Assata Shakur

U.S. President Barack Obama walks out of the White House before boarding Marine One and departing to Louisiana August 23, 2016, in Washington, DC. Obama will survey historic flooding that has damaged more almost 70,000 homes and killed at least 13 people.

President Obama Commutes More Sentences, Twitter Says #FreeEmAll

Will the president use his last days in office to free all political prisoners?

Jamila Woods with light-blue face paint in brown room

Jamila Woods Salutes Assata Shakur, Rosa Parks and #BlackGirlMagic in Powerful 'Blk Girl Soldier' Video

The singer, songwriter and poet’s solo debut, “Heavn,” drops later this month.

Happy 100th Birthday to the Notable, Quotable Black Feminist Flo Kennedy!

Razor-tongued Black feminist lawyer and activist Florynce “Flo” Kennedy would have turned 100 years old today. To celebrate, we offer you some of her powerful, witty and sometimes profane words.

Chris Christie Wants Flights to Cuba Banned Until Assata Shakur is Extradited

The presidential hopeful on Shakur: “I will not tolerate rewarding the Cuban government for continuing to harbor a fugitive.”

10 Assata Shakur Quotes to Celebrate Her 68th Birthday

Assata Shakur has had an indelible influence on contemporary anti-racist activism. (#AssataTaughtMe, anyone?)

Common Addresses the Latest Flap Over "Song for Assata"

Kean University cancelled his commencement speech after protest by New Jersey State Troopers, but the artist stands by the song. 

Cuban Official Says Assata Shakur's Extradition is 'Off the Table'

The activist is still safe outside of the U.S.

It's Assata Shakur's Birthday -- And She's Still America's Most Wanted

Here’s rare interview footage from 1998 that was re-broadcast on Democracy Now last spring.

Assata Shakur and a Brief History of the FBI's Most Wanted Lists

What’s the purpose of the FBI’s lists? Basically, publicity and fear mongering.

An Open Letter From Assata Shakur: 'I Am Only One Woman'

The longtime political activist is once again defending herself amid renewed FBI attempts to extradite and imprison her in the United States.

Angela Davis, Attorney Defend Assata Shakur Amid New FBI Efforts

But why is the renewed effort coming now?

Assata Shakur Becomes First Woman to be on FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List

Shakur is wanted in New Jersey for the 1973 murder of a New Jersey State Trooper.