There are a few people who have overcome their childhood shortcomings and risen as a great leader. Ilyasah Shabazz is tha one who holds the legacy of her father, Malcolm X and continuously works for the betterment of the society.
This social activist has served the community with her different art forms like literature and uplifting speeches. Currently, she serves at the Harlem Symphonic Orchestra as a Trustee.
Ilyasah has always kept her personal somewhat mysterious. Detail credentials about her romantic life have not surfaced the internet to this day.
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However, as per Washington magazine in 2002, she was a newlywed lady at that time so we can speculate the fact that she got married somewhere that year. But, the precise information about her husband could not be found.
As of today, Shabazz has secluded her love life, keeping things close to her heart. But, as apparent from a tweet on 22 February 2019, she seems to be close to Bernice A. King.
Bio- Parents, Siblings
Ilyasah Shabazz was born on 22 July 1962 in the USA. She is the third child of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. Both of her parents are historical figures and have contributed to society. Her father was a religious leader who was assassinated in 1965 at the age of 39. Likewise, her mother was killed by her grandson, Malcolm in 1997 at the age of 63. The 57-years-old lady stands at a tall height, just like her late father.
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As for Ilyasah, her introduction can be done in so many ways— she is a motivational speaker, an activist, an author, and an educator. Her mom raised her along with five other siblings, including Atallah Shabazz, Gamilah Lumumba Shabazz, Malaak Shabazz, Qubilah Shabazz, and Malikah Shabazz.
Ilyasah shares her dusty memory with sisters(Photo: Ilyasah facebook)
Among the sisters, Attallah and Qubilah have been closer to the public media. Atallah shares the same interests as Ilyasah and pursues her career as a motivational speaker, actor, and author.
Qubilah, however, came to the limelight in 1995, when she was blamed for hiring an assassin to murder Louis Farrakhan. By the way, Louis was alleged of murdering Malcolm X by the Shabazz family before the assassination incident. She maintained her innocence the same year via a plea agreement.
Ilyasah has written a book depicting the journey of her father Malcolm X titled The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X. It was around 2002, so it can be presumed that the book surely had made its way to most of the readers as well. Along with that, she has also published books that portray her childhood and some other novels. She even has a fully operational website that helps her to keep in touch with her admirers.
Following her father’s footsteps, Ilyasah helps in promoting higher education, acts as a bridge for young leaders of the world and participates in programs as a humanitarian representative. Furthermore, she serves the Harlem Symphonic Orchestra as a Trustee, an Educational Center named after her parents and The Malcolm X Foundation.
Besides that, she has also contributed as an actress in movies like Malcolm X(1992), When They See Us(2019) and Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes(2018).
For her work, Shabazz was even awarded the Oustanding Literary Work honor for her novel X: A Novel in 2016 NAACP Image Awards.
Despite the long career progression, Ilyasah's net worth could not be filtered down. But what we did find was her father’s estimated valuation. Sure, her father Malcolm X has passed away with his outstanding legacy, but the fact that the martyr had a net worth of $150,000 still lurks the internet.