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Never-Before-Seen Malcolm X Writings Sold At Auction: Today In Books

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Never-Before-Seen Malcolm X Writings Sold At Auction

There have been myths about unseen pages from The Autobiography of Malcolm X since the early ’90s and now we know that it was true. An unpublished chapter (titled The Negro) and the manuscript (which shows Malcolm X and Alex Haley negotiations) were on sale Thursday at a Manhattan auction house. The chapter sold to New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the manuscript to Schomburg. Here’s to the items no longer being hidden in private collections and may the story of why a chapter was cut after Malcolm X’s death finally come out.

You Could Be In The Next Wonder Woman Film

Spend money that will go to some worthy causes and you could win a trip to London, meet Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins, and the pièce de résistance: they will give you an ’80s makeover–’80s hair included!–and you will be an extra in a scene of Wonder Woman 1984! Talk about Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Amandla Stenberg Talks Harnessing Racist Hunger Games Harassment For Good

In the same week that Titans actress Anna Diop is dealing with racist harassment from “fans” of the franchise, Amandla Stenberg spoke with Alanna Bennett about her similar experience. The star of The Hate U Give talked about the racist backlash she faced at twelve when she played Rue in The Hunger Games adaptation and how, “I realized that I had a platform that could be impactful if I harnessed it.” And that she certainly has.


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