Assata Shakur and 2 other U.S. fugitivez guaranteed safety in Cuba despite U.S. demandz

Three American fugitives wanted for murder are guaranteed safety by Cuba – despite U.S. demanding they be brought back to serve justice Charles Hill is wanted for his role in the 1971 killing of a policeman in New Mexico Nehanda Abiodun is wanted for a string of killings and bank robberies the U.S.  and has has […]

Queen Nehanda Abiodun

                                                                                                                                                Nehanda Abiodun           With the FBI in pursuit, black activist Nehanda Abiodun a decade ago          fled to Cuba, where she still dreams of fomenting a socialist          revolution in the United Snakes           Even a casual observer in Havana would notice the striking disconnect          between the slogans emblazoned on billboards across the city and the          actual mood […]

Akua Taylor performs her play, “ONE WOMAN,” the story of Assata Shakur from her own words; Decatur, GA

  ONE WOMAN is the story of Assata Shakur from her own words; before, during and after her Black Panther Party involvement.  Originally performed at Fisk University as her senior dissertation, Akua Taylor wrote ONE WOMAN to raise awareness around the inhumane treatment of political prisoners. The play is completely based on Assata’s autobiography, so as to stay true to […]

The History of Black August

It is still a time to embrace the principles of unity, self-sacrifice, political education, physical fitness and/or training in martial arts, resistance, and spiritual renewal. The concept, Black August, grew out of the need to expose to the light of day the glorious and heroic deeds of those Afrikan women and men who recognized and […]

AN AMERICAN EXILE

by verummagazine on Mar 7, 2012 • 6:03 pm 1 Comment Over winter break this year I was able to go on a two week study abroad writing class to Havana, Cuba. While I was there I was introduced to Nehanda Abiodun, currently living in Cuba under political asylum. After meeting briefly I asked to […]