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  • 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/love-is-what-we-need/

    Love is What We Need

    Holler when you hear me. Better yet, stand still. Let’s come together then move forward. Step after step. Gathered thoughts, organized noise, shared vision. The potential can no longer be bottled up. We have to MOVE, people! A stagnant mind means a shell of a body. Let’s learn to love life opposed to living as dead men and women. The tools we need are the struggles we face. The obstacles we encounter are the lessons that will propel us through life giving us the blueprint for...READ MORE

  • http://www.livefromlockdown.com/the-time-is-now/

    The Time Is Now

    When the moment passes you by you will be surprised. Having allowed yourself to be distracted by so much else you really did not have time for it. Maybe later love. Today’s bad for me. Hey, have you seen my right now? You say searching for it between work and Snapchat interests. “Mommy, can you help me with this?” asks an eager pre-teen begging for attention. “Go play baby. I’ll help you later.” you say intent on watching your favorite Netflix show. Years...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/mis-education-black-children/

    The Mis-Education of Black Children

    “The marvel of the living mind is that when it is illumined it can move into uncharted territories. It is enabled to take this step not out of reaction to the hurts of the past, but through the miracle of liberation from them…” -Indira Gandhi I read somewhere that “one of the highest most universal freedom in the world is the freedom to educate your children to live free.” But that is a freedom consistently, systematically and viciously denied the children of African descent in...READ MORE

  • http://www.livefromlockdown.com/socially-engineered-self-destruction/

    Socially Engineered for Self Destruction

    Are we beyond redemption?  Thought precedes actions. Thought is the mother of all deeds and the reason for all of life’s circumstances. Those who control thought control cause; cause produces effect. We are either cause or effect. You cannot be both because the origin of any effect is the cause. And the effect of the cause is called circumstance. In other words, we are not the problem (our problems), we are the results of the problem. The problem we did not create. But, we either...READ MORE

  • http://www.livefromlockdown.com/amerikkkas-prison-system/

    Boss Talk: Amerikkka’s Prison System

    Raise UP ↑ Su-Whoop to my Damu-komrades in the struggle who remain solid and real right despite the family loss, institutional disrespect and the betrayal from those who look, talk and used to believe in duty, honor and loyalty like us! I’m stayin’ up and ready, anything else is beneath me. When you need me, I’m here loved-ones. And Salaam to all my brothers stayin’ spiritually grounded and walking in the light of truth. I salute and admire any man of honor and great...READ MORE

  • http://www.livefromlockdown.com/beloved-arm-yourself/

    Beloved: What Is Our Plan of Action?

    Dear Beloved, With love and solidarity I send this missive because I know you are confused, disillusioned and in fear at the election of Donald J. Trump as Amerikkka’s President. Thousands of you have taken to the streets in major cities to protest the election result, and although confined to this cage I hear you. I feel you. The world hears you and feels you too. But the one chump you want to hear and feel you, does not. He is deaf and genuinely could care less. Trump and all his...READ MORE


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