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Cyntoia Brown walked out of prison a free woman on Wednesday, Aug. 7. But she didn't go home alone. The 31-year-old recently got married in prison. According to the Tennessean.com, a book publisher revealed the news while Brown was still in prison.

Atria Books announced the marriage in a news release about its deal to publish Brown's memoir. The publishing house didn't provide details on when or whom Brown wed. But the press release refers to Brown as "Cyntoia Brown-Long."

The memoir is described as a "coming-of-age memoir set against the shocking backdrop of a life behind bars." The book is based on her writings over the years.

Brown was released from the Tennessee Prison for Women on Wednesday after serving 15 years of her life sentence for killing a real estate agent while he slept.

Brown was a 16-year-old runaway when she fatally shot John Allen, 43, in the back of the head while he slept in his bed in 2002. Allen had solicited sex from Brown, thinking she was a hooker of legal age, and took her to his home. After killing Allen with his own gun, Brown ransacked his home, then urged her associates to return with him to cart off his belongings.

At her trial, Brown claimed she was forced into prostitute by an older boyfriend, but he was later cleared by investigators. The jury didn't believe her story, and she was sentenced to life in prison in 2004.

Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian-West and Rihanna rallied support for Brown on social media. She was often referred to as a "sex trafficking victim".

Brown will remain on supervised parole until the year 2029.

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  • WhoKnew

    Tied the knot with who? Man or woman?

  • Decked Out

    Was thinking the same daym THANG??????

  • Blaque Mahogany
  • Seldomseen

    For my college peeps, if you had it to do all over
    again would you attend college? Would you change your major

  • Starburst

    My guess another woman.

  • Bree

    She shot a man in the back of his head while he was sleeping!? Why has she been released? Maybe I missed something, but she took a life, therefore she should be paying the price.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So I guess all those thirsty negros who were going to try and holler at her are going to have to fall back.

  • Scromes1212

    Smh she should have served out more of her sentence. Master manipulator. She gonna ride this all the way out

  • Scromes1212

    Unless the law has changed Tennessee doesn't allow same sex marriage

  • TransMichelle

    I agree with you BUT today....it's all about "feelings." "Oh, it's so sad she was the 'victim' of sex trafficking"...Victim my azz. These are the vile individuals they're letting back into society out of prison. and she's going to make a fortune from her book. They promote only the lowest of black people..

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Probably the CO

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    It was a man
    https://www.cbs17.com/news/attorney-cyntoia-brown-recently-married/
    "...Brown was picked up by her new husband, along with two bodyguards and her agent.
    Yarbrough did not provide specific details about Brown’s marriage but said it was “recent.”"

  • JazzyBossyJen

    ? Hmmm.. Well hope whoever that may be are a good and HEALTHY support system bcuz it’s going to be crucial for her survival mentally vs. any type of unstable drama..

  • Shelly

    So she married someone she met behind bars? Ok that sounds really dumb.

  • Dowoop

    I think people who marry murderers that are behind bars for life are mentally unstable.

  • Bree

    I believe vengeance is God's. I can't stand people that swindle their way out of situations like this. If I did it, I deserve to be punished. I'm confused as hell, because from the post, this man was sleeping. They should have put her ash to sleep!

  • Dowoop

    Complete waste of time and money for me. This will not be the case for everyone. The job I am doing now pays more than what I went to school for but I am also a very quick learner.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I would change everything from my major down to my college choice...I would have rather went to an HBCU but I stayed close to home...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    She didn't swindle her way out of anything. The Governor of Tennessee reviewed the facts of the case, and decided to grant her clemency. Governors do that in every state in this country.

  • Dollface

    I would definitely major in something that's going to get you some money. These days certifications will take you a lot further than a degree. For instance Salesforce has it's own training and curriculum. If you're disciplined enough to learn it, you can pay to take the test to become certified. If and when you pass you guaranteed at least $100k per year. There's other similar certifcations that work just like that. Some of them have a prerequisite of having at least a bachelors.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    I would still attend college. Things worked out bc I’m an attorney making good money. But my undergrad degree is in poli sci and is useless on its own.

  • Seldomseen

    I will google, never heard of it.

  • Seldomseen

    Gotcha

  • Kyss Sims

    I don't think I would go to college if I could do it again. I would internship get experience.

