afeni shakur

Afeni Shakur, the mother of the late rap legend Tupac Shakur, passed away at age 69 on Monday. She reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest at her home in Sausalito, Calif., Monday night and was pronounced dead just before 10:30 p.m. at a local hospital.

NY Daily News -- Shakur, born Alice Faye Williams, changed her name when she moved to New York City and joined the Black Panther movement. She and other party members were arrested in 1969 and charged with conspiracy to bomb multiple, busy city landmarks.

In May 1971, she was acquitted on all charges — and she gave birth to Tupac just one month later.

She was the subject of his 1995 song “Dear Mama,” in which Tupac detailed his childhood struggles and respect for his mother.

“There's no way I can pay you back/But the plan is to show you that I understand/You are appreciated,” he rapped.

Thanks to loyal readers Craikista F. and Kimberly R. for the tips.

  • NegroDamus

    dang she passes as soon as the movie wraps. who's gonna take control of the estate?!?!? I wonder if Pac had any children they kept low-key due to safety concerns

  • B.Sweet Jezebel

    RIP Afeni

  • Finding Forever…

    May she Rest in Paradise...Gone too soon at only 69...I have no kids, so I CAN'T & WON'T attempt to comprehend the loss of a child. May she be reunited with her beloved son & right here @ Mother's Day :(...

  • ChocolateBeauty

    R.I.P

  • Buttercup

    Hopefully she's reunited with her son.

  • Angela

    "Ain't a woman alive that could take my mama's place"...

  • iWasteTime

    S.I. P Madam!

  • JerseyMom

    RIP Afeni Shakur.

  • Buttercup

    Craikista
    ==========
    Help with the pronunciation please.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    RIP mama Shakur! Thank u for blessing us with the finest black man known to man my nig Tupac! He can never be replaced

  • Yardgirl

    R.I.P. Mama Afeni

    “There’s no way I can pay you back/But the plan is to show you that I understand/You are appreciated,” Words I lived by.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    RIP.

  • Jay

    RIP so sad to hear that.

  • Teresa Uriel

    Gone to the Great Beyond!

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    Geez...I just read an article saying, her ex-husband was trying to take half of her money and wanted some right to tupac music category..Some old preacher man...He was probably stressing her out....Poor mama! RIP Afeni Shakur.

  • Jay

    I wonder what's going to happen with her divorce. I know her ex husband was trying to get half of what she got.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    RIP

  • A D N

    Dear Mama, one of my favorite songs. Mom and son together again. Tupac was too handsome!

  • Cali

    R.I.P Afeni! She was battling her husband in court over Tupac estate! Smh I hate to hear of her passing!

  • MsVAllDay

    Wow. Very very sad. RIP!

  • KB

    IKR! I hope her ex doesn't prosper from her passing. Previously he was battling her for the same % she was getting from Pac's estate.

    RIP Afeni Shakur

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Hmmmm I wonder if that's the real name of the loyal reader up top ?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    R.I.P.

  • A D N

    I feel the same way about my daddy...

  • Teresa Uriel

    my cousin told me to post this:

    If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die
    without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up
    seed unto his brother.
    29There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children.

    30And the second took her to wife, and he died childless.

    31And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died.

    32Last of all the woman died also.

    33Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife.

    34And Jesus answering said unto them, THE CHILDREN OF THIS WORLD MARRY, AND ARE GIVEN IN MARRIAGE
    35But
    they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the
    resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
    36Neither
    can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the
    children of God, being the children of the resurrection

    LUKE 20: 28-36

  • HIS4EVA

    oh my God. rest in Peace Strong Queen ****goosbumps****

  • Chandra Duval

    RIP

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    Greedy ass bum husband ->>>Gust also wants alimony. We’re told the Tupac Estate rakes in around $900k a year, but according to Gust, after expenses Afeni gets around $20k a month. We’re told he wants $10k a month for the rest of his life.

  • Frances Browb

    Resting in glory with her son.

  • T’acheItEzeInMy6″Heels

    R.I.P. Afeni Shakur.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ?Krae Kee Stah ???

  • A D N

    Why does her husband "think" he has any right to Tupac's estate? This is a shame. Stress will kill you. Reminds me of Todd's mom on RHOA.

