Thursday, February 24, 2022

Jasmine Guy has an Afeni Shakur Biopic in the Works... "Peace, Love, & Respect, the Afeni Shakur/Panther 21 story". #BlackHistoryMonth

Many know Alice Faye Williams as Afeni Shakur... the mother of the late and unforgettable Tupac, but know little about her personal story.  Authorized by the Shakur estate, it was announced that a biopic is in the works from Jasmine Guy and Jamal Joseph as executive producers.  Afeni was a prominent member of the Black Panther party and her story will now be visually told through "Peace, Love & Respect, The Afeni Shakur/Panther 21 story".  Joseph adds a special light from personal experience as he was one of the 'Panther 21' arrested with Afeni in 1969.  Dina LaPolt, who has worked with the Shakur estate for an extended period of time, will serve as the producer.   

"Peace, Love & Respect, The Afeni Shakur/Panther 21 story" is said to cover this crucial two year time period: April 2, 1969 where Afeni and 20 other black panthers were arrested and charged on conspiracies to bomb NY police stations, through June 16, 1971.. the day Tupac was born.  In addition, childhood and adolescent flashbacks will trickle within.   

For those wondering, Afeni became pregnant while out on bail before ultimately being thrown back in jail.  She would later go on to represent herself on trial, where she was acquitted.  
Jasmine Guy was personally asked by Afeni to author her biography, "Afeni Shakur, Evolution of a Revolutionary", which released in 2004.

img via VillageCelebration

I am confident that all parties involved will make sure that her legacy is presented correctly AND lives on. 

s.o. to Variety 

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