Category: Assata Shakur

YOUNGBLOOD

YOUNGBLOOD (A poem by Assata Shakur) They think they killed you But I saw you yesterday, standing with your hands in your pocket waiting for the real deal to go down. I saw you smiling your “fuck it” smile, blood in your eyes, your heart pumping freedom Youngblood! They think they killed you. But I […]

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No One Can Stop The Rain

No One Can Stop The Rain (A poem by Assata Shakur) Watch, the grass is growing. Watch, but don’t make it obvious. Let your eyes roam casually, but watch! In any prison yard, you can see it – growing. In the cracks, in the crevices, between the steel and the concrete, out of the dead […]

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I Believe In Living

I Believe In Living By Assata Shakur i believe in living. i believe in the spectrum of Beta days and Gamma people. i believe in sunshine. In windmills and waterfalls, tricycles and rocking chairs; And i believe that seeds grow into sprouts. And sprouts grow into trees. i believe in the magic of the hands. […]

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I Love Tha Future

I Love Tha Future by Assata Shakur  i love tha future i love the idea of the future i love tha idea of sayin ,wait a minute let’s make a future, lets make this pretty, make it good, make it sweet, make it juicy, make it real, make it, you know something other than pre-packaged […]

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THE TRADITION

THE TRADITION (A poem by Assata Shakur) Carry it on now. Carry it on. Carry it on now. Carry it on. Carry on the tradition. Their were Black People since the childhood of time who carried it on. In Ghana and Mali and Timbuktu We carried it on. Carried on the tradition. We hid in […]

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POEM FOR SUNDIATA

POEM FOR SUNDIATA by Assata Shakur I remember your smile Bright as the sun’s explosion Wide as the arms of Yemaya Deep as a gushing well of kindness I remember your smile Slow like the dawn of recognition Quick like the wit of observation Clear as the logic of common sense I remember your smile […]

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Letter from Assata on the Prison Industrial Complex

Letter from Assata on the Prison Industrial Complex by Assata Shakur September 25, 1998 Greetings Sisters, Brothers, Comrades, Never in our history has critical resistance to the status quo been more important. The growth of the Prison-Industrial complex has been appallingly rapid and the escalating repression that has accompanied it is totally alarming. What of future […]

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Messages of Condolences From Nehanda Abiodun & Assata Shakur on the Transition of Our Revolutionary Sista, Comrade & Friend Safiya Bukhari

Messages of Condolences From Nehanda Abiodun & Assata Shakur on the Transition of Our Revolutionary Sista, Comrade & Friend Safiya Bukhari (Assata Shakur & Nehanda Abiodun) on the Transition of Our Revolutionary Sista, Comrade & Friend Safiya Bukhari From Assata Shakur, Havana Cuba August 29, 2003: It is with much sadness that i say my […]

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Assata Shakur: Profiled and on the run

Assata Shakur: Profiled and on the run New Crisis, The, Nov/Dec 2000 by Shakur, Assata, Lewis, Ida E A political activist most of my life, I am an ex-political prisoner who has lived in exile in Cuba since 1984. Although the U.S. government has done everything in its power to criminalize me, I am no […]

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