George Jackson University            

Long Live The Dragon

Shango Abiola
GJU Chief Correspondent

I was born in Oakland, CA and raised in numerous cities throughout the Bay Area by a single mother who made Black Pride a mandatory guiding principle in my life.  I often tell people my political education began when I was about 4 years old and my mother taught me to read my first book “Follow the Drinking Gourd: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad”. 

I first became active organizing in 2007 as a member of the (CCBPP) Commemoration Committee For The Black Panther Party.  We were working on the Lil Bobby Hutton Literacy Campaign and “The Commemorator” Newspaper.  Since then, I have been involved community organizing with many different organizations all over the united snakkkes and Afrika as well as Brazil. 

I am currently a volunteer at the “Qilombo” an Afrikan and Indigenous led radical Social Center in West Oakland, CA.  I am also currently a member of “the Bay Area Solidarity Committee For Jalil Muntaqim” a committee of activist dedicated to supporting and working to free former Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army member Jalil Muntaqim, who has been in prison since August 28th, 1971, the day of Comrade General George Jackson Funeral. 

I am involved in George Jackson University because I believe like Minister of Defense of the Black Panther Party Huey Newton said that “George (Jackson), was the best writer of us all.”  The example he set has been one of the most influential inspirations to my closest comrades and me.  The way I see it the prison industrial complex represents the most blatant and sinister example of our people’s oppression today.  I am committed to doing all that I can to make prisons, kkkapitalism and white supremacy a thing of the past.   Dare to Struggle Dare to Win!!!

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