Malcolm X’s daughter dies: found unconscious at home

The Malcolm X’s daughter, Malika Shabazz, 56 years old, was found dead on the night of Monday, November 22 in its brooklyn apartment, south of New York, no apparent signs of violencelocal police reported.

It was her own 28-year-old daughter who found Malika’s body, who had been sick “for a while,” according to New York Police Chief Dermot Shea, as quoted by the New York Post. Although an autopsy will be performed on his corpse, “nothing seems suspicious“he added.

One of the first to break the news on her Twitter account was Bernice King, daughter of Martir Luther King, who was together with Malcolm X the great leader of the black movement in the sixties and that as he himself was assassinated, the EFE agency specifies.

Bernice wanted to remember today that Malika and her twin sister Malaak – both with Muslim names after their father’s conversion to Islam – were still in their mother’s womb when Malcolm X, then 39, was assassinated at the time they were he was preparing to intervene in a public act.

A difficult week for Malcolm X’s family

Malcolm X’s name made headlines last week when a New York court acquitted two men -one of them already dead- for the murder charges of the black leader in 1965, which led them to spend more than twenty years in jail, after the court found abundant flaws in the investigation and trial that led to their conviction.

Despite the enormous symbolism of her father in the fight against racial segregation, Malika has not been known activism in this type of struggles, not even when they have resurfaced with force with the Black Lives Matter movement, which have taken to the streets to Thousands of people to protest, among other things, against the police brutality that particularly attacks African Americans.


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