assata shakur

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is once again igniting a push to bring wanted fugitive Assata Shakur back to American shores. Gov. Christie wrote an op-ed that was published Wednesday (Mar. 23) demanding President Barack Obama to urge officials in Cuba to no longer grant Shakur political asylum and have her face justice. 

Common was set to be the esteemed commencement speaker for New Jersey’s Kean University’s 2015 graduating class. But the institution, according NBC New York, now say they’re looking into “other speaker options.”

On December 17, 2014 President Barack Obama announced the Cuban trade embargo lifted. And what a game changer it was, considering it would mark new beginnings with the island.

Forty year ago to the day, Assata Olugbala Shakur, who was then known as Joanne Chesimard, was involved in a gun battle that left a New Jersey state trooper dead. Today, Shakur has been placed on the FBI’s most wanted terrorists list, the first woman to earn the distinction, with a reward of $2 million being […]

Assata Shakur Liberated From Prison 32 Years Ago Today One of the boldest and most successful, though rarely publicized, reactions against oppression in recent times occurred a little over 3 decades ago when Tupac’s godmother – Queen Mother Assata Olugbala Shakur – was freed from being held captive in a United Snakes concentration camp, on […]