AFENI SHAKUR-1947-2016


Afeni Shakur was a lot of things in her life, but she was most famous for being the mother to one of the most iconic figures in our society today--Tupac Shakur.

Born Alice Faye Williams, Afeni changed her name when she joined the New York Black Panthers. After acquitted of bombing charges, she gave birth to Tupac. Tupac's  "Dear Mama" is a tribute to her.

Shakur was taken to the hospital yesterday evening from her home in Sausalito, Calif. where she died shortly after--she was 69 years old.


“There's no way I can pay you back/But the plan is to show you that I understand/You are appreciated,” -Tupac "Dear Mama"

Learn more about extraordinary woman here. 

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