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Panama Jackson Panama Jackson Apr 10, 2018.

Rest In Power Afeni Shakur, You Are Appreciated.

Rest In Power Afeni Shakur, You Are Appreciated.

We are having what could be considered one of the Blackest years on record. Larry Wilmore dropping the n-word at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner is peak Blackness no matter what side of the "appropriate" aisle you sit on. In fact, in any other year it’s the runaway winner, except moments prior to that moment, President Obama did an actual, true-to-form mic drop while conjuring Kobe...

Panama Jackson Panama Jackson Feb 28, 2018.

10 Thoughts About "All Eyez On Me", Both A Day Late and a Dollar Short

10 Thoughts About "All Eyez On Me", Both A Day Late and a Dollar Short

I finally saw All Eyez On Me, the Tupac Shakur biopic that’s been years in the making after a bunch of fits and starts. It was pretty universally panned by critics, but I loves me a good bad Black movie so a bad review is like catnip to a thug. Also, I’m a big fan of Tupac so there’s almost no way that I wasn’t going to see the film in theaters. With that being said, here are 10 thoughts...

Angela Helm Angela Helm Aug 16, 2017. 9 comments

2Pac Back! Snoop, T.I., Alicia Keys Pay Respect at Late Rapper’s Rock Hall of Fame Induction

2Pac Back! Snoop, T.I., Alicia Keys Pay
Respect at Late Rapper’s Rock Hall of Fame Induction

At last night’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fete, Snoop Dogg inducted late, great rap icon Tupac Shakur into the newest class, which included Pearl Jam, Journey, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez and Chic’s Nile Rodgers, who was given the Award for Musical Excellence.

The Dogg began his tribute to his friend, who was murdered at the tender age of 25, by saying, “When I sat down to...

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Ronda Racha Penrice Ronda Racha Penrice Jun 16, 2017. 3 comments

All Eyez on Me Star Demetrius Shipp Jr. on Being Tupac, a Role He Seemed Destined to Play

All Eyez on Me Star
Demetrius Shipp Jr. on Being Tupac, a Role He Seemed Destined to Play

To say that a Tupac biopic has been a long time coming is an understatement. Perhaps few know that as well as Demetrius Shipp Jr., the icon’s “blink twice” doppelgänger who was originally cast in the role in 2011 and waited through a handful of directors, including John Singleton and Carl Franklin, before Benny Boom, the popular music-video director, completed the film. Whether people love or...

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P.J. Rickards P.J. Rickards May 27, 2017. 1 comments

Tupac’s Godfather, Jamal Joseph, on His Journey From Panther to Political Prisoner to Film Director

Tupac’s Godfather, Jamal Joseph, on His Journey From Panther to Political Prisoner to Film Director

Writer, director and activist Jamal Joseph was a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. At 16 years old, he was arrested in the Panther 21 case along with Afeni Shakur , the mother of rapper Tupac Shakur.

History 101: The Panther 21, Police Repression, The BLA & Cointel-Pro

Long time Freedom Fighter and former political prisoner Dhoruba Bin Wahad penned a serious...

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Yesha Callahan Yesha Callahan Apr 03, 2017. 4 comments

Afeni Shakur’s Estate Files Lawsuit Over Tupac Shakur Memorabilia Auction

Afeni Shakur’s Estate Files Lawsuit Over Tupac Shakur Memorabilia Auction

Black Heritage Auction recently announced the sale of several items owned by Tupac Shakur, including a worn nose stud, handwritten lyrics and his New York prisoner identification card. But the estate of his late mother, Afeni Shakur, who died of a heart attack May 2, 2016, has filed a lawsuit to stop the auctioning of Tupac’s items.

According to TMZ, Shakur’s estate attorney Howard King...

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Jun 19, 2016.

Tupac’s Mom, Afeni Shakur, Remembered in Memorial Service in Brooklyn, NY

Tupac’s Mom, Afeni Shakur, Remembered in Memorial Service in Brooklyn, NY

The fierce and fearless mother of slain rapper Tupac Shakur was remembered by old-school Black Panthers and activists on Saturday in Brooklyn, N.Y., reports Brooklyn News 12.

Afeni Shakur was a former Black Panther and member of the Panther 21, who were jailed on conspiracy charges to bomb police stations, department stores and other public places in New York City in 1969. According to...

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