Posted by Robert
Rap News Network
9/19/2003 9:15:30 PM
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It seems that Afeni Shakur is to be honored by Source Awards & Youth Foundation-Miami on Oct.21.
Oct. 12-13th Afeni Shakur to be honored by Source Awards & Youth Foundation-Miami
Oct 21 Release of Tupac:Resurrection Coffee Table Book
Nov. 4 Release of Tupac:Resurrection Soundtrack
Nov 8 Afeni Shakur's 2nd Annual Golf Tournament-North Carolina
NOV 14 TUPAC:RESURRECTION IN THEATERS!
It is good to see Afeni honored and the work she does in Tupac's name get praised.
Here is a lil update for those who might ask about the work Afeni does.
Afeni Shakur is Founder of Amaru Records & leading youth advocate.
Afeni Shakur is on a mission. The former revolutionary, activist, Black Panther and mother of rap superstar 2Pac is taking on a new role. After a bullet took her son’s life in September of 1996, she took on the duty of finishing the work he was unable to complete. As founder and CEO of Amaru records and creator of the Shakur Family Foundation, she is now the keeper of her son’s vision, and she is working to make his dreams a reality.
Amaru Records (named for Tupac Amaru Shakur) was founded in early 1997, and from its first release, the label proved its identity as a major force in the music industry. Along with Tom Whalley and the Outlaws, Afeni put together the first album release, R U Still Down? (Remember Me), a double CD of 24 songs selected from the over 200 unreleased works 2Pac had recorded. The platinum album sold over half a million copies in its first week of sales and reached number 2 on the national pop charts, a first-effort feat Afeni describes as “stunning.” She is currently at work on a tribute album to her son, drawing on the contributions of some of today’s hottest music stars.
An outspoken and eloquent advocate for today’s youth, Afeni Shakur brings a message of hope to those struggling against the odds. Through her work with the Shakur Family Foundation, she has made strides to increase literacy and spark community development in the inner city, providing young people with precious alternatives to lives of drugs, violence and crime. She also inspires audiences with her own remarkable road to peace and empowerment, celebrating the victories of her life and openly acknowledging her struggles in order that others may rise above them.
*Plus there is the building of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in the Atl. that is underway. You can learn more about this at http://www.2paclegacy.com/2pachome.asp or in our staff blogs section.
*The source for the Afeni update is Grater Talent Network. You can find them on line at Greatertalent.com
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