Exonerate Assata Shakur!
  • Petitioned Barack Obama

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United States President
Barack Obama
The Congressional Black Caucus

Exonerate Assata Shakur!

    1. Agyei Tyehimba
    2. Petition by

      Agyei Tyehimba

      New York, NY

The Newark, NJ field office of the FBI recently named political activist Assata Shakur to its "Most Wanted Terrorists" List and announced a $2 million award for assisting in her capture. Ms. Shakur was falsely accused of murder to begin with, due to her political beliefs. This 65 year-old fighter for freedom and justice has been the unfair target of manhunts and harrassment by the FBI for 40 years! She's been living in political assylum in Cuba, unable to return to the United States for fear of being killed or imprisoned. We must strike a blow for justice by fighting this ongoing campaign to smear her name and unfairly imprison her. 

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    News

    1. The Petition Drive is Still Active

      Agyei Tyehimba
      Petition Organizer

      Greetings everyone: The Assata Shakur petition drive ends on January 1st. Please support this effort by sharing the petition link with people you know. Let's reach 10,000 signatures! We only have 6,803 more to go!

    2. Reached 3,000 signatures
    3. Putting the Assata Shakur Issue in Perspedtive

      Agyei Tyehimba
      Petition Organizer
      Putting the Assata Shakur Issue In Perspective

      1. There is not a shred of evidence that suggests Assata killed the state trooper. No gun residue on her hands or body, no gun, and no ability to shoot one given that police gunfire shattered her clavicle . 2. Assata was previously charged with abduction, bank robbery, etc.

    4. Facebook Page for Assata

      Agyei Tyehimba
      Petition Organizer
      Exonerate Assata Shakur

      A page supporting political activist Assata Shakur and calling for people to sign a petition...

    5. Your Black World Blog features Our Petition!

      Agyei Tyehimba
      Petition Organizer
      Group Files Petition in Support of Assata Shakur, Asks Obama to Investigate

      Why, after so many years, would the FBI decide to place a 65-year old activist on it's most wanted terrorists list? People are asking this question about Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther who has been able to evade authorities for the last 40 years.

    6. The New Pittsburgh Courier Covers Petition Drive!

      Agyei Tyehimba
      Petition Organizer
      New Pittsburgh Courier - Group files petition in support of Assata Shakur, asks Obama to investigate

      Why, after so many years, would the FBI decide to place a 65-year old activist on it's most wanted terrorists list? People are asking this question about Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther who has been able to evade authorities for the last 40 years.

    7. Assata's Attorney and Angela Davis Speak!!

      Agyei Tyehimba
      Petition Organizer
      Assata Shakur Pt 2 with Angela Davis and Lennox Hinds

      One day after the exiled former Black Panther Assata Shakur became the first woman named to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list, we're joined by another legendary African-American activist, Angela Davis, as well as Shakur's longtime attorney, Lennox Hinds.

    8. GoBlackCentral.com supports the Petition Drive!!

      Agyei Tyehimba
      Petition Organizer

      The Black news website goblackcentral.com has a link to our petition drive on its site, noting: "Signing this petition is the best way to show solidarity and support for Assata Shakur."

      BLACK CENTRAL™

      More than a website...IT'S A MOVEMENT!

    9. Famed Journalist Dream Hamilton Supports Petition Drive!!

      Agyei Tyehimba
      Petition Organizer

      Today, famed journalist, cultural critic, filmmaker, and author (she wrote Jay Z's "Decoded") posted information about our petition drive on her Twitter account. Her 45,000 + followers now know about the petition!

    10. Reached 2,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • dequi kioni-sadiki BROOKLYN, NY
      • 5 months ago

      it cannot stand that the Black Freedom struggle and Black freedom fighters are to be criminalized

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    • Sarai Bailey PALATINE, IL
      • 6 months ago

      It's important for her to get a fair trial.

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    • Lovely Davis ROCHESTER, NY
      • 6 months ago

      Justice should be fair!!!

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    • vernon richards COLUMBUS, OH
      • 6 months ago

      the evidence presented against her was/is bogus. this woman has apparently had no further brushes with the law and needs to have her innocence proclaimed once and for all.

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      • 6 months ago

      Because there is no real evidence against her and it is another case of the FBI wanting to get someone for no real reason and they have the power to do it. Give her a fair chance.

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