  • Seldomseen

    What would you major in

  • Look@m3

    I would go but I wouldn't go back and get a 2nd degree!

    I wouldn't change my major but I would definitely pursue my goals and not give up!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    What I'm doing now has very little to do with what I got my degree in. But I would still go again if I had it to do all over. No regrets there, because a degree is still a good thing to have in your back pocket. On a resume, I think having one is always better than not having one.

  • Dee

    ?????

  • Bree

    Shame on the Governor. I haven't reviewed anything. I'm just surprised that she was granted clemency after shooting someone as he slept. Something ain't right. Maybe I should read more on this, but I don't want to.

  • Look@m3

    HBCU's!!! Yes, I would not change going to an HBCU for sure....

  • HC54

    Yes, I would. STEM, Business Degrees or Skilled Trade license/certifications. Liberal Arts degrees are lowest paying, lowest in demand and some are basically worthless.

  • chan chan

    Lmao she can find a man to marry in jail and women on the streets single as a dollar bill ? I swear I can’t stop laughing!! ????

  • chan chan

    This is too funny!

  • Dollface

    It's mainly used as a Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) but it can be developed to work for many things for all types of industries. Home Depot using as a order management system - meaning when you call to place an order, everything is done through SalesForce, but it looks like a typical order entry system. My job uses it to manage accounts internally. We use it to create support tickets, to assign project deliverables, for billing and much more. It's a wave and won't be going anywhere anytime soon. It's only about 7 years old so it's fairly new, which means not a lot people are specialized in it. Excellent way to have a quick come up in corporate America.

  • Bree

    College isn't for everyone. My best friend makes 6 figures and all he has is an associate's degree. My major in college has very little to do with how I make the money I make. My work experience is what spoke for me. I knew my worth and my salary cap is 6 figures higher than my former boss who has a PhD

  • Dollface

    Someone wanted to secure their position in that 15 year none baked oven and like a idiot she let them. Don't she realize she's about to get famous like a lot of other overturned convicted people? With that new shmoney she might could've hit Drake or somebody, lol. She should've held that born again vajaja on her sleeve. I would be in all my press interview talkambout I still haven't found the right one yet, with a smile.

  • WhoKnew

    Thanks for the link. I checked it out and this stood out blaringly loud.

    "Brown was picked up by her new husband, along with two bodyguards and her agent."

    A new husband, 2 bodyguards and an agent? So much for staying out of trouble. I'm sorry. Something does not feel right about this going forward after seeing that statement. But I wish her the best on her "life do over"

    Still SMDH @ Brown was picked up by her new husband, along with two bodyguards and her agent. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.

  • Coffee1st

    Don't know if marriage was the best thing to get into after all she had experienced.

  • Virgoqween

    Yep but I ain’t start till 25 and just finished in May (29) only because my job paid and I needed it for future promotions. If I had to be in debt idk I think I might’ve stuck with careers that didn’t require a degree

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I know a couple of dudes in my company who are Salesforce admins and developers. I know they're paid well. One of them was telling me that with the fresh certification and no experience, you might start around 65-70k, but with multiple certifications and a year+ of experience you should easily make 100k. Looks like a good field to be in, if you like that sort of stuff.

  • Virgoqween

    I feel for her being a victim of trafficking but that man ain’t deserve that. People be calling him a pedo but how was he supposed to know how old she was? Did she kill him because he was a “pedo” or because she wanted to rob him?

  • Bree

    Some of these stories I question because people can make up anything. But I can't understand even if she was a victim of trafficking, why did she shoot this man in the back of his head while he was sleeping. She could have called the police or jump ship. I'm so confused.

  • Dollface

    Well they have SalesForce Admin, Consultant, and Developers. Admins make around 60-70k, Consultants anywhere from 80-100k, and developers will make 100k+. Of course where you're located will make all the difference where you will fall. What stands out the most for me about it is, YOU'RE IN TOTAL CONTROL. It can be learned independently if one applies themselves. At anytime you can go and take the test... you pass... your life changes. I'm working on one as we speak. It's not Saleforce, but one similar. I'm so excited. I make pretty decent money now, but with this? It will change the game entirely. I don't have any children and I have all the time to learn what I need to get to where I'm going.

