Yafinceio ‘Big B’ Harris
‘Big B’ was born and raised in Osceola, Arkansas but for the last several years has called Kalamazoo home. Struggling through an early life of poverty, B became a member of the Gangster Disciples gang and got caught up in a life of crime. Eventually that life landed him in prison. Happily, that was just a chapter in B’s life and not the whole story. B credits several people for seeing beyond the life he was living and helping him step into the life he wanted, a life of hope, for himself and for others. B says one of his goals is to ‘keep positively changing myself so I can make a positive impact on the world.’ B came to Urban Alliance in November 2020 after stints at Integrated Services for Kalamazoo, Barclay Hills Alternative School, and Oakland House. B loves living in the Edison neighborhood with his children.