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Ilyasah Shabazz, Joins Raqiyah Mays on Real Black News

By |2018-10-12T13:56:45-04:00|Categories: Betty Shabazz, Interview, Malcolm X|

Malcolm X's daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, discusses her father's death, Betty Shabazz, media misconceptions, and her role in Ava DuVernay's Central Park Five on Real Black News with Raqiyah Mays "My father didn’t only pose a threat to the Nation of Islam, he posed a threat to the powers that be. That small 10% of people who [...]

Ilyasah Shabazz promotes BETTY BEFORE X with Westchester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta

By |2018-10-12T13:53:12-04:00|Categories: Betty Shabazz|

Ilyasah Shabazz, the third daughter of Malcolm X and Dr Betty Shabazz promoted her recently released young adult novel focusing on her mother's childhood "Betty Before X" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2018) at a discussion sponsored by "IT'S LIT" - the lit literary initiative of the Westchester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta (DST) Sorority [...]

Author explores early life of her famous mom, Betty Shabazz

By |2018-07-21T17:51:13-04:00|Categories: Betty Shabazz|

Imagine trying to write about your mother when she was a kid. Where would you start? What details would you include? To write “Betty Before X,” Ilyasah Shabazz had to think hard about those questions. Her mother, Betty Shabazz, was an important civil rights leader. When her husband, Malcolm X, was assassinated in 1965, Betty Shabazz [...]

Ilyasah Al-Shabazz in San Diego, tours Malcolm X Library

By |2017-09-28T17:46:47-04:00|Categories: Malcolm X|

Ilyasah Al-Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, visited the Malcolm X Library and Performing Arts Center in San Diego for the first time on Sept. 14. Shabazz came to the city for a speaking engagement at the Aztec Student Union Center at San Diego State University. The Rev. Shane Harris, local chapter president of the National Action [...]

Malcolm X novel selected for 2017 Great Michigan Read

By |2017-05-03T16:27:20-04:00|Categories: Malcolm X, X: A Novel|

“X: A Novel,” co-authored by Malcolm X’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, was selected as this year’s Great Michigan Read. While in prison as a young man, Malcolm Little became so focused on reading and writing that he began copying every page of a dictionary by hand. “Let me tell you something: From then until I [...]

Ilyasah Shabazz at Drew: ‘This Generation of Leaders Gets It’

By |2017-05-03T15:47:50-04:00|Categories: Events|

Daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz urges students to realize their power. February 2017 – “Own your power!” That was the core advice that Ilyasah Shabazz gave to students at Drew University during an inspiring address that explored the legacies of her parents, Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. Repeatedly, Shabazz urged young people to realize [...]

Children of Civil Rights Leaders Are Keeping Their Eyes on the Prize

By |2016-09-09T10:39:09-04:00|Categories: Events|

By Jennie Rothenberg Gritz , Katie Nodjimbadem , Matthew Shaer , Thomas Stackpole - Smithsonian Magazine September 1, 2016 9:02AMThe next generation is following in the footsteps of its forebearsAs a part of the September issue devoted to the grand opening of the Smithsonian's newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, our [...]

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Ilyasah speaks to VladTV about “X: A Novel”

By |2016-07-30T12:23:17-04:00|Categories: Events|

EXCLUSIVE! Malcolm X's Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz on Getting Family Home Firebombed Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, spoke exclusively to VladTV about her book, "X: A Novel," and her thoughts on the hardships her father faced during his life. She revealed that she wrote the book to give fans a background on her father's upbringing [...]