[Pnews] Nehanda Abiodun - veteran of the New Afrikan independence struggle transitions in Cuba

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  Nehanda Abiodun

*Odaymar Pasa Kruda <http://www.afrocubaweb.com/krudas-cubensi.html>*
1/30/2019 at 10:59 AM

Nehanda was a veteran of the New Afrikan independence struggle and a 
citizen of the Republic of New Afrika. Nehanda's work as an activist 
began at age ten as a tenant organizer. Later she worked with the 
National Black Human Rights Coalition, and then helping to heal addicts 
at the Black Acupuncture Association of North America with Dr. Mutulu 
Shakur. In 1982 Nehanda was indicted, along with Dr. Shakur and Sekou 
Odinga, for a Brinks truck expropriation. She went underground and later 
surfaced in Cuba. Nehanda was a member of the Malcolm X Grassroots 
Movement <http://members.aol.com/mxgm/index.htm>and worked with Pablo 
Herrera <http://www.afrocubaweb.com/rap/pabloherrera.htm> on Black 
August <http://www.afrocubaweb.com/rap/blackaugust00.html> and on their 
participation in the Cuban Rap Festival 

Nehanda Abiodun: Rap on the Run, A Political and Cultural Biography 
<http://panafricannews.blogspot.com/2010/02/nehanda-abiodun-rap-on-run-political.html>  2/26/2010 Pan 
African News Wire: ""The Cuban hip-hop community had earned my respect. 
To put on the festival like that, they had worked miracles with the very 
few material resources available. So I said I would make a commitment to 
the young people; that it would be nice if those of us in touch with 
hip-hop communities in the US would give material support to the Cuban 
rappers. Young people from the Havana hip-hop community started coming 
to me and asking about Malcolm X and various issues regarding 
progressive struggles in the US and other parts of the world. So we just 
talk all the time. It is very rewarding to me."

Me desperté wierd y ya se porque ..ahora duele y duele...ibae ibae

Rest in power. Nehanda Abiodum, black panther mentora madrina del 
movimiento de hiphop cubano, guerrera ...te extranaremosss

I woke up wierd and now I know why ... now it hurts and hurts ... ibae 
ibae. Rest in power. Nehanda Abiodum, black panther mentor godmother of 
the Cuban hiphop movement, warrior ... we will miss you

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