ASSATA SHAKUR – Untouchable In Cuba

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Assata Shakur- and numerous other Black & Puerto Rican Freedom Fighters have found a safe haven in Cuba. As one, soon to be published essay states, Black America’s Freedom Fighters and Cubans were “Cold War Comrades.”


Tupac’s aunt is America’s most wanted female terrorist –

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Assata Shakur

Assata Olugbala Shakur (born July 16, 1947, as JoAnne Deborah Byron), whose married name was Chesimard, is an African-American activist, escaped convicted murderer and member of the Black Panther Party (BPP) and Black Liberation Army (BLA). Between 1971 and 1973, Shakur was accused of several crimes and was the subject of a multistate manhunt.

In May 1973, Shakur was involved in a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike, for which she was accused of killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster and grievously assaulting Trooper James Harper. BLA member Zayd Malik Shakur was also killed in the incident, and Shakur was wounded. Between 1973 and 1977, Shakur was indicted in relation to six other alleged criminal incidents—charged with murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, bank robbery, and kidnapping—resulting in three acquittals and three dismissals. In 1977, she was convicted of the first-degree murder of Foerster and of seven other felonies related to the shootout. In 2013, the FBI announced it had made Shakur the first woman on its list of most wanted terrorists.

Shakur was incarcerated in several prisons in the 70s. She escaped from prison in 1979 and has been living in Cuba in political asylum since 1984. Since May 2, 2005, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has classified her as a domestic terrorist and offered a $1 million reward for assistance in her capture. On May 2, 2013, the FBI added her to the Most Wanted Terrorist List. On the same day, the New Jersey Attorney General offered to match the FBI reward, increasing the total reward for her capture to $2 million. Attempts to extradite her have resulted in letters to the Pope and a Congressional resolution.

In 1998, Shakur referred to herself as a “20th century escaped slave.

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