Jasmine Guy knew Afeni Shakur for nearly a decade, having met her via Afeni's son, Tupac. A multitalented performer, Guy began her career as a dancer for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. She moved to acting and television, however, with the starring role of Whitley Gilbert on the hit series A Different World. During the show's six-season run, Jasmine made her film debut in Spike Lee's School Daze and went on to costar in Eddie Murphy's Harlem Nights. Her other big and small screen credits include Kla$h, Diamond Men, Stompin' at the Savoy, Any Day Now, Linc's, Feast of All Saints, and Dead Like Me. She has also starred more recently in The Vampire Diaries, and Grey's Anatomy. Jasmine is married with one child. Afeni Shakur is her first book.
"Reading the book is like eavesdropping on two close girlfriends.
As they talk over greens, yams and fried chicken, you inhale the
aromas. You hear laughter and sobs; you feel the warmth and
-- The Baltimore Sun