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Help Needed: How The Leopard Can Possibly Change It’s Spots.

by J.C. Riley #288310 Can a Leopard change its spots? If it does, what would it look like? Do we use detergents to scrub it clean? Or do we dye the cat’s fur to cover the spots. That would indeed be “Change”, but would it still be a Leopard? This is the complexity of the […]

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“THE HOOD PRODUCE HOODLUMS”

By Toby R. Davis aka Naeem Nusaga ——————————————————— WHERE I’M FROM we don’t call it the neighborhood, but simply ‘the hood’. Boldly dropping the neighbor part of the word because there’s nothing neighborly about it. It’s not a city of angels but a city of vicious lions, tigers, and bears. All roaming the streets freely […]

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Help Needed: By Charles Jackson Bey

Dealing with the Criminal Justice System we have to be mindful in order for change to actually take place a narrative is needed on the behalf of the men and women incarcerated within these walls. Most of society thinks anyone in prison belongs in prison and for us who committed crimes such as murder, robbery […]

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Whats Life

Life is what you make it, Life is A Blessing Life is Love, Life Is Pain Life is Being Able to Come Together and Create. Life is Openness. Life is A Gift. Life is Something You Don’t Take For Granted. Life is Seeing the Ones You Love. Happy Life is A Product of What you […]

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My Voice – R. Carter

BY:AHJAMU KHALIFAH BARUTI(a.k.a.-Richard Carter) HOSTAGE NUMBER:#178539 I was married before my incarceration, held a full time job as a maintenance man at a health club in Southfield Michigan. I’ve never drank any liquor or abused any type of hard drugs. I’ve always lived a healthy lifestyle: into martial arts, distance running, etc… I’ve engaged in […]

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Thankfulness – Dion

Good Morning, You have so much in life to be thankful for, such as your health, your family, your friends and the ability to be who you are. However, when you show gratitude and thanksgiving, you activate that divine nature that exist within you. It allows you to be showered with the very things you […]

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THANKFULNESS

As we approach the “Thanksgiving Day” holiday, we should be consciously thankful each and every day, for we all have an abundance of things to be thankful for. We should employ that knowledge to reduce the stresses of life and better our mental, emotional and spiritual health. Though I don’t celebrate the upcoming holidays in […]

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“YOU ARE THE C.E.O. OF YOUR LIFE”

By Toby R. Davis aka Naeem Nusaga ———————————————————– IMAGINE YOUR LIFE as a motion picture; except it’s in the production phase and not yet ready to be viewed on the big screen. But you are indeed the sole ‘Chief Executive Officer’ of your life movie therefore you have the reserved right and authorization to edit […]

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“HELP NEEDED”

When I read that a “Reader” requested this title for the month of December, I had to pause my thinking. Because I knew when selected members of society saw it, many would have preconceived concepts about what kind of “Help” prisoners “Need”, and how they can (or if they should) provide it. To those I […]

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THE LAST “TRUMP” CARD

[Hypothetically speaking: WHAT IF … ?] Most Americans are familiar with the card game “SPADES”. The game is usually played with four players (partners or every man for himself … cutthroat). Bids are made according to the strength of each player’s hand. If s/he has Aces or Face Cards, the bid is high (higher still, […]