“You do not have to live the rest of your life feeling unqualified. Liberate Yourself.”
D. Demond King lives by these words, and he is passionate about spreading the message. A native of Richmond, he knows firsthand what is needed to overcome the crime, drugs, and violence on the streets of this East Bay city because he has lived it.
Recognizing his own level of self-neglect, he changed his mindset and his lifestyle, focusing on finding his purpose and defining the influence he would have over his own life.
In 2011, he co-founded the Redemption Center, a socio-economic and personal development organization that promotes social enterprise while advocating for social equality.
“The thing about redemption is that when it’s genuine, it always translates into service,” said King, reflecting on his personal road of self-recovery and redemption.
He says it is through random acts of kindness, simply doing things for others without expectation of something in return, forces others to step outside of their comfort zone.
“I have the privilege to be inspired every day, yet could easily be counted amongst those labeled as underserving,” he added.
Through a quarterly publication, Redeemed Magazine, King delivers his message of service, redemption and self-discovery. His podcast “Redeeming the Time” broadcasts every Thursday and discusses various political and socio-economic topics.
For more information, visit www.redeemeworld.org or like the Facebook page at www.facebook/com/rwmagazine1. Follow D. Demond King on Twitter @DDemondKing.