About Abdul Hakim-Shabazz
Abdul-Hakim Shabazz has been covering and writing about state and local government in Indiana since 2004. Overall, he has more than 20 years of experience in writing and talking about the issues that affect real people. He goes beyond the headlines and tells you not only what’s happening, but why it’s happening.
In addition to WIBC.com he writes in the Indianapolis Star, NUVO Newsweekly, and TheStatehouseFile.Com. He’s also a frequent panelist and contributor to RTV 6’s Indianapolis This Week and Inside Indiana Business.
Abdul is also the editor and publisher of IndyPolitics.Org, which has been recognized by the Washington Post two years in a row as one of the best political blogs in the nation.
Abdul earned his degree in broadcasting and journalism at Northern Illinois University. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from the University of Illinois and a law degree from St. Louis University. He serves as “Of Counsel” at the Indianapolis law firm of Lewis & Wilkins.
But wait there’s more. Abdul is an educator. He serves on the faculty at both Ivy Tech Community College and the University of Indianapolis. He teaches speech for Ivy Tech and business law at UIndy’s MBA program.
Abdul Hakim-Shabazz has been a guest on 5 episodes
227: Identity Politics, Racial Tension and Immigration
September 8th, 2017 | 1 hr 43 mins
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Harry Price, and Abdul-Hakim Shabazz break down the current climate of racial tension from the black perspective, and we touch on immigration reform.
207: The Establishment Responds to Trump, Pence, and If the LP is Worth It
May 20th, 2017 | 1 hr 30 mins
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz are joined by the ultimate establishment member, Abdul-Hakim Shabazz. The Indiana-based commentator and reporter of IndyPolitics.org, as well as Spangle's former mentor, explains if Mike Pence would be a good President. We also touch on the Comey firings and ask the establishment if the Libertarian Party should exist.
118: Meet the Establishment
July 10th, 2015 | 1 hr 43 mins
Chris and Greg talk to Abdul-Hakim Shabazz, Chris’s former boss. Abdul is a member of the local political establishment and damn proud of it. He is a political commentator, lawyer, and former government official.
21: Abdul-Hakim Shabazz, Romney and the Ron Paul Revolt
September 2nd, 2012 | 1 hr 8 mins
The guys welcome Abdul Hakim-Shabazz of IndyPolitics.org to talk about his views on kids these days, Ron Paul and Libertarians. The guys also discuss the RNC convention.
Abdul-Hakim Shabazz Discusses State Politics and Gives Advice to Libertarian Party Candidates
March 16th, 2012 | 25 mins 34 secs
Abdul-Hakim Shabazz joins the podcast to discuss the recent legislative session and gives advice to LPIN candidates from a political commentator’s perspective. Shabazz is the former host of Abdul in the Morning on WXNT and now is the editor of http://i...