Takerra Allen was born in Jersey City, NJ, and resides in Somerset, NJ. Takerra is the half sisterto the late renowned Tupac Shakur (sharing the same biological father, former Black Panther, William Garland). She is also a community activist. Writing continues to be Takerra's first love however, and her work has been appraised by many veteran African-American writers. Visit Takerra online at takerra.blogspot.com, on Facebook @Takerra Allen, or on Twitter @Takerra_Allen.