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Archive for April 19th, 2011

Gov. Jan Brewer’s Veto of controversial legislation is right on target

Posted by Juanita Bratcher On April - 19 - 2011 13 COMMENTS

 

 Commentary

 

By Juanita Bratcher

I applaud Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer for vetoing controversial legislation that in the long run could have done more harm and damage than good for the State of Arizona and this country.

Brewer on Monday (April 18, 2011) vetoed controversial legislation passed by the Republican controlled state legislature calling for presidential candidates to show proof of U.S. citizenship to get on the ballot in Arizona.

And even though Brewer could have easily given her stamp of approval to the legislation and sign the Bill into law, it fell flat on its face when she vetoed the measure, thereby, squashing the flames of racism and a devastating blow to Birthers and extremist Right Wingers who supported such legislation. Their flaming smoke signals are now left in smoldering ashes.

Birthers continue to question President Barack Obama’s U.S. citizenship, even though www.factcheck.com and others have posted Obama’s birth certificate on their websites. Obama even showed proof of live birth when running for the presidency. Yet, there are some, including Investment Tycoon Donald Trump who joined chorus with the Birthers questioning his citizenship.

Brewer had the power to sign the legislation into law yet she declined to do so. In vetoing the legislation Brewer stated: “As a former Secretary of State, I do not support designating one person as the gatekeeper to the ballot for a candidate, which could lead to arbitrary or politically-motivated decisions.”

Further Brewer stated: “I never imagined being presented with a bill that could require candidates for president of the greatest and most powerful nation on earth to submit their early baptismal or circumcision certificates among other records to the Arizona Secretary of State. This is a bridge too far.

“This measure creates significant new problems while failing to do anything constructive for Arizona,” she stated.

However, the story might not end there. There’s the possibility that the legislature might think in terms of overriding the governor’s veto.

In regards to SB1467, legislation that would have allowed guns on college campuses, Brewer in vetoing the measure said it was “poorly written.”

SB1467, passed by the Republican-controlled state legislature, would have allowed for individuals to carry a firearm concealed or not in the public rights of way on higher education campuses. Originally the piece of legislation would have allowed carrying of concealed weapons in buildings and classrooms.

Brewer said the Bill is “so poorly written. Bills impacting our Second Amendment rights have to be crystal clear so that gun owners don’t become lawbreakers by accident. Two examples of this lack of clarity in the bill are: (1) the failure to define the key phrase ‘public right-of-way’ where weapons can be carried, and (2) the inclusion of K-12 schools where federal and state laws generally prohibit weapons on K-12 school grounds…”

There have been several violent acts at colleges in America. How can Americans ever forget the “Kent Massacre” where violence erupted at Kent State University in Ohio on May 4, 1970 – four students were killed and nine wounded by National Guard troops called in to abate anti-war protests on the campus?

One of the most violent fatalities in the history of the country occurred on April 16, 2007 when Seung-hui Cho took the lives of 32 students and faculty at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.

And on August 15, 1996, Frederick Martin Davidson, a graduate engineering student at San Diego State, pulled out a gun and killed three professors reportedly over his thesis.

Why put laws in place to exacerbate what is already a problematical situation? We don’t need a Wild, Wild West encounter in an atmosphere that has the possibility of breeding unwanted danger. And what about the underlying effects of drugs and alcohol?

Let’s be mindful and put a lid on “silliness” that could have negative and devastating effects on our society and the country as a whole.

CPD has secret crime-busting plan for 75th/79th corridors

Posted by Admin On April - 19 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

SAWYER,_TATE_BETTER_button(left to right) Ald.-Elect Roderick Sawyer, Keith O. Tate, President, Chatham Avalon Park Community Council, Nicolas B. Taylor , funeral director, Taylor funeral Home, Ltd., Father Bob Miller, St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church, and Rev. Dr. Marc Robertson, Sub-Area 6 Vice President, Chatham Avalon Park Community Council.

