The Itsy Bitsy Spider and The Pheonix

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By Omar Abdelhamid

 

“There was a silly damn bird called a phoenix back before Christ, every few hundred years he built a pyre and burnt himself up.But every time he burnt himself up he sprang out of the ashes, he got himself born all over again. And it looks like we’re doing the same thing, over and over, but we’ve got one damn thing the phoenix never had. We know the damn silly thing we just did. We know all the damn silly things we’ve done for a thousand years and as long as we know that and always have it around where we can see it, someday we’ll stop making the goddamn funeral pyres and jumping in the middle of them.” ( Bradbury,163)

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Martin and Malcolm

Authors, Blog, Omar Abdelhamid, Society

 

The following is an opinion based article, not to be taken into fact, but to be considered and perhaps rejected or adopted into your own thoughts and opinions.

( I only discuss the life of Malcolm X in this article, assuming that the reader already knows enough context about Martin Luther King. If you need to brush up on who he was, http://www.biography.com/people/martin-luther-king-jr-9365086 is the place to go.)

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Martin Luther King Jr.(left) and Malcolm X(right), two of the most influential  leaders in the African American Civil Rights movement of the 20th century, are pictured above in their first and only meeting.

Why were these two men so rarely and briefly together, even though they had the same vision for the progression of the African American race?