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BK/NY – Tuesday, May 23rd – Letter Writing Dinner for Sundiata Acoli & Mutulu Shakur

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
WHERE: The Base1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below) 818 more words


Thursday May 18: Assata conclusion and final exam review

This week we finish the autobiography of Assata Shakur. For Thursday 5/18, finish Assata. Again, make sure to pay attention to the various poems she includes in the story on pages 240 (“Current Events”), 259 (“To My Daughter Kakuya”), and 263 (“The Tradition”). 272 more words


Week of May 4: Assata Shakur's autobio, part 1

This week we move on to the our last book of the semester, the autobiography of Assata Shakur

Announcement: The deadline for the second paper has been extended to… 251 more words


Book Review & Giveaway: Assata Shakur by Barbara Casey

In May 1973, Assata Olugbala Shakur was involved in a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike in which she was accused of killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster and assaulting Trooper James Harper. 603 more words



“Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.” –  1,836 more words


You died.
I cried.
And kept on getting up.
A little slower.
And a lot more deadly.

~ Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography
Black People In America


I believe in living.
I believe in the spectrum
of Beta days and Gamma people.
I believe in sunshine.
In windmills and waterfalls,
tricycles and rocking chairs. 204 more words

Black People In America