Leader. Champion. Revolutionary. Icon. The impact of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz aka Malcolm X, resonates throughout generations, long past his death in 1965. As the social word is now distributed online throughout the corners of the world, the people have taken to social networks to show praise, spread love, and pay homage to one of the Civil Rights Movement’s greatest heroes. Twitter has been one venue for the memory of Malcolm X on what would’ve been his 90th birthday, generating over 70,000 tweets as of press time. The word has also been spread internationally, with tweets including “#MalcolmX” from The United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Thailand, South Africa, and more. Social activists have also paid their respects to the fallen leader through tweets, showing Malcolm’s monumental achievements alongside his most intimate moments.
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Cory Townes was born and raised in Philadelphia, and currently lives in Brooklyn. A devout Philly sports fan, Townes is the Social Media Manager for EBONY.com. When he’s not saluting the plug or listening to all of this Hi-Fi, you can reach him on Twitter @CoryTownes.