Originally written on State of Hockey News  |  Last updated 10/7/14
  Controversial Civil Rights leader Malcolm X once said, "There is no better than adversity, every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time."  These words were spoken by a man who was no stranger to adversity.  He watched his father be killed by white supremacists when he was a child, got into trouble with the law a lot as a young man but persevered to make something of his life and became a vocal and dominant leader.  Many remember Malcolm X for his strongly worded, provocative speeches but was a person who could also learn from his own mistakes.  A conversion to Islam while in prison started his life on a new path, one free from the petty crimes of his past, a life with a purpose.  Later, a pilgrimage to Mecca made him change his perspective and he returned from that journey preaching unity and working together to solve problems.  He didn't preach non-violence like Martin Luther King Jr., but he...
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