  • Teresa Uriel

    how the Hell the Estate brings in 900K, and she only gets 20k....what kind of magical Thievery is that???

    where the receipts at from the so-called 'expenses'????

    I already know who taking that money...and they aint negroes either

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    RIP Queen!!! I hoped they finished Pac's biopic

  • Buttercup

    All I got from it is that her father is named Craig.

  • Finding Forever…

    I was STUCK as HELL...

  • jussaying

    ...why would he be entitled to that i don't understand.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    R.I.P AFENI. Be with your son and smile again.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    +1

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    trump Talmbout cruzs dad now ??

  • charallday

    I was JUST about to say that. Maybe his sister will take over but I know it's not going to that sheisty husband of hers

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    *smooches*

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ??

  • DHoward1913

    That damn crooked ass creature (preacher) she was married killed her with the stress that he was putting on her trying to get Tupac's money.

  • AListDiva29

    I read she had two other children, so maybe one of them will take it over? I'm sure she had some type of will with a business attorney or manager in place to handle his estate.

  • Futuredocdonte

    Tupac had a sister didn't he? ???

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Yes, my friend and I ran into her here in Atlanta years ago.

  • IamAllnatural

    RIP to my should've been mother-n-law!

  • PettyEyezPrime
  • Buttercup

    0_0

  • Buttercup

    I've watched enough Investigation Discovery, HLN, and Oxygen to know that a full investigation should be conducted in relation to her death.

  • Finding Forever…

    A legit half sister, too (might be a couple of them)...A novelist by the name of Takerra Allen (same Pops) & she writes great books, too (imo--when I look for an escape from reality, she's one I seek).

  • Xsjado

    Rest well dear Mama.

  • Dee

    Prayerfully mother and son are reunited.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    That's what came to mind

  • YES I SAID IT…

    May she RIP! She was a very strong woman and I hope her son's legacy continues to live on.

  • ShWa

    RIP Afeni Shakur.

  • Futuredocdonte

    I think Afeni had another daughter though ???. i vaguely remember tupac saying something about how his mama raised him and his sister alone in "dear mama" maybe

  • Finding Forever…

    I saw Jasmine Guy's Being & wanted to purchase the novel--I really want it now (Afeni Shakur: Evolution of a Revolutionary). I can only imagine the topics & stories, from the Black Panther movement/social injustices to life with/without her son (hope speaks on her side of addiction & the recovery). ALLLLL these moments & memories Ms. Guy has--woooow...Learn to give flowers while people are still living & can smell them...you'll be able to rest a lot easier ;)

  • YES I SAID IT…

    He didn't have children but he does have a sister that I'm sure will take care of everything, Lord I hope so!

  • Tammie Reed

    What a beautiful soul. I had the pleasure of meeting her once here in Atlanta! May she R.I.P.

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Yes he and one of his sisters shared the same mother. I'm pretty sure he had other siblings from his father but he had a sister from his mother

  • Buttercup

    "I shed tears with my baby sister
    Over the years we were poorer than the other lil kids
    And even though we had different daddies, the same drama....."

  • LibraGirlonly

    RIP Afeni Shakur Pac??????

  • Finding Forever…

    Yup, it's Dear Mama...different dads but some drama & shedding tears with her (some lyrics I recall). I'd like to know who she is because she's done a good job staying "low", if that was her desire.

  • Finding Forever…

    (waves hand wildly) Was it a nice experience?

  • Mrs. ??????????

    RIP Afeni, she's with Pac now.

  • Futuredocdonte

    yes!!!!!!! Look at Buttah :nun:

  • GTFOHWTBS

    My condolences

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    Rest Peaceful Mama Shakur.

    “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” Corinthians 4:16-18

    Tupacs Godmother ....Assata Shakur.... is still alive and well in Cuba since her escape from prison . She looks youthful at 68.

    Now that Cuba is open, Ive been hearing about America Bounty Hunters and Mercenaries trying to track her down. She is definitley in clear and present Danger.New Jersey State Troopers have a 3 Million Dollar Bounty out for her.

    A powerful qoute from Assata Shakur....

