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


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 so much attention.

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 wrote a fifteen years ago in honor of Black activist Assata Shakur. Kean University students expressed interest in hearing Common speak at graduation in large part due to his powerful and emotional […]


New census projections have revealed that white children will be outnumbered by children of color in the United States within the next five years. The rise of immigration and a decline in the birthrate amongst whites are all factors that play into this prediction. The projected data shows that by 2020, 50.2 percent of the nation’s […]

With Cuba and the U.S. normalizing relations for the first time in over half a century, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has called for Cuba to extradite the FBI’s most wanted woman. Gov. Christie sent a letter to President Obama about Joanne Chesimard, known to many as Assata Shakur. The 67-year-old was allegedly involved in the killing of a New […]