Jay-Juan Shakur Jones, a native of Chicago, Illinois and currently a student at Howard University, majoring in Communications with a concentration in Journalism & Political Science, is a millennial who has one overwhelming desire—he wants to change the world. He feels the only way that this can be done is by and through strategic evangelistic community building. He has said; “community never excludes diversity, it celebrates it and one can never know their true capacity without the sustained context of community”. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of The HBCU Examiner, a grassroots movement and journalistic endeavor that seeks to encourage, inspire and inform giving its audience faster, smarter news and information about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)..
To date, Jay-Juan has served in many distinct ways, both spiritually and secularly. He has volunteered to serve veterans through the National Honors Society (NHS), 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) examining society’s views on such issues as interracial relationship, socio-economic disparities and love, as he has observed such. This is also his second publication with RAINMAKERS—Equipping A Generation to Live Under an Open Heaven being his first. He is not stopping until he has aided in changing lives around this world.
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"Unity is not conformity, it is a celebration of difference."