Malcolm Shabazz, Grandson of Malcolm X, Slain in Mexico

John Newland, NBC News, May 11, 2013

Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of the late civil rights activist Malcolm X, was killed Thursday in Mexico in an apparent beating outside a bar.

Shabazz, 28, had traveled to Mexico to meet with a leader of a California activist and rights group known as Rumec, according to a report in Talking Points Memo, which quoted Juan Ruiz, a member of the organization. The leader, Miguel Suarez, had been deported last month to Mexico by U.S. officials.

Suarez told The Associated Press that Shabazz had traveled to Mexico to support him and his movement. He said he was with Shabazz when Shabazz was beaten up at a bar near Plaza Garibaldi, a downtown square that is home to Mexico City’s mariachis.

“We were dancing with the girls and drinking,” Suarez said. Then the owner of the bar wanted them to pay a $1,200 bar tab for music, drinks and the women’s companionship.

Suarez said a man with a gun took him to a separate room and he heard a violent commotion in the hall. He said he escaped and came back minutes later in a cab to look for Shabazz, whom he found on the ground outside the bar.

“He was in shock. His face was messed up,” Suarez told the AP, saying he took Shabazz to a hospital but that his friend died hours later of blunt-force injuries.


Shabazz had a turbulent childhood and adolescence. His mother, Qubilah Shabazz, was indicted on charges of plotting to kill the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who some suspected was involved in Malcolm X’s assassination. Qubilah Shabazz was Malcolm X’s second daughter.

In light of his mother’s legal and personal troubles, Shabazz was placed at a young age in the custody of Betty Shabazz, his grandmother and Malcolm X’s widow. On June 1, 1997, Shabazz, then 12, set a fire in his grandmother’s Yonkers, N.Y., apartment that left the woman critically injured. She died later that month from those injuries.

Shabazz pleaded guilty to setting the blaze and was sentenced to 18 months in juvenile detention for manslaughter and arson. That sentence could be re-evaluated every year until he turned 18.

He got out after four years, but two years later, at age 18, he landed in prison on a charge of attempted robbery.

Months after his release in 2006, Shabazz was arrested again after punching a hole in the window of a doughnut shop.


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  • Nothing ever became Malcolm X-Lax III in life like the leaving of it. Also, depriving us of our civil rights agitators is a job that we need to import Mexicans to do because Americans won’t do it.

  • In other words, this PoS went to Mexico to stir up trouble for us and got his stupid self karked. Good.

    • Morris LeChat

      yep, but the hilarious part is that he repaid his grandmother for taking him in by turning her into a crisp . That just tickles me inside.

      • benvad

        The c*nt went out of her way to sh•t on the country. Glad her & his Islamic carcasses are rotting in hell along with their demi god muhammad.

  • joegoofinoff

    He was on his way out when he burnt up his grandmother. From then on, it was just a matter of what he was going to do to bring on his end.

    • pcmustgo

      Psychopaths love playing with fire as children.

      • StillModerated

        And torturing animals, and bed-wetting.

    • François

      What a loser!

  • DailyKenn

    Entertain the prospect that Shabazz was set up by Suarez.

    Suarez may have ‘delivered’ the American for a piece of the action. Note that Suarez was a Mexican national who should have known to steer his companion clear of that area of Mexico City. Suarez conveniently left the establishment just before Shabazz was beaten, then returned — unscathed — to haul his friend to the hospital.

    • benvad

      Good for him.

  • thurlow

    Our criminal justice system may not be able to take scum off the street but the fine people who populate Mexico City bars seem able to take out the trash.

  • Bill Ricca

    This sounds like a classic case of addition by subtraction. The world is better off without this loser.

    • BernieGoetzFan

      The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
      Trying to stiff a bar/whore house out of money is not smart in Mexico – where they don’t play games with black criminals.

      • benvad

        Uppity N••ger attitudes don’t work outside of America. They find that out real quickly when the get to West Africa.

  • MBlanc46

    Tried to stiff a shady bar on a large tab. Not exactly a capital crime. The perp ought to be given a $50 fine.

  • AutomaticSlim

    Maybe he was a homosexual prostitute like his father? They don’t much care for “maricons” South of the Border.

    How about that! Huff Po is actually useful for something!

    • The__Bobster

      Actually Mestizos are more accepting of fudgepackers than Whites are. They are not natural born Republicans.

      This [“natural Republicans”] claim is demonstrably false. In 2012 Hispanics solidly support the Democrats on virtually every issue, not only on illegal immigration. This includes taxes, the size of government, health care. Less known is that increasingly liberal Hispanics now support Democrats on abortion, gay marriage and contraception.

      • crystalevans

        I wonder why he thought he could get away without paying anything? I wonder if he forgot that he was in Mexico and not in the states.

