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Malcolm X’s daughter Malikah Shabazz was found dead in her home

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Malcolm X’s daughter Malikah Shabazz was found dead in her home

A daughter of Malcolm X was found dead Monday, November 22, 2021, inside her Brooklyn home. Malikah Shabazz, 56, was discovered by her daughter inside the Midwood residence at about 4:40 p.m., the sources said.

Investigators do not suspect foul play, sources said. An autopsy will determine Shabazz’s cause of death.NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said that Shabazz had been “ill for a period of time” but didn’t elaborate.“At this point in time, working with other authorities, the medical examiner, and speaking to the family, she had been ill for a period of time, and at this point, nothing appears suspicious,” Shea told PIX11.  He added that cops were “absolutely not” looking for a suspect.

Dr. Betty Shabazz was pregnant with Malikah and her twin sister, Malaak, when their father Malcolm was assassinated. Malikah Shabazz and her twin sister, Malaak, are the youngest of six daughters of Malcolm X and his wife, Betty Shabazz. The twins were born seven months after the civil rights activist was killed.

Shabazz had several run-ins with the law over the years. She and her daughter, Bettih Shabazz, were arrested in a Walmart parking lot in Maryland in January 2017 on animal cruelty charges. Several injured dogs were found subjected to “inhumane conditions” inside a stolen U-Haul truck the pair were driving.

Bernice King, the daughter of Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., expressed condolences on Twitter.”I’m deeply saddened by the death of Malikah Shabazz. My heart goes out to her family, the descendants of Dr. Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X.”

MEN EXONERATED

A New York State court judge dismissed first-degree murder convictions of two men who served over two decades in prison for killing Malcolm X in 1965. Muhammad A. Aziz, alive and living in Brooklyn at age 83, and Khalil Islam, who died at 74 in 2009, were exonerated after a lengthy 22-month investigation revealed the New York DA, the FBI and other law enforcement hid evidence that would have led to their acquittal.“I’m an 83-year-old man who was victimized by the criminal justice system,” Aziz said to the court before he was exonerated. Ellen Biben, the New York County Supreme Court Judge presiding over the case, agreed with his statement.

“I regret that this court cannot undo the serious miscarriage of justice,” she said.

“There can be no question that this is a case that cries out for fundamental justice.”

Author: Bunmi Johnson

New York, USA

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