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Ilyasah Shabazz

Civil Rights Activist & Daughter of Malcolm X; Author of "Growing Up X"

 Ilyasah Shabazz Biography

Ilyasah Shabazz (pronounced ILL-YAH-SAH SHA-BOZZ) leads a life dedicated to four passions: 1) the continued growth and understanding of her family legacy; 2) developing educational programs which foster self-empowerment regardless of life experience; 3) expanding the role of government to teach individual responsibility for improving society; and 4) capitalizing on the arts & entertainment to encourage the understanding of history, culture, and self-expression. 

Following in the footsteps of her parents, Ms. Shabazz is working to convey a message of self-empowerment to future generations. She is presently implementing The WAKE-UP Tour ™, her exclusive program for empowering our Nation’s youth.  She is corporation president and Board Member of The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, Inc. at The Audubon, the place of her father’s martyrdom in 1965.  Inspired by her father’s Legacy to embrace a rich heritage—and nurtured by her mother’s unending perseverance and strength, Ms. Shabazz is indeed a compassionate humanitarian, author, and lecturer. 

In the field of Education, Ms. Shabazz was led to the post of Assistant Coordinator for the Office of Academic Affairs - City University of New York, where she organized training programs to encourage higher education for inner-city at-risk youth. Her most prized project includes an interactive youth publication entitled, “The Way We Feel.” Ms. Shabazz has both tutored and mentored at various academic institutions and lock-up facilities.  She holds a Masters of Science degree in Education & Human Resource Development and a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. 

In the area of Government, Ms. Shabazz served on the Executive Youth Board for the City of Mount Vernon, New York and is presently the Director of Arts & Culture.  She further served as an official member of the United States Delegation that accompanied President Bill Clinton on the historic tour of South Africa in Johannesburg, Soweto, and Capetown. And, Ms. Shabazz was a member of the American Interfaith Leadership Delegation that toured Mali, West Africa to implement Malaria No More. 

Hajja Ilyasah Al Shabazz has also retraced her father’s footsteps to the Holy City of Mecca for the pilgrimage, and to the pyramids and Sphinx of Ghizeh (PRONOUNCED GHI – ZAY) in Cairo, Egypt.  She further explored religious and historical sites in Jordan as a guest of Her Royal Highness Princess Alia Hussein.  Extensive travels to Africa, the “Middle East”, Europe, the West Indies and throughout the United States, inform Ms. Shabazz’ unique brand of lecturing about world history and culture as she teaches capacity audiences on campuses across the United States. 

With a diverse career in the Entertainment Industry, Ms. Shabazz has held many diverse positions. As Executive Producer she has just completed a lifestyle television pilot entitled, The Xperience .  Ms. Shabazz also worked for 40 Acres + a Mule Filmworks during the filming of X as an assistant technical advisor and production assistant.

Ms. Shabazz’ book, Growing Up X: A Coming-of-Age Memoir has been heralded by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee as,   “. . . a clear impression of Black family values as any ever written, reflecting the pride of a child who knows she was ‘raised right’.”  Harvard Professor Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint described, . . . Growing Up X as [a personal picture] that helps [the reader] see Malcolm X and his family free from the typical media highlight of his so-called violent rhetoric.”  Heart & Soul Magazine wrote “. . .  it is  a heartwarming story into the world of a daughter whose father would be proud.”  Maya Angelou praised Ms. Shabazz for “ . . . the courage to remember, the courage to see, and the courage to say what she saw.”  Johnnie Cochran affirmed, “ . . . it is a must read.”  And Spike Lee concluded, “ Growing Up X is destined to become a classic.” 

Growing Up X has won:  (1) The BET.com Best Book List; (2) The Essence Magazine #3 Best Seller List; (3) The NAACP Image Award Nomination for Outstanding Non-Fiction Literary Work; and (4) The United Press International Book of the Week.

“The example my parents set, both in and outside of our household, helped me understand that we all have a specific purpose in life—to give back to society.” 

–Hajja Ilyasah Al Shabazz

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  • 2017 NJEA Convention
    Michael Cohan | New Jersey Education Association
  • Carbondale, Illinois - 2014
    It went very well! The students loved it.
    Derrick Lamonte Williams | Southern Illinois University
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X: A Novel

Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X

Growing Up X

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Ilyasah Shabazz

Civil Rights Activist & Daughter of Malcolm X; Author of "Growing Up X"

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 Ilyasah Shabazz Biography

Ilyasah Shabazz (pronounced ILL-YAH-SAH SHA-BOZZ) leads a life dedicated to four passions: 1) the continued growth and understanding of her family legacy; 2) developing educational programs which foster self-empowerment regardless of life experience; 3) expanding the role of government to teach individual responsibility for improving society; and 4) capitalizing on the arts & entertainment to encourage the understanding of history, culture, and self-expression. 

Following in the footsteps of her parents, Ms. Shabazz is working to convey a message of self-empowerment to future generations. She is presently implementing The WAKE-UP Tour ™, her exclusive program for empowering our Nation’s youth.  She is corporation president and Board Member of The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, Inc. at The Audubon, the place of her father’s martyrdom in 1965.  Inspired by her father’s Legacy to embrace a rich heritage—and nurtured by her mother’s unending perseverance and strength, Ms. Shabazz is indeed a compassionate humanitarian, author, and lecturer. 

