The focus targeted and identified several black men and fathers that remain in jail awaiting trial because they are unable to afford bail for minor misdemeanor and unjust charges including recent protests against systemic racism.
To date, the bailout reform program has raised $780,540 worth of bails in total to assist in cases where there is lack of adequate representation, support, rehabilitation, and bond assistance for identified inmates nationally. The Power Circle Organization contributed to the campaign with monetary aide, digital marketing, and social media influence. On June 21, 2020, 13 black men were released from jails in Dekalb and Fulton county in Georgia. An additional 9 inmates have been identified and placed under further review regarding immigration status and assistance. To date, the movement has posted $230,000 worth of bonds to send these men home to their families.
The initiative does not stop at financial assistance, this partnership will also provide support, mentorship, life tools, and resources to these men for a positive transition back into their role in the economy. The extension to the “Father’s Day Bailout” program created will also provide the released inmates access to Smith’s online business school “Spectacular Academy” where blueprints are founded and taught by millionaire mentors to ignite and position these men into entrepreneurship.
“These are the stories that I want to be connected to as a black man and father. We have thousands of cases where black men are serving time for misdemeanor cases and cannot afford to cover their bonds. Change starts with us as the narrators of our own culture, story, and history, so why not lead as an example. Being influential in this movement during the turmoil that we continue to fight against is about utilizing that position in action, not just words. The prison system is a significant source behind unjust practices towards men of color, so The Power Circle Organization will continue to support and partner with causes like The Love Project 404 to bring awareness and assistance in any way that we can.”
About Spectacular Smith
Spectacular Smith is an American multi-platinum recording artist, entrepreneur, no. 1 bestselling author, social media guru, keynote speaker and entertainer. Smith is the founder and CEO of Adwizar, a digital and social media marketing agency. Keynote speaking on topics such as social media, technology, branding, and marketing. The company was also featured on Inc Magazine, Digital Journal and Miami Herald, Forbes for its innovative methods on how to monetize and grow social media following and has no ceiling on its growth. Music stardom was just the first stage of Spectacular Smith’s career. Intrigued by the business possibilities of social media, he turned Pretty Ricky’s Facebook page into his personal laboratory, testing out his theories behind social networks for a full year until he had a new, unbreakable system of gaining and monetizing followers.
Smith is known as one of the “Top Marketing Gurus To Watch” by Huffington Post, ranks among the “Top 5 Most Influential Entrepreneurs in Tech & Music” and honored as the “Innovator Of The Year” by Black Enterprise, and named one of the “Greatest and Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs” by Inc.
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About The Love Project 404
The organization supports overcoming systemic racism with acts of love one action at a time. Their mission is to provide a voice to the voiceless by helping the underprivileged, facing incredible hardships rooted from cultural biases and systematic racism, with access to resources, mentorship, and financial assistance. Founded on the principle that love has no labels, The Love Project 404 believes love is the most powerful force to overcome bias. The Love Project 404 organizes various initiatives throughout the year to help aid those in need.
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