Prince Shakur

Prince Shakur is a queer, Jamaican-American writer and activist whose work has been featured in Teen Vogue, Electric Literature, and AfroPunk. He is writing a memoir on his political coming of age and Afro-Caribbean masculinity.

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How creators and artists are commemorating James Baldwin in the internet age

It appears some of the obstacles facing Baldwin, like his work being undervalued in his lifetime, also face the creators honoring his legacy today.

On Feb 9, 2023 by Prince Shakur

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What the Sophia Rosing case reveals about racism and the viral economy of Black trauma

It is essential for creators to unpack how virality around an incident of hate is profitable for social media platforms.

On Dec 12, 2022 by Prince Shakur

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The pandemic proves that government fails Black America

Now we must save ourselves.

On Apr 15, 2020 by Prince Shakur

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‘American Dirt’ is a metaphor for a white country built on the back of immigrants

The white man’s burden becomes the white writer’s burden.

On Jan 25, 2020 by Prince Shakur

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7 breakthroughs in Black media in 2019

From ‘Watchmen’ to Noname’s Book Club, a look at the year’s major moments.

On Nov 29, 2019 by Prince Shakur

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Amber Guyger’s guilty verdict isn’t enough

Guyger is still the exception, not the rule.

On Oct 2, 2019 by Prince Shakur

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When gay Black men disappear, who is held accountable?

It took two men’s deaths and two years to start holding Ed Buck accountable.

On Sep 24, 2019 by Prince Shakur

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Gun reform needs to address the issues faced by Black Americans

The policies proposed by the Parkland students are a good start—but they’re not perfect.

On Mar 29, 2018 by Prince Shakur

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Living with the constant threat of death as a Black American

As Erica Garner showed, choosing a path of activism does not make for a longer life in a Black body.

On Feb 2, 2018 by Prince Shakur

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