Story Behind the Death of Malcolm X’s Grandson Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test

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  • Don’t you just hate it when things don’t pass the smell test?

    Miguel Suarez’s story ain’t passing the smell test, not with me, anyway.

    Suarez is the Mexican national that was with Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of Malcolm X, the night he was killed in Mexico City.

    Yes, the death of Malcolm Shabazz has bummed me out in ways I can’t describe. You can’t read – and re-read – The Autobiography of Malcolm X as many times as I have and not feel at least a psychic connection with the Little family.

    It doesn’t stop with the autobiography. In my home library, you’ll find books with titles like “Remembering Malcolm”, “Malcolm X Speaks”, “The Life and Death of Malcolm X”, “Seventh Child” (a biographical tribute to Malcolm X written by his nephew, Rodnell Collins) and “The End of White World Supremacy” (reputed to be Malcolm X’s last Nation of Islam speech).

    The best and most informative of all might be Karl Evanzz’s “The Judas Factor: The Plot To Kill Malcolm X”, a detailed account of who was in on Malcolm’s assassination, and why.

    So when I learn that the X man’s grandson has been beaten to death under some very strange circumstances in a foreign land, I want some answers.

    Suarez should have some of those answers. Indeed, in initial news stories, he seems to have tried to provide them. Here’s an excerpt of a news story from the Web site worldnews.nbcnews.com:

    “Shabazz, 28, had traveled to Mexico to meet with a leader of a California activist and civil rights group known as RUMEC…..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….

    “‘We were dancing with the girls and drinking,’ Suarez said. Then the owner of the bar wanted them to pay a $1200 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.”

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    15 thoughts on “Story Behind the Death of Malcolm X’s Grandson Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test

    1. Take it from someone (an African American, in case it matters to you) who’s lived in Mexico for over 5 years…this kind of setup is very common…getting lured into a hoochie bar where they don’t tell you the drinks are $30-$40 each until it’s too late. When this happens, the choice is to find a way to pay, or to get beat up. If you fight back, you’ll get beat up harder. If you don’t speak Spanish, it will be worse for you.

      Sorry to say it seems highly unlikely that there’s a conspiracy here, this guy was no real threat to anyone but himself. It’s much more likely that he just got caught in a well known trap that happens every single day, and didn’t know (or was too drunk) to get himself out of it. There are bigger, more obvious injustices for us to focus on…

    2. I’m sorry…but how many bar fights do you know that end up with someone being beaten to death? We’ve all been in them or at least witnessed them and how many end up with someone dying in the process? Why does it take 3 people to be in bar fight where only ONE PERSON not only gets injured but DIES if not for the fact that it was PREMEDITATED? Several people bludgeoning someone to death over a drinks bill? Take it out of the U.S, wage a smear campaign describing how Malcom X’s son was crazy and wild and frequenting a “dubious outlet” with women thrown in no doubt to make it seem even seedier. Set up a story to make it seem like a random event. He was murdered. Point blank. I promise you that if he’d been some drug addicted person on the street and not campaigning for various causes he would be alive today. Like the rest of the panther kids like Tupac Shakur and his cousin Kadafi (named after U.S enemy of the state General Kadafi)- murdered just two months after Tupac. RIP. No matter how many they kill, we still survive and are survived by many.

    3. I am questioning everything about this situation, and hoping this brother is alive and well , hiding in exile from those who would bring him harm or dis-credit him…

    4. He got what was coming to him. He murdered his grandmother and it’s only fitting that this piece of trash ends his life in the gutter!

    5. How ironic, this is the same young man that caused the death of Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X’s wife.
      On June 1, 1997, Malcolm Shabazz, then twelve years of age, started a fire in Betty Shabazz’s apartment. She suffered burns over 80 percent of her body. The police found Malcolm wandering the streets, barefoot and reeking of gasoline. Betty Shabazz died of her injuries on June 23, 1997. At a hearing, experts described Malcolm as psychotic and schizophrenic. He was also described as “brilliant but disturbed.” He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 months in juvenile detention for manslaughter and arson, with possible annual extensions until his 18th birthday. Shabazz was released after four years.

    6. Funny, thru-out the web, he’s known as “Malcolm X’s grandson”.

      Why would Miguel Suarez, a civil rights activist, risk his reputation in a hoochie bar, especially in this day & age of cell phone video’s and camera’s?

      “We were dancing with the girls and drinking,’ Suarez said. Then the owner of the bar wanted them to pay a $1200 bar tab for music, drinks and the women’s companionship.”

      Look, I understand the need to let ones hair down after hard day’s work of protesting and all but REALLY?

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    8. We will never get the truth about this situation unfortunately he lost his life. I do believe the guy with him knows more than he is leading us to believe smh….

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