Malcolm X is one of the greatest leaders that African Americans have had in the history of this country and one of my personal heroes who has had a tremendous influence on my life. His influence is far spread and had a big influence on Hip Hop in the late 1980s and early 1990s. When the movie “Malcolm X” came out in 1992 starring Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett and directed by Spike Lee, it sparked a new interest in Malcolm X for a new generation and this was reflected not just in music but in clothing. Many of us started reading “The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley”, listening to his speeches, got involved in Black Student Unions on college campuses and other organizations like Pan-African Student Unions, etc.
It was “Conscious Hip-Hop” that helped fuel African American college students getting involved in the Anti-Apartheid movement of South Africa in the late 80s early 90s and the college campus sit ins that were taking place around the country at the same time demanding African Studies departments. “Wayne State Black Students Win Concessions, End Sit-in”, April 24t...
The Family of Malcolm X has just launched a new website, ShopMalcolmX.com, that will allow you to purchase official Malcolm X merchandise such as t-shirts, hats and jackets. This is the first ever “Official Online Retail Store” for Malcolm X merchandise. This website launched on “Black Friday”, November 27th, 2015. This year is the 90th anniversary of Malcolm’s birth and the 50th anniversary of his death.
“The visually stunning clothing collection featured on ShopMalcolmX.com was created by X Legacy LLC, the family organization of Malcolm X Shabazz, in association with The NorthStar Group and Cap That. The store features an initial capsule collection of t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts and tops, a handpicked selection curated by Malcolm X’s family.”
“For over half a century, we have been moved by the many at home and global citizens whom have been inspired by our Father’s steadfast devotion, intellect, principles and his commitment to assure a shared equity of human rights as a balanced asset for all people,” says eldest daughter, Ambassador Attallah Shabazz.
She went onto say, “My family and I look forward to sharing Malcolm as Malcolm via select products—and invite you to be a part of our extended family as well.”
The great thing about this website is that it will allow you to purchase quality Malcolm X products while at the same time contributing to a business owned directly by his family. “Malcolm’s exclusive literary platform will also be available for purchase soon, comprised of his famous literature, speeches, memoirs and works.” Source.com reported
These Malcolm X products will make great Kwanzaa gifts or gifts just because. We have to make sure that we recycle our $1.2 Trillion Economy so we can employ more African Americans and this is a great way to help do that and “Redistribute The Pain” to Corporate America that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. talked about in his last speech, “I’ve Been To The Mountaintop”, April 3rd, 1968. Read: “The Film Black Friday Focuses on Economic Empowerment for Af...
For more information on X Legacy, LLC email: XLegacy@thenorthstargroup.biz.
X Legacy, LLC is the proprietary organization of Malcolm X’s family, formed to develop opportunities and authorized partnerships to create, advocate, share and protect the intellectual property, publicity, legacy and other rights and mission of Malcolm X, locally and globally. X Legacy, LLC is an entity owned by the daughters of Malcolm; it is represented by L. Londell McMillan of The NorthStar Group. Proceeds from activities and projects generated and approved by X Legacy, LLC go to benefit the family and the works and mission of Malcolm Shabazz.
Michael Imhotep is a talk show host, researcher, lecturer, writer and founder of The African History Network. He is the host of The Michael Imhotep Show on The Empowerment Radio Network and can be heard Monday-Friday, 10pm-12midnight EST on www.TuneIn.com or the TuneIn Radio App and search for “Empowerment Radio Network”. Visit his website www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com for more information about his lectures, DVDs, our history and podcasts of the show.
You can follow him on Twitter @MichaelImhotep and his Facebook FanPage, “The African History Network”. He is available for interviews and lectures. He is a strong advocate of African Americans reclaiming their history, culture and controlling the economics, education and politics in our community. He is featured in the upcoming documentary, “Black Friday” which deals with African Americans controlling our $1.2 Trillion economy and creating intergenerational wealth. Visit www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com for more information.