Ilyasah Shabazz, Joins Raqiyah Mays on Real Black News

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 have the power and control of how we are going to think, feel, communicate with one another, and who is going to jail.” – Malcolm X’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, on Ep. 16 of Real Black News with Raqiyah Mays.

Ep. 16 (October 7, 2018): This week’s episode of Real Black News features the top 5 black news stories of the week with special guests including author, professor, and Malcolm X’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, discussing everything from her father’s death and the household of Betty Shabazz to the media’s misconceptions, and her role in Ava DuVernay’s Central Park Five. “I think the biggest misconception was they had this particular image of my father walking around in a Kung Fu revolutionary stance. And the thing is that, yes, my father was loving. He was very compassionate. He was accountable. He was very purposeful, purpose-driven,” she says in a conversation with Raqiyah Mays. “So I think when people who are going to meet me they expect this very fiery person. And I didn’t grow up like my father grew up. I grew up completely protected by my mother’s wing.”

Other guests include Waffle House assault survivor Chikesia Clemons with an update on her case, reporter Ricardo A. Hazell joins the Black Hollywood report with a NY Comic Con recap; founder of Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival, Carolyn A. Butts, shares details of this year’s festival. And financial expert Jatali B. joins The Black Wall Street Report to give tips on teaching kids about investing. Other topics include Laquan McDonald, Cleveland jail deaths, and Chance the Rapper.

TIME STAMPS (Ep. 16: Oct 7, 2018)
1. Intro: Shabaam Sahdeeq, “Real Black News”
2. Ilyasah on measuring up to the expectations of being the daughter of Malcolm X (10:38)
3. Ilyasah on Betty Shabazz and her mother’s family focus growing up (12:26)
4. Ilyasah on the murder of Malcolm X & the NOI’s infiltration (13:45)
5. Ilyasah on her sister Qubilah Shabazz being incorrectly accused of attempting to kill Farrakhan (15:59)
6. Ilyasah on her consistent path in life (22:04)
7. Ilyasah on how her mother kept Malcolm alive in their home (25:00)
8. Ilyasah on growing up seeing powerful women in her home like Miriam Makeba & Coretta Scott King (26:05)
9. The Laquan McDonald case (31:21)
10. Special guest: Chikesia Clemons, Waffle House assault survivor, with an update on her case (37:04)
11. The Black Hollywood Report with guest reporter, Ricardo Hazell (NY Comic Con & “Daredevil”) (47:38)
12. Special Guest: Carolyn A. Butts, founder of Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival (56:49)
13. Ilyasah on her appearance in Ava DuVernay’s film, Central Park Five (1:05:25)
14. Cleveland Black judge refuses to send people to jail after mysterious local jail deaths (1:09:02)
15. Ilyasah on the evil actions of the 10% (1:12:12)
16. Chance the Rapper’s non-profit Social Works (1:17:36)
17. The Black Wall Street Report with Jatali B. (Teaching kids investment basics) (1:21:19)
18. 19-year-old Kalan Haywood, Jr. makes history as the youngest lawmaker in Wisconsin (1:31:44)

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REAL BLACK NEWS is the weekly podcast where host Raqiyah Mays breaks down the top 5 black news stories of the week with newsmakers from the worlds of entertainment and activism. Past guests include Writer & Director Malcolm Lee (Ep. 13), Luke Cage Executive Producer & Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker (Ep. 1), Women’s March co-chair Tamika Mallory (Ep. 2) actor Craig “MuMs” Grant (Hover) (Ep. 2) producer, director, and VJ Ralph McDaniels (Ep. 3) Co-Host of “The DL Hughley Show,” Jasmine Sanders (Ep. 4)
Waffle House Police Assault Survivor, Chikesia Clemons (Ep. 5 & Ep. 6), image activist, Michaela Angela Davis (Ep. 7), author Joan Morgan, (Ep. 8), activist Rosa Clemente (Ep. 9). and Fashion Stylist Misa Hylton (Ep. 11), Statue of Liberty Climber Patricia Okoumou (Ep. 12), actor Stephen Hill of “Magnum PI” (Ep. 14), and MC/activist Mysonne (Ep. 16).“This podcast is my contribution to bringing the little-known and some of the popular black news together – hard news, Black Hollywood news, and investment tips,” says Mays. “The goal is to inform, inspire, motivate and be an outlet for those in search of news about African Americans and people of the African Diaspora that the mainstream rarely shows.” Episodes of Real Black News are available on ITUNES, SPOTIFY SOUNDCLOUD and where podcasts live. Click a link to listen.ABOUT RAQIYAH MAYS
Real Black News host, Raqiyah Mays, wears many hats as an author, journalist, radio personality on New York’s 107.5 WBLS, and life-long activist. In high school, she was president of Edison, NJ’s NAACP Youth Council. As a college freshman, she helped create the Diversity Union on Penn State’s Altoona campus in response to acts of racism toward black classmates. After college, she began her career as a journalist and NYC radio personality on City College’s WHCR while organizing community and youth events in Brooklyn, NY. She’s hosted shows on Sirius Satellite Radio, Hot 97, and was a member of the morning show on 98.7 Kiss FM.


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