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Assata Shakur

California College Students Are Taking A Stand For Racial Equality

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.02.2015 | Black Voices

University students in California are taking a stand for equality on their college campuses. Student body government leaders at University of South...

University Cancels Common As Commencement Speaker

AP | Posted 04.01.2015 | Black Voices

UNION, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's Kean University has cancelled hip-hop artist Common as commencement speaker after police voiced concerns over a song ...

Why America Needs Black History Month

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 04.28.2015 | Black Voices
Aryanna Prasad

if black children were reminded, for more than 28 days, that kids like them grew up and achieved their goals in the face of adversity and discrimination, these children would experience the same encouragement any white child feels when looking at the histories of their studies.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Radical: Assata Taught Me

justin adkins | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
justin adkins

As I ring in a new year I commit to continuing to listen, to act, to learn, and to speak. I implore you to join me. Stand up, stand with, walk alongside, and speak up. It is not going to be easy, but together we can change the world.

Chris Christie Wants Obama To Demand That Cuba Return Cop Killer To U.S.

AP | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disagrees with President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba and wants the preside...

Moms Change the World: Kali Sampson

Monique Ruffin | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

Photo Courtesy of Michel Pinto Small and strong, Kali Sampson is overflowing with power and happy energy. When you look closely at her you can see t...

Who's the State Sponsor of Terrorism, Cuba or the US?

Sandy Goodman | Posted 08.05.2013 | World
Sandy Goodman

President Obama may be determined to repeal Bush's global war on terrorism. But that didn't stop the State Department from declaring last week, on the flimsiest of evidence, that Cuba is a state sponsor of terrorism for the 30th straight year.

Is Assata Shakur A Terrorist?

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 05.09.2013 | Black Voices

In a grainy video, a woman with flowing dreadlocks strolls through a market in Cuba, smelling spices and smiling at the camera. In another scene, she ...

Reading It Now -- Assata: An Autobiography

Valerie Stivers-Isakova | Posted 07.06.2013 | Books
Valerie Stivers-Isakova

By odd coincidence, I was in  the middle of reading the autobiography of Assata Shakur last week when it was announced that she was being added to the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Terrorists list.

Why the Hunt for Assata Shakur Matters

Joseph Lowndes | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics
Joseph Lowndes

State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes said at a news conference Thursday that the case was "an open wound" for troopers in New Jersey and around the country. Yet the FBI's full-scale assault on the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s remains an open wound for the nation itself

New Info Coming On Case Of Cop-Killing Fugitive

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 07.02.2013 | Crime

NEWARK, N.J. -- The reward for the capture and return of a fugitive member of a black militant group convicted of murdering a New Jersey state trooper...

Conservatives, Hip-Hop and 2012

Bakari Kitwana | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Bakari Kitwana

Is there a place in mainstream American political life for young blacks, whose political views don't always fall within traditional mainstream conservative/liberal lines?

Common and Michelle Obama's Bad Rap about Assata Shakur: The Hero Wore a Black Hat

Dr. Jonathan David Farley | Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jonathan David Farley

Cue conservative outrage over Michelle Obama's inviting rapper Common to a White House poetry reading, because Common wrote one adulatory song about Black Panther Assata Shakur. The New Jersey state police protested.