Tuesday, April 27, 2010

News: Afeni Shakur Arrested On Drug Possession Charges

Afeni Shakur; the mother of the late Hip-Hop icon Tupac Shakur, was arrested earlier this month by "state alcohol agents" for multiple drug offenses that ranged from felony possession of marijuana, maintaining a vehicle under the influence, dwelling in a place for controlled substances and simple possession of a controlled substance. The alleged transgressions took place on the 16th of this month in her native Lumberton, North Carolina.

The 63 yr. old Shakur has long history battling addiction and being an agent of social activism...After her son Tupac was murdered she began handling various businesses and charity endeavors that revolved around his inspiring life, amongst which includes starting the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation ; an organization that provides art, creative writing, vocal technique, acting, stage set design, dance, poetry & spoken word programs for disadvantaged youth in the state of Georgia.

The former Black Panther is due back in court on May 10th for her sentencing.


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