Mutulu Shakur
American criminal
Mutulu Shakur
Mutulu Shakur, is a former proponent of the Republic of New Afrika and a close friend of Geronimo Pratt. Shakur is best known for planning the infamous $1.6 million robbery of a Brinks armored truck in New York in which a guard and two police officers were killed. One of his accomplices in the holdup was Kathy Boudin, a member of the Weather Underground and a fugitive on the FBI's Most Wanted List for 11 years.
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A Letter To Tupac Shakur, 20 Years Later
Huffington Post - 5 months
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Dear Tupac: There is a lot I want to say to you, so much so that I do not know where to begin. There is rarely a day or week that I do not think about your life, and your death, since that fateful day on Friday, September 13, 1996. I have tried, at times, and with great failure, to block you out of my head, to ignore the people who've asked me mad questions about you, about the circumstances of your death. I've been utterly frustrated, even, when it felt, during these past twenty years, like my life, in some ways, and for whatever reasons, is at least partially linked to yours. Maybe I should simply start at the beginning. When I first heard of you, it was when your debut album, "2Pacalypse Now," had just been released. We were still in what we now call the Golden Era of hip-hop, when an incredible and diverse range of rap music was being produced, it felt, every single month, from one new artist or another. At the time, groups like N.W.A and ...
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Tupac Shakur y la dramática infancia que le tocó vivir - impre.com
Google News - over 5 years
Quizá por eso se dice que Tupac Shakur, en realidad, nació con otro nombre, el de Lesane Parish Crooks, pero su progenitora lo encubrió usando un apellido diferente para cambiarlo luego cuando se casó con Mutulu Shakur, padrastro del rapero
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QDIII Working on Tupac Shakur Mini-Series for TV - XXLMAG.COM
Google News - over 5 years
The forthcoming mag will include interviews with 'Pac's biological father, Billy Garland, his ex-wife, Keisha Morris, his first manager, Leila Steinberg, his stepfather, Mutulu Shakur, his group, the Outlawz, and much, much more
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XXL Asks, What Would Tupac Shakur Look Like At 40? [Image] - XXLMAG.COM
Google News - over 5 years
... has included in its special Tupac tribute issue that also includes interviews with 'Pac's biological father, Bill Garland, his ex-wife, Keisha Morris, his first manager, Leila Steinberg, his stepfather, Mutulu Shakur, and his group, the Outlawz
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Tupac Covers XXL Magazine, Young Jeezy Featured On The Source - The Smoking Section
Google News - over 5 years
Featured profiles include Pac's ex-wife Keisha Morris, his first manager and mentor Leila Steinberg, the Outlawz, stepfather Mutulu Shakur and Pac's biological father, Billy Garland. The issue hits newsstands on August 15th
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Reading Material: XXL's Tupac Shakur Special - SoJones
Google News - over 5 years
The magazine also talked to people that have been involved in Tupac's life, including Pac's stepfather, Mutulu Shakur, Mentor Leila Steinberg, and Pac's group “the Outlawz”. XXL also investigated the confession of Dexter Issac about the robbery and
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XXL Honors 15-Year Anniversary of Tupac Shakur's Death in Sept. Issue - XXLMAG.COM
Google News - over 5 years
There's also an interview with Mutulu Shakur, 'Pac's stepfather who helped raise the MC until the age of 11 and checks in from behind bars to celebrate 'Pac's legacy. XXL also spoke with 'Pac's group, the Outlawz, dug into the tragic passing of one of
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Ten Black Americans Who Denounced America - News One
Google News - over 5 years
Asata with the help of rapper Tupac's stepfather, Mutulu Shakur, escaped from prison and found political asylum in Cuba, a country hated by the United States. Paul Robeson was an actor, singer, football player, lawyer and scholar
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Geronimo ji-Jaga: Tributes from Black Panther comrades and current political ... - San Francisco Bay View
Google News - over 5 years
As Mutulu Shakur wrote to me, and I paraphrase, “The faith of those who gave their all and still wait for the dedicated comrades, the People, to bring them home, is greater than any religious devotion.” Lynne Stewart is interviewed at a protest just
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40 Facts About Tupac On His 40th Birthday, Part 1 - MTV.com
Google News - over 5 years
The video also shouted out Mutulu Shakur and Geronimo Pratt, his stepfather and godfather respectively. 6) The acronym of his 2nd album title Strictly For My NIGGAZ stood for "Never Ignorant Getting Goals Accomplished." 7) In High School, 2Pac and Jada
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WHAT'S ON TODAY
NYTimes - about 8 years
8 P.M. (Fox) BONES The series moves into a new time slot with back-to-back episodes. In the first, Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) join a circus as a knife-throwing act to uncover the killer of conjoined twins. The suspects include the ringmaster (Andy Richter, above), a strong man and some rather devious clowns. At 9, Booth
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2 Get Long Prison Sentences In Fatal '81 Brink's Robbery
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: A Federal judge sentenced two defendants yesterday to a total of 110 years in prison for their involvement in the Brink's armored-car robbery in 1981 in Rockland County in which a security guard and two police officers were killed. A Federal judge sentenced two defendants yesterday to a total of 110 years in prison for their involvement in
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The Law; Terrorist or Insurgent? Diplomacy and the Law
