shaka senghor

shaka shenghor


Why your worst deeds don’t define you

anybody can have a transformation if we create the space for that to happen…

yes. let’s.

a people experiment

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feb 2015 release – writing my wrongs:

In 1991, at the age of nineteen, Shaka Senghor shot and killed a man. He was a young drug dealer with a quick temper who had been hardened by what he experienced selling drugs on the unforgiving streets of Detroit. For years as he served out his sentence for second degree murder, he blamed everybody else but himself for the decision he made to shoot on that fateful night. It wasn’t until Shaka started writing about the pain from his childhood and his life on the streets that he was able to get at the root of the anger that led him to prison. Through the transformative power of journaling, he accepted responsibility for his violent behavior and now uses his experience to help others avoid the same path.


feb 2015 – we need more shakas:

zinn quote on people energy


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shaka senghor 's site


cure violence

norwegian prison

school to prison

i know you ness


letter to Kalief

I am now questioning how and why I survived 19 years in prison. #RethinkingPrisonsIntl #Cut50

Original Tweet:


perhaps we try still\ness over solitary..


jan 2016 – trailer for his book – writing my wrongs

a story of redemption

i want us to take the time out to listen … and to question our broken prison system

we’re living in a time where systemic change can take place..

hurt people hurt people.. a lot of people are hurting.. we keep turning a deaf ear to their pain..