From One Daughter to Another Maia Campbell

In recent weeks, we have seen videos of the beautiful actress Maia Campbell resurface. Her behavior on these videos is a visual of a chemically imbalanced brain, and the aftermath it causes because of self medication. As I watched this video, I cried. I cried because I remember watching this Nubian Barbie doll on a show called, “In The House,”in the house

and thinking how lucky could she be to work with L.L. Cool J, and have author BeBe Moore as her mother.bebe moore

I wanted to be you; the majority of Teenage Black Girls at that time, wanted to be you. Maia Campbell, you represented us.  Black Girls Rock, and our Magic is being showcased like never before. You should be a part of that magic.

As it’s often quoted on the television show, Intervention by phenomenal Addiction Specialist; I ask that you, “Accept the gift that is being offered to you.”

L.L. is reaching out to you because He has not forgotten about you. God hasnot forgotten about you. There are many forgotten people on those streets you playing in. Get help so that you can come back to the streets and help them.

Ginger’s ThoughtsMaia, I’m not a celebrity, but I am a daughter of a mentally ill mother. I grew up never knowing who my mother was going to be. Some days she was Clara Huxtable, and other days; she was Mama Dearest.  Her illness, and not receiving the help she needed; resulted in to me growing up too early.  It’s never, ever, good, for a child to grow up too early.  I have issues that I have to work on everyday; and in spite of all of the negative things that I can type about my mother, at the end of the day, she’s still my mother and I love her. I love her, and I will beat the hell out of any person that talks about her. Maia, your daughter will do the same because she loves you; but STOP giving her negative things to fight over you about. Stop making her embarrassed, shameful, and unloved, every time she hears or sees your name. Heal yourself so that you can heal her. I am praying for you’re healing, and I am praying that God touches the people who are exploiting you in this season of your life. They have troubled your family; May God trouble them. Soon:)

Thank you L.L. Cool J. for reaching out and trying to help this mother. I’m not going to post those videos on my site. If you want to check them out for educational purposes I’ll provide the link to Bossip.com.

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Louisiana Bans Criminal History Questions on College Applications

I am so addicted to twitter! They are the first to know everything; and speaking of first, I am pleased to write about my State of Louisiana being the First State to Ban Criminal History Questions from College Applications. This is huge!

The legislation was signed into law on Friday, June 15, by Gov. John Edwards. Proponents of the law say such questions often discouraged applicants with troubled backgrounds from pursuing higher education.  Annie Freitas, program director with the Louisiana Prison Education Coalition, told Fox News 8 (I’m not adding a link for them, so feel free to https://www.google.com them), “What research shows is that two out of three people with convictions that want to go to college when they start the application and they see the question, they stop.”

I know what you’re thinking!  Those thoughts ran across my mind as well, but this Bill was well written because it allows the law to make exceptions so that colleges can inquire about aggravated sexual assault or stalking convictions, though there is an appeals process if an applicant is denied based on the exception in New Orleans. The law also does not prevent a college from asking about a student’s criminal history after he or she has been admitted in regards to financial aid or campus housing.

I have witnessed how our Criminal Justice system works; and does not work, for certain people. I have seen two young men, both the same age, arrested for drugs. One of these young men had marijuana. The other young man was busted with a meth lab in his home and children were present. The young man with the marijuana served jail time. The other young man with the meth lab was sent to a rehabilitation center. One young man now had a record, and the other young man went to rehab and his record was expunged.

I almost forgot to tell yall; one was BLACK and trying to help his mother because he couldn’t find jobs in the rural area they lived in, and the other young man was white and bore a surname that connected to power and wealth and could have easily found employment instead of playing with meth.

My point; that BLACK young man will no longer be the two out of three to stop filling out his college applications.

I want to thank our Gov. John Edwards for signing House Bill 688 into law and making Louisiana the first state in the nation to ban criminal-history questions on college applications.  I want to thank Marcus Howard for reporting this article, and the Atlanta Black Star for always representing the news that concern us. I mention Fox News 8 tv station because I read somewhere in the article. And of course I have to thank and mention twitter because you rock!  This picture came from twitter as well!

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Ginger’s Thoughts – We all have a past! We all have done things that we are not proud of but we can’t stay in that place of shame, guilt, and condemnation. We have to push through. A drug dealer is the smartest sales man I have ever met, but what he sells to his people is wrong.  A doorway has been open. Use it. Use those same skills to develop, earn degrees, and become the man/woman that God intended for you to be. #No #More #Excuses!

Jawara McIntosh

I read this article from Mr. Jackie, the HSK.

Jawara McIntosh is the son of later reggae singer Peter Tosh. Peter Tosh was a human rights activist and an original founding member of The Wailers, alongside Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer. Tosh wrote and performed the iconic song, “Legalize It;” which became the soundtrack of the movement toward legalization. Furthermore, Tosh and Bob Marley co-authored the world-renowned freedom fighters anthem, “Get Up, Stand Up.”

Jawara was beaten into a coma while being held in the Bergen County Jail on a six-month sentence for a 2013 charge where he pleaded guilty for having more than 65 pounds of marijuana on him. He entered the jail in January 2017. One month later, his mom received a call saying he needed a life-saving procedure after being attacked in jail.

Jawara McIntosh is now at a Boston hospital where he’s suffering from brain damage, unresponsive, and comatose.

Jawara’s Mother Statement, “The way in which he was beaten appears to be a form of cruel and unusual punishment that he suffered while he was incarcerated. We want more information and physical evidence,”

This family questions remain unanswered and that’s where we come in atcsm_jawara-mcintosh-beatenintocoma_313af96debOK!

Ginger’ Thoughts – This was a hit! Where were the guards? Every one of yall with your street corner stores making millions after so many of ours were given ridiculous years need to sign this petition and make a donation to his mother as well.  A father fights for the rights of all humans, and his son gets beaten to death in a cage.

 

“I Don’t Want You to get Shooted.”

This image. The silent commuication held between this mother and daughter. There are a lot of images that I haven’t been able to erase from my memory, and now; this one has been added to my mental vault as well.

There are some hateful people in this world, and what seems to make us different is that we would not have seen the color in this incident.  We would have saw a Father murdered in front of his partner and their children who followed the law.  No human deserves to die this way.

No child should hear or see bullets being pumped in to their Daddy inside of a car. The shooting was in close proximity. What if a bullet hit one of those babies?

No child should have to warn their mother about police, because they’re afraid that the police will start pumping hot lead in to their mother.

No child should be in a police car with their mother.

To the officer that was set free. I want you to know that you will never be free. God allowed for that mother and those two children to survive for a reason. officer, you meant it for evil, but God will make it for their good.”

You will not sleep. You will never be happy again all the days of your life. You will begin to take medications to sleep at night. You will become addicted trying to stop this incident from replaying in your mind; but it will never stop. May it play for enternity.  You will always remember the faces of these children; and their mother.

If God gave me this gift and it’s real; each person on that jury that found the officer innocent and disrespected the life of Philando Castile; you will be in court quite often. Not as jurors, but as parents, partners, and children. You will be on the opposite side.

Ginger’s Thoughts – Too much! Just cover them Lord.

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