that it could not keep 400,000,000 Negroes down forever.
Marcus Garvey (via specialnights)
Be Black, Buy Black, Think Black, and let all else take care of itself!
Marcus Garvey (via specialnights)



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People don’t slip. Time catches up with them.
Nat King Cole
Anytime you peacefully coexist with injustice, you become unjust.
Dick Gregory