        • Jane Johnson

          Maybe he thought he was a Secret Service agent, and in Colombia.

        • benvad

          He couldn’t understand that Mexicans are big time racists. They hate blacks like it’s going out of style.

      • AutomaticSlim

        “Actually Mestizos are more accepting…”

        You mean their media would “celebrate” a gay soccer player the way ours did with the basketball player?

        • pcmustgo

          No, but they would do it more on the Down Low

        • François

          Are you referring to Denis Rodman? Or Magic Johnson?

    • It was grandpa that liked the -_-_.

    • François

      Yes, I read that about Malcolm X. But interestingly enough, that’s a part of Malcolm Little’s (X) life, that was totally left out of the movie made by director Spike Lee, in the 1990’s… (?)

  • Nathanwartooth

    When you get drugs and hookers worth 1200 dollars, you generally don’t try to stiff them on it.

    • The__Bobster

      No Mexican hooker is worth $1200. You should be able to get a hundred of them for that price….and some of them will be “virgins” with only a few ninos.

      • Who Me?

        Drinks and music? Noooo, it went for illegal intoxicants…. You can bet on it.

    • rebelcelt

      that is a lot of money especially south of the border.

  • MikeS

    I thought he died years ago. Oh well, a pleasant surprise nonetheless.

  • smells_just_like

    Diversity vs. Diversity.

    My White privilege tells me to cheer for the Diversity.

  • Katherine McChesney

    Oh, well.

  • RisingReich

    Blacks are always over confident and under capable.
    This time the error proved fatal.

    Sometimes justice is served.

    • François

      Yes, that would seem to be a component of Black culture, like bragging all the time, and believing they have all the gifts and talents known to humankind… even when they are actually losers!

      • benvad

        I haven’t met to date that hasn’t acted like that. One dude I was in a marketing group was yacking about the music industry/promotions group that he was in and going off to NYC for an important conference on the weekend.

        Now I was naive about Bantus (being from Canada), so I took him at his word. Fast forward 13 years later I was returning to my hometown from Toronto, I saw this liar on a commuter flight. I was so surprised because he made it out like he was on his way to be an executive in the industry.

        From that day on I always would study and scrutinize anything out of Bantus yap. I’ve been shocked to find out they’re complete liars.

  • I still think he was trying to set himself up as some kind of drug “kingpin”.
    A Nation of Islam black visits Iran (opium,heroin). Nation of Islam and Islam aren’t the same.
    Then he gets capped in Mexico (every other drug under the sun).

  • IstvanIN

    Qubilah Shabazz was Malcolm X’s second daughter.

    How the heck do you pronounce Qubilah????

    • Katherine McChesney

      I’d imagine it would be pronounded ‘Qwa-bill-ah’. “Shabazz” Typical silly black names. Their attempts to reinvent themselves are ridiculous.

      • IstvanIN

        Thanks, at first glance it looks like the name of one of those fancy dog foods.

      • Luis

        My guess is “koo- BILL’- ah”.

      • StillModerated

        If you say it backwards it’s pronounced Halibuq.

    • François


  • Dave4088

    I guess the vaunted black-brown alliance doesn’t exist south of the border. I’ll wager that Shabazz hated white people, so he can rot in hell.

    • jambi19

      I would bet my house on that wager.

    • Luis

      May his soul roast in Hades forever!

  • Romulus

    Good news travels fast!!
    Dont forget guys and gals. This year is the 150 th anniversary of gettsburg. It should be quite something. Albeit, a tragic case of fratricide, we would do well to remember our history, lest we repeat it. Like we did in white wars1&2. Lets honor the memoryof the fallen by celebrating the good of our past and unite our people.

    • François

      I’ll drink to that!

  • IKantunderstand

    Who cares?

  • Booze, whores and music at a Mexican bar: $1200.
    trying to skip out on a $1200 bill at a MEXICAN Bar: F**king PRICELESS!!

  • PesachPatriot

    I remember the 1997 shabazz arson incident when I was in high school. Maybe some hermanos of george zimmerman down mexico way didn’t like the cut of his jib or something. The nonsense they can pull here in the states doesn’t fly south of the border. The punching a hole in the window of a donut shop charge from 2006 is particularly humorous. I have often been upset when I found dunkin donuts closed, but I never felt a need to put my fist through the glass because of it.

  • Unperson

    Malcolm X: Killed by his fellow black Muslims
    Betty Shabazz: Killed by her own black grandson
    Malcolm Shabazz: Killed by Mexicans

    Shabazz Family members killed by nonwhites: 3
    Shabazz Family members killed by whites: 0

  • bigone4u

    One black down for good, and if the perps are caught, there will several fewer Mexicans unable to legally immigrate to the US. A pleasing day, news wise.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of the late civil rights activist Malcolm X, was killed Thursday in Mexico in an apparent beating outside a bar.

