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Becoming X – Malcolm Shabazz Story

Malcolm X and his grandson

Malcolm X and his grandson

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A troubled child or next Malcolm X?

The First Male Heir of Malcolm X

For most of her life, Qubilah Shabazz the second of Malcolm X’s six daughters has refused to discuss Malcolm X, avoiding talk of his death with friends and even concealing her own blood lines. But when her baby was born in 1984, the son of an Algerian man she had met in Paris, she named the boy after her father, who was assassinated on Feb. 21, 1965, when she was 4 years old.

Qubilah, Malcolm and Attallah

Qubilah, Malcolm and Attallah

Malcolm Latif Shabazz, moved to the United States with his mother when he was 3 or 4 and lived in California. Malcolm is the first male heir of Malcolm X.

After moved back to the U.S. they were moving around a lot, living in such places as Los Angeles and Brooklyn. His mother drank and she would be asleep and he would be unsupervised. Even though she was educated at Princeton and Sorbonne she took odd jobs at places like Denny’s and IHOP to earn enough to get by.

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