 

By Chinta Strausberg

Sixth District Cmdr. Eddie T. Johnson was late arriving for the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council’s (CAPCC) anti-crime meeting recently held at Hard Time Josephine’s Restaurant because ironically he was dispatched to two nearby shootings including a fatality.

But, when Cmdr. Johnson did arrive at the meeting held at 436 E. 79th Street, he attentively listened to the Council’s complaints about a spike in shootings in the area and drug-related crimes then laid out his aggressive and expansive anti-violence plan that included supporting a pastoral peace initiative.

The pastors in the Chatham/Avalon area have planned a May 1, 2011, 3 p.m. “Peace for Peace Sake” prayer vigil being held at the Nat King Cole Park, 84th and King Drive.

According to St. Dorothy’s Father Bob Miller and CAPCC’s Sub-Area 6 Vice President Rev. Dr. Marc Robertson, churches located in the Chatham/Avalon communities will be participating in this prayer vigil.

While CAPCC’s President Keith O. Tate, his members and Cmdr. Johnson asked that I not reveal his anti-crime plan, Johnson did go on record saying, “I want to put personnel that do nothing but go up and down the 79th and 75th Street business corridor to give business owners and their customers relief” from a recent rash of crime. He wants to make both feel safe and comfortable on these business strips that have seen a rise in shootings and related crimes.

“Most of the crime in this area is driven by narcotics,” Johnson said referring specifically to cocaine, heroin and marijuana. When asked the ages of these alleged drug dealers, Johnson said they range from 14-years old to about 30.

He blamed the drug activity for the recent spike in shootings and blames the cause behind this criminal behavior on “kids who have low parental supervision…. They are experiencing a lack of positive role models in their lives.”

As proof of his theory, Johnson said he would go to the (Police Department’s) processing room and ask youth when was the last time they had talked to their father. “They would say they did not know their father or he was in jail.

“These absent male role models are problems because these kids will find a substitute role model in the streets…surrogate parents,” he said warning that these gangbangers will steer youth down the wrong path in life under the guise of showing them tough love.

Johnson warned parents if they don’t show their children love, “the gangbangers will” and the price will be painful, lengthy and sometimes forever.

In embracing the “Peace for Peace Sake” project, Father Miller and Rev. Dr. Robertson said they believe in the power of prayer and that collectively they plan to “take back our community.”

They are working with 12 churches where every Saturday, they will go to the hot spots and pray.  “We are declaring peace for this summer,” said Robertson. “Without unity, there is no community. We must come together as one.”

The ministers are also reaching out to the Precious Blood Church on the West Side where the pastor has a peace plan that places youth in a circle and encourages lengthy and meaningful dialogue. Miller and Robertson said this peace initiative is very effective in stemming crime. “It allows youth to discuss their issues and problems in an open form. It’s called ‘Peace Circles.”

It entails is a four-day training period the pastors say is an excellent investment in reducing the violence. Anxious for May 1st to arrive, Robertson said, “We plan to pack the park for peace sake.”

Chinta Strausberg is a Journalist of more than 33-years, a former political reporter and a current PCC Network talk show host.

 Photo: Chinta Strausberg

McDonald’s to Hire 50,000 on National Hiring Day!

Posted by Admin On April - 19 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Today, April 19, McDonald’s is looking to hire up to 50,000 people nationwide.   Offering jobs with flexibility, training, competitive benefits and growth opportunities, McDonald’s also has a scholarship program for employees and the opportunity to earn college credits.                            

Currently employing more than 650,000 people, McDonald’s restaurants spend nearly $43.3 million per day and are a major economic presence in American communities. This target of hiring 50,000 new employees means that McDonald’s and their franchisees will generate more than $1.4 billion in consumer spending at a time when the U.S. economy needs the boost and our communities need jobs more than ever.  African American teens, 38.5 percent of whom are currently unemployed, may especially benefit from this hiring blitz.  

The National Urban League continues to push for federal action in response to the jobs crisis in urban America and applauds McDonald’s for doing its part with its “National Hiring Day.”

