Nakita Shavers

Nakita Shavers is Dinerral Shavers’ younger sister.  She is the founder and director of the Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund, formed in the wake of her brother’s murder in 2006 while Nakita was on leave from her studies.

In 2006, Nakita and the Hot 8 Brass Band paired up with Silence is Violence, run by Baty Landis and Tamara Jackson, for a silent march on City Hall.  The march was designed as a protest against the spike in violent crime and homicides in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Nakita has since completed her studies and continues to direct the Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund, which offers scholarships and works to improve music education in New Orleans.

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  3. Hello this message is for Nakita Shavers…. I was very sorry to see the story of your Brother, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, he made SUCH a difference in this world, I believe he still is. I believe that the system is BROKEN AND CORRUPT to the point of…. This has TRUELY gone on too long and I am trying to process how it is that NOTHING has changed… They have just apparently gotten a little better at covering it all up. I would like to help…. Nakita, I will only speak with you.. Since I feel you are the only one that I can see can be trusted to give me the information I need… To start ( excuse my wording) ” lighting a fire up under some —–!” . I hope that you, ir someone whom knows you, will read this and let me help you and overall help all those who have continued to lose life and security in that community. GOD BLESS, take care and I hope to connect with you very soon.

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