    "People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave."

    - Assata Shakur

    ******************************************************************************************

    This is turning out to be a decade of Iconic loss. We are in trouble as people because we are not raising a generation of replacements.

    "And the Truth is there's no hope for the Future "- Tupac 'Keep ya head up'

    - Lurker

  • Tammie Reed

    Yes, it was a very nice experience being around her and she was so pretty!

  • Orchidjones

    Thank You Sandra...

    This breaks my heart because she's been through a lot. The Press is busy pointing out drug use/possession and her criminal activities in the Panther Party, but none pointing out the good, the activism and love for her son...even recovery.
    Rest Easy Afeni

  • Rayne

    R I p

  • SummerBaby

    RIP! ??

  • SummerBaby

    That was my first thought as well.

  • Shana

    Now nobody with good sense would lay down and take that foolishness.... I KNOW she was smarter than that! That's got to be a rumor!

  • Buttercup

    I've always loved that passage from 2nd Corinthians. Not to be confused with Corinthians 2.

  • Shana

    Cuba is open to travel -but limited...
    NJ has been after that woman forever! If they really wanted her, they could have been done got her - dead or alive, come on son, seriously... Sister Assata is holding something greater than what we think - bigger than being an accomplice in the death of a highway officer.
    I believe she's in full control. And she ain't coming here and they ain't going there.

  • Teresa Uriel

    this is why us black people need our own press, because the existing format will ALWAYS throw dirt on us after death

  • Buttercup

    When I was younger, I wasn't allowed to listen to music with cursing in it. Of course that just motivated me to listen to ALL of my brothers' CDs. I wish I could've photographed Honey Dip's face the first time he was around me and "Hit Em Up" was played.

  • Finding Forever…

    AWWW...Glad to read that & a memory I'm sure you'll cherish a lifetime ;). Life's so precious & I don't even think we realize at times with the hustle & bustle of Life--Gotta Appreciate It MORE...Just be in the Moment & Live ;)

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Tell it ?

    What was going on?

  • Orchidjones

    Yes, indeed, but unfortunately even our own press has been controlled. Funny we know about her ex husband wanting half of Tupac's estate, and how they are not getting along...dogs at each others throat, we know about the drugs, but no one talks about the activism and what she did good.

  • Teresa Uriel

    Exactly!!

  • hi-liter

    God bless her soul. She did well in carrying on her Pacs legacy.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    RIP AFENI...THE TRUE WARRIOR!!!

  • hi-liter

    She was probably stressed from the divorce proceedings. If there isn't a will, her estate will be up for gabs.

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    Im aware that Jersey State has launched various campaigns to spur her release and capture. Even before the current relaxed status of the relationship with America various groups and opportunist were in Cuba tracking her. She is cunning as any well trained Cia Agent. Castro also expressed great love and admiration for her, and protected her.

    She has always been in danger...with Castro out of power and the easied travel restrictions....she is in even more ever present Danger

    -Lurker

  • mela.reign77

    2016 has been one heck of year! My goodness we are losing some great and amazing people. Afeni made such a huge impact along side her talented son Tupac. Strong and powerful sister indeed and will truly be missed. God speed my sista :(

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Stress kills. I hope this didn't play a part in her death. Nigs be tripping. Emotional @ss creatures.

  • mela.reign77

    Yes it's truly sad, I actually got teary eyed when I heard the news this morning. Leave it to the media to try and downgrade, shun and thrown stones at someone who has passed away. Regardless of her struggles and pain , she turned all of her trials into triumph and a message. The impact that she made in the African American community is undeniable and she will always be remembered as a strong and phenomenal woman in my eyes.

  • imright

    death death death ??

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    True warrior indeed. Went out fighting. I hate that...Her last days being challenged by fam for money. Fvvvvvck. I'm sure that played a role...Took a toll?

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    What a concert she is enjoying now... RIP

  • Karma WhO

    she can finally be with her baby.. R.I.P Ms. Shakur..what sucks is, the husband she's in the middle of divorcing will now get tupacs royalties..smh

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    CHILE...I THOUGHT YOU CHANGED YOUR NAME...I MISTOOK SOMEBODY ELSE FOR YOU YESTERDAY. OOPS!

