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Minnie Riperton - ‘Adventures in Paradise’

Apollo Brown & Rass Kass - ‘Humble Pi’

The Murderous Targeting of the Shakurs

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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.

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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 Black Panthers. (full article:)

Break Reform - ‘Ghosts’

(Source: youtube.com)

"I hope you don’t have friends who recommend Ayn Rand to you. The fiction of Ayn Rand is as low as you can get re fiction. I hope you picked it up off the floor of the subway and threw it in the nearest garbage pail. She makes Mickey Spillane look like Dostoevsky."

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-Flannery O’Connor, The Habit of Being

Maybe the best literary burn ever. Does anyone know of any other good author to author burns though?

(via yeahwriters)

Anthony B - ‘Rebel’

(Source: reggaeville / reggaeville)

Chronixx - ‘Capture Land’

africandiasporaphd:

thescowlingdaedreemha:

africandiasporaphd:

tontonmichel:

Carlota, a slave woman, took up the machete in 1843 to lead a slave uprising at the Triumvirato sugar mill in Matanzas Province and was killed. She was one of the 3 leaders of the rebellion. Her name was later given to Cuba’s 1980’s operation Black Carlota in Southern Africa, which culminated in the battle of Cuito Cuanavale and the defeat of the South African army in pitch battle.

The orishas are so very present in this image. Yemaya, Oshun, Elegua, I think I see Shango in the back. Who created it?

Carlota Leading the People (after Eugene Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People, 1830), Oil on Canvas, 72″x60″, © 2011 by Lili Bernard

Thank you. Gorgeous image. Thank you for sharing.

Common - ‘The Corner’ (Break Reform unofficial remix)

rahareiki:

Kawo Kabiyesile!

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I-Wayne ft Kabaka Pyramid - ‘Vesatile’

peppergoat:

War Ready

Synik - ‘God Within’