Malik Zulu Shabazz, Esq.

MZS

Attorney, Educator, Activist,

Worldwide Professional Organizer 


EXPERIENCE

Dr. and Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz is one of the pillars of the Black movement and is likely the most experienced speaker on the lecture circuit inside the United States of America and the world.

Attorney Shabazz is currently litigating some of the most high-profile cases in America involving race and justice and police abuse. In this current era of our struggle, Attorney Shabazz has established a stellar career of near-unparalleled record of accomplishment of effective organizing, lecturing, and litigating.  Mr. Shabazz has maintained a frontline position in the fight for justice with cutting-edge lawyering and otherwise exemplary work as a Black professional.

From the 2014 street struggles and Federal Court battles against police brutality in Ferguson, Missouri, to the burning streets of the Baltimore, Maryland rebellion after the police killing of Freddie Gray in 2015, Malik Zulu Shabazz has been at the front of the current fight, fearlessly advocating for justice and organizing.  From the grassroots organizing of the 1995 Million Man March, the legendary battles over the 1998 Million Youth March in New York City, to countless mass marches and controversial street demonstrations nationwide – Malik Zulu Shabazz has served in the trenches of Black liberation and has displayed a tenaciousness in his leadership that has inspired and affected millions in America and worldwide.

As the founder and current National President of Black Lawyers for Justice (www.blfjustice.org) and Black Rights Matter (www.blackrightsmatter.org),  Attorney Shabazz continues to make great strides in the legal field.  All along his activist career, Mr. Shabazz maintained a Civil Rights practice and personal injury practice which serves and gives justice to victims. Amongst Attorney Shabazz’ successful cases have been: The Million Youth March Court battles (1998-1999), Washington DC public school- jail abuse cases (2003) (Robertson and Harrington v. District of Columbia), consumer racism cases (Lamons v. Korean Grocers), (Estate of Kareem Ali v. Montgomery County), (2010) and now several high profile Federal Court cases currently fill Mr. Shabazz’ calendar. Amongst Attorney Shabazz’ current important nationally known cases are:

  1. Malik Z. Shabazz, Esq. (Black Lawyers for Justice) and Reginald A. Greene Esq. (Greene Legal Group in Atlanta, GA) represented the family of Anthony Green of Kingsland, GA. Tony Green was a 33-year old Black man was shot multiple times and murdered on June 20, 2018 by a local police officer who had a history of use of force incidents and complaints of stalking and profiling African Americans. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation obtained arrest warrants and on June 27, Officer Zachariah Presley was arrested and charged with one count of voluntary manslaughter and violation of oath of office. Bond was denied.

facebook_1530928403784Family and Attorneys of Tony Green Hold Press Conference in Response to the Arrest of Cop Zechariah Presley

http://www.fox8live.com/story/38531145/family-and-attorneys-of-tony-green-hold-press-conference-in-response-to-the-arrest-of-cop-zechariah-presley

Group Calls for Upgraded Charge against Ex-Kingsland Officer

https://www.news4jax.com/news/georgia/group-calls-for-upgraded-charge-against-ex-kingsland-officer

2.  The Ferguson Protestor Case. (White v. Missouri et, al) A current key case in the Federal Court of the Eastern District of Missouri which addresses the police riot against innocent bystanders and protestors in the immediate aftermath of Mike Brown’s shooting on August 9, 2014. The Court of Appeals recently reinstated the case after a dismissal by a conservative lower court.

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Associated Press/KMOX (September 13, 2017) Federal Appeals Court to Rehear Ferguson Lawsuit  http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2017/09/13/federal-appeals-court-to-rehear-ferguson-lawsuit/

Bukowski, D. (August 29, 2017) Voice of Detroit Black Lawyers for Justice Sues Ferguson Police for Civil Rights Violations after Murder of Michael Brown

  1. The Darius Robinson Jail Death Case. (Robinson v. Caddo County OK et, al) Darius Robinson was choked to death and killed in April 2016 by Caddo County, Oklahoma Jail Guards after Being Arrested and Robinson was Also Neglected.

KSWO ABC7 (June 22, 2016) Caddo Co Inmate’s Death Ruled Homicide http://www.kswo.com/story/32283947/caddo-co-inmates-death-ruled-homicide

  1. Attorney Shabazz is currently litigating the case in Federal Court in the Western District of Oklahoma. The death of Darius Robinson is important because too many Black Men die under mysterious circumstances behind bars and this has to come to an end.

