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, 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 [...]
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 [...]
The Legacy of Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X Ilyasah Shabazz and Marcus Gardley, poet, and playwright, talk about the new production of "X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation" focused on the life and struggles of Betty Shabazz following the assassination of Malcolm X.