Prince Shakur


social justice, prison abolition, and queer culture writer

Prince Shakur is a Jamaican American writer, filmmaker, and activist based out of Ohio. He is currently a co-founder of Two Woke Minds, a Youtube Channel that centers the experiences of people of color in travel and activism. He has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Creative Writing from Ohio University and is a board member for the People’s Justice League. His dedication to activism began during his final year at Ohio University with the uprising of the Black Lives Matter Movement when he organized hundreds of students on his campus for numerous protests in the name of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. From there, he became a boycott organizer for UNITE HERE Local 8, helped organize a campaign against gentrification in Seattle, participated in NUIT DEBOUT protests in Paris, spent a month protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, and interrupted a speech by Bill Clinton to criticize the 1994 Crime Bill. He is currently freelance writing for publications, like Teen Vogue and INTO, about social justice, LGBTQ awareness, and his experiences as a queer, person of color.
Content Types
Blog Post, Article, Documentary
More Information
Ohio University, Bachelors of Arts in English
Ohiopyle, PA, USA|English

Published Content

Youth Incarceration in the United States, Explained
October, 31 2017
Muhiyidin d'Baha, Activist Known for Confederate Flag Grab, Killed in New Orleans
February, 9 2018
Video Reveals Alleged Slave Market in Libya
November, 30 2017
Tommy Dorfman T-Shirt Campaign Fights Against Conversion Therapy in Brazil
November, 30 2017
County in California to Reimburse Families That Paid for Children's Time in Correctional Facilities
January, 18 2018
Ohio's Black Pride 4 Were Arrested at the Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and Parade
December, 6 2017
If You Voted For Trump, You Deserve the America We Live In
January, 19 2018
The ACLU Is Suing the Trump Administration For Its Treatment of Immigrant Teens
August, 21 2017
Buffalo Lawsuit Challenges ‘Racial Profiling’ in Traffic Stops

On racist traffic stops instututed by the Buffalo Police Department in predominantly POC neighborhoods.

July, 18 2018
INTO: A Digital Magazine for The Modern Queer World
Blog Post
How to Handle The Neverending Fires From Paris to Ferguson
June, 14 2018
Blog Post
A Black Traveler Confronts Racism at a Montana Resort

Essay reflecting on a black traveler's experiences with racism while working in Montana.

November, 13 2017
This CNN Reporter Explains How the Libya Slave Market Story Came to Light
December, 13 2017
Blog Post
how paris pride and james baldwin shaped my experience of coming out

Essay lamenting on James Baldwin and living in France as a Black American

July, 16 2018
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