HAPPY-GO-LUCKY NEGRO BECOMES FIERCE SCHOLAR!

In Souls of Black Folks W.E.B. Du Bois tells of the story of John Jones, a happy-go-lucky Negro from the small town of Altamaha, Georgia. John is a free spirit who’s always laughing, smiling, and singing. He’s loud and boisterous. Unfortunately, John is not very productive in his endeavors. Of all people, John’s family arranges for …

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Home Coming: Returning Citizens & the Impact of Incarceration

“After years of waiting and counting down, it is almost time for the gates on the Iron House to open and your loved one to step through and come home. Your greatest dream and your worse nightmare are about to be realized…yes, it is your loved one and no, you don’t know this person anymore. …

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100 Prisoner Book Publishing Literacy Program

The purpose of the 100 Prisoner Book Publishing Literacy Program is to bring education into prisons, especially those that are grossly underfunded and unable to support educational programs. We know that education has proven to reduce recidivism and contribute to long term safety of communities. However, our prison system prefers to focus on punishment rather …

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How Can Someone In Prison Inspire Me to be Free & Live Life to the Fullest?

I began to realize that my footprints were going to be washed away in the tide of life because I had not gave due consideration to how I was living it. In fact, I was not living at all. I existed and was struggling to survive. What prison did was gave me time to take …

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#Free California Movement: A Letter to Prison Reform Organizations

...if we are to invest in the notion of rehabilitation and entrust American institutions, then we must demand that CDCR release our loved ones, including those serving LWOP and death sentences. source https://ubfsf.org/index.php/2020/12/30/free-california-movement-a-letter-to-prison-reform-organizations/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=free-california-movement-a-letter-to-prison-reform-organizations

Book Review

BANANAS: OBSERVATIONS, FIXATIONS, AND DECLARATIONS, FROM A PROFOUNDLY DISORDERED MIND. Author: b.f. thames Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Review By: UBF Founder, Ivan Kilgore “A quick read, BANANAS is everything the copy on the back if the book says it is! SMDH! The first 111 aphorisms will have emotionally charged in every extreme from …

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The Terrible Beauty Of Hip Hop,Ft.Ivan Kilgore,Mike B & Big Chief at O.T.S Studio,Engineer Big Chief – SoundCloud

Listen to The Terrible Beauty Of Hip Hop,Ft.Ivan Kilgore,Mike B & Big Chief at O.T.S Studio,Engineer Big Chief by Da_Biggest_Chief #np on #SoundCloud source https://ubfsf.org/index.php/2020/12/29/the-terrible-beauty-of-hip-hopft-ivan-kilgoremike-b-big-chief-at-o-t-s-studioengineer-big-chief-soundcloud/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-terrible-beauty-of-hip-hopft-ivan-kilgoremike-b-big-chief-at-o-t-s-studioengineer-big-chief-soundcloud

Picasso At Her Finest

At 17, she would become the youngest student accepted into her dream school as an animation major. Since, she has worked hard making the Provost list two years in a row, maintaining above 3.8 GPA. source https://ubfsf.org/index.php/2020/12/29/picasso-at-her-finest/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=picasso-at-her-finest

Excerpt from King: The Early Years

Chapter 12 Child… now you know Redd rolling in his grave at the very thought of this,” Dekoven said in a pretentious effeminate voice. He was sitting in an office chair across from Sticky's desk dressed casually in a Marc Jacobs leisure suit and wearing Lacoste loafers. Available on Amazon “I know…” Sticky laughed, “but …

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