Danai Gurira (Michonne on The Walking Dead, aka the best friend to have in a zombie Apocalypse situation) has signed on for the role of Tupac Shakur’s mom Afeni Shakur in the upcoming 2Pac biopic All Eyez On Me.
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.
Last night, I asked Angela Davis how she felt about the way her image has been used over the years. "Capitalism!" someone in the audience said dryly. Her answer was a little more nuanced.