Conquering Hope: The Life You Were Destined To Live by Kionne L. McGhee, Esq.

A MUST read for anyone who is searching for HOPE

Before Kionne McGhee—the State Representative, author, college professor, husband, and father—could realize his dreams, he had to fend off his nightmarish reality. A reality that consisted of a young, streetwise kid trying to survive living in one of South Miami’s toughest communities—the Naranja Housing Projects—and whose existence centered on balancing the role of man of the house and fulfilling the statistical requirements of being a product of his environment. Petty crimes, dismissing the school system, and living fast while dying slowly were his motives.

As the oldest son of six children, McGhee struggled with the strange dichotomy of enforcing rules at home while having rules enforced upon him at school. Needless to say, this unique position caused negative reactions that resulted in low scores and humiliating labels. Categorically stamped emotionally handicapped, McGhee’s future forecast was cloudy with no silver lining. To the world, the numbers said it all…78 IQ, 1.9 GPA, 580 SAT score, and 0% chance of surviving past the age of 21.

Determined to change a sure destiny of failure, McGhee began to partake on a journey that led him to one final conclusion: the American Dream is neither material nor is it only available to a certain class or race of people. It is simply having a chance to do what was not done the first time around. Armed with this revelation, McGhee took aim at every target that was intended to stunt his growth. Once labeled with emotionally handicapped, McGhee now boasts two degrees as a graduate of Howard University and Thurgood Marshall School of Law and is the nationally recognized author of A Mere I Can is American. A former Assistant State Attorney, McGhee now serves as the Founding Partner of the Kionne L. McGhee Law Group.

In 2012, McGhee shattered yet another miscalculated diagnosis from his adolescent years as he was overwhelmingly elected as Florida State Representative, District 117. In 2014, Representative McGhee was selected to serve as the Ranking member of the Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee. In 2016, Representative McGhee was voted as a “Superhero” of the year by Children of Inmates, Inc. In 2016, McGhee shattered another miscalculated diagnosis from his adolescent years as his long-awaited book “Conquering Hope” was published. He has received numerous community awards and recognitions from great leaders. Now, a respected attorney, author, State Representative, and revered professor, Kionne has become a role model for people of all ages whose stories are similar to his own as well as a trailblazer for justice and a motivator for success.

“I am absolutely convinced that the only way to save ourselves is to save ourselves.” ~ Kionne McGhee

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Five Star Review on Amazon By Tyreke Spann

Phenomenal book wonderful read full of Wisdom Power and courage that gives motivation and is empowering for any reader I truly would like to commend Representative Mcghee for writing yet again another wonderful amazing book that is definently a must read if you have not read it already your are really missing out on a powerful book!!!!!!!!

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Before Kionne L. McGhee—the State Representative, author, college professor, husband, and father—could realize his dreams, he had to fend off his nightmarish reality. A reality that consisted of a young, streetwise kid trying to survive living in one of South Miami’s toughest communities—the Naranja Housing Projects—and whose existence centered on balancing the role of man of the house and fulfilling the statistical requirements of being a product of his environment. Petty crimes, dismissing the school system, and living fast while dying slowly were his motives and the potential life advocates around him were not willing to show him that other alternatives existed.
As the oldest son to a single mother of six children, McGhee struggled with the strange dichotomy of enforcing rules at home while having rules enforced upon him at school. Needless to say, this unique position caused negative reactions that resulted in low scores and humiliating labels. Categorically stamped emotionally handicapped and mentally retarded, McGhee’s future forecast was cloudy with no silver lining. To the world, the numbers said it all—78 IQ, 1.9 GPA, 580 SAT score, and 0% chance of surviving past the age of 21. After an unfortunate brush with the law, McGhee had to face the threat of serving 20 years of prison with 4 felony charges against him. However, in March 1997, McGhee was absolved of all crimes and would later receive a jolt of awareness from his mother while coming down the courtroom steps. The judge’s leniency and his mother’s simple reply of “This should be a wakeup call” did what years of struggles and mistakes couldn’t. That day was when his world began to shift.

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