To find out more about McDonald’s National Hiring Day visit:
http://www.iamempowered.com/article/2011/04/15/mcdonalds-national-hiring-day

 

More news about jobs from Marc H. Morial, President & CEO of the National Urban League. (This article is from Morial’s Newsletter of April 19, 2011): 

 “You’re only as good as the people you hire.” Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s Corporation

In March, the American economy added 216,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 8.8 percent, the lowest in two years.  That is the good news.  The bad news is that the nation has a mighty long way to go to recoup the 13 million jobs lost during the great recession.  The real bad news is that with an unemployment rate of 15.5 percent for African Americans and 11.3 percent for Hispanics, communities of color seem to be fighting a losing battle to keep from being overwhelmed by the jobs crisis.

For more than two years, the National Urban League has led the call for a national response to extremely high unemployment throughout urban America.  Our Jobs Rebuild America 12-point plan offers a blueprint for change.  It calls for the restoration of the Summer Youth Jobs Program to provide summer jobs for millions of teens.  We also propose greater public/ private investments in job training for those most at-risk for joblessness and least equipped to navigate their way back to gainful employment.   And while Washington thus far does not appear to be listening, we have sought and found allies elsewhere, including some in corporate America.

For example, we are pleased that this week, McDonald’s Corporation, is launching an  unprecedented hiring campaign, aimed at adding 50,000 new crew and management employees to its payrolls.  The company plans to add 3-4 new workers to each of its 14,000 U.S. restaurants.  In addition to providing a pathway back to the dignity of work, many of these new “Mcjobs” come with training, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits, scholarship opportunities and growth potential.   The company points out that more than 75 percent of its restaurant managers and many of its corporate staff and executive leadership, including current company president, Jan Fields, started behind the counter. 

McDonald’s projects that the addition of 50,000 new employees will boost the economies of states and local economies, which can likely expect an additional $430 million spent on housing, almost $186 million in taxes, and $180.5 million in grocery purchases.

African American teens, 38.5 percent of whom are currently unemployed, may especially benefit from this hiring blitz.  The unemployment rate for Black teens consistently hovers near 40 percent, the highest rate of any group in the country.  In addition to putting thousands of Black teens on successful career paths, each year McDonald’s selects one high school student-employee from each state and the District of Columbia for $2,500 scholarships, as well as three national “McScholar” winners who each receive $5,000 scholarships. 

The National Urban League will continue to push for federal action in response to the jobs crisis in urban America.  In the meantime, we applaud McDonald’s for doing its part with its “National Hiring Day.” More jobs mean a stronger economy and a better future for our children, our neighbors and our nation.

U.S. Senator Kirk responds to S&P’s negative outlook on U.S. Debt

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 Washington, DC – United States Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill) released the following statement in response to Standard and Poor’s negative outlook on U.S. debt:   

                                                     

“The coming legislation on the Debt Limit offers the chance to save the dollar and our economy.  If we miss this chance or if Congress sends the President a blank check, then the following quote from S&P is a stark warning for our future: ‘We believe there is a material risk that U.S. policymakers might not reach an agreement on how to address medium- and long-term budgetary challenges by 2013; if an agreement is not reached and meaningful implementation is not begun by then, this would in our view render the U.S. fiscal profile meaningfully weaker than that of peer ‘AAA’ sovereigns.’ “

Elimination of Housing Counseling Funds is a potential disaster

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From the Newsletter of Marc H. Morial, President & CEO of the National Urban League, April 19, 2011
 
The continuing resolution that averted a shutdown of the federal government contains a potentially disastrous provision that would eliminate all funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Counseling Program.  To scrap this valuable program in the midst of the foreclosure crisis is incomprehensible. Since 2009,  HUD-approved housing counseling agencies have more than 4 million families with individual housing counseling.  These programs have worked to prevent mortgage delinquency for 2.6 million households, helping more than 800,000 avoid foreclosure. At a time when the country is struggling mightily under the weight of mass foreclosures and broad economic uncertainty, the decision to dismantle the nation’s non-profit housing counseling infrastructure is simply bad public policy. Housing counseling, at root, is more than just a programmatic offering; it has come to reflect and embody a system of values for a country still debating how best to protect consumers from unscrupulous and predatory actors and help families to understand the costs, benefits and risks associated with homeownership. These draconian budget cuts are a major setback and increase, without doubt, the vulnerability of communities of color and the groups across the country that serve them.  We will be working hard to restore the funding for housing counseling. Stay tuned for more!
 

