Malcolm X’s famous “Ballot or the Bullet” speech from 1964. Being that it’s 53 minutes long, I’m pretty sure a lot of people will just scroll past this post, but hopefully you’ll at least listen to a few minutes of it. A lot of these words still ring true…48 years later.

We must understand the politics of our Community and we must know what politics are supposed to produce. We must know what part politics play in our lives. And until we become politically mature, we will always be misled, led astray, or deceived or maneuvered into supporting someone politically who doesn’t have the good of our Community at heart." [starts at the 06:00 mark]

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death. — Martin Luther King, Jr.