Funeral Services for Malcolm Shabazz Held at Home of Black Panther’s, Oakland, Ca

malcolm shabazz funeral held in oakland, ca

Funeral Services for Malcolm Shabazz Held at Home of Black Panther’s, Oakland, Ca

Oakland California has long been put on the map that it is the home of civil rights and its history of the Black Panthers. It’s just a reminder that Betty Shabazz came to Oakland in the 70’s and the Black Panther Party took great care of her. So, there’s no surprise that Malcolm Shabazz’s funeral would be held at a mosque in the city of Oakland at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California.

Read the report on the funeral service of Malcolm Shabazz below:

Hundreds gathered Friday to remember the late grandson of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X as mourners said Malcolm Shabazz was well on his way to cementing his own legacy.

More than 200 people attended a traditional Islamic service in Oakland for the 28-year-old Shabazz, who authorities say was beaten to death last week over a $1,200 bar bill in Mexico City.

malcolm shabazz funeral held in Oakland Ca

The service, which lasted more than two hours, featured plenty of prayer, songs, spoken word and tears. Many among the procession of speakers said while they initially connected with Shabazz because of his famous grandfather, they learned to appreciate a man they called “Young Malcolm” as a leader in his own right.

“If I could put into one word how I feel about Malcolm, it would be, ‘inspiration,’” Hussein Mekki, 32, of Houston, Texas, told fellow mourners. “Hopefully that will continue, and he can inspire us for the rest of our lives.”

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