Posts Tagged ‘Malcolm X’

Malcolm X Reconsidered: A Daughter’s Perspective

Malcolm X Reconsidered: A Daughter's Perspective

By Ilyasah Shabazz (@ilyasahShabazz) “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and have lived well.” – RALPH WALDO EMERSON My father—El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, Malcolm X was an exemplary human being [...]


Uptown Tonight: The Enduring Impact of Malcolm X @ The Shabazz Center

Uptown Tonight: The Enduring Impact of Malcolm X @ The Shabazz Center

Today, 49 years ago, the civil and human rights giant, Malcolm X, was martyred in what was then the Audubon Ballroom but has since been re-christened the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center. While Malcolm, the man, was slain that fateful day, the spirit of Malcolm X lives, breathes and evolves [...]


IndiVisible @ The Shabazz Center

IndiVisible @ The Shabazz Center

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) It is Black History Month people! Did you know that Washington Heights boasts a world class educational and cultural space dedicated to the late great Malcolm X and his valiant fight for civil and human rights? The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center (3940 Broadway) is an [...]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Where Tragedy Struck, a Memorial Will Rise | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Where Tragedy Struck, a Memorial Will Rise | NY Times

By SETH KUGEL Published: January 2, 2005 Nearly 40 years after the civil rights leader Malcolm X was shot and killed at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights, and a decade after the city spent millions of dollars to renovate it, the ballroom is finally poised to become a center dedicated to the leader and [...]


Latin Roots shines light on leaders | Manhattan Times

Latin Roots shines light on leaders | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center was a constellation of Northern Manhattan’s shining stars this past Wed., Nov. 8. Four local leaders were honored by Community Works at the launch of its photographic exhibit “Latin Roots: Washington Heights/Inwood,” which celebrates individual members within [...]


Uptown Tonight: Opening Reception – The Latin Roots of Washington Heights & Inwood Exhibit @ The Shabazz

Uptown Tonight: Opening Reception - The Latin Roots of Washington Heights & Inwood Exhibit @ The Shabazz

The Latin Roots of Washington Heights/Inwood – Opening Reception Wednesday, November 28th 6:30 pm The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Educational Center 3940 Broadway & 165th Street * Music provided by Annette A Aguilar and StringBeans Latin Brazilian Jazz and the food by Parilla. Related: I Am A Dominican York Dominicanese 101: [...]


Uptown Tonight: Northern Manhattan Mayoral Forum @ The Shabazz

Uptown Tonight: Northern Manhattan Mayoral Forum @ The Shabazz

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Presidential Election Night Watch @ the Shabazz Center

Presidential Election Night Watch @ the Shabazz Center

Related: Op-Led: 2016 – Mitt Romney’s America Si Votamos, Ganamos – Awakening the Sleeping Giant That is the Latino Vote Op-Led: Mitt Romney’s Birther Moment Redefining Rape – Todd Akin & the Republican Party Freedom’s Sisters – The Untold Story Uptown Gem – The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center We invite you to [...]


Save the Date: A Symposium on Race & Racism in Cuba @ the Shabazz Center on Saturday, November 3rd

Save the Date: A Symposium on Race & Racism in Cuba @ the Shabazz Center on Saturday, November 3rd


Playwright’s Playground @ Shabazz Center Tonight

Playwright's Playground @ Shabazz Center Tonight

FOR ACTORS: The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) is looking for actors to take part in a new program called the Playwright’s Playground. It is designed for playwrights to hear cold readings of scenes from their works in progress and for actors to become acquainted with the work of emerging writers while they take an important [...]


WHAM’s Fundraiser/Showcase/Forum Goes Down July 3rd @ the Shabazz

WHAM's Fundraiser/Showcase/Forum Goes Down July 3rd @ the Shabazz

The good folks at WHAM have a big event planned for Tuesday, June 3rd at the beloved Shabazz Center (3940 Broadway). There will be performances by Audubon, Will Glass, The Machine and other heights and NYC based artists. All ages welcome. The event is being held to raise funds for a new arts program for [...]


The Future Classics Festival Kicks Off Tonight @ the Shabazz Center

The Future Classics Festival Kicks Off Tonight @ the Shabazz Center

Between June 25th-30th, The Classical Theatre of Harlem will be hosting a series of back-to-back readings at The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center at 3940 Broadway (at the corner of 165 and Broadway) as part of our inaugural Future Classics Festival. The festival will feature full-length readings of a unique collection of high-quality [...]


The Shabazz Center Celebrates the 87th Birthday of Malcolm X this Saturday

The Shabazz Center Celebrates the 87th Birthday of Malcolm X this Saturday

For more info: http://theshabazzcenter.net/ Check out: Freedom’s Sisters – The Untold Story Uptown Gem – The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center


Street Renamed For Betty Shabazz | MYFOX NY

Street Renamed For Betty Shabazz | MYFOX NY

The late Betty Shabazz, wife of Malcolm X, had a street renamed after her in Washington Heights Saturday. The corner 165th Street and Broadway is now “Dr. Betty Shabazz Way.” The corner is the former location of the Audubon Ballroom where Malcolm X was assassinated giving a speech. Shabazz raised six children by herself after [...]


Black History Month: Dr. Betty Shabazz, Widow Of Malcolm X, Became A Great City Educator | NY1

Black History Month: Dr. Betty Shabazz, Widow Of Malcolm X, Became A Great City Educator | NY1

By: Cheryl Wills NY1′s series on African-American women who helped shape the civil rights movement continues with Dr. Betty Shabazz, who soldiered on after her husband Malcolm X was slain and becoming a leading educator in New York City and founded a center in the Washington Heights location of her husband’s death. NY1′s Cheryl Wills filed [...]


The Shabazz Center Celebrates the Life & Legacy of Malcolm X Today

The Shabazz Center Celebrates the Life & Legacy of Malcolm X Today

Today is the 48th anniversary of the assassination of the late great Malcolm X in our very own Audubon Ballroom. The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center (3940 Broadway) will host two events to commemorate his life and legacy. 1:30 pm: A special libation ceremony for Malcolm X.  7 pm: Internationally [...]


Uptown Gem – The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center

Words by Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Jay Franco (@_jayfranco) Video by Amanda Hiciano (AIKI5IFTY5IVE) Malcolm X changed my life. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley literally put the Black in Led Black. The book which has sold untold millions of copies and influenced everyone from Huey P. Newton, to Spike Lee, to [...]


Uptown Gem – The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center

Uptown Gem - The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center

Words by Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Jay Franco (@_jayfranco) Video by Amanda Hiciano (@_IamNYC) Malcolm X changed my life. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley literally put the Black in Led Black. The book which has sold untold millions of copies and influenced everyone from Huey P. Newton, to Spike Lee, to [...]


Event Commemorating the Life of Malcolm X this Monday @ The Shabazz Center

The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center is hosting an event marking the 46th Anniversary of the assassination of Human Rights Activist Malcolm X, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. The event, commemorating his life and work, will take place February 21, 2011, from 6pm to 8pm and is open to the public. Malcolm [...]


HAPPY BIRTHDAY MALCOLM…

BY Led BlackThe Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center (3940 Broadway) will be celebrating what would have been Malcolm’s 85th birthday on Wednesday, May 19th at 7 PM with Gregory Reed as keynote speaker, discussing the three unpublished chapters from the Autobiography of Malcolm X, which he acquired from the Estate [...]

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