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Common Fired as Graduation Speaker in NJ Because of Assata Shakur Song

The crusade of New Jersey responding ignorantly to Assata Shakur continues; this week Kean University cancelled Common as their commencement speaker because of his 2000 song, “A Song for Assata,” detailing how Shakur was framed by New Jersey State Police and later found asylum in Cuba. » 4/01/15 4:15pm 4/01/15 4:15pm

UCB Black Student Union Wants Assata Shakur Hall, Fox News Is Pressed

UC Berkeley's Black Student Union want to rename a campus building after Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther who was framed, convicted and jailed for killing a New Jersey cop until she fled and found asylum in Cuba in the 1970s. Naturally, Fox News is confused, but mostly upset. As Fox News usually is. » 3/20/15 11:10am 3/20/15 11:10am