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October 26, 2006
Lecture Remembering Tupac Shakur At 7:30 p.m. today, Afeni Shakur, mother of murdered rapper Tupac Shakur, will deliver a lecture titled "Remember Me: The Living Legacy of Tupac Shakur." The lecture is part of the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium at the Johns Hopkins University and takes place at Shriver Hall, 3400 N. Charles St. It's free and open to the public, but seating is limited. For more in formation, go to www.jhu.edu/mse.
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October 26, 2006
Lecture Remembering Tupac Shakur At 7:30 p.m. today, Afeni Shakur, mother of murdered rapper Tupac Shakur, will deliver a lecture titled "Remember Me: The Living Legacy of Tupac Shakur." The lecture is part of the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium at the Johns Hopkins University and takes place at Shriver Hall, 3400 N. Charles St. It's free and open to the public, but seating is limited. For more in formation, go to www.jhu.edu/mse.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2004
Given the chance to reach more than 1,400 young people at the Baltimore Convention Center yesterday, organizers of the Youth Explosion 2004 leadership conference tried to impart as many positive messages as they could. Workshops focused on business skills, college preparation, spirituality, dating violence and hip-hop music. Speakers encouraged the almost completely African-American crowd to love, respect themselves, take care of and think for themselves. Keynote speaker Afeni Shakur, mother of slain rapper Tupac Shakur -- who attended the School for the Arts in Baltimore in the late '80s.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2004
Given the chance to reach more than 1,400 young people at the Baltimore Convention Center yesterday, organizers of the Youth Explosion 2004 leadership conference tried to impart as many positive messages as they could. Workshops focused on business skills, college preparation, spirituality, dating violence and hip-hop music. Speakers encouraged the almost completely African-American crowd to love, respect themselves, take care of and think for themselves. Keynote speaker Afeni Shakur, mother of slain rapper Tupac Shakur -- who attended the School for the Arts in Baltimore in the late '80s.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | March 11, 2004
Reading the book is like eavesdropping on two close girlfriends. As they talk over greens, yams and fried chicken, you inhale the aromas. You hear laughter and sobs; you feel the warmth and love. Throughout Evolution of a Revolutionary, Afeni Shakur shares her history with Jasmine Guy. The memoir, written by the former star of the '90s TV series A Different World, traces the spiritual and political journey of the mother of slain rap superstar Tupac Shakur. On March 19, Afeni Shakur will discuss her book at the Baltimore School for the Arts, a significant stop on her national publicity tour.
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By Esther Iverem and Esther Iverem,Newsday | August 6, 1993
Watch Tupac Shakur -- gangster rapper, son of a Black Panther, rage-filled young man -- break.Watch as his heart breaks in John Singleton's new film "Poetic Justice," in which he plays Lucky, a young postal carrier in South-Central Los Angeles. See the honest, good-hearted laborer who has no concern over his dirty fingernails. So &L emotionally vulnerable that he once fell for a hooker. Hanging by a thread so thin a cousin's death causes it to snap and his eyes to spill over with tears.Watch Tupac Shakur (pronounced Toopok Shakoor)
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,SUN STAFF | September 21, 1996
Before gangsta raps there were raps about libraries and teen-age pregnancy; before Dannemora State Prison and the killing bullets, there were pillow fights and the exuberance of youth.Tupac Amaru Shakur did not grow up in Baltimore. He was not a finished product when he left. But his years here encompassed that crucial time when childhood ends and self-discovery begins.He was 14 when he and his mother moved here from the Bronx in 1985. He called himself MC New York and won a rap contest sponsored by the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
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March 18, 2004
COMING UP Afeni Shakur, mother of the late rapper Tupac, will make an appearance tomorrow in support of her recently released memoir, Evolution of a Revolutionary. A former officer in the Black Panther Party and now CEO of Amaru Entertainment / Records, Shakur will hold a discussion and book signing at the Baltimore School for the Arts, where her son attended class from 1986 until 1988. The event begins at 5 p.m. The Baltimore School for the Arts is at 712 Cathedral St. Call 410-625-0403 or visit www.bsfa.
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October 25, 2006
Pasadena boy, 8, dies after being struck by an SUV An 8-year-old Pasadena boy, who rode his bike up to his aunt's stopped sport utility vehicle to talk to his cousin inside, died after being struck by the SUV, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday. Edgar Hernandez-Guzman suffered internal injuries when he was run over about 3:40 p.m. Monday by the Lincoln Navigator driven by Rosalba Ortiz De Guzman, also of Pasadena, police said. De Guzman was stopped near Summit Avenue and Chain Hills Road when Edgar approached along the driver's side.
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By Neil Strauss and Neil Strauss,NEW YORK TIMES | April 15, 2001
NEW YORK -- On a recent Monday afternoon, Adam Gassman, 14, stood amid a gaggle of teenybopper girls outside MTV's Times Square studios, as he does almost every day after school. While the schoolgirls begged producers to let them into the studio for the day's taping of "Total Request Live," Adam looked on dour-faced. In his hand was a large white sign with two words sloppily scrawled in thin black marker: "Tupac lives." At the same time in the East Village, at the New York Theater Workshop, tickets were on sale for "Up Against the Wind," a play about Tupac Shakur's life and 1996 death in a drive-by shooting.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | March 11, 2004
Reading the book is like eavesdropping on two close girlfriends. As they talk over greens, yams and fried chicken, you inhale the aromas. You hear laughter and sobs; you feel the warmth and love. Throughout Evolution of a Revolutionary, Afeni Shakur shares her history with Jasmine Guy. The memoir, written by the former star of the '90s TV series A Different World, traces the spiritual and political journey of the mother of slain rap superstar Tupac Shakur. On March 19, Afeni Shakur will discuss her book at the Baltimore School for the Arts, a significant stop on her national publicity tour.
FEATURES
By Esther Iverem and Esther Iverem,Newsday | August 6, 1993
Watch Tupac Shakur -- gangster rapper, son of a Black Panther, rage-filled young man -- break.Watch as his heart breaks in John Singleton's new film "Poetic Justice," in which he plays Lucky, a young postal carrier in South-Central Los Angeles. See the honest, good-hearted laborer who has no concern over his dirty fingernails. So &L emotionally vulnerable that he once fell for a hooker. Hanging by a thread so thin a cousin's death causes it to snap and his eyes to spill over with tears.Watch Tupac Shakur (pronounced Toopok Shakoor)
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | September 16, 1996
Some Baltimoreans remember Tupac Shakur, who lived here for almost two years while a teen-ager, as a person who liked to smile and kid around, not the 25-year-old gangsta rapper who served time in jail and was shot in two separate incidents before dying Friday of his most recent wounds."
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | February 10, 1997
Things ought to look pretty good for Death Row Records right now. This week finds the Death Row soundtrack to "Gridlock'd" -- which features the late Tupac Shakur both as co-star and musician -- atop both the Billboard Hot 200 and R&B Albums charts.Moreover, the "Gridlock'd" album kicks off with a duet between 2Pac and the label's other big name, Snoop Doggy Dogg. Add in a new, MTV-friendly single from Snoop himself (a cover of the Biz Markie oldie "Vapors") plus continuing strong sales for Makaveli's "The Don Killuminati" album (another 2Pac project)
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