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If you don’t work towards dismantling the antiblackness and Islamophobia you encounter from your friends and family, don’t glorify Malcolm X.
If you think someone’s life and the impact they can have on the world is nullified after encounters with the prison industrial complex, don’t glorify Malcolm X.
If you don’t treat converts to Islam with the respect and welcoming environment which they’re so routinely deprived, don’t glorify Malcolm X.
If you entrench yourself so deeply in arbitrary respectability politics that alienates a significant portion of Black people, don’t glorify Malcolm X.
Because what I see so often is not a genuine appreciation for the man, his journey and the intricate details of his life, but an opportunistic sensationalism of pieces of his legacy, which is just a great of an injustice as outright slander.
Malcolm X was Black, an ex-con, a Muslim, a civil rights leader and one of the greatest individuals to ever walk the Earth. He was all of these things at once and each facet of his identity helped shape who he became.
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remember to make lists to remember things you must and mustn’t do or else you may forget and everything will seem like a wallowing sky:
1. when ramadan hits, discipline your body out of food. let its resolve take over, your stomach shrink. do not give in to sweet things or over indulgence.
2. push yourself, push yourself out of yourself. when you are tired let your body burn and ache (work out and work out harder, find the muscle), hold on to the bone in you, let it bleach itself a stark and hollow opening.
3. lend both air and breath to it.
4. keep writing, write until the gut of you is exposed, until your heart is surrender in its purest form. let it be alone, let yourself consume the lonely. let.
5. listen to the same song over and over, the repeat will have your spirit move in the rhythmn it takes you. think then of the ocean you do not have.
6. during that month, the moon will hold you against yourself and you will not call the old lovers even when you want to. you are meant to be big but you will shrink into the smallest part of your voice.
7. do not let your mind wander into hands, do not try to remember hands, do not think of nails, or finger tips, or palms, or the way life lines change the way everything and nothing does.
8. i know you will be tired, but be tired, and be sad, and be lonely and cry with yout teeth and mouth, and be tired.
9. you killed the blue orchid the same day you notice yourself out of sync with every memory you own. but you say no and the resistance pulls up the pride of you (now watch your belly and your reality, take me).
10. undo the undone.
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“Berlin thinks it is making religious history as Muslims, Jews and Christians join hands to build a place where they can all worship. The House of One, as it is being called, will be a synagogue, a church and a mosque under one roof.”
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