Friday, February 10, 2012
A song for Assata
Song of the week and in the spirit of Black History month. "A song for Assata" is a song by Common from his 4th studio album "Like water for chocolate". The song is in honor of Assata Shakur who was an Activist and powerful member of the Black Panther Party. The Black Panther Party was an African-American revolutionary leftist organization active in the United States from 1966 until 1982. The Black Panther Party achieved national and international notoriety through its involvement in the Black Power movement and U.S. politics of the 1960s and 1970s. The group's "provocative rhetoric, militant posture, and cultural and political flourishes permanently altered the contours of American Identity.