Danny has been certified by Toastmasters International as a competent Public Speaker (1991 East Moline). He received his GED from the Chicago City Colleges (1981) and obtained a certificate in Graphic Arts from Southeastern Illinois College (1987). He is a former member of the Pan-African Revolutionary Socialist Party. He spent twenty years in prison and ten in Elgin Mental Health Center. While in the hospital he wrote over eight-hundred poems, three books of daily meditations, and numerous speeches and Afro-centric anecdotes. He also acted as a mentor for younger consumers while there, leading his own peer-support groups and chairing GROW for four years (2003-07). He has been clean of all illegal drugs for fourteen years.
Since getting out of the hospital in 2913 he has written five books: A Ten Part Book to Maximizing Your Potential, Life Poems, Three-Part Process to Breaking the Recidivism Cycle, Young, Gifted and Black, and Redeeming the Time.
Danny's mission is to provide others who have struggled with additions and mental illnesses as well a history of going back and forward to prison with a better image of what they can be with the use of faith and a meaningful life purpose as a guide.