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Nehanda Abiodun, Black Revolutionary and “Godmother of Cuban Hip-Hop,” Dies at 86

HeadlineFeb 13, 2019

And the black revolutionary activist Nehanda Abiodun has died at the age of 68 in Havana, Cuba. Abiodun was a founding member of the New Afrikan People’s Organization and an organizer with the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. After she was charged with helping her friend Assata Shakur escape from prison in 1979, and for her role in the 1981 Brink’s armored truck robbery, in which two police officers and a Brink’s guard were killed, Abiodun escaped to Cuba, where she received political asylum. Abiodun was not charged with the murder but was indicted in 1982 for conspiracy and racketeering. She went on to become known as the “Godmother of Cuban Hip-Hop” and helped connect artists through the Havana chapter of the Black August Hip-Hop Project. A memorial service for Abiodun will be held Saturday in New York City.

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