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Ilyasah Shabazz Delivers Commencement Speech at North Central University

By |2019-09-09T12:59:08-04:00|Categories: Events, Ilyasah Shabazz|

July 27, 2019 A few weeks ago, Professor Ilyasah Shabazz delivered the 2019 Commencement at North Central University! With her parents’ legacy in mind, Ilyasah emphasized the importance of a lifelong learning experience; that learning is ongoing even after earning a degree. She quoted her father who stated, “Education is our passport to the future, for [...]

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 [...]

Ilyasah and Kekla received the 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor for “X: A novel”

By |2016-06-26T22:44:03-04:00|Categories: Events|Tags: |

2016 American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando.The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are presented annually by the Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange(EMIERT), a round table of the American Library Association. African American authors and illustrators are recognized for their deep appreciation of African American culture, values and experiences through their literary work and focus on [...]

Malcolm X’s family loved Beyoncé’s Super Bowl tribute

By |2016-02-11T01:01:41-04:00|Categories: Events|

The family of Malcolm X didn’t have advance word that Beyoncé would make an apparent tribute to the leader in her Super Bowl show. But, “I absolutely loved it,” Malcolm’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz told Page Six on Monday. Bey’s performance included dancers in Black Panther-like berets forming an X on the field. Shabazz told us someone [...]

“Understand the power that you possess” – Ilyasah Shabazz

By |2016-02-03T16:15:17-04:00|Categories: Events|

Daughter of Malcolm X to Tuskegee University: “Understand the power that you possess” Daughter of Malcolm X, Ilyasah Al-Shabazz. TUSKEGEE, Ala. (February 3, 2016) — Part of Civil Rights Era history returned to Tuskegee University to re-energize the spirit of the movement for a new generation. Ilyasah Al-Shabazz, daughter of activist icons Malcolm X and Betty [...]

Malcolm X’s daughter speaks at Tuskegee University

By |2016-02-03T15:47:12-04:00|Categories: Events|

TUSKEGEE, AL (WTVM) - As part of Black History Month, one of the daughters of civil rights leader Malcolm X gave a speech at Tuskegee University. Her message is building bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world. Organizers say Ilyasah Al-Shabazz's speech was part of the university's Lyceum Series. They also say Al-Shabazz's address [...]