In the book, Shakur highlights his rambunctious youth with gripping moments, such as being expelled from all Detroit Public Schools while being charged with numerous violent assaults and attempted murder. In prison, before he the age of 20, Shakur would meet behind bars the father he never knew. After serving nine years in prison, Shakur returned to Detroit as a father, community organizer, youth mentor, business owner, author, motivational speaker and college graduate.
Many are praising the book, including longtime Detroit political activist Grace Lee Boggs. Others have said that not since “The Autobiography
of Malcolm X” has there been a literary work that provides Black America with a manual for rebuilding the minds of Black males. The book can be purchased at The Urban Network, 5740 Grand River.
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