Abdul Olugbala Shakur
Chief Project Coordinator
Abdul Olugbala Shakur has served over 34 ½ years in prison. He is one of the Founders of George Jackson
University. For more than 25 years, he
has consistently served the New Afrikan (black) community and has been at the
forefront in combating gang violence criminality in the Black community. Abdul has discovered his true humanity, and
this is reflected in his daily contributions to the Black community and the
Human Rights Movement. Listed here is a
brief list of some of his contributions as founder of George Jackson University. Abdul was the original author of the historic
“Agreement to End Hostilities “adopted within the CDCR and many affected
communities, and he continues to work tirelessly to end racial rivalries and
group conflicts. He is also the author of one of the most effective blueprints
to end Black-On-Black gang violence in U.S. society: “Operation Hip-Hop
Rescue.” Following the systematic failures in governmental response during
Hurricane Katrina, Brother Abdul authored one of the most comprehensive
emergency response plans to ensure that such a tragedy never visits our
communities again, which this and all his writings belong to GJU for the
people’s consumption. Following the release of the book The Bell Curve (a pseudo-scientific
work), which sought to criminalize the Black community in general, and the
Black male in particular, Abdul spearheaded the campaign to debunk this
attempted criminalization of his community and People. Out of this campaign came a series of
pamphlets which were collected into the perennial work, New Afrikan Criminology
101, a text book used not only in the classroom of Prof. Dorothy B. Fardan at
Bowie State University, but by activists and scholars in prison and society
alike as a tool to combat the racist criminalization of the Black community.
- Brotha Abdul is the founder and creator of the Black August Memorial
Commemoration Committee (BAMCC), which is a movement that is spreading across
all the country. Though he is no longer the Chair of this movement, he is its
founder. He appointed Akili Mwalimu Shakur to chair the BAMCC, and he gives all
credit to Brother Akili, Abdul
Jabbar Caliph, Sista Kilaika Shakur, and others for the success of this
movement, they are primarily responsible for all the ground work.
- Brotha Abdul is also the founder and creator of the George Jackson
University (GJU), which is a movement designed to eradicate:
- Functional illiteracy among Black Prisoners
- The Criminal/Gangster Mentality among Black prisoners
- Cultural ignorance among Black Prisoners and
- Prepare Black Prisoners for release back into the Black community. Dr
Donald R. Evans, Dr Ali Rashad Perkins, and many others have played a crucial
role in the development of this concept. Unfortunately, because Brotha Abdul
chose to name the project after George Jackson,the project for the last 12
years has been under attack, even though multiple court decisions ruled in
favor of the GJU. There is ongoing and pending litigation in multiple courts on
this very issue (note: on 2/19/15, a Superior Court Judge granted an
evidentiary hearing on the George Jackson University (GJU) issue).
- Brotha Abdul has developed a number of very important proposals that
have had an influence in the Black community, for example:
- “The New Afrikan Community Security Protocol Mandate.” This proposal is
a basic blue-print designed to stabilize the Black community, there are
activists across the country using his blue-print.
- Then in 1996 he produced a comprehensive blue-print for eradicating
hunger in the Black Diaspora. In 2012, he revised that plan, which is now known
by “The Pan-Afrikan Global Commission Against Hunger.”
- Another one of his proposals that was asked to revised: “The New Afrikan
Prisoner Outreach Resource Center.” This proposal is designed to prepare Black
Prisoners for release, and put an end to Black recidivism.
- Brotha Abdul I salso the creator of the “Free Speech Society” (FSS)
along with Mutope Duguma, Zaharibu Dorrough, Joka Heshima Jinsai, and Kijana
Tashiri Askari. The FSS is a movement designed to protect and defend the First
Amendment Rights of imprisoned and society-based activists as well. This
project is currently being coordinated by Steve Martinot (martinot4 [@]
gmail.com). For more information on the FSS visit
- Brotha Abdul is the co-founder and co-creator of the “Insurrectionists
Art Collective” with co-founder
and co-creator Joka Heshima Jinsai (Denham), a Platform for activists
and art lovers to support the resolution of some of the most pressing
social-ills facing us as a society today, such as breast cancer
prevention/treatment/research, child abuse /exploitation/treatment/services,
Alzheimer’s Disease research/services, domestic violence
prevention/intervention/services, homelessness prevention/services, child
hunger prevention and services, including food security initiatives. The I.A.C.
also supports the Abdul Olugbala Shakur Literary Scholarship Fund and the Joka
Heshima Jinsai Artistic Scholarship Fund, which provide literary and artistic
scholarships for our Youth.
- Brotha Abdul has served as an active member and supporter of the
National Afrikan-Amerikan Family Reunion Association (NAAFRA) with the Founder
and CEO Dr Donald R. Evans: a movement designed to rebuild the Black community
and Family, while promoting entrepreneurship, Black business ownership and
commerce within the Black community in order to create economic systems where
residents spend their money with and within their own community, thus
cultivating self-sufficiency and prosperity (NAAFRA.org).
- Brotha Abdul has
contributed to the expansion of New Afrikan Revolutionary Nationalism
(NARN), the New Afrikan Independence Movement (NAIM), and the Republic of New
Afrika (RNA) across the country/U.S.
- Brotha Abdul has written for a number of publications, such as the San
Francisco Bay View Newspaper in particular (sfbayview.com), a newspaper that
has provided a medium for Prisoners to speak and reach the People. Abdul has
served as one of its most powerful embedded activist reporters. Many of his
articles have gone viral, e.g.
- "The Death Penalty: Killing in the name of God is the ultimate act of
- "What is Solitary Confinement?"
- "Operation Green future"
- "Sensory deprivation: an unnatural death"
Abdul Olugbala Shakur
s/n J. Harvey, C-48884
P.O. Box 5102
Delano, CA 93216