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: It has been said that the world abounds with laws and teems with crimes. Now two convicted murderers argue that international laws justify whatever crimes they may have committed. It has been said that the world abounds with laws and teems with crimes. Now two convicted murderers argue that international laws justify whatever crimes they may
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NEWS SUMMARY
NYTimes - almost 29 years
LEAD: INTERNATIONAL A3-19 News analysis: Polish labor unrest was prompted by issues still unresolved and a new calm after more than two weeks of turmoil may not be any more durable than the previous one. Page A1 The contras have failed to resolve a three-week-old internal power struggle that is now so acute that it may split the Nicaraguan rebel
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Prosecution Witness Attacked at Brink's Trial
NYTimes - about 29 years
LEAD: Defense lawyers have attacked the credibility of a key informer who said two defendants took part in Brink's armored-car robberies for a black revolutionary group. Defense lawyers have attacked the credibility of a key informer who said two defendants took part in Brink's armored-car robberies for a black revolutionary group. The lawyers
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Killer Says He Helped In Chesimard's Escape
NYTimes - about 29 years
LEAD: An admitted killer testified yesterday that he and two defendants had helped carry out the dramatic prison escape of Joanne Chesimard, a Black Liberation Army leader, in 1979. An admitted killer testified yesterday that he and two defendants had helped carry out the dramatic prison escape of Joanne Chesimard, a Black Liberation Army leader,
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Trial Begins for 2 Held In '81 Brink's Robbery
NYTimes - about 29 years
LEAD: A prosecutor described two defendants yesterday as key members of a gang that carried out the 1981 Brink's armored-car robbery in Rockland County. A prosecutor described two defendants yesterday as key members of a gang that carried out the 1981 Brink's armored-car robbery in Rockland County. Defense lawyers responded by telling the jury that
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JUDGE REDUCES SENTENCE OF MAN IN BRINK'S CASE
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: A Federal judge has reduced the prison sentence of a defendant convicted of hiding a key suspect in the 1981 Brink's armored-car robbery in Rockland County. A Federal judge has reduced the prison sentence of a defendant convicted of hiding a key suspect in the 1981 Brink's armored-car robbery in Rockland County. The defendant, Edward L.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mutulu Shakur
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 65
    Shakur's first parole date will be held on December 15, 2016.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 57
    He is also featured on Season 3, Episode 10 of the television show 'American Gangster' featured on Centric and BET in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Shakur was also interviewed on-camera while in ADX Florence by documentary filmmaker Lee Lew-Lee. The interview footage can be seen in Lee's film All Power to the People.
  • 2002
    Age 51
    While in ADX Florence, he was visited by novelist Jonathan Franzen. The visit forms part of Franzen's essay "Control Units," which is included in his book of essays How to Be Alone, published in 2002.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1987
    Age 36
    Shakur and Buck were tried in 1987 and convicted on May 11, 1988.
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  • 1986
    Age 35
    He was arrested February 12, 1986 in California by the FBI.
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  • 1982
    Age 31
    While at large, on July 23, 1982 he became the 380th person added by the FBI to the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 27
    Eventually he became the program’s assistant director and remained associated with the program until 1978.
    More Details Hide Details He went on to help found and direct the Black Acupuncture Advisory Association of North America (BAAANA) and the Harlem Institute of Acupuncture. Since incarcerated, Shakur founded a New York-based organization named Dare 2 Struggle that released a 10-year anniversary tribute album for Tupac Shakur called A 2Pac Tribute: Dare 2 Struggle in 2006 through music industry veteran Morey Alexander's First Kut Records and Canadian activist Deejay Ra's Lyrical Knockout Entertainment. The album features artists such as Mopreme Shakur, Outlawz, and Imaan Faith. As Shakur explains it, the CD was created in order to motivate, inspire, and challenge black people to struggle against their obstacles. He also recorded a radio PSA for Deejay Ra's "Hip-Hop Literacy" campaign, encouraging reading of books about Tupac. Shakur was interviewed in the Oscar-nominated documentary Tupac: Resurrection, in which he described how he wrote a "Thug Life Handbook" with Tupac, expressing an anti-drug and anti-violence message.
  • 1977
    Age 26
    Shakur has six children, four biological (Mopreme, Ayize, Sekyiwa, Chinua) and two stepchildren (Tupac, Nzingha). Long time comrades and friends, Mutulu married Makini Shakur (née: Hearn) in 1977. They divorced in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details They have 2 children, Chinua and Nzingha.
  • 1976
    Age 25
    Shakur became certified and licensed to practice acupuncture in the State of California in 1976.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1970
    Age 19
    In 1970, Shakur started working with the Lincoln Detox (detoxification) Community (addiction treatment) Program, which offered drug treatment to addicts using acupuncture vs the FDA approved drug methadone.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Born
    Shakur was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on August 8, 1950, as Jeral Wayne Williams.
    More Details Hide Details At age seven he moved to Jamaica, Queens, New York City with his mother and younger sister. By his late teens, he was politically active with the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM) and later joined the Republic of New Afrika.
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