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Yusef Bunchy Shakur
Author and Activist

Who am I? I’m a native Detroiter, I’m an author, I’m a revolutionary, I’m a visionary, I’m a father, I’m a man, and more importantly, I’m the one that believes in Detroit from the bottom to the top.

Detroit is my mother. Detroit is my father. Detroit is everything. I am Detroit, the good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s the place I’ve always known. It’s part of who I am. Detroit is part of my story of redemption. To complete my story of redemption is to see Detroit’s redemption. She never forsake me; I can’t see myself forsaking her.

Detroit is a proud city; it’s a great city.

From June 5, 2012, interview