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In a previous posting (http://www.youngpeoplefor.org/blog/posts/3663), I included a letter from Black Panther member, Assata Shakur (who some may know as the aunt of hip hop legend, Tupac Shakur), who is living in exile in Cuba. I am still processing the content of her letter, as I am reading it from the race/gender lenses.
> May of 2008
> New Statement from Assata!!
> First of all, let me say thank you, to the many people who
> have helped me to celebrate my 60th birthday. Thank you for
> your beautiful birthday cards and for your warm and eloquent
> messages. Thank you for your activism, your radiant energy
> and most of all for your love. I am sincerely grateful for
I thought this would be nice to read this week in the name of Social Resistance. I believe that many real grassroot leaders have had to wage a war against their own countries in order to start a movement for social justice in their respective countries-abroad. Read up on this article with Assata Shakur--her resistance against injustice against Blacks in the US has taken a span of more than thirty years! --holla.Black, kYm
Letter from Assata Shakur
Apr 1, 2008, 11:24