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‘I Can Take it From Here’ With Author Lisa Forbers – Part II

 Ben Tankard and Jerry Adams Joint Venture with Streaming Networks Smooth Life TV and VTV
Ben Tankard (left) and Jerry Adams partner in new streaming networks Smooth Life TV and VTV
Lisa Forbes Portrait
Lisa Forbes, author of 'I Can Take it From Here'

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. presents his second, and final, discussion with Lisa Forbes, author of ‘I Can Take It From Here: A Memoir of Trauma, Prison, and Self-Empowerment.’

As the youngest of six children, Forbes grew up in a Chicago housing project where she endured sexual, religious, and emotional abuse as a young girl. A voracious reader, she graduated high school at 15 and went to work as a secretary in a downtown insurance office, she became pregnant at 16 and, at 19, unexpectedly and uncharacteristically committed a violent act, stabbing and killing the father of her daughter.

Forbes talks about the ongoing epidemic of mass re-incarceration, starting her own company, Lisa Forbes Inc.; post-prison life and the importance of second-chances.

John L. Hanson is the producer and host of the nationally syndicated radio series In Black America. It’s heard on home station KUT at 10 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30 a.m. Sundays — and weekly on close to 20 stations across the country. The weekly podcast of IBA, the only nationally broadcast Black-oriented public affairs radio program, is one of KUT’s most popular podcasts.
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