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Black Liberation Elder Mutulu Shakur to be Released from Prison with Just Months Left to Live

HeadlineNov 11, 2022

The U.S. Parole Commission has granted compassionate release to longtime political prisoner Mutulu Shakur after 36 years in prison. The 72-year-old Black liberation activist likely has less than six months to live, after he was diagnosed in prison with stage 3 bone marrow cancer. Shakur was part of the Black nationalist group Republic of New Afrika that worked with the Black Panther Party and others, and is the stepfather of the late rapper icon Tupac Shakur.

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