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Views: 15 · Posted: 25 days ago

Beyoncé and Jay Z have hit the road together for the ‘On The Run’ tour. Colors. Lights. Dancing. Rapping. It’s a spectacle to behold to be sure. And it better be with tickets in most markets at $80 (before fees) just to get in the door.
The show debuted in Miami and someone’s dutiful camera-phone work caught a most bootiful sight indeed.
http://theurbandaily.com/2014/06/30/beyonce-shows-buttcheeks-tour-6-chicks-more-back/

 
Views: 35 · Posted: 106 days ago

Today is a big day for people that are in Federal Prison and a big day for the ones that have drug cases. Today they are voting on the Drug minus 2 Amendment, the Smarter Sentencing Act, the Recidivism Reduction and other things that the Legislations are looking into. All these US Sentencing Amendments are things that can help lower time on these harsh sentences that are being given or stop the searches that are being done. The US Sentencing Commission will be voting on the Amendments today at 2:30 p.m. There are many of us that are going to be waiting on the results to be given to us via FAMM, Att. Jeremy Gordon or other sources that are available to us. Things like this gives some hope to lowering the harsh sentences that was given to unjust drug cases with mandatory minimum. I know that what I am saying might not mean much to you and you might not understand it so I am going to give you a little run down and I am going to use me as an example. I was sentenced to a very high amount of time due to me going to trial and not wanting to plea guilty to something that I didn't do. I understand that a lot of people say that in prison, but I feel that my case is a little different. I am charged with a lot of drug distribution charges (crack and cocaine) but I have never sold drugs before. I "could" be guilty of something else but selling drugs that one I pass that is not me. They used the word "CONSPIRACY" to hold me to charges that were my co- defendants' alone but to give him a higher sentence and connect me to him conspiracy is all that they needed. Like I have stated before conspiracy can hold a wide range of things on you and knowing or not knowing you can still be held accountable for them. When you have the conspiracy charge plus drug your level is much higher too. Levels is a point system that they go with to classify you in a category to be sentenced under. It takes into consideration your back ground, the charge, the drug, the amount of drugs and things like that. Crack is held at a different ratio cause of the 1984 100:1 ratio amendment, that has changed within the years to 20:1 now at 18:1 but it is still a very unfair ratio. So with that all that being said knowing a person that is charged with drugs can receive a minus 2 level and it can lower their sentence by like 11 months to 5 years could be a big W. So for me and others today could be a good day if the votes go in favor for the Amendments. If you would like to check it out and see a little more about what I am talking about you can go to www.regulations.gov and click on the "comments now" button and check it out for yourself plus read a little bit a bout the things that are going on. It never hurt to be aware of what is going on around you.
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Views: 35 · Posted: 107 days ago

Today I went to commissary and some times I feel like I am just giving them my money. The BOP prices are ridiculous. Sometimes I feel it is all a money scam. We work for nothing and have to fend for ourselves and nothing plus nothing don't equal to something. How can you work for 12 cents an hour or day and afford to bye soap every week. And here in Alabama they pay us $5.45 a month on most jobs. I went today and I got just a few things matter of fact I am going to name them just to show you how crazy this mess is. I got pads not always($5.45), tampons not name brand either ($6.10), toothpaste, soap, and a deodorant. Snacks like chips, tea, mango bites, cup fruits, oatmeal, and cereal then I got the processed stuff to cook if I want to and that consist of, chicken, sausage, turkey sausage, cheese and small things like that. Reminding you that all the things that I am naming is snack size, there is nothing that is bigger the snack size here servings are one portions. Now when you look at that how much do you think that cost? It all can fit in one wal-mart plastic bag. Well my total way $88.65 for that little bit of stuff. So now look at how much we get paid and how long it would take me to save just to afford the things that I need. With out outside help you are F**ked with no Vaseline. So what happens you go into survival mode and go back to what you know and that is getting it by all means HUSTLING. These women are so talented that they do all kinds of things like, drawing, sowing, painting, hair, feet, they take it to the max and wash others cloths, cook plates, become workout trainers, pen-pal and what ever you can think of for them to make money in here. Some times the things that theses women do is so talented that I wonder do they think of using their talents at home. This one lady in here she draws portraits of peoples family members and that is her livelihood in here. She is so nice with it but when I asked (and you know I did) she said she don't do it at home. People do all kinds of things to make it in here but they do only what comes natural to make it "HUSTLE". Prices are outrageous and again I say nothing plus nothing don't make something. What did Rick Ross say? Everyday I'm Hustling. That is so true.
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Views: 32 · Posted: 108 days ago

