Grandson Of Malcolm X Killed In Mexico

by Yesha Callahan


According to the Amsterdam News, Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of Malcolm X, was killed Thursday morning in Mexico.  Shabazz is the son of Qubilah Shabazz, who was the second daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz.  The details of his death are still sketchy at best, but he allegedly died from injuries sustained after he was thrown off a building or shot as he was being robbed in Tijuana.

From Amsterdam New:

“I’m confirming, per U.S. Embassy, on behalf of family, the tragic death of Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X.Statement frm family 2 come,” wrote close friend of the Shabazz family Terrie M. Williams on twitter.

Family members have confirmed his death and that he was in Mexico but have not confirmed the exact location or circumstances of how Malcolm Shabazz died.

Malcolm Shabazz is survived by two daughters, his mother and several aunts.

Malcolm Shabazz pled guilty and was found guilty of manslaughter and arson and was sentenced to 18 months in Juvenile detention. His stay was extended and he was released four years later. Years later he told the Amsterdam News that he had not set the fire.

Malcolm Shabazz was in the process of writing two books, at least one of which was a manuscript, and he was attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.

According to Talking Points Memo, Juan Ruiz, a member of the California-based labor organization Rumec, said Shabazz was in Mexico City with one of the group’s leaders, Miguel Suarez who had been deported from the United States last month.

“He’s a supporter of our organization” said Ruiz. “He went to Mexico to meet with Miguel.”

Details are still developing surrounding Shabazz’s death.


    Not surprise his life ended like this he seemed to have had a cloud of evil surrounding him.

  • Jess

    Karma is a mfer.

  • Malik Hemmans

    cloud of evil?? that’s a horrible thing to say

  • P

    This was sad news to me. I always had a ray of hope that he would continue his grandfather’s great legacy on a broader scale.

    As I say this, I know the majority of the world expected the same. RIP

  • Chacha1

    Thrown off of a building or shot? Was it one or both?

    What happened to the rest of the article?

  • The Other Jess

    No, not evil. He was diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic as a child, which accounts for some of his behavior in later years. Schizophrenia can be passed through the genetic line/blood line, and his grandmother, Malcolm X’s mother, was diagnosed schizophrenic and spent over 20 years in an institution. So he inherited it through no fault of his own, unfortunately.

    But on another note, rep. Cynthia McKinney said that this guy was being followed by the FBI up to two months before his death now. And now he’s dead. Things that make you go hmmmmmmm….

  • dmac

    Pray for the Shabazzes. How much tragedy can one family take.

  • K

    no thats literally atll that has been said so thats all to go off of iknow crazy right?

  • Anthony

    Tijuana has really become a bad place for a young black man or any American, to hang out.

  • Yes, I’m That Leah

    this is sad to hear.

  • Medusa

    Yeah, I remember reading his concerns about being followed. He knew they were after him.

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