Yusef Shakur

Yusef Shakur is a community organizer and co-founder of The Urban Network, a bookstore and resource center located in his home neighborhood. At 13, he co-founded what would become one of Detroit’s most notorious street gangs, Zone 8. Shakur spent nine years of his youth behind bars, and emerged determined to “put the ‘neighbor’ back into the ‘hood'””. Now he is a community organizer