Rasheed Shabazz

former communications fellow, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Rasheed Shabazz is a journalist, historian, and educator. His research interests include housing and community development, urban history, the Black Press and the politics of higher education. Rasheed was previously a communications fellow at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. He was a McNair Scholar, a Vévé Clark Scholar and received a Gilman Scholarship to study in Tanzania. He double majored at UC Berkeley in African American Studies and political science, and minored in City and Regional Planning. He was recently a visiting scholar at Berkeley, teaching a journalism course on the history of the Black press in U.S. Shabazz is a recipient of the Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize, the inaugural AP-Google Journalism and Technology Fellowship, and the Bay Area Black Journalism Association’s Chauncey W. Bailey Scholarship in 2010. While at Cal, He was online editor for Onyx Express, a UC Berkeley-based student publication, and later editor-in-chief of The ABC Movement, a UC-wide media collective in partnership with the Afrikan Black Coalition.