Black Cotton

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About the author:
Born in Michigan in 1969, Vincent Lewis writes and lectures about the injustice within the criminal justice system. A product of Chicago's Southside, he grew up seeing the devastating effects that drugs and crime had on his community. He has worked as an alcohol and drug counselor in Chicago's Cook County Jail, Mississippi State Penitentiary, the Arkansas State Prison system and for several nonprofit social services agencies targeting ex-offenders and substance abusers. He has now dedicated his life to living his Christian faith through action. He believes in teaching others the truth about issues of injustice and empowering them with the tools to become agents of hope and change. He also, works with churches to inspire, inform and empower God's people to become actively engaged in the economic development of their communities, while moving beyond the church walls to meet the needs of the people.

Black Cotton

The Harvesting of Our Youth

Authored by Vincent D Lewis

This book is intended to shine a bright light on the suffering of young black males involved in the criminal justice system. Because this problem has many different roots, it is impossible to simply write about crime and incarceration rates, so I discuss various issues contributing to the weakening of the black community as a whole, which results in higher incarceration rates among black males.

Publication Date:
0615305881 / 9780615305882
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Political Science / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights

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