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Why Is Family Important

Posted on September 11, 2017 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (41)

Why is Family Important?                                                                                                                                       ...

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I am called Habit

Posted on September 18, 2016 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I am your constant companion

I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden

I wil push you onward or drag you down to failure

I am at your command

Half of the task that you do might just as well turn over to me and I will do them quickly and correctly

I am easily managed

You must merely be firm with me

Show me exactly how you want something done; after a few lessons, I will do it automatically.

I am the servant of all great people and alas of...

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Reflection of the pen, pencil, paper and ink.

Posted on September 18, 2016 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

From the Book:  AGAINST ALL ODDS" by Armando Valladares.  

They've taken everthing away from me




because they don't want 

me to write

and they've sunk me here

in this cell

but they aren't going to drown me

that way.

They've taken everything away from me

-or almost everything-

I still have my smile

the proud sense that I'm a free man

and an eternally flowering garden


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Should I Tell Him that She Died?

Posted on September 17, 2016 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

While my mind is in a place of bewilderment, my spirit embraces the fullness of  Divine Grace. It is from this Grace I live. but I am human.

Should I tell Brother Rainn that a child whom he had known and mentored had been found dead.   He resides behind the walls in a 6x9 cell, should I bring to him more burden, such tragic news of the passing of  Robin, a child not much older than his bioogical daughter.  Should I tell him the semi-unknown story of her death, that ...

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Your Purpose

Posted on February 13, 2016 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

When you are called to do God's work and you are not fully engaged in it, God constantly reminds you by sending the experience of others to you. Is it my voice that is needed to  make an impact, to help to heal the pain of mothers who have lost their children in the street due to violence. Or am I simply to listen. ,This has been a trying week for me, I must do something to help these women, I hurt for them and at times I feel helpless.    May God give them the strength to go o...

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Most from the Worst -Inspired by B.O.L.D.

Posted on February 6, 2016 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I have been taking the most from the worst

Creating monsters like fleet ships

Stretching my abuse for a lifetime

Maybe even passing it on to my lifeline

I have been abusing my life so terribly 

Dreams standing still in my head while fear constanly rings the bell

Clouding out the good thoughts that life has to tell

Why do these abusive thoughts continue to lead my  life  

Waiting up for me daily day and night

Is it that I am ...

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B.O.L.D. - EmPowered Manhood Series

Posted on January 31, 2016 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

"To read is the foundation of all knowledge."

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A New Year-Still, So Many Tears

Posted on January 29, 2016 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I have been behind the scenes for the last half of 2015.  After 17 years, we are acclimatizing MeJah Books-from The Tri-State Mall to a new  location- Holly Oak Shopping Center on Philadelphia Pike in Claymont Delaware. Yes, I know, change is constant and it is important that we are prepared  to deal and accept change. But, I don't know, a new year is here and still so many tears!  Our young brothers are still dying in the streets and/or heading to prison.  The new ye...

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Brother Ali

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Greetings Queen Em,

Not once have I ever forgotten U in my nightly prayers to Allah!  I pray that U have found the happiness in this life that has always eluded me; but I have found peace of heart & soul with Almighty Allah!!.........

My Friend,

Brother Ali

GROWTH:  The important thing is this:  To be able a...

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Happy Mother's Day

Posted on May 9, 2015 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This message  via a Mothers Day card is from Brother Rainn , co-author of Letters to Ms. Em" and serving LIFE Iin prison.

Inscription:  "With Love On Mother's Day"

Ms. Em, Today is a good day to tell you that I love you very much and I appreciate everything you do for me. 

Happy Mother's  Day

Love Your Lil' Brah