Ilyasah Shabazz News

lyasah Shabazz, Daughter of Malcolm X, to Speak at African Burial Ground's 2014 Juneteenth Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended. General Order No. 3 stated, "The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are (more...)

Ilyasah Shabazz to be Featured Guest at Juneteenth Celebration, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

The Juneteenth Celebration, set for Thursday, June 19, 2014, will welcome special guest speaker Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, it was announced today. (more...)

Ilyasah Shabazz to Attend African Burial Ground National Monument's 2014 JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

African Burial Ground National Monument is proud to announce that Ilyasah Shabazz, esteemed daughter of Malcolm X, will be the special guest for the 2014 Juneteenth Celebration on June 19th at 12 noon. This special presentation honors the Civil Rights Movement. Ms. Shabazz will also be available after the question-and-answer session of the presentation for a book signing of her children's masterpiece,'Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up To Become Malcolm X.' There will be more information forthcoming about this unforgettable celebration. Hold the date! (more...)

Barnes & Noble Celebrates Black History Month with Free Storytime Events & Promotions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), one of the nation's largest booksellers and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced it will celebrate Black History Month with special Storytime events and promotions recognizing the significant contributions by African-Americans to the world's social, political and economic development. Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will host events throughout the month featuring a reading of Henry's Freedom Box and other Black History Month-themed picture books, with booksellers and prominent members of the local African-American community serving as guest storytellers*. (more...)

MULATTO'S DILEMMA's Juliette Fairley Wins Award at 2013 New York International Film Festival in LA
by Movies News Desk - Feb 04, 2013

Filmmaker Juliette Fairley's film Mulatto's Dilemma was awarded Best Romantic Comedy at the 2013 New York International Film Festival at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles yesterday while her film screened back east at the New Jersey Film Festival at Rutgers University. The award-winning film stars Miss Fairley, Hassan Goding, Nikki Jamitz James and Cassidy Knight. (more...)

Juliette Fairley’s MULATTO'S DILEMMA Film Makes West Coast Debut
by Movies News Desk - Sep 18, 2012

The short film Juliette Fairley's Mulatto's Dilemma (JFMD) premiered this weekend at the New York International Film Festival in Los Angeles. The highly acclaimed 10-minute movie screened in the Mary Pickford room of Raleigh Studios on Melrose Avenue to a full house on Saturday night September 15. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of MULATTO SAGA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2012

Malcolm X's Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, Actor Richard Brooks, ABC News Reporter Art McFarland and FOX-TV Host Tom Murro lead the line up of celebrities attending the New York premiere of Juliette Fairley's Mulatto Saga at M1-5 Lounge in Tribeca on Monday night. (more...)