Just two days after the 45th anniversary of when Afeni Shakur gave birth to her son, Tupac Amaru Shakur, in Harlem, many of her relatives, Black Panther Party comrades and other friends paid homage to her legacy during a memorial at Brooklyn’s House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Ave., this past Saturday (June 18).
Many worldwide were saddened by the heartbreaking news that Sister Afeni Shakur, 69, became an ancestor May 2.
Friday, May 20, several comrades of Sonny Carson recollected some fond memories of the Brooklyn warrior to commemorate his 87th birthday anniversary.
The 5th annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame induction dinner was held at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, Queens last Sunday, April 3, and featured several popular locals.
On the 91st anniversary of Malcolm X’s physical birth, this May 19, a variety of events throughout the New York metropolitan area will commemorate the occasion.
A handful of tight-knit people—mainly close friends and intimate relatives—came out to reflect on the memory of Brother Woodley Charlot, a.k.a. “Big Sincere” or simply “Sin,” at a local get-together in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn on spring’s first day.
“The Malcolm X Day May 19 celebration recognizes his vision of us as a global people liberating ourselves from European colonialism,” explained historian Dr. Leonard Jeffries in preparation for the 51st anniversary of the event, “and May 25 is African Liberation Day, where we celebrate the great strides made regarding Africa’s global unity over the past several decades.”
Friday May 6, the Supreme and World Councils, which oversee the daily operations of hip-hop’s first family, the Universal Zulu Nation, announced that the Bronx-born and bred organization was officially displacing its founder, Afrika Bambaataa, from its ranks amid a slew of pedophilia accusations over the past month and change.
Dr. Georgina Falú and her Falú Foundation have established nonprofit organizations for several notable African scholar warriors so that their lifelong efforts continue to make an impact.
Afeni Shakur, original Black Panther activist and mother of slain hip-hop legend Tupac, passed away Monday night after paramedics removed the 69-year-old from her Sausalito, Calif., home and rushed her to Marin General Hospital