  • TheWildChild

    I wouldn't have wasted time and money on a MS/MA ? knowing I could've went straight from a BS/BA to a PhD ?????

  • Coy little wink

    I knew it. She married a pen pal

  • Raquel

    Yes, I would. I would have changed my major to Public Relations with a minor in Creative Writing. My passion is writing; I've written (2) screenplays and had several poems win notoriety in poetry books. But, it seems that writing didn't product the amount of money that I wanted (couldn't afford to freelance), so I am stuck in corporate America for now.

  • abby500

    The latter

  • Ebony Starr

    Shouldn't the other "victim's" family be able to stop her from profiting from her crime?

  • TheWildChild

    Nah, other outlets are reporting she married a former hip-hop rapper from Texas by the name of "J. Long" ?

  • Ni Ni

    Po thing needs guidance.

  • abby500

    Exactly... I have no degree and I make 6 figures and work in management...white collar. My experience was key ...not a degree. I do wish I had finished tho.

  • TransMichelle

    You're right to question it. The reason why she shot him in the head while he was sleeping was because she was robbing him....PERIOD...! There are actually girls who are captured for sex trafficking but I've never heard of them doing something like this. And they're going to let her capitalize on her "deed." This simply promotes the idea that "murder is justified as long as you claim to be a "victim."

  • TheWildChild

    Some washed up rapper from Texas by the name of "J. Long" ? hope he's not a clout chaser.

  • Maxx

    She was 16 years old which is still a CHILD when she committed the murder. She was being forced to have sex & physically abused at the age of 16 when she was still a CHILD. She has served her time in an ADULT facility for 15 years and paid her dues. Would I say the same thing if she killed my family member....yes I would because at the time, she was only 16 which is still a CHILD. It is not a black & white situation to me and she was under duress & did not have the mental stability. If you have every been in an abusive relationship you would probably understand better, but I hope it doesn't take all that to have compassion for this young lady.

  • TransMichelle

    It seems like they should be able to. I don't know with all the "politically correct" culture today it might not be possible. This girl is going to make a fortune and make the rounds of the talk shows.

  • abby500

    I would have gone right after high school if I could do it over. I went on and off and have not finished. I make way more ?than my degreed friends, but I wish I had finished

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I don't have an issue with it. Of course her husband would be there. Her agent too, to celebrate and maybe take them out to dinner (she did sign a deal with Netflix, so that's a big deal). And I'm guessing the agent probably hired the bodyguards to keep any crowds (or nosy people) away.
    I don't have a problem with any of that.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I'm trying to figure out why that's funny. A lot of quality, educated black women (including many that I know very well) have trouble finding a good man. I feel bad for them. I don't see that as funny at all.

  • Coy little wink

    Perhaps it's true love ?

  • Bree

    I have compassion for anyone in an unfortunate situation. I have been sexually assaulted in ways people would never imagine. Through God's grace, I am still here. This situation just has me puzzled because she shot him while he was sleeping. How many others was she forced to sleep with but lived to see another day?! This situation just sounds like murder to me, which is why I am confused

  • Bree

    I was forced to do some things in my younger days by a trusted family friend, however, I never tried to bring harm to said person. When I was college, I would see her. She would act as I'd she didn't know who I was. I have not been in her presence since and that was over 10 years ago. I don't know why she molested me but I have no hard feelings towards her.

  • Bree

    Yes! Some people think a degree is always the answer. It is good for your resume but I had a boss that started off busting tables, he worked his way up and is making 6 to 7 figures, plus or minus bonuses. I learned a lot about hard work and that's how I bring in what I do. I work whenever I want to and still get paid.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    How long did it take you to reach 6 figures without a degree?

  • Seldomseen

    ?

  • Dowoop

    Arts degrees are for people who will be fine if they dont have a job.

  • TransMichelle

    Wow...It's great you had the strength to overcome as best you could. However, I'm sure it must have been very, very troubling..it's sickening. I don't know it's sooooo f*cked up. That must have been extremely hurtful for you. Many blessings to you I hope you can remain strong.

  • Dowoop

    I got my degree in the Legal field and wound up in the Finance field.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Should've waited. She probably would've secured that 'Love After Lockup' check. Or a LHH check. Since, she supposedly married a former rapper. ?

