Jay Shakur - Salon Sunday #12 Show Notes

Updated: Jul 26, 2021



JayJuan Shakur Jones is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He is a graduate of Howard University where he earned a B.A. in Journalism (minoring in Political Science) and he is currently a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism specializing in Politics, Policy, and Foreign affairs, pursuing a Master of Science in Journalism. He is a communicator and storyteller that has one overwhelming desire—he wants to change the world and inform the conversations we have with each other and in his study, he has found that a feasible way to accomplish this is by and through strategic storytelling and giving voices to voiceless communities.

He is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Urban Liberator and Shakur Productions LLC an indie media and entertainment production company. He is also the founder of Refuge Nation a nonprofit dedicated to developing spiritual and social resilience in inner-city communities.

To date, he has served in many distinct ways. He has volunteered to serve veterans through the National Honors Society (NHS) in high school, he led a youth ministry at his family’s church for 3 years. Also, he has written, directed, and produced two full-length stage plays (Suddenly in Love & Mixed Company), productions that examined society’s views on the issues of interracial relationships, socio-economic disparities in urban America, and love. He hosts a podcast called; CHANGING THE NARRATIVE with Jay Shakur (available on all major podcasting platforms). As well he has volunteered at the United States Department of Justice and worked for Fox News, Howard University Television and Radio (WHUT & WHUR) as a news production intern.

Where to find Jay:

Heres His Viral Video Of Him Owning Joe Biden!