Shaka Senghor was only nineteen when he entered the prison system to spend the next nineteen years away from society. His story is a true reflection on love, family and sacrifices. Shaka’s world collapsed when the two most important people … Read More »
Prior to his sentence to prison, Shaka always felt like the outsider, “I felt unloved and unwanted at home, and I didn’t fit in at my new school.” (Writing My Wrongs, Ch. 11) As a reader, I felt that he … Read More »
Nobody by Marc Lamont Hill illuminates how systemic racism, deeply embedded in American society and institutions, marginalizes Black Americans subjecting them to unjust State-sanctioned violence. He uses the tragic stories of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Katheryn Johnston, Trayvon Martin, Freddie … Read More »
“The young Black male has perfected the art of being the best at being the worst.” (Quote from Black psychologist Amos Wilson, Writing My Wrongs, p. 16). In Chapter 2 of Writing My Wrongs, Shaka talks about how he was … Read More »
Read the article below. What do you think about this? https://www.richmond.com/news/local/crime/virginia-prison-visitors-to-be-barred-from-wearing-tampons-contraband/article_561caf11-8740-52db-8fd3-114c7a423577.html?utm_source=RTD%20Email&utm_medium=_Breaking%20News&utm_campaign=_Breaking%20News
Stand-your-ground laws have always created quite the internal debate for me. On the one hand, I vehemently disagree with the way stand-your-ground laws have been practiced in the United States. However, this roots to more controversial topics, as I personally … Read More »
We have been hearing a lot about the “Stand Your Ground laws in Florida. The truth is that 23 states have some variation of this law. What does Hill have to say about it, and do you think that in … Read More »
Why do you think that citizens are content with the way we operate prisons? Is it ignorance? Fear? Does media have anything to do with public attitudes?