  • CardiB’sAbs

    I’ll add something else to it. College was a wonderful experience for me. My best friends now are from college which include some of my sorority sisters. College opened up a different network of people to me. Getting a college degree is more than just about making money when you graduate-it is about systematically reading books, inciting critical thinking and building long lasting bonds with an educated populace.

  • Dowoop

    My workplace uses Salesforce heavily as well.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    You have a JD? Did you pass the bar?

  • Bree

    Thank you. I was a little girl. I didn't know right from wrong. The things she made me do, I told myself I would never do them again. She did the same to another one of my family members but that person refuses to discuss it. I'm not ashamed of it, I just hate that it happened to me and there was nothing I could do.

  • Ryan

    She was a child, and he was a pedophile that the world didn't miss. Deal with it.

  • BlackNicheRims

    I agree. That is nothing to take delight in.

  • chan chan

    We have different ways of looking at things

  • Bree

    If you don't have any respect, please don't reply to any of my comments. Thank you.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Married without prenup and about to get money and attention.

  • Ryan

    If you consider the truth disrespectful you're too far gone to be saved. LIKE I SAID, redneck pedophile, a criminal, shot by a kid. DEAL WITH IT aaaand BLOCKED.

  • Dowoop

    I had got a part time position in Accounting while i was getting my law degree and wound up getting fast tracked to a six figure salary before i even finished school. I did complete my degree but i wasn't about to leave my job . The only reason i didn't take the bar is because i didn't want to be paying malpractice insurance for a field i wasn't even in at the moment.

  • chan chan

    Wasn’t taking delight. It’s funny. We all have a different sense of humor and I gave a dark one.

  • speakinmymind

    ????

  • Bree

    The truth isn't disrespectful. The latter part of your comment is. I shed NO tears behind being BLOCKED! I welcome it. God bless

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Very interesting. When did you go to law school? How did you have time for a part time job? You don’t have to pay malpractice insurance unless you’re actually practicing.

  • speakinmymind

    That's not disrespect, it's DISAGREEING with your opinion.

    #closedminded

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Agreed. It's frustrating

  • KarmaBackAround

    Id love to see where she ends in a few years..jus because her trial and time was unfair doesnt mean she's not a violent offender ...js

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Smfh.
    One step forward
    Four steps back
    Congrats i guess

  • Bree

    I'm not closed minded. I don't mind disagreeing. I'm not fully caught up on this story, only from what Sandra has posted. The latter part of that reply was unnecessary. I have only been trying to get an understanding.

  • Cocoa Rose

    It depends on the company. Fortunately the company I work for puts a greater emphasis on experience than education.

  • Dowoop

    Actually once you pass the bar, you are still required to article to get your certification and once you are sworn in you are responsible for association fees (practicing or not) and insurance.

  • TransMichelle

    It's sad. I'm guessing that you had family members but didn't feel you could tell them.... That's heartbreaking. In fact, being a very young child you probably didn't really understand what was going on but you knew it was wrong. Now, they are trying to legalize ped0philia and it's just sick to the core. I'm sure you probably thought about bringing charges against the person but it's probably something you don't want to "open up an old wound" at this point. I hope "subconsciously" you are healed as well. You know we can sometimes push things to the back of our minds and go on with life then later in life we are confused about why we react in certain ways, especially when it comes to relationships. It's because subconsciously we haven't truly healed. I hope you have though...I really do....!

  • TransMichelle

    LEGALLY a 16 year old is a minor BUT can indulge in sexual activity with others aged 16 and over and quit formal education. Drink wine/beer with a meal if accompanied by someone over 18. They also should understand the difference between right and wrong unless they're just deviant. They can also petition to be emancipated at the age of 16 and get a driver's license. In fact, a 16 year old can get birth control without parent's permission and have an abortion. in states like New York for example. A "child" can't do that. 16 year olds aren’t mentally or physically children. But they do not have the same "legal" responsibilities as adults.

  • Jas

    She killed a sleeping man!

  • 2gr8ful

    ???

