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May 6, 2008

Malcolm Shabazz: Grandson of Malcolm X

source: giantmag
Malcolm Shabazz was born October 8, 1984, the first and only child of Qubilah Shabazz. Malcolm was named after his grandfather, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, or, as the world knew him best, Malcolm X. Malcolm X had six daughters, which makes young Malcolm the slain civil rights leader's first male heir. At 23 years old, he is infamous -- not for his name and lineage but for one horrific moment in 1997 when a fire he set claimed the life of Betty Shabazz, his beloved grandmother and Malcom X's widow. He has been in and out of juvenile detention facilities and prison, and since the age of 12, he hasn't been free for longer than a year. Read full article here

1 comment:

M* said...

thanks for posting this..ive been lookin everywhere for info on the grandson ..couldnt find any..almost like they are hiding it from the the pictures above are of him? i wonder what he is up to now ?


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