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PETITION – President Obama: Remove Assata Shakur from the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” List

A petition has been launched demanding that President Obama remove Assata Shakur from the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list.

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Angela Davis Speaks Out on Addition of Assata Shakur to Most Wanted Terrorist List

Angela Davis and Shakur’s longtime attorney Lennox Hinds spoke with Democracy Now about the motivations behind the FBI’s recent actions: “I can’t help but think that it’s designed to frighten people who are involved in struggles today.”

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FBI to Add Assata Shakur to Most Wanted Terrorist List; Double Reward for Her Capture

Forty years ago today, the murder of a NJ State Trooper led to the imprisonment and conviction of Assata Shakur. To commemorate this “anniversary,” the FBI will announce today that Assata Shakur has been added to the Most Wanted Terrorist List; and doubled the reward for her capture.

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Rhymes & Reasons Interviews Speech About the Hip Hop Songs that Changed His Life

Rhymes & Reasons presents a recent gem in our series of interviews with hip-hop heads on the songs that matter most to them: Speech of Arrested Development. He talks about Public Enemy’s “Rebel without a Pause,” De La Soul’s “3 Is the Magic Number,” and more!

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What Role Models Mean For People-of-Color

America makes it hard for people of color to have role models. Our leaders not only face systematic murder, but surrender their legacy to our various oppressors. Speaking of my experience, I never learned about Fidel Castro or the Black Panthers in school. When they were briefly mentioned it was their particular stance on violence […]

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Black History Spotlight: ASSATA SHAKUR

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Assata Shakur fought for justice and freedom as a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Movement, before being falsely accused of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Assata escaped from prison on November 2nd, 1979 and eventually found her way to Cuba. She is a true revolutionary.

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NYPD Falsely Charges Black Man: “I Fried Another Nigger”

In this “post-racial” world we live in, society wants us to think we’re too sensitive, or imagining things when we speak out against the consistent mistreatment (to put it lightly) of our communities at the hands of law enforcement. Well, did we imagine this one? How ’bout we imagine all of the young men and women sitting in jail right now over this same racist, abusive bullshit. They aren’t just roughing us up out here; they are potentially ruining our young people’s lives!

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The Enduring Power of Tupac Shakur

His work spoke truth to a racist, capitalistic power structure, while at the same time attempting to usurp and dominate that structure with its own values and tools.That is why Tupac’s music was so powerful and dangerous. There will never be another like him.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal on Prisons

The controversy surrounding the trial and conviction of activist, journalist and former Black Panther Party member Mumia Abu-Jamal is known the world over. Since his conviction, Mumia Abu-Jamal has been a rallying point for activists who decry the seeming injustices swirling around his trial and conviction. The decades long debate over his guilt or innocence […]

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Wanna Be Startin Something: The Spirit of the Night

Here, on the pages of the Black Youth Project, us bloggers engage in a tradition of writing opinion pieces that may interest other Black youth. Often we comment on popular culture, racism (naturally), and politics; and most of the time we criticize heavilly, at least I do. Something feels incomplete, though, about the meditations I […]

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