By: Demond A. Jackson

This months honor goes out to, Andre Weiderhorn chairman and chief executive of Fatburgers Inc., based in Beverly Hills. Was arrested under a 22-count federal indictment, charges ranging from mail fraud-to-witness tampering. In 2004 , he decided to plead guilty to the offense’s pay an illegal gratuity and filing false tax returns. He spent 15 months in prison. When questioned about his prison experience Weiderhorn has stated: “I saw an awful lot of terrible things” , “Dealing with a failure showed me that all I can change is where I go from here.” and that is exactly what he is doing.
After his release from prison, Wiederhorn became chief executive of Fatburger, under his tutelage Fatburgers is aggressively expanding, in 2003 Fatburgers had 40 restaurant. Nine-years later there were 150 located in 27 countries.

Weiderhorn is a major support of higher education, he’s a donor for USC Associates, a mentor speaking to our future entrepreneurs, married with six children Weiderhorn is a shining example that an ex-felon is a simply someone who has made a mistake, yet possesses the potential to reflect that in a nation were every man is created equal we are not the sum total of our bad decisions. If given the opportunity there are those like us who are committed to this nation grow in a positive way. Andre Weiderhorn, are helping many incarcerated men and women find their way and it is a honor to recognize that.
God bless you, your family, your growth and prosperity.

Demond Jackson
As you can see my name is Demond Andrae Jackson. My comrades and Love one's call me D-jay. I'm the co-founder of Convicted Soap Box, and the MENSTOP!/GIRL...STOP! re-entry programs. I consider myself a literary artist, be it poetry, editorials, composition, music or screenplays "My my power and words are my weapons..."
I'm the son of an African American queen, born and raised in Los Angeles California, where I was groomed in its infectious gang culture. For the past decade and half, the federal Bureau of Prison has been a institution of self-education, self-evaluation and the reason I now possess knowledge of self. That being so, I now strive to expose the solution to the problems that our plaguing our communities, America's youth and this country as a whole. There's a saying: "There's nothing new up under the sun." Simply put, if there's one thing in this universe existence, that has seen all thing that mankind has done or not done, it is the sun. That means the moral dissension that taking place currently is nothing new. Historian have written about times where the moral fabric of a nation was so tattered where the only solution for change was war a destruction. This country was built and establish to be the nation it is today. By the disenfranchised, those who were being oppressed by the Queen and her fellow Aristocrats. Therefore if this country is to change once again for the better. It will begin and must begin with the actions and the voice of the disenfranchised i.e, America's minorities, poor and it's third class citizen the American Ex-felon. That being said I'm committed to "WRITING MY WRONGS..." and sewing seed of knowledge and truth that will blossom into peace, prosperity and positive change

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