Dad Saves America
Dad Saves America
Former Bloods Leader Goes To Prison, Now Brings Peace Between Gangs | The Show

Former Bloods Leader Goes To Prison, Now Brings Peace Between Gangs | The Show

How quickly can a gang leader turn his life around? For Antong Lucky, it began the moment he was sent to prison.  

Lucky grew up in East Dallas and from a young age, he was exposed to gang culture and drug dealing. When he was sentenced to seven years in prison at age 21, he knew that something had to change in his life. Upon his release, he began working with Bishop Omar Jahwar, founder of Urban Specialists. On this path of redemption, Lucky worked to break the school-to-prison pipeline and bring peace to his neighborhood, and eventually to communities across the country.  

Lucky recently published his memoir, A Redemptive Path Forward, and is now the president of Urban Specialists.

Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss a single episode, and feel free to leave a rating or review!


A Redemptive Path Forward:

Urban Specialists:

Heal America Movement:



[00:00] Intro 

[1:32] Absence of father figures in Antong's neighborhood 

[8:32] School was a refuge early on 

[12:18] Neighborhood rivalries start affecting school 

[15:34] Attempt on Antong's life in 7th grade  

[23:15] Antong's first exposure to drug dealing 

[28:46] Founding the Dallas 415 Bloods 

[35:46] How Antong ended up in prison  

[44:17] Environmental trauma, temptation, and culpability 

[51:22] Antong's transformation in prison  

[1:01:02] Beginning the path of redemption outside prison 

[1:08:08] What is Urban Specialists?  

[1:12:51] The entrepreneurial spirit can be productive or destructive 

[1:16:28] Stand Together's relationship with Urban Specialists  

[1:19:53] Encouraging a healthy, productive, and open mindset 

[1:27:18] What does being a dad mean to Antong? 

[1:30:12] Antong's role in the American story  

[1:32:35] Outro


Watch the video version on YouTube:

Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America:

Visit our website:


Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.

Dad Saves America
Dad Saves America
Dad Saves America is all about celebrating dads and fatherhood. Fatherhood is the greatest opportunity to make a positive impact you will have in your lifetime. We’re figuring out how to raise a generation of resilient, independent-minded kids who are ready to embrace freedom in their future. Top experts and engaging personalities, including Adam Carolla, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Adam Curry, Daymond John, and Jay Glazer, trade stories of childhood, parenthood, and all the issues impacting how we raise our kids with host John Papola.