    Unconfirmed reports say he died early Thursday morning from injuries sustained when he was thrown off a building.

    ‘He was murdered. He was in Mexico City and I believe they attempted to rob him and he didn’t allow it, so they beat him to death and he died on his way to the hospital,’Juan Ruiz, a member of the California-based labor organization Rumec, told TPM.

    I can’t figure this out. Was he robbed, beaten then thrown off a building? Or thrown off a building and then beaten and robbed?

    And, was a Fast & Furious gun involved??


    • Luis

      Only Eric Holder knows the answer to that one, Bon. And he’s not telling.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        You wanna know what I think of Eric “The Red” Holder?


  • Rhialto

    The perps won’t happy when they are charged with Hate crime. They conspired to violate the foreign civil rights of an African-American, for which crime the penalty is 5 hours in jail or a fine of 14 Pesos.

  • Luis

    I note in the original article that this imam lauds Malcolm Shabazz no end, and even says “he’s in heaven”…

    Man oh man, this guy’s in heaven, with his criminal record? It goes to show how Bantus will protect and love their own criminals, while blaming everyone and everything else. Even though this guy set fire to his grandma’s house – they still love him. In the meantime, Bantus love to remind everyone about that church bombing in Birmingham in 1963.

    Muy gracias to the Mexican national who finally put Malcolm Shabazz out of his misery, but Bantus will try to say he was murdered by the CIA. Just watch and mark my words.

    Malcolm Shabazz got a much-needed lesson in mestizo culture. A fatal lesson, but a lesson nevertheless.

    Salud! Salud! Salud! Salud!

    • François

      Maybe he had hit on a latina girl, and upset the wrong guy!

  • KenelmDigby

    American blacks think that everyone in the world are soft pushovers just like White Americans are.
    They are in for a big shock.

  • robinbishop34

    This story makes me laugh because of the mother’s name… ‘Qubilah.’ I just finished a Microsoft Access class and we were to always name our queries by abbreviated chapter name and number.

    As I was going back in the course and preparing for the final, the query named ‘Ch2q11’ made me laugh. That means ‘chapter two-query 11’. It always looked like some black person’s name like Cha-too-quill

  • StillModerated

    Malcolm X-crement: from jailbird to jailbird in 3 generations. And he got beaten up for not tipping the help, and skipping out on his bill. TNB.

    I wish the FBI would release the details of Nation of Islam. I suspect Farrakhan staged a good, old-fashioned African style coup.

  • rebelcelt

    I guess he found out that certain behaviors are not tolerated in 3rd world countries like in racist America. You stiff a bar that much here, the owner calls the cops while they run out the door….guess that is not how it is done in mexico.

  • The interesting thing here is that this follows only a few months after Shabazz was arrested by the FBI on his way to Iran. What was he doing going to Iran? Why did the FBI let him go?

  • Funruffian

    Good riddance! Another waste of flesh and breath is flushed from existence. Reading this very brief biography on the thug’s life touches on the criminal and insane nature of these activist Blacks. Their lives are rife with violence, indolence and corruption. We almost never hear about that from the media. If a White potentate, in a moment of weakness, is caught in a scandal the whole story is nearly blown out of proportion to make the guy seem like an evil scum. But when you compare the likes of John Edwards to someone like Farrakhan, or any of these Black leaders, it’s like comparing a Tasmanian Devil to a hamster.

  • Unperson

    Totally by coincidence, I today learned of another deceased agitator by the name of Michael X (AKA Michael de Freitas, AKA Abdul Malik). He was born in Trinidad in the 1930s, but emigrated to London in the 1960s where he founded a Black Power commune and became one of UK’s leading black agitators. John Lennon and Yoko Ono contributed materially to his defense fund for some of his black mischief in UK. By the 1970s Michael X was back in Trinidad… where he was convicted in the murder of a white British woman from a prominent family. He was executed there, by hanging, in 1975.

    It’s really quite the story. And yet, despite guest appearances by such famous (or at least infamous) names as John and Yoko, Angela Davis, Dick Gregory, Kate Millet, and William Kunstler, it is a story NOBODY knows. The name Michael X has been flushed down the memory hole.
    Doesn’t “fit the narrative,” I guess.

    • David Ashton

      I have been going through Malcom X’s autobiography. Revealing on black desire for white girls and on the Jewish role in the advancement of “colored people”.

    • Mr Potato

      Ol’ John ‘Power to the People’ Lennon (and his ugly missus) never let ya down!

  • shmo123

    What a little monster. Like grandfather, like grandson.

  • benvad

    Now they only have to contracted to finish off the rest of Me.X’s progeny and for good measure everyone in the NOI.