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  • http://www.livefromlockdown.com/the-snitch/

    The Snitch

    This prose is about the snitch. Some might find it offensive, but I am compelled to write about it for the sake of enlightening you on how snitches can be counter-productive to a community. Before you can totally understand how the snitch can be an impediment to the prosperity of a community, you must first understand what a snitch is and how they came about. The History of Snitching Snitching has been going on for as long as man existed, but many seem to associate the term with crime and Black...READ MORE

  • http://www.livefromlockdown.com/congressional-black-caucus-playing-politics-again/

    Congressional Black Caucus Playing Politics Again?

    On February 16, 2017, President Trump gave an electrifying condemnation of the media at large. It was outrageous, however, what was more outrageous, to this 43 year old black man doing LIFE in prison for a non-violent drug offense, was that Trump stated he would love to speak with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Rep. Elijah Cummings about the problems of the “inner city”.  According to Trump neither Cummings or the CBC reached out to him about it. Trump accused the CBC...READ MORE

  • http://www.livefromlockdown.com/donald-trump-trumped/

    Trumped Out

    Right about now the entire world is focused on Donald Trump taking office. Everyone is concerned with Trump’s political leanings. By all means, we should have a space in our lives for politics. However, the state of real policy and law-making exists on such a level that the masses have very little actual insight into what’s happening. We need to focus on changing our world and make the real changes happen ourselves. Politicians will never fix the income gap between the rich and the...READ MORE

  • http://www.livefromlockdown.com/evil-i-see-you/

    Evil I See You

    It’s evil, It’s evil! I’m human, but I wish I didn’t know people I’m better with no equal, there’ll be no sequel, the beginning and ending is me, Alpha and Omega to believe Seize thoughts of envy, control your jealousy, so what you’re telling me, bears no relevancy The legacy’s mine! Live a legend, die a legend, in time You ain’t happy, in misery, trying to trap me with wickedness you spit, lips drip poisonous venom Your limbs testify to...READ MORE

  • http://www.livefromlockdown.com/12-years-a-slave/

    12 Years a Slave

    12 years ago, I stood inside Philadelphia’s Federal Detention Center’s (FDC Philadelphia) Receiving and Discharge unit, my mind blurred to the reality in front of me. “What’s your number?!” “6-0-1-2-8-0-6-6!” I reluctantly replied to the correctional overseer as I began to kneel down on the cold concrete slab that served as a bench to get shackled and handcuffed. 6-0-1-2-8-0-6-6 is what I had become, federal property complete with an eight digit bar...READ MORE

  • http://www.livefromlockdown.com/harsh-reality-prison/

    The Harsh Reality of Prison

    Kevin King, known as KK, has just been convicted of Armed Robbery and sentenced to 65 years in prison. KK is 24 years-old. He must serve 85% of his 65-year sentence, which will make him about 70 when he is released from prison. KK is an only child, no nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, or aunts. His mother is on crack and the streets raised him. Once KK hits the jail most of the streets abandoned him. His homies disappeared. His girlfriend left. He could no longer provide the funds and good...READ MORE

  • http://www.livefromlockdown.com/solutions-poverty-struggle-people/

    Solutions To The Day-To-Day Struggles Of The People

    I am so sick of watching these programs with these so-called solutions to the violence in impoverished communities, especially in my hometown of Chicago. The people who come up with these solutions live in shiny highrises and fancy and comfortable homes and are out of touch. They do not understand the day-to-day struggles of the people in the communities they speak about. They are so quick to say the primary solution is repairing the broken home or the relationship between police and community,...READ MORE

  • http://www.livefromlockdown.com/beautiful-black-women/

    Beautiful Black Women: I Apologize

    I apologize for being missing in action for so long. I have been busy though, and I am on a mission as well. I am finishing up my certification for Life Coaching, as well as being certified as an Offender Workforce Development Specialist. I am also facilitating a nonprofit class, an African American history class, and a few other cognitive behavior awareness classes. Currently, I am on the waiting list for clemency, not many days left so who knows how the cookie will crumble. Besides...READ MORE

  • http://www.livefromlockdown.com/interracial-relationships-50-years-loving/

    Interracial Relationships: 50 Years of Loving

    Bettmann/CORBIS 2017 will mark fifty years since the United States Supreme Court struck down laws prohibiting interracial marriage  in the ground breaking Loving v. Virginia case. Richard Loving, a European-American man and Mildred Jeter, a woman of African descent, just so happened to fall in love in the midst of the horrific Jim Crow civil rights era. They would eventually travel to Washington D.C. in 1958 and get married, then return back to Virginia where they lived. Just five weeks...READ MORE

  • http://www.livefromlockdown.com/hope-happy-new-year-2017/

    Hope for a Better Future this New Year

    I want to say Happy New Year to everyone out there. I pray and hope for a better future with the choices we make. I hope you and your family in bondage get the freedom they deserve. Only God can judge us, right or wrong. I pray and hope we get from underneath the devil’s thumb that keeps us killing our kids and coming back to prison. This year I hope I receive some relief from the courts so I can go home and help lead these kids in a better direction. I want to tell them about the...READ MORE


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