Tribute to Afeni Shakur(1947-2016)


I just found out this morning that Afeni Shakur passed away.  She is the mother of rap legend Tupac Shakur.  This is very sad news to hear. Shakur, whose net worth is listed at more than $50 million, had been the arbiter of her son’s estate, which reportedly reaps almost $1 million annually and had been paying her more than $20,000 a month. On March 18, 2016, Shakur filed for divorce from her husband of 12 years, North Carolina minister Gust Davis. The couple, who previously lived in that state, did not have a prenuptial agreement, and in divorce proceedings Davis requested alimony payments totaling about half of the money generated by the estate, in addition to other assets purchased by the couple. The divorce was not reported to have been settled at the time of Shakur’s death Monday night.

Shakur died Monday night in Northern California at 69, according to local authorities. The official cause of her death has not yet been announced, but law enforcement responded to a call regarding a possible cardiac arrest at Shakur’s home in Sausalito on Monday night. She was pronounced dead at 10:28 p.m.

Thank you Afeni for your work with the Black Panthers.  And your dedication and love for your people.  The hard work was not in vain.  You will be missed and you are appreciated. Rest in POWER. ❤

15 thoughts on “Tribute to Afeni Shakur(1947-2016)

  1. He be going iiin! I was jammin tho. Thank you for sharing. It’s definitely nice to be recognized and appreciated.

    RIP, Queen Afeni ❤

    • Yeah it’s rough man. We lost a real warrior in the struggle. She was executive producer on the upcoming Tupac film “All Eyez On Me”. Hopefully it’s well done. A lot of people are talking about it.

  2. It’s funny, I immediately posted a tribute to Afeni after hearing of her death yesterday, and I then went to Dawah’s channel (listening to him right now). Although I didn’t follow her life much, I knew about her. She is highly respected by all those who knew her, as well as those in the Hip Hop community. I don’t make presumptions about where people go when they die but I know that God is merciful and I hope her mind, heart, and soul, were right with God. RIP Afeni.

    • That was a great tribute by Dawah. He really broke it down. Afeni was very much respected in the community. After Tupac made his transition she always held herself with dignity that demanded respect. May her soul rest now. She went through a lot of pain and suffering on this planet. She did what she could for her people. And she deserves our respect for that.

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  4. Thank you for the tribute.

    Afeni Shakur was a hero. She stood up against a Gestapo government that was murdering Black Panthers and others literally. She has shown grace and strength as a conscious black woman. Her spirit lifted the eyes of our black people and she knew of her gifts greatly (of love, of strength, and of promoting justice). We mourn her loss, but we also celebrate her life. Her life was filled with standing up for her family, promoting black liberation, and promoting the arts. She advanced conflict resolution among black people and she was a gorgeous, very intelligent, and inspiring black woman. She experienced the rain, but her light is always better than the rain. We honor her life and we send great respect to her great legacy. She has fulfilled her work and we will continue to fight for the cause.

    • I agree Timothy. That was very well said. She always promoted justice and liberation for her people. A lot of people didn’t give her props while she was alive. Hopefully now they will give her the proper respect. Her great legacy will live on. And like you said we will continue the fight.

      • I agree with you Brother. As you have mentioned, young black children should learn about people like Marcus Garvey, Afeni Shakur, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer, etc. who stood up for our black people. We do hope that more people respect what Afeni has done. She was a great philanthropist and a great scholar. A lot of our heroes are passing away. The Most High wants us to continue and to promote righteousness.

      • That’s true. Too many black children don’t know about all our great heroes that fought this wicked system. It’s our job to do that. We must make sure they are known and their great works live on through us.

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