Today is the 96th Birthday of the late Minister Malcolm X and on this day, I learned of his friendship with Yuri Kochiyama. I have grown quiet conservative and close-minded over the years, solely focused on myself and my interest. However, during my recent fitness journey, I decided to make time for matters greater than myself to find solutions to some of the problems facing the world today. I began reading about Asian American history and culture, which I was somewhat familiar with from my early twenties when I would visit various restaurants to get a sense of different cultures. This effort of mine led me to looking for well-known Asian Americans and I came across the story of Yuri via Journalist Lisa Ling’s Instagram page.
Anyway, the clip of Malcolm and Yuri’s friendship is below. Yuri was 4 years older than Malcolm and the two shared the same birthday, May 19th.
Will Smith is slowly returning to the public eye following his Oscar night slap on Chris Rock. In an appearance on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah, he discusses his new movie Emancipation. Smith describes the film as a “freedom” movie compared to the annual slave films produced by Hollywood.