Author Archives: Family and Friends

SDU Stencil Art Spray-paints Portrait of Dr. Shakur

This work was posted on social media (IG: @sdu_stencil_art) on Dr. Shakur’s 70th birthday, August 8, 2020. The original art is being sent to Dr. Shakur’s son by the Italy-based artist. Continue reading

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National Acupuncture Detoxification Association Support for Dr. Mutulu Shakur

The National Acupuncture Detoxification (NADA) is a not-for-profit training and advocacy organization, encourages community wellness through the use of a standardized auricular acupuncture protocol for behavioral health, including addictions, mental health, and disaster & emotional trauma. This organization originated from … Continue reading

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Acu-Points: Black Acupuncture Meet & Greets – July 26, August 2, 9 & 16 (Online)

The next four events in Dr. Tenisha Dandridge’s ‘Acu-points: Black Acupuncture Meet and Greet’ series will direct donations to the Family and Friends of Mutulu Shakur organization. These online events are held every Sunday featuring Black acupuncturists from all over … Continue reading

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Unusual Tale of Acupuncture, Racism, and African American History in the USA

Click on the image teaser above to view the full post by Dr. Tenisha Dandridge of Everyone’s Place Acupuncture and Wellness.

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By Any Means Necessary Radio Segment on the Struggle for Compassionate Release

Last week, Watani Tyehimba of the Friends and Family of Dr. Mutulu Shakur joined Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman to discuss the effort to get compassionate release for life-long radical organizer Mutulu Shakur, his recent diagnosis of life-threatening bone marrow … Continue reading

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Premiere of ‘Dope is Death’ at the True/False Film Fest – March 6th-7th (Columbia, MI)

Family and Friends of Mutulu Shakur is please to announce the premiere of this feature-length documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Mia Donovan. ‘Dope is Death’ has three showings at the True/False Film Fest: Friday, March 6 – 11:30am at the Big … Continue reading

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Week of Action for Compassionate Release

Join the URGENT WEEK OF ACTION Feb 21-28: Day 1: Friday, February 21st (and through the weekend) Day 2: Monday, February 24th Day 3: Tuesday, February 25th *Links to packet for elected officials: Cover Letter for Requests to Support Compassionate … Continue reading

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The Nehanda Abiodun Story

[Nehanda spent decades as a political exile in Cuba and passed on January 30, 2019 at her home in Havana. Below is her autobiographical account of her work with Dr. Mutulu Shakur] Carry it on now. Nehanda Isoke Abiodun, is … Continue reading

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Truth & Reconciliation: Dr. Mutulu Shakur – Documentary in Production

We are pleased to announce there is a new documentary in production– Truth & Reconciliation: Dr. Mutulu Shakur. The film features stories told by the men who were incarcerated, mentored and inspired by Dr. Shakur. For more information on how … Continue reading

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December 2019 Medical and Legal Update

Dear Friends and Comrades – Dr. Shakur received a diagnosis of life-threatening bone marrow cancer in October, 2019. Until now, he has requested that this information be kept private. For over a year he had experienced pain in his bones, but he … Continue reading

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