Assata Shakur

Mutulu Shakur, stepfather of rap legend Tupac Shakur, is eligible for parole.

Plus, Chris Christie demands Assata Shakur be returned (again), Sesame Street actor dies at 80 and Detroit college students get help in paying for school.

Films about some of history’s most important Black female figures are infrequent, which is why news of a movie on the life of Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman sparked attention this week. Rumors flew that singer Beyonce Knowles would help develop and star in the film about Baartman, who was taken into the slave trade and put on display in […]

Christie sent a letter Tuesday to Port Authority chairman John Degnan demanding the return of Joanne Chesimard, known as Assata Shakur. The revolutionary activist was convicted of killing a New Jersey State trooper in 1973.

Talks of whether or not to extradite fugitive Assata Shakur from Cuba have reemerged between Cuba and the U.S., according to reports. MUST READ: Cop Out: Eric Harris’…

Amid outcry from the state police union, a New Jersey university has decided to cancel a commencement speech from rapper Common over a song he…

Soon after President Obama announced the United States would normalize its relationship with Cuba, the questions started. “What happens to Assata? What happens to all…

Last Wednesday, President Barack Obama ordered a full restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba, including the opening of a U.S. embassy in Havana. This decision…

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie joins the shortlist of U.S. officials demanding the Obama Administration return Assata Shakur, to the U.S. to complete a life sentence for…

Television producer Mona Scott Young is known for being the woman behind some of TV’s most controversial reality shows, and now one of her latest…