    HOW YOU BE?

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Meh? You???

  • missmiami305

    I thought it was a joke when I saw it on my timeline. This just makes me so sad....it doesn't help that her ex-husband wanted a portion of Tupac's estate. I hope she had her affairs in order. So grateful for all that she has done for the cause. Rest in Power?

  • missmiami305

    Man tell me about it

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    MAKES YOU WONDER IF IT'S INTENTIONAL... :TEA:

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    PUT SOME CURVES ON THAT "MEH" AND MAKE IT A SLIGHT SMILE...EVEN A SMIRK!

    I'M A WHOLE LOT BETTER...I PRAY YOU RECEIVE PEACE ALSO!!!

  • Orchidjones

    Gloria be to God!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Glad to hear that??

  • the guest

    I too had the honor and pleasure to meet her. She had such a warm spirit. She loved her baby boy dearly. RIP Afeni Shakur.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Wait a minute chit.... something is very fishy about all these people dying!!! Something ain't right!!! #RIH... I wonder if Tupac is going to show up at the funeral or the cremation ceremony ... You know they keep saying he in Cuba!!! Lol...

  • B.Sweet Jezebel

    Where is Keya with the TIPLogic?

  • Yoni

    Oh my! I just read something last week about her supposedly holding back some money or catalogue or something of Pac's. I bet that stepdeddy had something to do with it.

  • https://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Ain't nothing wrong with that. I'm sure activists in the Tea Party get high.

    That just let you know she was with it.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    #conspiracy

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Ummm who is that standing behind her in this pic? The man? *squints*

  • SameoleJ

    So another solider who only wanted to uplift and educate her people after losing her son, who also WOKE UP, is now gone!! She came a long way and was truly The Rose that Grew from Concrete:

    Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack
    in the concrete
    Proving nature's laws wrong it learned 2 walk
    without having feet
    Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams
    it learned 2 breathe fresh air
    Long live the rose that grew from concrete
    when no one else even cared! - Tupac Shakur

  • My Thoughts

    You would think so, but look at Prince, who allegedly didn't have a will.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Wow.
    RIP to this Sister.

  • SameoleJ

    And they are probably hoping Afeni death will draw her out.

  • mela.reign77

    My boyfriend just said the same thing.. It makes you wonder..

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Rest well my sista

  • SameoleJ

    I keep telling people there is a spiritual war going on an all of the strongest warriors are being called home. If you notice the pattern, they all had humble, poverty level beginnings and rose out of the ashes to become people who had power but did not bathe in it and glorify that power. And they all created organizations and movements in secret, that TPTB are just learning about and it is scaring the mess out of them.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    His mother use to stay right there on Memorial drive back in day .... the stone mountain end

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    LOL!

  • mela.reign77

    This photo speaks volumes! Thank you for sharing :)

  • Teresa Uriel

    yeah I used to live over there....those were my struggle days...lol

  • mela.reign77

    You all are about to make me cry. And hopefully not, let's just hope to God not!

  • mela.reign77

    My God, yes!

  • Teresa Uriel

    At Sandra:

    your boy is over there talking bout, they gonna put us back in slavery chains if people vote Trump into presidency...

    all I wanna know, is if they do, where will his mother-in-law be at?????

  • Luvn_it

    R.I.P to a woman who was so much more than just the mother of one of the greatest. ???

  • Liah

    RIP

  • Orchidjones

    Yes indeedy...that have to be in order to be...in the tea party...those aint tea leaves

  • Orchidjones

    that is...they have to be high and on drugs to be in the tea party... and those are not tea leaves in those tea bags!

  • Orchidjones

    that is...they have to be high and on drugs to be in the tea party... and those are not tea leaves in those tea bags!

  • yes yes, ya’ll!

    RIP, Afeni.
    Maaaaan, it is 60 degrees in my office and no one here is doing anything to adjust the temperature. I'm not about to catch pneumonia or frost bite for these hoes. Can I walk out without any repercussions?

  • yes yes, ya’ll!

