During a time in which blacks represent just over 12% of the U.S. population; somehow, we are disproportionately 33% of the prison population. It is unsettling to witness many of the most influential voices in our culture today get rich from promoting lifestyles that are often leading the masses to this modern-day slavery. Keeping it 100. I ran the streets of Detroit for many years growing up and many of the people, if not all, the black men I knew getting arrested were actually committing crimes. In fact, usually, they had committed far more crimes than they were getting arrested for. With that said, I can’t fail to note that black and brown men were often unjustly given longer sentences. Nevertheless, a crime had been committed and more than we’d like to admit, we found inspiration not only in our lack of resources, but also in movies, music, and culture.