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    Damn. I was hoping she wasn't a dumb bird but I guess I'm disappointed.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    I have my BA and a nail tech liscence. If I knew then what I know now I probaly would've just got my liscence and kept it moving. I don't regret doing undergrad though. I went to a HBCU and it was the first time in my life that I went to schools that wasn't predominantly white. I learned so much about our history and myself that I don't think I'd be the person I am today had I not gone...??#AggiePride

  • MsSapphire9800

    She found another trick to fund her prison life style...sorry..if she had killed her pimp I would had rally for her...but to pretend you are older and have s3x with the man...wait for him to go sleep...shoot him in the back of the head...rob him and then send your friend to rob a dead man...she deserve the whole 15 years she did.

  • speakinmymind

    "Quality" and what makes a "good man" are all very subjective. I have single friends who I think are a great catch but I've never been in a romantic relationship with them and that's a different dynamic altogether. People bring baggage and preconceived notions into relationships that you may not see play out in a friendship.

  • Seldomseen

    Exactly

  • Seldomseen

    ??

  • Seldomseen

    Funny in an ironic way

  • 2gr8ful

    More power to you in remaining strong and having survived.??

  • Bree

    I'm not completely over it because I wanted to understand why she did that to me. Maybe she was molested herself. I don't know. The only other person in my family that knows is the other person that was molested too. However, she doesn't remember it the way I do, so she doesn't talk about it. I have my moments but God blessed me with a great husband who is very understanding and extremely protective. He doesn't let me our of his sight and he questions everyone that is around us. At first, I thought it was too much but my husband is a loving man and he is always looking our for me. Took me a minute to get use to it. He is a beast and is not afraid to bust somebody in the head behind me. So I stay away from certain situations. My husband's family hates that he is so protective but they don't know why.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Perhaps it’s different in your state but In Ohio, yes you pay the fee to keep your license active every two years and you pay for your continued education (my job takes care of both) but if you are not taking on clients you do not have to pay for malpractice insurance because you are not actually practicing law. Idk what a certification fee or association fee is.

  • Bree

    Thank you so much. It is only God's grace. I moved on from a lot of the hurt but God has brought healing to my life. My husband is a great support system and vice versa. Getting over being sexually assaulted never really goes away. You just learn to deal with it. Thank God I didn't take my life nor do I take any medication.

  • Seldomseen

    Took me 20 years and I have to work multiple contracts to get that

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Wow. Well at least you have some hussle in you! Are you considering getting your degree?

  • Lainy Damone

    there is always next season.

  • MsSapphire9800

    .I think she did that gray-line...she wrote about her prison life because if she wrote about the murder...she would owe that family.

  • Seldomseen

    I have 2 degrees. I am starting to specialize in career counseling and EAP work. My perspective has changed in midlife and with this digital era. In my day that is what was expected of us.

  • 2gr8ful

    I hope the family that was not there for her doesn’t step up now that there is a possibility of $$$. Where were you’ll when she was running away, placed in all those foster homes, and prostituting as a child. Her best support system is not to look back. #favor&futureblessings

  • MsSapphire9800

    Shyt he better not ever cross her...she will claim flashback after killing his azz.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Honesty...Journalism or Video Media...my dream is to work for Marvel Studios...smh I wish I could do it all over again...

  • Seldomseen

    Yeah hindsight is 20/20

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Thank you...I regret not pledging also...at my college there were no AKA's, one Delta, No SGRhos, or Zetas until my final semester...I would have loved to be a Delta...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Frankly, you're nitpicking over irrelevant stuff here. Of course those terms are subjective, since I'm speaking from my personal perspective. But if you prefer to remove the words "quality" and "good" from what I said ... the fact is, a lot of educated black women have trouble finding a man. I don't see that as funny at all. That was the point I was making to original poster. The point remains the same.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I tell my Masters students that all the time...most of the time they didn't know they could just go straight PhD. or they just want a break after getting their MS/MA...

  • CardiB’sAbs

    I see. Were the the first from your family to go to college? Change can be a great thing! It’s never late.

  • WhooCares

    lmfao!

  • BlackNicheRims

    I got ya. But rest assured, everyone will have to be alone one day. Whether voluntarily or involuntarily.

  • Seldomseen

    What was your major

  • CardiB’sAbs

    We gotta fight! ?? lolol but in all seriousness three of my closest friends are Deltas. You think about pledging a grad chapter?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Impressive. There's a sales manager at my company who makes 6 figure who also didn't get his degree. I think he's getting ready to do an online degree now though. He started from the bottom in this company and worked his way up... but if he's ever looking to go to another company, he might want to have a degree on his resume. It just looks better and opens up a lot more doors.

