This teenager used her father's Diabetes diagnosis as motivation for The Happy Organization--youth-lead nonprofit with a mission to engage/educate/inspire generations of healthy, active, positive, purposeful youth.
Assata Shakur Describes the New Jersey Turnpike Shooting
Shakur describes the series of events that took place on May 2, 1973, on the New Jersey Turnpike led to her being accused of killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, and gravely injuring Trooper James Harper. Shakur was shot twice during the incident, and maintains that she was treated inhumanely during her time in the hospital where she remained in custody.
Aziz Ansari Explains Why the Khan Family Is Drake to Donald Trump's Meek Mill
Aziz Ansari compares the feud between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and a Gold Star military family to the beef between rappers Meek Mill and Drake. (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
The Root 100 2016 honoree, Adam John Foss is the former Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County, MA and he's fighting the good fight for young people of color by training prosecutors so they don't see these kids as criminals.
Assata Shakur on Why She Joined the Black Panther Party
Shakur conducted research about a variety of social-justice organizations and explains why she ultimately decided to join the Black Panther Party. In her mind, reform was no longer an option. The U.S. government needed to be revamped from the inside out in order for African Americans to be treated equally.
Assata Shakur on Her Escape from Prison and Exile in Cuba
Shakur, who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey in 1979, speaks about why she chose to go to Cuba to continue to bring about political and social change for oppressed people.
Assata Shakur on how COINTELPRO Targeted the Panthers and Forced Her to Go Underground.
The Black Panther Party was targeted by the FBI’s COINTELPRO initiative, which sought to dismantle any organization or person deemed a threat to the “existing social and political order.” Shakur explains why she decided to leave the Black Panther Party and how the FBI began to target her specifically.