    RIP, Afeni.
    Maaaaan, it is 60 degrees in my office and no one here is doing anything to adjust the temperature. I'm not about to catch pneumonia or frost bite for these hoes. Can I walk out without any repercussions?

  • SpideySense

    I don't care what the weather is outside, i ALWAYS got a spare sweater handy. I refuse to freeze to death.

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    People fear what they don't understand. They listen to others instead of making their own decisions based on sound judgment. They will be alright. Nothing can be worse than the last 8 years we've suffered under the Obama administration.

  • Elevated Soul

    Moral of the story, my sistahs.....Stop marrying no good broke ninjaz because they are only looking for a sponsor.

    Many think they got dycks dripping in gold. This myth is only solidified by weak desperate women, that settle for the dyck,but your BUSINESS need to come FIRST....

    I wish Afeni Shakur happy travels into the next realm of life.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    new post.

    Misinformation

  • Teresa Uriel

    True!

  • yes yes, ya’ll!

    oh, trust, I have on two layers of clothes. still freezing.

  • Teresa Uriel

    I keep a sweater, a portable heater and Holy Water to protect me from them mutherfrs that STAY COUGHING ALL THE DAM TIME

  • guest

    OMG....may she RIP. I bet stressed contributed to he death. I hope she was able to settle the difference with he so called ex husband!

  • SpideySense

    Shoot, i'm shivering just hearing about it!

  • Slap Yo Daddy

    New slaves

    New way of lynching

    STOP BUYING FROM CORPORATIONS

    TURN OFF THE TV AND RADIO

    DONT BUY TUPAC'S MUSIC OR MOVIES

    OR YOU'RE PUTTING

    MONEY BACK IN HIS MURDERER'S POCKETS

    AND HIS MOTHERS MURDERER'S POCKETS TOO..

  • Li

    I hope she did good estate planning.

  • Li

    Too many deaths this year....too many celebs are dropping dead.

  • That’s Interesting

    I'm sad to hear this, and so close to Mother's Day. RIP.

  • Auditor

    Yup me n my sis just said this...who does the money go to now?

  • Kash Johnson

    Strong and smart woman She acted as her own counsel in that trial R.I.P to a queen

  • Auditor

    She was a drug addict

  • Auditor

    Went on a business trip and the room was 60 degrees. Talking bout since it's spring no heater. It was damn March in TX. It was warmer outside than in my room. I left a day early since we were done early. I refused to stay another day. Came back home and sure enough did catch a cold after a week of staying there. I did get extra blankets tho...thank God or I woulda died.

  • Auditor

    Lol me too

  • Sexy CJ

    R. I. P. Ms. Shakur............You blessed us with ...........(1)........of the "GREATEST 2 EVER DO IT"............"THE REALEST"..............

  • Elevated Soul

    So true...The Democratic Party control Black Democrats with fear......

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER
  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    Why do we die....?

    When were sleep our subconscious lives. Does our subconscious live beyond Death?

    "You're waiting for a train. A train that'll take you far far away. You know... where you hope this train will take you......

    But you can't know for sure. Yet it doesn't matter. Now, tell me why?"

    "They say we only use a fraction of our brain's true potential. Now that's when we're awake. When we're asleep, we can do almost anything."

    - Lurker

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Rest in peace.

  • product of 79

    Truly a PHENOMENAL woman ?.... Pac is smiling ear to ear to his 1 tru love? R.I.H
    Thx you for your gift to US Tupac Amaru Shakur??

  • morenYAHdelsur

    NOOO I am truly upset about her passing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    They say her estranged husband was trying to sue for part of Pac estate in a divorce.

  • kekeb

    RIP. And thank you for creating Tupac

  • kekeb

    How long ago was that?????? Chill on the judgment. Everybody has done unfavorable things including you. That's life. Find something more positive to say about someone in passing

  • Auditor

    Um I'm giving a reason on why she died early...DRUGS. Wasn't anyone judging anyone. I stated a fact. Learn what the hell judgement means. Let me spell it out for you...form an opinion or conclusion about. I did neither...

  • gail jones

    True

  • gail jones

    What dat mean?

  • gail jones

    The muthaf(u)cka crazy as h3ll!

  • Beverley Balan

    He's coming for sure but she has a daughter