KSWO ABC7 (August 30, 2016) Federal Lawsuit Filed in the Caddo County Strangling Death of Darius Robinson  http://www.kswo.com/story/32892480/federal-lawsuit-filed-in-the-caddo-county-strangling-death-of-darius-robinson

  1. The Darrius Stewart Police Shooting Case. (Stewart v. Memphis, et, al). In July 2015, unarmed, young Darrius Stewart was shot and killed in an altercation with Memphis police officer Conner Schilling.

WMC TV5 (July 18, 2015. Updated July 20, 2015) Family: Officer Killed 19-year-old after Mistaking Him for Someone Else http://m.wmcactionnews5.com/story/29578116/man-dead-after-struggle-with-mpd-officer

Black Lawyers for Justice Represents Darrius Stewart (Memphis, TN) Family of Darrius Stewart Seeks $17 Million in Wrongful Death Suit http://www.localmemphis.com/news/local-news/family-of-darrius-stewart-to-announce-future-legal-plans/505941714

  1. The Corey Long Charlottesville Protestor Case. (Commonwealth of Virginia v. Long). On August 12, 2017, Corey Long, a 23-year old African-American was demonstrating against the Unite the Right Rally, where upwards of 6,000 white supremacists, Nazi’s, Klan, and white nationalists led by Richard Spencer, violently descended upon the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, VA.  One woman was killed by these white supremacists at the rally. Long used a homemade flamethrower to defend himself but has been recently charged by authorities with assault.

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WVIR NBC29 (September 28, 2017. Updated October 12, 2017) Black Lawyers for Justice Announce Lawsuit against Charlottesville http://www.nbc29.com/story/36478513/black-lawyers-for-justice-announce-lawsuit-against-charlottesville

Dr. Malik Shabazz has lectured and taught at prestigious higher learning institutions such as: Georgetown University, Howard University, American University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of London, Cal State University-Long Beach, Morehouse College, Northern Illinois University, North Carolina A&T University, University of Cincinnati, University of Florida, Medgar Evers College, Ramapo College, University Texas Austin, University of the District of Columbia, Earlham University, and many others.

Dr. Malik Zulu Shabazz has been an ordained Minister in the field of Black Liberation Theology since 1996. Mr. Shabazz has surprised many with his theological depth and preaching skills. He has preached in many churches and mosques and has been blessed to deliver key messages at major spiritual houses of worship, such as Ebenezer Baptist Church of Maryland, Union Temple Baptist Church of Washington DC, Saviours’ Day for the Nation of Islam and Masjids or Mosques as far away as Soweto, South Africa.  Shabazz’ message has been heard on the Mall in Washington before millions and in the halls of the United States Congress; also on the streets of New York via the Million Youth March, the Sharpeville Commemoration in 2013 in South Africa (Azania) and has also spoken in the diplomatic venues of Harare, Zimbabwe, Cuba and Barbados.


WORLDWIDE ACTIVIST

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Dr. Shabazz is a product of the heyday of Black consciousness and student activism of the late 1980s-1990s.  Throughout his undergraduate and law school career at Howard University, Mr. Shabazz was a leading student organizer and student revolutionary who helped to spearhead administration building takeovers and produce some of the most controversial and historic public lectures on campus that still today remain ranked as the greatest student programs of all time.

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Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz served as a key aide and spokesman for the legendary and immortal Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammad.  He was the key organizer and defender for Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammad in his toughest of times and Shabazz sponsored Dr. Muhammad to Howard University on multiple occasions. Dr. Khallid Muhammad chose Mr. Shabazz as his National Director of Khallid Muhammad’s highly controversial Million Youth March in Harlem, New York in 1998, as well as his (Muhammad’s) successor over the New Black Panther Party prior to Minister Muhammad’s untimely passing in February 2001.  In the case of the Million Youth March, Shabazz was a part of the legal team that scored historic victories over the City of New York in 1998 and 1999, which allowed the mass gatherings to take place.

Currently, Dr. Shabazz is completing the writing and publishing of THE BOOK OF KHALLID, the groundbreaking and illuminating book on the teachings and history of Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad. (Release date 2018).

Dr. Shabazz has served the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, as a co-convener to Minister Louis Farrakhan’s 2005 “Millions More Movement” 10-year anniversary of the Million Man March on the National Mall in Washington, DC.  Mr. Shabazz came under the direct influence of Minister Farrakhan after inviting him to Howard University to successful events as both an undergraduate and law student and at other times, Mr. Shabazz has served as a direct advisor and consultant to Mr. Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, who has stated publicly, “We must place all we have at the feet of Malik Zulu Shabazz.” (Boston, 2004).

