A video shows Shanduke McPhatter as a young man in the Bloods gang waving a gun with his young sons in the same room. He was in and out of prison for 14 years with a long rap sheet, including burglary, armed robbery. and assault.
Today at 39, Shanduke, with his twin sons, now 17, by his side, is a changed man. Shanduke feels blessed to be alive with a mission to help others by lifting their minds and spirits.
Shanduke started a nonprofit organization in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, that is working with the Mayor’s Office to Prevent Gun Violence. The organization is called Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes Inc., also known as G-MACC.