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Daughters of Malcolm X, Diplomat, DIVERSITY, CULTURE, HERITAGEAmbassador Shabazz


Ms. Shabazz, a producer, writer and diplomat, is one of the most sought after and captivating speakers in the United States, Europe, Africa and Central America.

After over 30 years of traveling the world, Ms. Shabazz has been hailed by executive forums, diplomatic networks, universities, conferences and human service organizations as a dynamic, inspirational speaker who motivates and encourages the young and mature alike to recognize the value in and appreciation of diverse cultural engagement, traditions and perspectives, thus a genuine respect for oneself and others.

 Raised in Westchester County, New York, Ms. Shabazz is the eldest of six of Malcolm X daughters born to Dr. Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X Shabazz. She graduated from the United Nations International School at 17 and entered Briarcliff College the following fall semester, majoring in International Law with a minor in English.

As a producer, she is recognized as a masterful creator and an astute businesswoman. Fondly termed by her colleagues as an “ideas architect”, she is a strategist and technician quick to discern the integrity, theme and ultimate goal of each endeavor while realizing a vision of execution and successful outcome. 

Her significant associations and relationships encompass youth and academic administrations, business institutions, government embassies, diplomatic offices, international chambers of commerce, communications networks and notables of the entertainment world and human-interest communities. 

Ms. Shabazz has written op-ed commentaries and articles for newspapers and periodicals such as the TIMES, Essence Magazine, EL MUNDO and others. She recently had the honor of adding to the list of her published writings, the new foreword to her father’s classic, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, and is completing her memoirs, titled From Mine Eyes. 

Appointed as the Ambassador-at-Large by the Prime Minister of Belize, she is an advisor on International Cultural Affairs & Project Development. Recently, the Minister of Youth & Sports added his division to her portfolio. Ms. Shabazz is the founder of The Pilgrimage Foundation, Tapestry Bridge, Legacy Inc. and the Malcolm X Shabazz Birthplace & Foundation. In the past, she has offered her dedicated participation as a member of the Switzerland-based World Economic Forum’s Task Force on the Digital Divide and is a proud member of the United Nations International School Alumnae. As well, she serves on a number of international boards and humanitarian councils. 

Ms. Shabazz’ hope is to motivate and inspire one to have a better understanding of his or her history, the world around them and their constructive place in it. Thus to encourage a positive self-concept, she affirms, “It is within you to be ALL that your dreams imagine”.




CELEBRATING CULTURE:  Around the World and Back 

HERITAGE:   Embracing Your Legacy.  “Everybody Has One”

MELTING POT:  Multi-Cultural Diplomacy / Multi-National Patriotism 

MALCOLM X SHABAZZ: The Man and Father Away from the Podium 

B.A.M.N.: “By Any Means Necessary”- mxs 

LIVING WELL – LIVING GOOD: The Balance of Personal Blessings & Serving Others  

ALL OF ME: Discovering Oneself Through Art & Language;An Arts & Healing Curriculum taught Internationally


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  1. Name: Tina Jones Savadogo
    Job Title: CEO MBE Consulting, Inc & International Roots Festival Promoter
    Address : 2940 Coho Street Address 2: Suite A
    City: Madison
    State or Province: Wisconsin
    Zip or Postal code: 53713
    Phone: 608-234-4213
    Organization: MBE Consulting Inc/Ministry of Tourism and Culture The Gambia
    Budget Range: We are in the process of securing funds at moment thus far $10,000—$20,000USD About Your Event:
    12th Edition of the International Roots Festival 2016 May 6-May 13th

    The Gambia’s biannual Roots International Festival (formerly Homecoming) commemorates the forced enslavement and shipment of millions of Africans to the Americas and the Caribbean region. Africans and friends of Africa from the Diaspora are invited to attend and participate in the festival. It provides opportunities for atonement and reconciliation for those whose ancestors were engaged in slavery and the descendants of Africans forced into slavery. Its rich programme of events includes cultural performances from different ethnic groups, tours to historic sites such as Juffure & James Island, dance & drum workshops, carnival parades, symposia, trade fairs, traditional sporting events and religious services.The festival has its origins in the publication of Alex Haley’s novel called ‘Roots’ which was followed by the TV series. In the wake of the interest generated by publication the Government of The Gambia brought together a team of officials that visited the USA in order to advance The Gambia as an idyllic tourist destination for tourists from the African Diaspora. As a result of these efforts visitors from America came to the country in force but the success of the initiative was limited due to The Gambia’s limited infrastructural resources and competition from other destinations.

    Since 1994 the Government initiated the Roots Festival with the aim
    “To bring together Africans and the people of African descent to commemorate the forced enslavement of Africans in the Atlantic Slave Trade system and to celebrate the richness and diversity of Gambian and African culture as a prelude to the establishment of a Diaspora Heritage Centre at Juffureh”.

    Last years we assisted in the booking of these guest 2014 included:
    Dr. Runoko Rashidi, Dr. Julius Garvey-Son of Marcus Garvey, Mutabaruka, and Sizzla Kalonji
    The festival which originally began as an annual event is now held biannually.

    Dates of The Event will take place: May 6-May 13th 2016
    Selected Preferred Possible Speakers:
    1. Shabazz, Ambassador -OR-
    2. Shakur-Davis, Afeni

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