Biography: 
Yusef is both an activist, poet and one of the central park Five exonorees. He, along with Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, and Korey Wise, were all charged the brutal rape & near-death of the "Central Park Jogger." Among others, Donald Trump called for the Death Penalty to be reinstated just because of their case. It took well over a decade for them to be exonorated - and after all of them had spent years behind bars as innocent victims of the criminal system of injustice. Now Yusef lends his time as a poet & political activist, speaking out about his case & the connections to the larger system. He is the author of the newly-published book "Words of A Man - my right to be."