The Reverend and the gangsta

Grace, Kevin Michael
September 1996
Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;9/23/96, Vol. 23 Issue 41, p25
Relates that the Reverend Jesse Jackson made a deathbed vigil with gangsta rapper Tupac Shakur, who was shot in September 1996. Irony of Jackson's meeting with Shakur, who glorified murder and misogyny; Assertion by Michael Lewis in the September 30 issue of `The New Republic,' that different black leaders want to claim Shakur to improve their own standing.


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