Succeeding Dr. Khallid Muhammad as New Black Panther Party Chairman from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Shabazz was known for his oratory, organizing and activism skills.   For 12 years under his leadership, The New Black Panther Party was the standard bearer and largest and leading advocated for Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism and self-defense inside America.  Facing intense opposition in the post-September 11, 2001 era, Mr. Shabazz and the New Black Panther were credited with consistently attacking racial injustices in city after city across America.  Mr. Shabazz is the longest serving Chairman of any Panther formation in history and he made significant gains in furthering the works of Huey P. Newton, Stokely Carmichael, and the original Panthers in the modern era.

Malik Zulu Shabazz is a world speaker, traveler, and a certified advanced Pan-African organizer in many parts of the globe, including South Africa, Japan, Zimbabwe, Barbados, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Canada, England, and Mexico.  After traveling to South Africa and Zimbabwe in 2013 with the New Black Panther Party, Mr. Shabazz and his hosts (the luminous Pan Africanist Congress of Azania) have spearheaded the Worldwide Pan African Movement (WWPAM), which currently operates in 30 nations worldwide.

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In 2015 Malik Zulu Shabazz founded the Black Men’s Movement. The Black Men’s Movement reflects Mr. Shabazz belief that the condition of Black men is indispensable to the Black family and the Black community. As one of the organizers of the Million Man March (1995), Mr. Shabazz strongly believes that the values imparted at the Million Man March should be followed-up and solidified in our community.  The Black Men’s Movement currently has scheduled the National Black Men’s Convention (April 17-22, 2018) and 10,000 Black Men’s March (April 21, 2018) in Washington, D.C. These events will address such tough issues as crime, Donald Trump, fathering, employment, economics, countering racism and white supremacy and other critical matters. (See enclosed information packet).

Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz has been unwavering in his opposition to racism and white supremacy and has displayed great character by not retreating, compromising, or selling out.  Attorney Shabazz has faced stiff and vehement opposition from the power structure, racist whites in specific. Malik Zulu Shabazz has unflinchingly faced direct attacks and opposition from state governors and mayors alike. He has been opposed by a myriad of forces of evil but has not compromised or retreated from the liberation struggle.

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Despite being beset upon by powerful forces, Malik Zulu Shabazz has not bowed down nor compromised.  He has remained intelligent, dignified, and defiant as howling, racist and reactionary liars have defamed him, and powerful persons have sought him harm.  Mr. Shabazz is a spiritual man and he gives God the glory for the mercy and protection afforded to him as he walks the divine ancestral path of Minister Malcolm X, Honorable Marcus Garvey, Stokely Carmichael, Honorable Huey P. Newton, Honorable Louis Farrakhan, Honorable Johnnie L. Cochran, Honorable Charles Hamilton Houston and Honorable Khallid Abdul Muhammad and other greats who have served us.


CHRONOLOGY OF WORK 

2018

National Black Men’s Convention and 10,000 Black Men’s March – April 18 – 22 – Shiloh Baptist Church – Washington, DC

Black Lawyers for Justice – Press conference and Town Hall Meeting – Justice for Black Iowa – Justice for 600 Breezy

Activists claiming bias in probation case involving rapper http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Activists-claiming-bias-in-probation-case-involving-rapper-472028643.html

Keynote Speaker University of Iowa – Navigating Interactions with Law Enforcement

Sponsored by: African-American Cultural Center – Kappa Psi Chapter, Phi Beta Sigma Alpha Theta Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha

2017

Keynote speaker CADHUBEV Student Pan-African Conference –

Universidad Del Valle – Cali, Colombia

Message to the Black Peoples of Jamaica and the Caribbean

Sponsored by: Worldwide Pan African Movement http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wwpanafricanmovement/2017/09/20/message-to-the-black-peoples-of-jamaica-and-the-caribbean

Charlottesville Victim Get Support from Black Lawyers for Justice

Black Lawyers for Justice to File Lawsuit against Charlottesville – NewsOne Now with Roland Martin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeO7D3yjhWE&feature=youtu.be

Charlottesville Activists Declare no Unity without Justice http://www.nbc29.com/story/36440475/charlottesville-activists-declare-no-unity-without-justice

National Black Men’s Convention and 10,000 Black Men’s March Launch Rally

Cornel West and Malik Zulu Shabazz call 10,000 Black Men – Written by Doshon Farad http://yourblackworld.net/2017/10/08/cornel-west-malik-zulu-shabazz-call-10000-black-men/

Shabazz University Grand Opening: Live Lecture and Broadcast with Dr. Cornel West, Dr. Malik Zulu Shabazz and Others