  • Seldomseen

    One of my aunts went, my dad went for a little while. My sister finished, so it was a big deal. I just wasn’t exposed to the idea of contracting, Llc, certifications......I envy these young ppl making it happen in the world

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Yass!! I wanted to pledge AKA literally up until the time I met my mentor and she introduced me to Nikki Giovanni...I wanted to do grad but honestly I want to pledge!!! I wanna go through 10-20 weeks of hell, no sleep, and just stress LOL...IDk if they do that in grad chapter???

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Lolol all Members of the Divine 9 are non hazing organizations.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    It could be true love. He did a song that was inspired by her story, so they probably bonded over that.
    Found this online http://www.hallels.com/articles/18467/20171108/j-longs-short-film-video-evolved-inspired-by-the-story-of-cyntoia-brown.htm

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Okay...is that a new law because I saw some things I wasn't supposed to see then back in the day...

  • Dowoop

    Oh i'm in Canada.

  • Coy little wink

    Interesting

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Hazing was a widely accepted practice up until the early 90s. Now you’ll get expelled from your organization and possibly face jail time. I’ve seen folks I know go away to prison for years for hazing.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Makes sense. Y’all laws make a lot more sense. I think all practicing attorneys should be required to carry malpractice insurance.

  • JayBird

    She basically got married to keep her self occupied while locked up. Let's see what happens when she's finally free and gets a taste of the outside life. I bet you she won't be married after that.

  • TransMichelle

    Aaah....you're probably looking for the protection through your husband that you didn't receive as a child. Just make sure that his actions are not preventing you from having a social life. For example, if he checks every move you make and you have to let him know every minute where you are it's not healthy. But if you are able to do things "freely" (because you are an adult) then you are probably fine. Just be careful and it's good you have your faith as well. At least it keeps you strong and helps and has helped you get through such a horrifying ordeal. If your husband is a positive influence...that's great you have his understanding. It's hurtful....!

  • abby500

    Abt 5 years. My plan is to promote again and that may require a degree

  • the guest

    You know they will have their hand out. I hope her husband is sincere and their love solid against all false family and friends that will try to make their way into their blessings.

  • MsPam

    Plus some more.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    ??

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    Atria makes sure they get all the coin...let me get in line for this book

  • Karen Brady

    I agree and it's amazing to me how many fans she has here.

  • Bree

    Although I love my husband, my refuge is in God. He does pray for me, provides, and he protects. I have uncles & cousins who are protective of me too. My husband is very loving but he doesn't smother me at all. I come and go as I please. My husband has that same freedom, although he only leaves the house for work. He is more of a homebody than I am because we both can work from home. Some of the businesses we have requires travel but my husband works hard to provide the lifestyle we live. I do what I want with the money I make. He checks on me to make sure I am okay. It's never too much for me though at times, he is ready to bury somebody because of the ignorant people he deals with on a daily basis. I don't need my husband for much before he came along I was wrapped in God and even with him, I still am. We both are. My husband stands by my side and vice versa. It's not easy but it is worth it

  • TransMichelle

    Good for you...nice to hear. Many blessings to you both...! "When you have God you have everything."

  • TheWildChild

    Psychology and Public Health...?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Or maybe we could all just wish her well.

  • Reina1718

    I got a feeling she is going to get herself in trouble

  • Reina1718

    Agree

  • chan chan

    True

  • chan chan

    Exactly!

  • Bree

    Thanks so much! I really appreciate it.

  • sandi

    I'm finding these comments so visceral. You don't have to like what she's done. She was punished. The Supreme Ct years ago decided that it was inhumane to sentence teens to life with proper mitigation to show where they came from and how they ended where they are. Truly, she must have had a jacked family system or non existent. I know we attribute adult logic to children when they adult things. However, they are not capable of forming good, logical decisions.

    She has to live with taking a life, but when you in that life of pimping you have to expect that things end badly. I wish she would have some steady people in her life. SHe is still a child in her mind. You don't grow up well in prison. You are not your own person. It would have been wonderful if she could be taken under somebody's wing and allowed to mature.

