Mourners Gather for Final Farewell to Malcolm Shabazz

The 28-year-old will be remembered today in Oakland, Calif.

By Jamilah King May 17, 2013

A traditional Islamic funeral service will be held for Malcolm Shabazz today in Oakland, Calif. The service is scheduled to begin 10am PST at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California and will be followed on Tuesday by a private burial in Hartsdale, New York, where Shabazz’s grandparents are buried. Another memorial service is currently being planned to take place in New York City. Shabazz, the 28-year-old grandson of Malcolm X, was beaten to death in Mexico City eight days ago. After a [widely publicized]( troubled youth, Shabazz had recently gained prominence as an [outspoken activist]( Two suspects [have been arrested]( in his slaying.