Today marks the 50th year of the assassination of the man we all know as Malcolm X. Some knew him as brother Malcolm others as minister Malcolm, but to my father he was uncle Malcolm. My father isn't here today to tell me more and more stories about his uncle's visits or any of his other uncles visits for that matter to their home in Grand Rapids Michigan, but he did leave me with many stories which I cannot share at this time. Although I will say that my uncle Malcolm saw something in his people that not even his people saw themself. This was taught many years before the Nation of Islam brought Malcolm out of jail and into the temple. No this innate sense of black nationalism which he possessed was given to him by his mother and father back in lansing when he was a kid.
To be continued.....
More on Malcolm X and his legacy will continue on this blog. Forever
one quote that I heard from a movie that was incredible was
Nothing is impossible until the moment you stop to think about it.
From The Incredibles
Here's another one
Life's a garden, dig it.
Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get.
You build it they will come
Field if dreams
I guess were just going to call this post inspiring movie quotes
Haven't talked to my mom at all today but I can feel my dad's presence. The power of your word is a book he has me reading and it's starting to sink in to me. We aren't awake until we see our own potential at its highest height, that's what my dad saw in me. I'd hang with friends and do nothing but he would tell me it's not good for me. The ones I called friends were never really there for me. They stole from me. Not only time but things I valued, now I see what he meant when he said don't hang around em. They're up to no good. I was a graduate they were college dropouts but the point was he knew they couldn't relate to what I was doing. I was just trying to play ball. He would've rather seen me with people that were improving themselves. People in my field and people that could help me grow. Not just people I grew up with kicked backed and smoked. He knew I was headed down the wrong road. Selling drugs and drinking with minors. He knew that life too well. He woke me up to smell the coffee so I didn't smell jail.
I wanna thank him for that. For seeing the highest potential in me. For believing in me.
Now I'm out here in la livin with my grandparents tellin my grandad we call Poppie, I could be in front of the camera I don't have to just be behind it. I know my best kept secret would have the world shook like that's Steve!
I'm posting my thoughts regularly on twitter now. Don't follow me tho. I would rather you follow you. Your the one who I'm interested in. I already know who I am. I'm rocket. The real million dollar question is who are you?