Jahmal Cole, Chicago Author, Launching ‘My Block, My Hood, My City’ Series (VIDEO)

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Not long after Chicago author and motivational speaker Jahmal Cole began volunteering at the Cook County Jail and talking with inmates there, he began to notice a pattern that bothered him.

Before long, Cole, a resident of the city’s Chatham neighborhood, found that when he mentioned a Chicago landmark like the Willis (Sears) Tower or the downtown area more generally, most of the inmates he was speaking with had never been to that part of the city aside from seeing the skyline off in the distance, as though it belonged to a different city that had nothing to do with them.

“Their entire world view is being shaped by blocks

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