Malcolm X Day
She is an inspirational role model and advocate for “youth” and “women and girl” empowerment. Her lifework is devoted to helping others find inner strength and purpose. While she is frequently asked to speak about the Legacy of Malcolm X, she shares that it is her mother, Dr. Betty Shabazz’s wisdom.
More than six years experience as college professor; More than twenty years experience as administrator and implementer of cultural and community outreach initiatives, serving diverse populations; Key advisor to public and private organizations, developing diversity and community focused programs that align with business, academic and organizational goals; Author, artist, mentor, educator, motivational speaker and citizen of the world, connecting and activating networks and resources to create measurably positive outcomes. Published four multiple award-winning publications.
Recently, Ilyasah joined Democracy Now to discuss the new documentary film “Who Killed Malcolm X?” and her father’s enduring legacy. The full interview is available through the attached link. Link: “Malcolm X’s Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz on Her Father’s Legacy & the New Series ‘Who Killed Malcolm X?,” Democracy Now.READ MORE
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, […]READ MORE
By: Lisa Niver SOURCE: Ms Magazine Ilyasah Shabazz wasn’t yet three years old when her father, Malcolm X, was gunned down in 1965 in front of his wife, young daughters and supporters. Yet the story of her life Shabazz told in her memoir, Growing Up X, ended with words of resolve and optimism. “Life is […]READ MORE