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BLACK ✊ HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: REMEMBERING AFENI SHAKUR

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BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

Many of the young hip hop fans may only remember Afeni Shakur as the mother of the outspoken and iconic rap legend Tupac Shakur.

But Afeni Shakur was an outspoken and iconic figure in her own right.

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In 1964 Shakur world get involved in the black empowerment movement and joined the Black Panther Party. In 1969 Shakur in several of her fellow-panthers were arrested and charged with conspiracy to bomb several police stations.

In 1970 Shakur was given bail and was released from jail, during her time on bail, she would meet and get pregnant by a New Jersey truck driver named William Garland. Soon afterwards she would have her bail revoked and would be returned to jail to await her trial.

In 1971 Shakur and fellow defendants went on trial, Shakur against the objections of her fellow defendants, chose to defend herself and was successful in defeating the prosecution’s case.

On June 16, 1971 Afeni would give birth to her son Tupac Amaru Shakur.

In the early 1980’s, Afeni would suffer through drug addiction and was unable to keep a job and often times would use the welfare checks for her kids to buy drugs to feed her addiction.

In the late 1980’s Afeni would move her and her family to Marin County to try to get a new and clean start.

In 1991 her son would release the album 2pacalypse Now, an album that would give him fame and stardom.

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After her son’s death, Afeni would become the caretaker of Tupac’s legacy.

Rest In Peace Afeni Shakur: Thug Life on 1st Time 2Pac Recited “Dear Mama”

REST IN PEACE AFENI

January 10, 1947 – May 2, 2016

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION USE LINKS BELOW :

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afeni_Shakur

http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/03/entertainment/tupac-mother-afeni-shakur-davis-dead/

http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3027700050.html

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NIGGA, NIGGA, NIGGA, NOT YOUR NIGGA! (POEM )

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NIGGA , NIGGA, NIGGA, NIGGA

IF NIGGA IS JUST A WORD, AND GETTING UPSET ABOUT IT IS ABSURD

THEN HOW ABOUT WHEN I HEAR LATIN DUDES WITH HIPHOP ATTITUDES

SAY WHAT’S UP MY NIGGA

I YELL BACK WHAT’S UP WETBACKS

OR HOW ABOUT WHEN AN ASIAN CAT, SEES ME AT A HIPHOP CLUB AND SAYS WHAT’S UP MY NIGGA, DO YOU KNOW WHERE TO GET THE WEED AT?

I REPLY BACK, WHAT’S UP GOOK , DO YOU KNOW WHERE TO TAKE KUNG FU

AND JUST IN CASE A WHITE GUY MIGHT DECIDE TO BE SLY AND SAY WHAT’S UP MY NIGGA

I MIGHT HOLLA BACK, WHAT’S UP MY CRACKER, MICK, POLLOCK, WOP OR MIXED MUTT WHITE TRASH HICK, SON OF A BITCH!

-LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA :DIVIDED WE STAND? !
VOLUME #2 : POETRY OF WE THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE!
NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE AND SCRIBD :

http://leonkwasikuntuoasareblog.com/my-books/

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HIP HOP ARTIST LUPE FIASCO CREATES NON-PROFIT TO TEACH INNER-CITY YOUTH HOW TO BE STARTUP ENTREPRENEURS! (ARTICLE )

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BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

Chicago born “conscious” hip hop artist and urban intellectual Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known by his on stage persona of Lupe Fiasco, is now becoming an activist, recently he co-founded a non-profit organization with his partner Di-Ann Esinor in Brownsville, Brooklyn to help creative and innovative inner-city youth get involved in entrepreneurship and assist them in forming their own startups.

The mission statement of the nonprofit is: β€œa neighborhood-specific fund to support entrepreneurs and start-ups from under-served areas,” and to β€œprovide access, network, workshops, mentoring and of course funding.”

The nonprofit will be based out of the Dream Big Foundation’s new entrepreneurship center and cafe starting in January 2016.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION USE LINK :

http://financialjuneteenth.com/lupe-fiasco-creates-non-profit-organization-for-entrepreneurs-in-brooklyn/

Additional information :
http://www.ew.com/article/2015/10/14/lupe-fiasco-neighborhood-start-fund