Category Archives: Writings

Fight for the Legacy (July 2014)

A commentary on Holler If Ya Hear Me, the Tupac-inspired musical directed by Kenny Leon and starring Saul Williams. In these times, we must demand something from the culture. Over the years, the mainstream culture has forced the pop culture … Continue reading

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For Yuri Kochiyama

From: Nobuko Miyamoto  Dear friends of Yuri and Mutulu, I visited Yuri mid-April with my friend Patty Hirota.  We didn’t expect much because the last couple visits she had been drifting in great discomfort.  We were filling time browsing the … Continue reading

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So Long Chokwe: A Tribute to Chokwe Lumumba

Some transitions come in the midst of crucial times and we wonder why. I am lost for words, but not for emotions and reflections. The chairman as we called him in the organization (NAPO) that we built together. He lived … Continue reading

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A Message to the Montefiore-Einstein Medical Center Doctors of Family & Community Medicine

In extending great enthusiasm and support for the objectives of the Montefiore Medical Center Community Doctors (MMCCD), I have kept in mind that 45 years ago an army of committed and concerned have-nots did take a realistic look at the … Continue reading

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Statement on Gil Scott-Heron and Geronimo ji-Jaga

On the eve of what would have been my son Tupac’s 40th birthday, I have been encouraged to write a memorial statement on two giants of the New Afrikan Independence and Black Liberation Movement, Geronimo ji-Jaga (Pratt) and Gil Scott-Heron. … Continue reading

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Truth & Reconciliation Commission: A follow-up to the 2010 Discussion Paper

From Dr. Mutulu Shakur January 1st, 2011 This paper is a response to questions and concerns regarding the “Discussion Paper” of the application of a Truth and Reconciliation Tribunal that addresses the conflict between the civil rights/black liberation struggle against … Continue reading

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Towards a Truth and Reconciliation Commission For New African/Black Political Prisoners, Prisoners of War and Freedom Fighters

A Discussion Paper by Dr. Mutulu Shakur Dated: May 5th, 2010 There is a need for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the U.S. to resolve the history of slavery, oppression, racism, segregation, lynching and the issues of political prisoners … Continue reading

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Statement for Crew Love V: Behind Enemy Lines (April 2009)

Our Brother Mumia Abu-Jamal, one of the most notable freedom fighters our struggle has produced, has lost his most important legal battle in the Supreme Court of the United States. Mumia, with the shear strength of character, has mobilized one … Continue reading

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The New African Policy Initiative Lobby Proposal: Urgent Actions & Foreign Policy Objectives to Prevent Africom from Becoming a 21st Century Imperialist Tactic During the Tenure of President Barack Obama (January 2009)

The New African Policy Initiative Lobby Proposal: A Working Paper for Urgent Actions and Foreign Policy Objectives to Prevent Africom from Becoming a 21st Century Imperialist Tactic During the Tenure of U.S. President Barack Obama by Dr. Mutulu Shakur – … Continue reading

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Hip-Hop Summits (March 2007)

To Whom It May Concern: The justification of the Hip-Hop Summit took place in the context of the Cultural Diversity Class through the Educational Department in Coleman II Adult Continued Education (A.C.E.) program. The purpose of this event was to … Continue reading

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