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Yusef Bunchy Shakur, is well versed in the language and syntax of Detroit as an author, educator and neighborhood organizer. Yusef epitomizes redemption from the many lessons he learned from his father whom he met in prison for the first time. As a Black organic intellectual, unorthodox leader and father he has demonstrated his commitment to the revolutionary principles of social justice as activist and organizer to enhance the lives of others across race, religion and class through his works of restoring the neighbor back to the hood.


He currently serves as Co-Director of Programs with the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion and is a 2019 MSW candidate at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. He has been featured in many newspaper articles, TV interviews and radio shows talking about his transformation and redemption. He also has received numerous awards and will be honored this year with the Michigan Chronicle Men of Excellence 2019.