Edward Cage was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Raised on the city’s North side, he was faced with countless challenges, each of which he overcame. Edward’s teen years were full of pain and confusion, including becoming a father at the age of sixteen.
He dropped out of high school and began to sell drugs, but when so many of his school mates were killed or locked up, Edward decided to make a change. He got a job at a sandwich shop. While working there he learned a great truth: he couldn’t read or write. Mad at the world generally white people specifically, he turned to Islam.
But as he taught himself to read and write, he started to see life in Black American differently. He stopped feeling sorry for himself, and walked away from Islam. This journey has taken him from Liberalism to being a God-fearing, strong-minded, thought-provoking, in-your-face Christian Conservative with an attitude. As Edward says, “once I was able to read past a third grade level with comprehension he never voted Democratic again, I ran with my wife and kids off the plantation to freedom.