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Presenting featured guest Poet/Author King Shakur!!!

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K.I.N.G. (Knowledge Intelligent Nubian God)

King is a fun loving poet, activist,mentor, lover, fighter, and everything in between. Born in Dallas, TX and raised in the South Dallas neighborhood, and is currently residing in Charlotte, NC. He wrote is first poem at 12 and his first performance was in a Baptist church, at the age of 17, when a lady that saw his unique gift for the art made him get up in front of his peers and showcase his talent.

Since then he has been dedicated to helping people young, and old find their voice, and encourages them to give it to the world. King has written over 300 poems. He has be a feature performer in over fifteen states, competed in Southern Fried Poetry Slams in New Orleans, and the National Poetry Slam in Chicago as a member of Columbia SC’s first Poetry Slam Team in 2003 and New Danger Poetry Slam Team in 2009. King opened for Amiri Baraka @ Wake Forest University and was featured at Rust College in Holly Springs MS at the National African American Student Leadership Conference, with Dr. Sonja Sanchez. His Poetry was also adopted by Allendale County High School English department, and is currently be studied by their students. He is the founder of S.T.R.U.G-LIN LCG and President of the New Danger art Collective, and a voting member of Alternate Roots. He is Co-founder and executive producer of Ladypalooza, an all female art showcase celebrating the lives and work or women. He has released one book That’s My Soul Talking and a chap book My Soul Talks. He is also in tne Anthology of African American poets, by the University of South Carolina and has released a second book of poetry in titled A Field Slaves’ Dream, A Slave Masters’ Nightmare.

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