• Ed Gaines

Malcolm X’s Daughter Found DEAD In NYC Home

A daughter of Malcolm X was found dead Monday inside her Brooklyn home.


Malikah Shabazz was discovered by her daughter inside the Midwood residence at about 4:40 p.m.


Investigators do not suspect foul play. An autopsy will determine Shabazz’s cause of death.


Malikah Shabazz and her twin sister Malaak are the youngest of six daughters of Malcolm X.




Malcolm X made headlines last week after two of the late civil activist’s convicted killers — Muhammad Aziz and the late Khalil Islam — were exonerated.


Aziz and Islam each spent some two decades in jail for the Feb. 21, 1965 shooting of Malcolm X at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights. Both were paroled in the 1980s.



The duo and a third man, Mujahid Abdul Halim, were found guilty of the murder in March 1966 and sentenced to life in prison a month later.


No physical evidence linked Aziz or Islam to the murder or the crime scene, and both had alibis backed by testimony.






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