Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Former Inmate Becomes One of the Most Influential African-Americans in Wisconsin

The G-Man Interviews



Minister Caliph Muab-El was sent to a prison for adults at age 15. At the age of 19, he spent 10 out of 15 years in solitary confinement at a super-maximum facility. While incarcerated, he turned his cell into a classroom to expand his education.

At one point, he was precluded from getting his degree as a result of the Department of Correction’s policy of not allowing inmates to go to college. However, he remained determined in his effort and went on to receive a paralegal license from Blackstone College after being released. He also studied business administration and law at Murray State University through correspondence courses.

He was ordained through the Universal Church of Christ and Now Faith International and has been the subject of numerous news profiles in the state of Wisconsin and other sections of the country.

As a motivational speaker, he frequently travels the U.S. to give lectures on mass incarceration, racial injustice, police brutality and inequality. 

In 2016, he was voted in by the Gamaliel Network as the Liaison for Mass-Incarceration for the African-American Leadership Commission.

Most recently, he was honored as one of the 44 Most Influential African-Americans in the State of Wisconsin (the 44 Black Power Class of 2016) and given an award by the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. 

Click here to listen to the episode. 

Attention: Counselors, teachers and concerned citizens

If you work with young people or know of some that are headed down the wrong path, I urge you to share this episode with them. It could make a difference. Thank you.  

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