    BUt it's her bed and she has to lie in it. Maybe she can make something of the mess she came out of out. As long as we have breath, the possibility for change and improvement always exist.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Well said.

  • Seldomseen

    Oh yeah, could have slid right in a psy d program.

  • Ryan

    I'm sure you would love to see her fail. An ugly spirit you have there.

  • Ryan

    That family's not gonna claim him as he wasn't exactly an upstanding member of society ?

  • Ryan

    More people seem mad at her than the dumbass who picked her up in the first place. There's no way he couldn't tell she was underage. When you do wrong sometimes it backfires on you, cause I'm pretty sure that was not the first time he pulled an R. Kelly! Bottom line is no matter what her body looked like she still had the mind of a child. And she served her time. Half her life in prison for killing a trick... I dunno, I wish her well and won't pile on negativity *shrug*

  • MsSapphire9800

    Because she went to him!!!! She made the choose to trick with this dude for money lied about her age. And everything is not about R Kelly...he is not the first and definitely not the last.

  • Li-Wright

    She married another female....betcha.

  • dontgetblocked

    Here we go! Sad that people are making her the face of sex trafficking. She had a family friend who took her in and raised her. Cyntonia ran away, got a pimp, did drugs and sold her body. She kept running away... to run the streets. She shot a john in the back of the head, robbed him and proceeded to lie about being a victim of human trafficking. Now she's married...

  • dontgetblocked

    I see domestic brawls in her future!

  • Colmeka Glass

    Wrong you dumba** he's a christian rapper

  • Duddy

    He's a dummy

  • dontgetblocked

    She was a runaway prostitute who could have gone home at anytime.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    People can be so negative when it comes to black women. None of us walked a minute in her shoes, so all we can do is speculate from the sidelines of her life. I'm praying she heals from old wounds and step into greatness.

  • Colmeka Glass

    Stfu

  • Colmeka Glass

    You shouldn't talk at all with that ugly pic

  • Colmeka Glass

    You are a fucking clown

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    SAY THAT!!! You know her family will act like they've always loved her and wanted what was best for her now that money, fame and book deals are on the table. Hopefully, she'll make them keep their distance.

  • MsSapphire9800

    No... she is suppose to be married to J Long from Pretty Ricky and who just divorce his first wife Pam from Total last year.

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    Bitch shut yo grey default head ass up!

  • Reina1718

    Awww

  • true french

    So?

  • Logan Roberts

    So instead of getting out, getting your life in order, therapy, finding somewhere to live, finding work and focusing on yourself....you jump straight into a no good man arms. Ok sis.

  • Dr. C

    The AKAs hazed like mofos at my college.

  • Dr. C

    Same sex marriage has been legal in the US since 2015. In all 50 states.

  • Virgoqween

    Are you joking?

  • TheWildChild

    ?no ...? for real tho....?

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    soon as i saw this i said oh noooo

  • Scromes1212

    Oh ok. I know Tennessee was fighting to not recognize same sex marriages for a long time

  • Ryan

    Mannnn you sounding like one of my bitter auntie's, always blame the girls "for being fast" - ol dude didn't HAVE to take a kid back to his house to fvck her. SMH Anyway you have a good one.

  • Maxima

    Why do I get the feeling this girl was "chosen". Sometimes agendas are in play. Why don't we release the least deserving, orchestrate failure and then say, "see, told ya so"

  • Shira Harding-James

    I always wondered how people in jail get married?...where are they meeting these people?

  • FakeNeanderthal Jesus

    looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

  • Cannelle

    Yes, I would change my major. I am STEM, but (S)cience, in research. I would change to (E)ngineering and forego the advanced degrees. So far, it's been long hours, years and years in school, little pay and often difficult to find work with advanced degrees. Yet, the media keeps promoting STEM - at least they can be honest and break it down a little more - the E and T are really what employers are looking for.

  • KarmaBackAround

    You dont know me...here is a beautiful soul but im no fool like you hun! Shes still a violent offender n we can only hope she learned a lesson

  • Ryan

    I disagree with whether YOU ARE a fool since I don't know you and don't care to but agree that hopefully she learned that there's a different "justice" for POC cause I guarantee if she were a blonde white girl she'd have a movie on Lifetime or some isht.