In the field of Education, Ms. Shabazz was led to the post of Assistant Coordinator for the Office of Academic Affairs - City University of New York, where she organized training programs to encourage higher education for inner-city at-risk youth. Her most prized project includes an interactive youth publication entitled, “The Way We Feel.” Ms. Shabazz has both tutored and mentored at various academic institutions and lock-up facilities.  She holds a Masters of Science degree in Education & Human Resource Development and a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. 

In the area of Government, Ms. Shabazz served on the Executive Youth Board for the City of Mount Vernon, New York and is presently the Director of Arts & Culture.  She further served as an official member of the United States Delegation that accompanied President Bill Clinton on the historic tour of South Africa in Johannesburg, Soweto, and Capetown. And, Ms. Shabazz was a member of the American Interfaith Leadership Delegation that toured Mali, West Africa to implement Malaria No More. 

Hajja Ilyasah Al Shabazz has also retraced her father’s footsteps to the Holy City of Mecca for the pilgrimage, and to the pyramids and Sphinx of Ghizeh (PRONOUNCED GHI – ZAY) in Cairo, Egypt.  She further explored religious and historical sites in Jordan as a guest of Her Royal Highness Princess Alia Hussein.  Extensive travels to Africa, the “Middle East”, Europe, the West Indies and throughout the United States, inform Ms. Shabazz’ unique brand of lecturing about world history and culture as she teaches capacity audiences on campuses across the United States. 

With a diverse career in the Entertainment Industry, Ms. Shabazz has held many diverse positions. As Executive Producer she has just completed a lifestyle television pilot entitled, The Xperience .  Ms. Shabazz also worked for 40 Acres + a Mule Filmworks during the filming of X as an assistant technical advisor and production assistant.

Ms. Shabazz’ book, Growing Up X: A Coming-of-Age Memoir has been heralded by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee as,   “. . . a clear impression of Black family values as any ever written, reflecting the pride of a child who knows she was ‘raised right’.”  Harvard Professor Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint described, . . . Growing Up X as [a personal picture] that helps [the reader] see Malcolm X and his family free from the typical media highlight of his so-called violent rhetoric.”  Heart & Soul Magazine wrote “. . .  it is  a heartwarming story into the world of a daughter whose father would be proud.”  Maya Angelou praised Ms. Shabazz for “ . . . the courage to remember, the courage to see, and the courage to say what she saw.”  Johnnie Cochran affirmed, “ . . . it is a must read.”  And Spike Lee concluded, “ Growing Up X is destined to become a classic.” 

Growing Up X has won:  (1) The BET.com Best Book List; (2) The Essence Magazine #3 Best Seller List; (3) The NAACP Image Award Nomination for Outstanding Non-Fiction Literary Work; and (4) The United Press International Book of the Week.

“The example my parents set, both in and outside of our household, helped me understand that we all have a specific purpose in life—to give back to society.” 

–Hajja Ilyasah Al Shabazz

  • 2017 NJEA Convention
    Michael Cohan | New Jersey Education Association
  • Carbondale, Illinois - 2014
    It went very well! The students loved it.
    Derrick Lamonte Williams | Southern Illinois University

X: A Novel

Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X

Growing Up X

People who viewed this profile also viewed:

What people are saying about us

See More Testimonials »

Why All American Speakers?

All American Speakers is among the largest full-service talent booking agencies in the world.

See how our approach to booking talent is unique and why more than 96% of our clients recommend us.

ALL AMERICAN ADVANTAGE »
Booking Agency-related Disclaimer

Fee Information: Booking Fees to hire speakers and celebrities are determined based on a number factors and often change without notice. Fee Ranges listed on this website are intended to serve only as a guideline. For the most current celebrity fees or to check availability, please contact a booking agent.

Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau acts only as an entertainment broker/producer for corporate functions, private engagements and special events. All American Speakers Bureau does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ilyasah Shabazz or any artists or celebrities on this website.

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials and endorsements.

Profiles listed on this website are provided as a resource to our clients, which are meeting and event planners and other buyers of talent in order to provide them with the widest variety and selection of available talent. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read about the All American Speakers Bureau Advantage.

Due to the volume of emails and calls we receive, we can no longer respond to inquiries related to any of the following:

  • Schedules of upcoming public appearances
  • Contact info for artists or requests to forward messages.
  • Artist's TV, stage or film projects or representation
  • Media requests for print, radio or TV interviews.
  • Any inquiry not related to hiring talent for paid engagements

Related Tags: Find top-rated keynote speakers, corporate entertainers and famous personalities like Ilyasah Shabazz. Find information on booking Ilyasah Shabazz for appearances, speaking engagements and endorsements. Your source for booking agency and speaker bureau contact info, as well as how to contact a celebrity talent booking agent that can book Ilyasah Shabazz, list of similar top-rated speakers for hire, what is the cost to book a top 10 motivational speaker, musician, comedian or famous athlete like Ilyasah Shabazz.

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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