IT’S ABOUT TIME BLACK PANTHER ARCHIVES TURN 25 THIS YEAR

By JR Valrey Black Panther Bill Jennings aka BJ, has been one of the leading archivists and historians in the world, that has made it his life’s work to document the history, legacy, and politics of the revolutionary Black Panther Party, co-founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale on October 15, 1966, in Oakland California. 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the It’s About Times archives, which has played a monumental role collecting photos and memorabilia, and also organizing a myriad of events, over the decades, that have paid…

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EXCLUSIVE: 2Pac’s Stepfather Mutulu Shakur Denied Early Release from Federal Prison

Mutulu Shakur, the stepfather of Tupac Shakur, has been denied an early release from federal prison, where he is dying of cancer as he serves a 60-year sentence. Senior U.S. District Judge Charles S. Haight Jr. denied Mutulu’s compassionate release petition this week, writing that while Mutulu’s condition was sympathetic, it did not overcome the nature of his convicted offenses. Mutulu was convicted of involvement in plots to commit robberies totaling $2.5 million, in which an armored car guard and two Nyack policemen were murdered. “Should it develop that Shakur’s…

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