Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by OmowaleX, Aug 13, 2007.
Geronimo Ji Jaga Pratt
OmowaleX you would have sold Gerinmo Pratt out wouldn't you
Im not going to dignify this or give your statement any more attention that it deserves since I know two of G's nieces and also Pac's other "Godfather" who is also a former Panther and New Afrikan freedom fighter from los angeles now based in georgia.
Aljahiz ... you've been warned a couple of times, i believe, regarding how you talk to Members here. This will be the last warning. I see in another thread where you refer to Black People as coons ... that is not acceptable either.
If you can't dialogue in the best of manners, you may want to find a site that welcomes that.
You'll be banned from here, with no further warning, for any additional like commentary.
Much Love and Peace.
Malcolm on the LAPD 1962
In reference to the SHAKUR "family"
"In the dposition Tupac gave in 1995, when he was asked to interpret several songs on "2pacalypse Now", he explained that it was his practice to introduce a central character through whom he could develop a narrative, because he believe that "before you can understand what I mean, you have to know how I lived or how the people I'm talking to live....You don't have to agree with me, but just to understand what I'm talking about. Compassion, to show compassion."
"He also said that he was not advocating violence against the police but was simply telling stories that described the reality for young black men--and cautionary stories at that, in which violence against the police often leads to death or imprisonment."
"Tupac moved to Los Angeles early in 1992, and the stories he told in his music began to reflect more specifically his fascination with gang life. "Each gang element wanted to claim him, his stepbrother, Maurice Harding, a rapper known as Mopreme, says. "The cover of 'Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.'--Tupac's second solo album=="was red, so everybody thought at first he was a Blood."
"But though he hung out with Bloods and, more often, their rival Crips, Tupac did not join either gang. He was at bottom an observer and chronicler, profoundly utilitarian in his approach to experience and, some thought, people as well. And South Central L.A.--which is almost like a foreign country within a city, so singular and baroque are the gang customs, culture and laws that govern it--was the richest territory he'd ever seen."
"When Tupac got his "thug life" tatoo, his manager, Watani Tyehimba, a former Black Panther who had been close to Tupac since he was a small boy, was apologetic. "I said, What have you done?" Tyehimba recalled. We talked about it, and it became clear that he did it to make sure he never forgot the dispossed, never forgot where he came from. He was straddling two worlds. And he saw that we never make it as black people unless we sell out. He was saying he never would."
"Tupac stayed for a time with Linda Pratt, the wife of the incarcerated Geronimo Pratt, in Marin City, a poor community north of San Francisco, and then with his mother, who also moved to California."
Those who do NOT understand Tupac do not KNOW the FATHERLY INFLUENCE provided to Pac from Mutulu Shakur, Geronimo Prat and his manager, brother Watani.
Nor do they KNOW the influence that Pac in turn had on brother Watani's son YAKHISIZWE.
That is another story to be told...
Family and Struggle People 1-30
This list shoould also include:
Alprentice "Bunchy" Carter
and numerous others...
Dr. Mutulu Shakur
You can write to brother Mutulu at
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