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Malcolm X’s Daughter Found Dead at Brooklyn Home: NYPD

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FILE – Malcolm X speaks during a news conference at the Theresa Hotel, in New York, May 21, 1964. Manhattan’s top prosecutor says two of the three men convicted in the Malcolm X assassination will be cleared on Thursday after insisting they are innocent since the killing of one of the formidable fighters. United States for civil rights, Manhattan’s top prosecutor said Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. Prosecutors say authorities have withheld evidence supporting the defence. during the trial of Muhammad Aziz, now 83, and the late Muslim Khalil. (AP Photo, File)

MIDWOOD, Brooklyn – Malcolm X’s daughter was found dead in a Brooklyn home, according to police.

Malikah Shabazz was found dead at a Brooklyn home on Monday; Officials received a 911 call from Shabazz’s daughter around 5 p.m., police said.

Officials said they do not suspect a crime.

Bernice King, daughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., tweeted her reaction to the news just after midnight on Tuesday.

“I am deeply saddened by the death of #MalikahShabazz. My heart goes out to her family, descendants of Drs Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X,” King wrote.

Malcolm X – the leader of the civil rights faction who was killed more than 50 years ago – appeared in the news just last week, when two of his convicted killers were Thursday forgive sins after decades of doubts about who was responsible for the civil rights icon’s death.

A Manhattan judge refute the convictions of Muhammad Aziz and the late Muslim Khalil, after prosecutors and lawyers for the men said a new investigation had found new evidence that the men were not involved in the murders. and determined that the administration had withheld some of what it knew.

Aziz, 83, told the court: “What brought us to court today should never have happened.

He and Islam, who had maintained their innocence from the start in the 1965 murders at Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom, were pardoned in the 1980s. Islam died in 2009.

Malcolm X became nationally known as the voice of the Nation of Islam, encouraging Blacks to claim their civil rights “by any means necessary.” His autobiography, co-written with Alex Haley, remains a classic of modern American literature.

Near the end of Malcolm X’s life, he split from the black Muslim organization and, after a trip to Mecca, began talking about the potential for racial unification. It angered him with some in the Nation of Islam, who saw him as a traitor.

He was shot dead while giving a speech on February 21, 1965. He was 39 years old.

Featuring contributions from Ayana Harry, Corey Crockett, Dan Mannarino, Hazel Sanchez, Jay Dow and Veronica Rosario.

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