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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2330

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Tonight's special guest is Onyx King from Fort Worth, Texas, a survivor of horrible sexual, physical and emotional child abuse. Hers is a voice crying out for all the children who can't. "Before child sex trafficking became a popular cause," she says, "African American kids had been suffering for decades. My mother sold my body over and over." Later Onyx was sentenced to 30 years in prison in November of 1992 for conspiracy. Her ex-husband was a big-time drug dealer, and Onyx ended up spending 22 years and 7 months in prison. Finally, she was given clemency, because she wasn't guilty of dealing drugs. Her ex-husband was the dealer and not her. Onyx had only stayed married to him because her self-esteem was so low, because of all that she had gone through in her life, she thought she wasn't worth anything better. Onyx's book, ‘The Girl That Glows: a story of a young girl who lost her shine,' reveals that the abuse she suffered was almost unbearable, but the religious abuse she experienced was almost her undoing. Then the glow hidden in her heart begins to allow her to see who was there all the time, a child of God worthy of love. "My writing has taken me to a whole new level in my thinking," Onyx says. "I have not as of yet [fully] arrived, but I do believe it is coming!" During the day she's now working as a receptionist for Universal Health Services. "I love what I do, and no matter what happens in life I will forever remain connected with Universal in some way." A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Onyx possesses a BS in Social Work and is currently working on her Masters degree at the University of Phoenix.

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