by John Potash
On May 2, the FBI held a press conference announcing that they were putting the first woman on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List: Joanne Chesimard, better known as Assata Shakur. Few knew that the rap icon Tupac Shakur maintained a similar social justice agenda as his godmother Assata. Evidence supports that U.S. intelligence targeted Tupac Shakur using many similar tactics that they used against Assata, Tupac’s Panther leader mother Afeni, and Tupac’s extended family of Black Liberation leaders.
The Shakur family was involved in many black leftist movements. Abbah Shakur worked with Marcus Garvey’s UNIA and was a close associate of Malcolm X. Abbah’s son Lumumba Shakur started the Harlem Black Panthers. Lumumba’s brother, Zayd, was a Minister of Information for the Bronx Black Panthers, before he was chased underground and co-founded the Black Liberation Army. Lumumba’s wife, Tupac’s mother Afeni, helped lead the Harlem…
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