- CA, USA
- member since January 21, 2007
Bakari45’s last login was Friday, February 24, 2012.
You are invited to an online screening of the novel "Soul Baby" by author, writer and producer Joseph H. James, Jr. In the multimedia section, you will be able to listen to the free audio of the prologue, view the sultry music video of one of the theme songs sung by Broadway star ( original Rent cast) Byron Utley featuring top model and actress Brigid Turner and view the soulful book trailer. Soul Baby is available in paperback and all the major eBooks formats. Please check out the beautiful website at:
Survivor I Changed the Rules Part 1 available via kindle
Therone Shellman the elder of four children who were taken away from their mother when he was four and thrown into the NYC foster care system. In and out of different homes he and his sister went. He was a child thinking about adult issues like survival and having to look out for his younger sister. At the age of fifteen dissatisfied with the dysfunctional parents who adopted them both, and a school system he felt was biased he turned his back on both and sought the streets. From hustling at fifteen, to pulling stick ups at sixteen, Shellman found himself at the age of seventeen being sentenced to ‘four to twelve” years in prison.
In an honest and brutal way Shellman tells his life story from a powerless child to a power crazed and misdirected youth, survival of the fittest on the streets and in some of the roughest prisons in New York State. Throughout the story you witness his search for self peace and spiritual growth as he sought to balance his troubled life which would ultimately lead him through real life threatening situations where by chance and a little wit he would overcome time and time again. And finally some way some how an awakening rose up within him to change his life and write stories which would help others.
"Survivor" I Changed the Rules is not just a memoir or biography, it is a testament about how strong the human spirit is and the ability within all of us to rise above the chains which imprison us.
First, I am ashamed to answer this note because I have been away so long. Now I am at home everyday undergoing chemotherapy and I got all the time in the world, figuratively speaking, but it is working. I am back and working. I definitely have more sources on Christian Fundamentalism. Hope to hear from you again. I'm sorry that it took so long to get back with you. Don
I was surfing on shelfari, and guess what I found? You may find this very interesting…check out a member called( Indigo CT USA) This is the type of racism I write about in Cosmic Beginnings, but in my novel that particular element gets a major STOMP DOWN…looks like the K is still alive and well….that’s why I write so controversial and raw.
"Better your anger and fears flow like ink from a pen onto the page, or paint onto a canvas, than blood on the sidewalk. Better your blows strike the faces of drums or cords of melody, than the faces and backs of women and children!"
- Nathan M. Richardson, Poet & Author
Hello Bakeri45, I'd like to invite you to view my new novel, "CHUBBY": The Hydraulics of a Neurotic. Thanks, have a great day!
As one of the three admins for the Friendship for Universal Peace group, I am trying to get in touch with as many members as I can who have not been very active in the group lately. We basically just want to remind everyone that we’re here and to invite you to peek in and see what’s going on as the group continues to grow and spread our shared wish for peace throughout the world.
If you have been popping in and participating, please ignore/forgive this message. It’s hard to keep track with so many of us. If you haven’t visited recently, come on by when you get the chance. We look forward to seeing you.
RE: Political Ads Targeted on Shelfari Discussion Board
I created/started the 'ROOTS' discussion board on Shelfari.
There is currently a thread called " Obama is who he says he is".
I just noticed that there are ads, paid for by the McCain-Palin 2008 campaign, on the side and bottom of the posts.
I don't think this is proper or fair. It's certainly not balanced.
I find this offensive, targeted and biased.
What is your position on this?
"Guided by the Ancestors"