James Plain was born to Felix and Margaret Plain in a small town located in rural Mississippi. Born the sixth of seven siblings, he is the only of them to serve in the military. He is not fond of politics. However, he is proud to be an American, and has a genuine and passionate concern for the happiness of all Americans. In recent years, he has been deeply troubled by the negative issues plaguing the African-American community. His immediate concern is the disproportionate mass-incarceration of Black men across America. In addition, he is deeply outraged by all the rampant, Black-on Black crime plaguing our communities and our nation. His purpose for writing this book is generally inspired by the above-mentioned negative stigma which, in essence, is causing a portion of our society to decay! Through his advocacy for social justice, he feels that legislation must be challenged to dismantle the practice which is responsible for the disproportionate mass-incarceration of Black men. In regards to Black –on- Black crime, his view is; individuals who commits such hideous acts, are victims of their own demise, and should therefore, be brought to justice. When asked if there’s hope in resolving the above issues, his reply is; “certainly, make no mistake about it, I have a solution to solving these problems”. He further states that; “the key is education”. He admits that change won’t happen overnight, and it’s going to take time. However, he feels that where education is concerned, intervention is of the essence. His ultimate goal, as stated in chapter eight, is to initiate a program for children called; Black Youth Educational Program (B.Y.E.P). He contends that the program will be overseen by his Organization for Social and Economic Development (O.S.E.D.) When asked, how long it will take to see change, his reply is; let’s give it twenty years.