  • Frank Blunt

    Look around the country..city...hell the person you share a cubicle with? Some folks are truly content knowing their lust is confined with bed times, curfews and restrictions. Check out "Love after lock up"...Women be shopping baby!

  • KarmaBackAround

    She has a book deal and a Netflix deal if u havent been reading, obviously...u jus wanted to troll me but u came with no facts! U have a good day ?? n do ur homework before u talk!

  • Seldomseen

    Thank you for your input, as a therapist who specializes in career counselor I like to have specific feedback. I was thinking that all STEM was a slam dunk.

  • Ryan

    I knew about the book deal and if the Netflix deal goes through (their stocks have been taking a hit lately) then good for her! And off with your disrespectful negative ass, who the hell is in a bad mood on a FRIDAY?? LOL (aaaand blocked!)

  • KarmaBackAround

    Chiiii u started with me name calling lol the only person i ever had issue with on here ..go sit down

  • Cannelle

    Thank you for asking!! :)

    I try to share my experience as much as I can, particularly to high school students (especially black students). I want to help the next generation avoid similar pitfalls that I and my colleagues have experienced. There are also online articles discussing what I am about to write below.

    Certainly, science and research are very important for a functioning society. I love science, I am proud to be a researcher and up until recently, I've dedicated my life to the work. But there is something getting lost in the message that is promoted about STEM - at least the S for science.

    I had little trouble getting into graduate programs and funding my studies and research - most research students get tuition wavers, a small salary and funding from the government (grants), the school and/or private foundations. Some private foundations want to fund minority students (black, Latino and American Indian) in sciences, because we are underrepresented in STEM. In the end, I paid $0 for my graduate studies. Zero loans (!)

    The flip side is that once you aren't a student anymore, opportunity tends to dry up. Add that to spending 10+ years of our lives in school, on low salaries, with a workload that borders on exploitation (if not downright exploitative). That, plus whatever challenges that everyone else is experiencing, such as difficult projects and working environment. If then the person's goals are to reach a higher level such as professorship, or really, any Ph.D. level research job (including at national and private labs) they have to slog through the dreaded postdocs to "gain more experience" once completing their Ph.D. - so that means more years and often more exploitative conditions in terms of pay and working hours.

    ...and in the end, there is simply no guarantee. Many of us achieve the Ph.D. level job and many more of us don't, whatever it may be be. This is in part because there is a hellish amount of competition these days and fewer and fewer open jobs. So one can find themselves at 30 - 40+ years old, back on the job market - while others their age have houses and stable jobs. Now, we are still in a better position in the job market because we have marketable skills, but having to switch focus mid-life is especially hard on women and non-white or Asian men, as we were already starting 5 steps back. That is why the "leaky pipeline" in science for us exists.

    Of course it isn't all bad, but as I said before, if I had to do it again, it would not be S in STEM. Engineering at BS maybe Masters level is more likely to provide interesting work and a steady decent income at earlier ages.

    Because of the things that I mentioned, I cannot in good conscience recommend students to follow that path, unless it is made clear to them what they may be sacrificing as a result.

  • carla D gomez

    Me too

  • CaramelDream

    And its ALWAYS a BLACK woman doing this!!! Why can't we ever support each other? Stop looking at other women as competition all the time!! We all have alot in common and go thru the same things.

  • Seldomseen

    Thank you for that explanation, when you say switch focus mid-career does that mean you have to get out of the science field. Have you considered a national initiative to educate others.

  • Ryan

    Make me wanna skip the cookouts sometimes, lol

    I just tell one of my cousins to fix me a plate and roll by ?

  • LP

    LMAOOOOOOO!

  • LP

    She's been in a cage since she was 16 for 15 long years!!! You damn right she got married. Most of y'all mad cause you been out here in the free world and still single lol

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  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    So she bad the will power to kill a man whom she denied sexual advances , she had will and shot him in back of head , stole money and gun and took back to pimp, but didn’t have the will to kill the very man that they say raped and forced her as a sex selling woman ? Not saying her life was easy . It’s just that something doesn’t sound right , Kinda sketchy and suspect.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Also she didn’t kill the pimp that forced her but had the will to kill the trick that paid her , something off

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