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The main reason children of color should never drop out of school….

Here is the reason children of color should never drop out of school.


May 2, 2022 0

STOP THE VIOLENCE

Why is there so much Violence? Why can’t young men and women resolve disagreements without resorting to violent and deadly means?Who is to blame? What is to blame? Is it racial and or systematic? While I’m sure there is an answer for each one of these questions, but is there a solution?What I know is…
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April 23, 2022 0
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Stop the Violence

Why is there so much Violence? Why can’t young mend women resolve disagreements without resorting to violent and deadly means? Who is to blame? What is to blame? Is it racial and or systematic? While I’m sure there is an answer for each one of these questions, but is there a solution? What I know…
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April 22, 2022 0
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Exiting Prison as an Elder

After one week of being released from a Federal prison, a 62 year old man robbed a bank. He didn’t have any guns or weapons, and from what is being told, he didn’t even have a vehicle. In my humble opinion, male returning citizens over the age of 50 have the toughest time reentering society.…
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April 17, 2022 0
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Christian Obumseli

There has been much talk about Christian Obumseli lately; in case you haven’t heard, he’s the young, black man that was stabbed by his white girlfriend.  Prior to his death, Obumseli was very vocal about his dislike for dating black women. Some would even argue that his tone and dislike for dating black women was…
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April 14, 2022 0

Don’t let a prison sentence be the only thing you ever Start and Complete.

Sometimes we are so conditioned to failure that we aren’t able to see the greatness within. I often say to our students and to Returning Citizens during their intake assessment is: “You have been called to do something GREAT” My message is constant and it’s one that embraces truth, and I tell our clients that…
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April 7, 2022 1
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Keys to living a purpose-filled life.

What is my purpose? How do I determine my purpose for life. Gift vs. Purpose Your gift is something you are better than average at doing. Your gift should come natural and it’s typically something you perform at ease and better than most individuals. Some people can sing, dance, drive, paint, play ball, etc. Your…
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April 6, 2022 1

What is “Snitching” ?

Urban Definition: “in the criminal sense a snitch will provide information to the police or feds in order to obtain lenient treatment for themselves and provide information over an extended period of time in return for money or for police to overlook their own criminal activities; (slang) To contact or cooperate with the police for any reason.” What “Snitching”…
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April 5, 2022 1
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Will Smith’s Oscar “slap”- Who was Disrespected?

Over this past week I have listened to many people give their opinions about the 2022 Oscars and Will Smith’s poor decision to respond to Chris Rock’s joke. One of the things that stood out to me was the long list of celebrities, mostly rappers and entertainers, who defended Will Smith’s actions. I won’t go…
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April 4, 2022 1
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Founded by Law Enforcement Professionals, Former Inmates for Change is a Non-profit 501(c)(3) Organization that is dedicated to improving our communities. We are committed to educating and teaching our youth about the criminal justice system, gangs, drugs, and prison culture. We empower formerly incarcerated men and women by giving them opportunities to give back to…
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