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Where Malcolm X Was Killed, Harlem’s Ghosts Haunt a Forgotten Home

Where the activist and icon was killed in 1965, you can now get cash and a plate of ribs

A picture of Malcolm X on an easel.
Photos courtesy of the author

II don’t often go to the barbershop. I see it as a slaughterhouse for Black hair, and an open forum for cruel jokes and bad ideas. Also, I avoid haircuts. Unruly hair climbs out of my scalp: in the back…

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Andrew Ricketts

Andrew Ricketts

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I’m a Caribbean and American writer from New York. My stories are about coming-of-age, learning how to relate, and family. It’s a living, breathing memoir.