When I was smaller and even when I got older my mother had this thing about saying, "Thank you" up in the air. As a child I used to say it cause my mother used to say it, every morning and every night before she would go to sleep. I never understood it and I never questioned it cause it was something that my mother used to do all the times, so I thought that it was something that you had to do every now and then. I even remember when bad things would happen to my mother she would say thank you too. It took me till I was older to sit an think about why she used to do, so I asked her to make sure that was right. When I did my mother told me that her grandmother told her when she was a little girl that you have to always say thank you regardless of what happens, good or bad cause nothing is promised to you. Just to thank "HIM" for the day that wasn't promised to you is the best thing that you can do everyday. She said that Nana (her grandma my great-grandma) told her that so much that she believes it and so it is something that she took and she uses everyday and I should too. I have always liked when my mother told me little things like that about my Nana and my Pop-Pop. They were the best people in the world to me. Well yesterday you know that I was feeling some type of way about the lady so went and put music on my player just to give me a little piece of mind. Still say Thank you, by Smokie Norful came up when I put the word Thank you in so I got it. Still say Thank you is a song that I just got on my playlist and I am loving it. Everything that my Nana told my mother is everything that the song is saying. Again songs tell stories and can tell you how you feel with out you noticing till you listen to them. I got a new favorite gospel song to add to my list. (smile ;))
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Views: 38 · Posted: 108 days ago

Last night I cried so hard that I still just can't help but talk about it. I was sitting at the table yesterday writing and getting all my things together to mail out like I do every weekend and this lady came up to me and asked me for help with some of her homework cause she always see me writeing or reading. I agreed and when I looked at the papers that she had they were about 5th or 6th grade work. When she seen me looking at it she noticed my face and proceeded to tell me her little story. To make a long story short she told me that when she was younger that she failed kindergarten as a child, 2nd grade twice and the 6th grade twice too, so then she dropped out of school in the 6th grade. She said that when she got taken away from her mother and went to foster care that they made her go back to school. At the age of 16 she was still in the 6th grade. She said that the school pushed her up to the 8th and half way threw she dropped out an never went back. Why didn't no one take the time out to help is all I was thinking? I asked her what was her biggest problem and she told me reading cause the letters look funny to her and backwards. I am no Doctor but I would say that that is like dyslexic or something. It really hurt me that she was like 30 something and no one has ever really noticed or tried to help not even the school system when they pushed her threw. So I had to ask more questions like how did she get around, how did she sign important documents, how did she know what to buy in the stores and things like that. She told me that she remember colors, signs, and the lettering things like that and when it comes to signing things she just scribbled her name and never read anything and it works. I really couldn't belive it. I told her that any time that she needed help she could come to me and I will always do my best to help her in what ever it is that she needs. We did her work and the great thing is that she really wants to learn now plus she said that she wants her G.E.D before she goes home in 2 years. So again I took it upon myself to ask why now? And she said that she got kids and she don't want them to be like her. To me that is a big step and a big women to lead by example. But in the end it still hurt me cause there are so many women that are like her. Is all the systems failing us?
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Views: 29 · Posted: 108 days ago

Have you ever met someone and they just aggravate you to the max and you don't even know why? Or you don't even know a person and you don't like them but you can't put your finger on why either. You can't be mean to them cause they haven't done anything to you but you want to cause of the way that you feel. Or you try to be their friend and in the end that person ends up doing you wrong and you think back to the way that you were feeling the first time that you meet that person. Let me get a little deeper. People tell you so many bad things about a person that you have never met but you still give them a chance cause they haven't done you wrong and then they do everything to you that the people was telling you. (SMH) I get like that sometimes with people and my grandmother used to tell me that that is like a 6 sense and that I should always follow that when it comes to people. Some times I listen when I am feeling real strong about a person and sometimes I don't. I still feel that you have to always give a person a chance sometimes. And sometimes that me trying to be "oh so friendly" kicks me in the ass and hard too. I have a beautiful smile that is very welcoming some times but I do have that frown or that look that say don't "F' with me too. When them eyebrows go down just let me be cause it is not going to be good for the home team. I think after all these years I should know when to use what but some times I mess up we all do. I wonder why I don't go with my fist mind on things sometimes? Why do I have to push the envelope? I guess I am never to old to learn the hard way. Your first mind is what keeps you out of trouble. If I (you) would listen to it a lot more some of these things that we put ourselves in would end so differently.
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Views: 7544 · Posted: 111 days ago

We got to watch the Nelson Mandela movie last night and it was a great movie to me. Yea I know that it is kind of old to you but we behind on time in here. Anything that has to do with history I love it and it don't have to be just black history, I love it all. After watching the movie you know everyone had to sit and talk about it and all the great parts plus the great actors and the statement was made, "Behind every strong man is a strong women". I thought that is so true. And so there for the conversation really took off talking about all the men that where great and the ones that are great today. I really believe that statement and feel that that is a statement that needs to be spoken more often. But then this girl came into the conversation and said, "As women in this day and age we don't have to stand behind our man now we can stand in front and on the side." Now that is true to me too. But to me how ever you want to say it it speaks volume. To be on the shoulder or hand in hand with a strong, powerful, respected person you have to be a strong, powerful, respected person also. That rock is what is need to get threw the hard times. Regardless of who you are, what you do, and how you do it that push from who ever that is in your corner is always needed sometimes. Do you belive that statement???
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Tynice Hall 34596-177, P.O. Box 4000, Aliceville Al. 35442

