I’m a huge fan of Lauryn Hill, and have been since I heard her sing as a High School Student.
It was Lauryn Hill who gave me the courage to rock my natural hair at the tender age of 17…
It was Lauryn Hill whose album title forced me to go read Dr. Carton G. Woodson’s The Miseducation of the Negro
It was Lauryn Hill who spoke the language of my innocent and unwavering teenage love with lyrics like… “I get mad when you walk away / so I tell you leave when I mean stay…” and “These buildings could drift out to sea / some natural catastrophe / still there’s no place I’d rather be….”
I’ll go to my grave saying “And while you imitating Al Capone, I’ll be Nina Simone / and defecating on your microphone” is the best line in rap EVER.
But the point of this post is to let you know that Lauryn Hill is currently incarcerated for the next 3 months due to tax evasion. This hit close to home not only because I’m a fan, but because my mother was incarcerated when I was little girl . Lauryn Hill has six children – the youngest is 1 years old and the oldest is 16 and incarceration is difficult for any family.
One thing that is really important to those who are incarcerated is mail, so let’s overwhelm our sister with our love, our words of encouragement and our prayers. You can send mail here:Lauryn Hill #64600-050 FCI Danbury Federal Correction Institution Route 37 Danbury, CT 06811
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