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Malcolm X’s Daughter, Malikah Shabazz, Found Dead In Brooklyn


Malika Shabazz

The daughter of civil rights leader Malcolm X, Malikah Shabazz, 56, was found dead in her Brooklyn apartment around 5 PM on Monday (November 22).

Shabazz’s death isn’t considered to be suspicious, however, the cause of death hasn’t been determined.

Malikah and her twin sister, Malaak, were born months after the assassination of their father in 1965. Malcolm and Betty Shabazz had four other daughters, Malikah and Malaak are the youngest.

Shabazz’s death comes a few days after her father’s killers had been exonerated. A 22-month investigation conducted by the Manhatten District Attorney’s office and the Innocence Project found that evidence was withheld from the original investigation by prosecutors, the FBI, and the New York Police Department that would’ve cleared Muhammad A. Aziz and Khalil Islam of Malcolm X’s murder.

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