 
Views: 330 · Posted: 111 days ago

I hate that I have to be on other peoples time while I am in here. I hate that I have to depend on the next person sometimes just to have the smallest thing done. I hate that when I ask for something that I have to hear the whole 9 yards just to get an answer or get it done. I am not the type that ask for much but when I do sometimes I feel that who ever that I am asking should know that I don't do it often so I must really need. I hate that I feel like a burden on others. I hate that I can't do the smallest things outside this wall for myself. I hate that my independence only goes so far. I hate that this is not over fast enough. I hate that I got myself in this and that I can't get myself out. It is so easy to get in something but so hard to get out of it. This wall makes you so small but at the same time so big. You are small cause you are helpless, everything revolves around another. But you are big cause you are a INMATE that is "oh such a big bad person". This is my first time in here and it has been the longest dreadful time of my life. I don't see how people come in here and leave and then come back. I hate the statement "the first time I was locked up" it makes me say "and you didn't learn from that time dummy". I hate so much about being in here I can make a list. 1) being a burden 2) being a financial burden 3)not having independence, 4)waiting at mail call and not hearing my name to know some one cares 5)and not being able to do me. (And that is a small list) I hate it so much that I can tell you that I don't have another run in me to do. Ones that go in over and over again do they think about that ? I don't like not being able to be a Women and take care of me.
I hate it!!! 2960 days and counting.
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Tynice Hall 34596-177, P.O. Box 4000, Aliceville Al. 35442

 
Views: 342 · Posted: 115 days ago

Have you ever met a person that is so prideful that it really gets on your nerves? I was laying in the bed and just listening to these two old ladies talk and they were talking about this girl. The things that they were saying were hitting close to home. They are very sweet old ladies but OMG. One was talking about how she really liked this one girl and how she reminded her of her granddaughter. She said so many nice things about the lady but then they just started going in on the poor girl saying how she don't know how to accept things when some one is doing things for her out of the kindness of their heart. They went form saying so many nice things to questioning the up bring of how she was raised cause she wont take anything from anyone. Ok to make a long story short when I got up out the bed they got quiet. My roommate was the first to ask was I sleep? So when I said no, the next question was did I hear what they were talking about. These heifers were talking about me!!! I know that I said that some of the things that they said hit close to home but I didn't think that they were talking about me. Yes I am a very prideful person and sometimes that can be my down fall but damn. In here I don't like to take things from people if I don't have it then I will wait till I can get it or just go with out. To question my up bringing hurt a little too. My mother always told us, "don't walk around with your hand out if you want something go out there and get... nothing is going to be giving to you". And that is how I see it. I have never been a lazy person I have always made a way for me cause again nothing is just handed to you. I worked for everything that I have or had. My pride is a big thing and I feel I know when to put it away. This environment is not a place where you can just take things from people with out them talking or feeling like you owe them ten fold. I have my circle and I make sure that I keep it small but I know that I can go to any one of them when I need anything. These ladies hurt my feelings! But in the end if the shoe was on the other foot they are the same way. To me you shouldn't throw stones when you live in a glass house.

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Tynice Hall 34596-177, P.O. Box 4000, Aliceville Al. 35442.

 
Views: 339 · Posted: 115 days ago

OMG March is over with and April is here. It is like time is flying. When you are at home you never have enough time to do anything. You wish that you had just one more hour to do this, another hour to do that cause there is really not enough time in a day to get everything that you need done. Some times you even forget that you have to do something all cause it was to late so you put it off till tomorrow and tomorrow never comes fast enough for you to get it all done. Well in here people pray for the time to go by. You hear people saying this year need to be over cause I got this amount left. In here when the days fall off it is like something great, cause you know that it is one down and how ever many to go till it is your date. There is really no since of time in here cause everything is dead time. All you have is time to do absolutely nothing. Times is what you make it in here, it can be done or it can do you. When time is doing you it is a strain on you in here. You worry about things that you can't control and you even worry about the thing that you can. You have so much time on you hands that thinking can be detrimental sometimes you have to focus that energy to something to occupy lost thought. But in the end a lot of people in here pray for the time to go by just cause they know that on day there day is coming. So I wonder if the people out there are praying for the time to slow down and the people in here are praying for the time to speed up how does that work? Who wins on time?
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