Hilton N. Webb, Jr
Hilton N. Webb, Jr., is a formerly incarcerated cis-gendered man who loves the speed and danger of Harley Davidson motorcycles, the smell of fragrant blossoms, and the laughter of small happy children. He is also a writer who believes poems are the sharpest arrows in literature and that love is the strongest force in the universe.
The Spiritual Activist, Marvin Wade
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Marvin is a Spiritual Activist. Following his release from prison after 25 years, he worked as an intern at The Fortune Society, and soon after joined their writing group. Thankfully, Fortune and the writing class were there to assist in his transition. Marvin is also part of the Re/Creation, a Brooklyn-based writing group. You can read more of his work at reslashcreation.com. Look for many great things literary and Spiritually to come from Mr. Marvin Wade in the near future. Twitter: @Spiritual1wade
It takes all kinds... of journeys!" Max has lived in many places in the world, taking both the outer as well as the inner journeys to the one place where they paradoxically secure universal freedom. New York City is the city of his birth. In the bardo of life and death, it has become the city of his rebirth.
Shaley Howard is better known as Sparks Alexander is a self taught actress. From the age of 5 she has been creating short plays and choreographed performances for her family, school functions , and audiences across the USA, even today.
She enjoys spending giving her mindpower to her hometown community of Shrewsberry, New Orleans, LA. It is here that she is an active participant
in the revitalization of the people and the areas natural resources. She is doing this by growing produce on the land in the area to provide more fresh food options to the people.
Shaley is always continuing her crusade to improve the quality of life for her people while also seeking a continual understanding of her reason for being. She has one daughter.
Donel “Lotus” Davis
Lotus is a singer, poet, songwriter and entrepreneur. Her passion for music and changing the world is what drives her. She has been through very rough patches in life. Music is therapeutic and she uses her gift of song to cope, heal herself and those who may hear her.
Rev. Keith Finesse Gadson
I’m the founder of the National Innocence Project’s Music & Art Ministry, and our mission is to vindicate the wrongfully convicted. I was wrongfully convicted for 32 years in prison. In a rare act, I convinced Sen. Velmanette Montgomery that I was innocent and NYS Senators endorsed me for clemency. I became a renaissance man while in prison - a keyboard musician, singer, composer, and canvas art painter. My artwork was published in Fortune Society’s 2020, “Voices of Fortune” and exhibited at MoMA PS1.
Prior to prison, I had acted, danced, modelled, and was on Broadway at the Bijou Theatre, the first Black owned theatre, for choreographer Ron Davis. I also did disco dance demonstration for Flori Roberts Cosmetics, as well as runway modelling for Harold MacDermon and the Brown Skin Models.