Rasheed Shabazz completed the Masters of City Planning at Berkeley's College of Environmental Design. His research interests include urban history, regional planning, the Black Press and higher education. As an undergraduate at Berkeley, Rasheed double majored in African American Studies and political science, and minored in City and Regional Planning. He was a McNair Scholar, a Vévé Clark Scholar, and received a Gilman Scholarship to study Swahili in Tanzania. Rasheed uses the pronoun, Bruh. While at Cal, Rasheed was online editor for Onyx Express, a UC Berkeley-based student publication. Bruh was later a visiting scholar at Berkeley, teaching a journalism course on the history of the Black press in U.S.