Sponsored by: www.shabazzuniversityonline.com  www.shabazzuniversity.org

Convened over 2500 attendees at the Debate of the Decade: Malik Zulu Shabazz vs Dr. Cornel West – National Press Club in Washington, DC

Dr. Cornel West vs Atty Malik ‘Zulu ‘Shabazz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsttiKKk6Ik&t=4s

Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz and Dr. Cornel West Blacknews102 Press Conference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGhscjvODN4

Shabazz Publishing & Media: Book of Khallid Author and Publisher

2016 National Convention of the Oppressed (Cleveland, OH)

National Convention of the Oppressed, ‘counter-convention to RNC, kicks off http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/07/national_convention_of_the_opp.html

Black Lawyers for Justice Represents Darrius Stewart (Memphis, TN)

Family of Darrius Stewart Seeks $17 Million in Wrongful Death Lawsuit http://www.localmemphis.com/news/local-news/family-of-darrius-stewart-to-announce-future-legal-plans/505941714

Darrius Stewart Lawsuit Filed (Memphis, TN)

http://s3.amazonaws.com/nxsglobal/localmemphis/theme/images/DarriusStewartlawsuit.pdf

Black Lawyers for Justice Represents Darius Robinson (Caddo County, OK)

$75 million lawsuit filed in death of Darius Robinson

https://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/302109/75-million-lawsuit-filed-in-death-of-darius-robinson-graphic/

C-Span speech https://www.c-span.org/search/?searchtype=Videos&sort=Newest&personid[]=34583

2015

Black Lawyers for Justice Represent Walter Scott (Charleston, SC)

Tow hall meeting focuses on response to South Carolina shootings

http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/National_News_2/article_102300.shtml

Malik Zulu Shabazz discusses a police shooting in South Carolina

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQmwdJMF8wI

Black Lawyers for Justice, National and Community Leaders Condemn Freddie Gray Investigation: Call for City Shut-Down (Baltimore, MD)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/04/25/baltimore-protests-freddie-gray/26354515/

Malik Shabazz speech in Baltimore https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H57x3Z4NqTY

2014 Ferguson

In Ferguson, Nation of Islam Members Push for Peace after Michael Brown Shooting

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/26/ferguson-nation-of-islam_n_5711015.html

Who’s Who of Ferguson Protests: Leaders, Activists: If there’s anyone really angling to become the leader of the Ferguson protests, it’s Malik Zulu Shabazz

https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2014/08/21/whos-who-of-ferguson-protests-leaders-activists

Ferguson MO: Malik Zulu Shabazz on ALJAZEERA America TV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnVqoFWI-Lo

Black Lawyers for Justice Federal Court Missouri

Ferguson, St. Louis County Hit with Civil Rights Suit over Protests

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/michael-brown-shooting/ferguson-st-louis-county-hit-civil-rights-suit-over-protests-n191501

2013

Spearheaded Speaking Tour and Fact-Finding Mission to South Africa and Zimbabwe: Worldwide Pan-African Movement

The New Black Panther Party and the PAC: A Brotherhood of Convenience

http://www.theconmag.co.za/2013/04/29/the-new-black-panther-party-and-the-pac-a-brotherhood-of-convenience/

Malik Zulu Shabazz in South Africa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdzCganU13M

Your Black World Exclusive: Malik Zulu Shabazz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEXcUf0Gd_Q

Black Conscious Speakers Bureau Lecture Series

Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz at Georgia State University

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awcF1fdWV38&t=1313s

In the streets of New York City via the Million Youth March and the Sharpeville Commemoration in South Africa (Azania) as well as the diplomatic venues of Harare, Zimbabwe, Cuba and Barbados

2010

$10,000 bounty on Zimmerman’s head

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2012/03/26/149399082/new-black-panther-party-offers-10k-bounty-for-george-zimmerman

2008

Sean Hannity Denies Association with White Supremacist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKNGBFCZNYw

2007Present: 

Shabazz Human Services Consulting.  Mastered company operations medical clinical psychological youth rehabilitative services etc.

