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How I went from a drug dealer to a straight-A student

Born and raised in Richmond, Asani Shakur grew up like many kids in neighborhoods where violence is a fact of life. Shakur said he started to deal drugs and proudly carried a gun like a badge. His perspective changed when he was sent to federal prison on a drug charge. He served his time and got out a newly determined man. He was admitted to UCLA and in four years earned all A’s and a college degree. “I wasn’t living to live, I was breathing to die. I now value my life.” Read his story at Richmond Pulse.


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This entry was posted on July 22, 2016 by in Print, Richmond Pulse.

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