Assata Shakur On Natural Hair

“One day a friend asked me why I didn’t wear my hair in an Afro, natural. The thought had honestly never occurred to me. In those days, there weren’t too many Afros on the set. But the more I thought about it, the better it sounded. I had always hated frying my hair- burnt ears, […]

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Assata Shakur On Nat Turner

“It had never occurred to me that hundreds of Black people had got together to fight for their freedom. The day I found out about Nat Turner I was affected so strongly it was physical. I was so souped up on adrenaline I could barely contain myself. I tore through every book my mother had. […]

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Quote Of The Day

“Only a fool lets somebody else tell him who his enemy is…It’s got to be one of the most basic principles of living: Always decide who you enemies are for yourself, and never let your enemies choose your enemies for you.” -Assata Shakur Tweet

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Quote Of The Day

“A lot of people don’t know how many ways racism can manifest itself and in how many ways people fight against it. When I think of how racist, how Eurocentric our so-called education in amerika is, it staggers my mind. And when I think back to some of those kids who were labeled ‘troublemakers’ and […]

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Assata Shakur On Segregated Schools

“Of course, our schools were segregated, but the teachers took ore of an interest in our lives because they lived in our world, in the same neighborhoods. They knew what we were up against and hat e would be facing as adults, and they tried to protect us as much as they could. More than […]

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Quote Of The Day

“The injured have no blame. Let it fall on those who injure.” -Assata Shakur Tweet

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Quote Of The Day

“Black revolutionaries do not drop from the moon. We are created by our conditions; shaped by our oppress=ion. We are manufactured in droves in the ghetto streets.” -Assata Shakur Tweet

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Definitions Better Than Webster’s: Love

LOVE: “Love is contraband in hell, Cause love is an acid That eats away bars.” -Assata Shakur Tweet

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Quote Of The Day

“People think that in order for something to work, it has to be complicated, but a lot of times the opposite is true. We usually reach success by putting the simple truths that we know into practice.” -Assata Shakur Tweet

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