Malik Shabazz on Bill O’Reilly Show (145,075 views) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_FJSgnV2D4

Attorney Shabazz was legal counsel for Megan Williams, the West Virginia woman tortured and abused by white supremacists: Largest mass march and first hate crimes convictions ever

 NBPP Malik Shabazz on Fox with Michelle Malkin (28,223 views)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo-xbIBlmRc&t=64s

2006

Cuba Duke University Lacrosse Team Shook the Sports World

Malik Shabazz on Hannity and Colmes (133,571 views)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saS84QVisyM&t=2s

Malik Shabazz defends Farrakhan’s theories on New Orleans’ levees being blown up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saS84QVisyM

2005

Minister Louis Farrakhan Millions More Movement – Washington DC Mall https://www.c-span.org/video/?189319-2/millions-movement-afternoon

2003

Acquired and maintained series of properties in low-income areas to combat gentrification and as a model for Black economic power

2002

Legal victories for Washington, DC victims of school abuse

2001 Khallid Abdul Muhammad passes

Bachman, J. (February 17, 2001) ABC News. Khallid Muhammad, Black Militant. Dies

http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=94054&page=1

Associated Press (February 16, 2001) Nation of Islam Associate: Ex-Official Dies After Suffering Hemorrhage

http://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/nation-of-islam/nation-of-islam-associate-ex-official-dies-after-suffering-hemorrhage.aspx

Khallid Abdul Muhammad

http://www.thetalkingdrum.com/khallid.html

2001–2003

National Chairman Shabazz assumes helm of the New Black Panther Party

1998 Young Lawyer of the Year Award” Award – National Bar Association

Co-counsel in the historic Million Youth March v Safir (1998) cases that set First Amendment precedence in New York City

1996

Malik Zulu Shabazz passes the Bar exam on the first attempt

Founder and currently serves as National President of Black Lawyers for Justice blfjustice.org

Served as a legal and political advisor to O.J. Simpson, who was Shabazz guest at the B.L.F.J. Conference, held October 28, 1996, in Washington

1995

Malik Zulu Shabazz graduates Howard University Law School.

Played a key role in organizing the historic 1995 Million Man March

Shabazz convened the infamous “Black Holocaust Conference” on April 19, 1994.

Dr. Khalid Muhammad – The Black Holocaust (Howard University)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_5Bh-IKdro&t=36s (239,173 views)

1992

Shabazz enrolled in Howard University Law School to pursue a legal career in human and civil rights.

1992–1994

After the verdict in Simi Valley, CA on April 29, 1992 acquitting the Los Angeles Police officers of all charges for the infamous and shocking beating of Rodney King on March 3, 1991, Shabazz was arrested in Washington DC for purportedly spearheading a riot in Georgetown, at a prestigious white shopping and residential enclave surrounding Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

Cohen, M. (January 19, 2001) The New Black Panther Party looks at whites and sees red. https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/article/13021497/black-power

In the summer of 1992 Shabazz served as security and campaign spokesman for former Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry, who had been released from prison following a conviction on drug charges and returned with a stunning City Council victory in Ward 8.  In these years young Shabazz would be an understudy to Mr. Barry and study first-hand the science of grassroots community politics.

1990–1991

Malik Zulu Shabazz toured nationally and internationally with the rap group Defiant Giants.  Defiant Giants groundbreaking video ‘Rise Blackman Rise’ was a regular on B.E.T. Rap City. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51AswqLQZC4

1989

Shabazz also was one of the only activists to actively dispersed anti-Farrakhan rally, as Shabazz did at the University of Maryland in April 1989

Shabazz hosted, the legendary fiery former spokesman for Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam and former New Black Panther National Chairman Khallid Muhammad (1948-2001) at Howard University.

Helped spearhead the infamous 1989 Howard University Administration Building takeovers.

Goldberg, J. and Feinberg, L. (March 10, 1989) Victorious Howard students end siege of building. Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1989/03/10/victorious-howard-students-end-siege-of-building/ad2784b1-768f-4799-bc8b-efbff3c57bef/?utm_term=.8d21a3f7a89c

1989–May Malik Zulu Shabazz graduated from Howard University with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and a minor in history.

1988

Shabazz forms the student group Progressive Student Movement, later to be renamed Unity Nation, a Black Nationalist student activist organization.  In November 1988 Shabazz invited Minister Louis Farrakhan to his college campus in what would begin a near thirty-year unique relationship.  Shabazz helped organize the Howard University Administration building takeovers in the spring of 1989 along with student radical Ras Baraka, son of Amiri Baraka, now the current Mayor of Newark. 

1985–1986 Shabazz (at the time Paris Lewis, a Disc Jockey named D.J. King Paris) is educated and indoctrinated by radical Pan African, Black Nationalist political science professors at Howard University Political Science Department.

1998 – 2009 Series of debates on national media

Press Conference (12,632 views) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAfqsBLq68o

Megyn Kelly challenges former Black Panther leader (413,906 views)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhcZXYlWrzY&t=2s

Malik Shabazz on Bill O’Reilly Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_FJSgnV2D4&t=8s (146,080 views)


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Malik Zulu Shabazz, Esq.