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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Urban Life
  • Language:English
  • Pages:194
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781667845401
  • Paperback ISBN:9781532333866

Momma Bear

by L.O.R.D. View publisher's profile page

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Overview

"Momma Bear" follows the heartbreaking struggle, risks and results of raising minority youth in urban America.

Momma bear is laced with action and all of the grind and grain in urban ghettos. Yet, it’s a perfectly tempered page turner that chronicles the plights of two minority women as they struggle to shield their offspring from an ominous world of death, prison, social injustice, drugs, and violence.

Description

Dirt-poor, struggling, and the teenage mother of two small boys, Glenda James fled her rural, South Carolinian roots in a desperate attempt to find work in the northern factory boom. After arriving in New Haven, Connecticut, she realizes that her employment opportunities have fizzled. Far from home with no money, support, or family, Glenda does all that she can to feed, clothe, and shelter her children. Amidst her existing struggles, raising two boys in a fast-paced city brimming with poverty, crime, drugs, and violence becomes a challenge of its own.

About the author
L.O.R.D. is currently serving two consecutive sentences totaling 50 years, execution suspended after 29 years in prison. As he has matured throughout the 20 years he's been in prison, he also accepts responsibility for his involvement with street life and is actively devising strategies to keep minorities like himself from becoming products of their environment. While accepting responsibility for his own shortcomings, L.O.R.D. makes it clear that his second sentence is the product of a wrongful conviction orchestrated by the same prosecutor who previously implemented a system of gross misconduct in order to send L.O.R.D.'s brother, Johnny Johnson, and childhood friends to prison for the rest of their lives. In that case, Johnny Johnson was sentenced to 75 years, Sean Adams to 100 years, Darcus Henry to 100 years, and Carlos Ashe to 90 years. After serving 17 years wrongfully convicted, they were exonerated in July of 2013. L.O.R.D.'s case is currently in limbo as it has been sent to the Chief State's Attorney's office for an integrity review.

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