Highlander's PAR Institute

King Shakur


King Shakur is a fun-loving poet, activist, mentor, lover, fighter, and everything in between. Born in Dallas, TX, and raised in the South Dallas neighborhood, he is a husband of 14 years to Regina and an Uncle/Daddy to Deshynena and Jyvontay. He founded Volunteering While Black in 2017. VWB is an organization tasked with promoting volunteerism in the African American community while supporting several service organizations. He has provided over $15000 in in-kind DJing and MC services since 2019. He is an intracule member of PH Balanced (Poetry and Healing) focused on creative writing, voice, and social-emotional health. He is the recipient of Parkland’s Community First Award 2019, A Dallas Mayor’s Star Council Alum, and the board member of several nonprofits. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Business from Allen University and a MS in Public Leadership from the University of North Texas Dallas.

PAR Institute Experiences: Fall ’21 Cohort
Backs of rocking chairs in a line with purple mountains in the distance