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Yusef Shakur

Urban Network

5740 Grand River
Detroit, MI 48208

Urban Network

Founded by Yusef Bunchy Shakur, the Urban Network is a multi-purpose, community-centered business consisting of a bookstore, an entertainment company, and a publishing outfit. Each subsidiary is an avenue for Shakur to “restore, rebuild and re-spirit from the ground up.” 
Located on Grand Boulevard in Zone 8, the Urban Network building offers a café and digital community space with computer stations, a recording studio, and an entertainment system featuring video games and a very large television screen. The book collection features titles by local and international writers about empowerment and the African American experience. Community programming includes poetry and open mic sessions, workshops, book discussions and movie screenings.

Photo by Marvin Shaouni Photography.

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