By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      Afeni Shakur and the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts report that their building in Stone Mountain, Georgia was defaced last weekend and placed a noose around the neck of the Tupac Shakur statue in front of the building. The statue was defaced again early Monday morning with rants that include references to 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina as well as vague threats against various record companies and rappers.

      "We thank everyone for their prayers and support,” Afeni Shakur said in a statement. “Although our hearts are temporarily in pain, our spirits have already forgiven the perpetrators. Hate comes in all colors and genders therefore we will use this act of hate and ignorance to bring our community together and to pray for the healing of those who harbor such feelings. With God’s guidance, the work of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts and Peace Garden will continue to positively impact and transform our community."

      A suspect in the vandalism attack has been arrested. The center is now raising money to build a fence around the property to protect from future attacks. The Center is also planning its 2nd Bi-Annual Film Screening with a re-dedication service of the Peace Garden on Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 1:00 PM. For more information, check out TASF.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/SY Gatorz N Da Swamp

    This is rediculous
    white people would’nt like it
    if we defaced a
    Ronald Regan statue.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/Bragonti_45 Carlito Bragonti33

    Thats funny. White peole will never change.You are still a nigger in there eyes. What we should be talking about is the VOTERS RIGHTS ACT. Look that shit up because in a minute blacks aint gonna be able to vote

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/ko5crossover DMXfan80

    damn dis world is sad, that shits ridiculuous. but yall really shouldnt think that about all white people in that way, i know theres a lot of ignorant motha fuckas but we aint all like dat. peace & love, thas wat we need.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/massive kmass

    first of all nothing is positive in politics..we need to tighten up and by all means necessary we need to stand up for ourselves!!!!nobody else is going to do it and i do not mean spokesman like jesse(just mouth)jackson or al(always running his mouth)sharpton…those two old bastards do not need to form parades for me my trigger finger is not broke and i have no problem fighting the power….yeeeeahhhhh boyeeeee!!!1

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/massive kmass

    these devils do not make any sense!whats up in the south why all you so called thugged out gangsta ass nigga shooting each other,i see better targets!!!let me chill i’m angry disregard keep killing each other or else we will upset the white people

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/massive kmass

    black people we need to unite.oh i’m sorry we should love each other…thats so funny,let me stop playing we know thats not going to happen

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/massive kmass

    jacksonville,florida stand up!!!!!

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/nigel92 gblack54

    it aint nuttin but some racist az crackers dat did dis bullshit man

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/stimulus dolo stimulus

    THERE’S A DUMBASS IN EVERY CROWD! NO MATTER WHAT THEY DO, THEY CANT TARNISH PAC’S LEGACY, MUHFUKKAS STILL RIDING WITH PAC. THAT LIL NOOSE SHIT IS TOO PETTY, IF THEY REALLY WANNA KICK IT OFF, THEY KNOW WHERE WE AT!!!! COME HOLLA, TRICK!