 

 

 

Melody Spann-Cooper and other Corporations/Advocates committed to supplier diversity to be honored

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MELODY_SPANN-COOPERMBEIC/ChicagoMSDC to honor leaders with exemplary supplier diversity records

 

Chicago, IL – Navistar’s president and CEO Daniel Ustian will receive the top award, and six other champions, including Melody Spann- Cooper,  chairman of Midway Broadcasting Corporation, parent company of WVON 1690AM and WRLL 1450AM, will be honored when the Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee of the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council hosts its Awards Luncheon and Dinner Dance as part of the Chicago Business Opportunity Fair.

Ustian will be saluted at the dinner dance which takes place April 19 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Drive, beginning at 6:00 PM and the Awards Luncheon takes place Wednesday April 20 at Navy Pier.

The seven honorees are Daniel Ustian, Navistar, George Mui, Minority Business Development Agency, Martha Holmes, Cardinal Health, and Melody Spann-Cooper –WVON Radio, Jamie Rhee –City of Chicago, Herb Strokes – The Affluence Group and Mark Reed Chicago Park District.

 

Daniel Ustian, president, chairman and CEO of Navistar, will be honored with the “Sharing Success Award,” the organization’s highest, and most prestigious honor. It is presented to a chief executive officer of a major buying organization in the Chicago area who has led his organization to a successful minority business program and has exhibited exemplary civic leadership overall. Under Ustian’s leadership, Navistar has exhibited a seriousness about supplier diversity that has earned it this honor. This award will be presented at the awards dinner on April 19.

 

George Mui – Global Business Consultant – Minority Business Development Agency – U.S. Department of Commerce is being saluted with the Impact Award.  This award is being presented to Mui for his dedication and determination in leading the way to unprecedented or significant business opportunities for minority businesses within the City.   This award will be presented at the Luncheon on April 20.

Martha Holmes – Manager – Supplier Diversity – Small Business Liaison Officer – Cardinal Health is being tributed with the Anders C. Rasmussen, Jr. Award. This honor is presented to a program manager who has served as a catalyst for minority business opportunities within their company.

Melody Spann-Cooper – chairman of Midway Broadcasting Corporation, parent company of WVON 1690AM and WRLL 1450AM – is receiving the Minority Business Advocate Award.  This award is presented to a minority firm that has demonstrated extraordinary support for minority business development through purchasing and advocacy.

Jamie Rhee – Chief Procurement Officer – City of Chicago; Herb Stokes, Founder/CEO – The Affluence Group and Mark Reed – Purchasing Manager for the Chicago Park District are being presented Special Recognition Awards for their exemplary efforts in championing minority business development.

Four minority entrepreneurs will receive “Minority Supplier of the Year” awards.  These are presented to quality companies that have reached stellar sales heights. The honorees and their firms are:

Class I – Annual Sales of Less than $1 Million
Victor Powell – President – Powell Photography
Class II – Annual Sales of Between $1 Million and $10 Million
Linda Hou – President – American Chrome Company
Class III- Annual Sales of Between $10 Million and $50 Million
Juventino Cano  – President and CEO – Cano Container Corporation
Class IV – Annual Sales Greater than $50 Million
Mickey M. Hamano – President – Electro-Wire, Inc.

For the first time, the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council will present four companies with the Circle of Excellence Award for their continuing support of supplier diversity.  The firms are Navistar, Allstate, JCI and PepsiCo.  Kraft will be presented the Emerging Leader Award for its rededication to growing minority-owned firms through their recommitment as underscored by their spends with minority companies.

Five outstanding buyers will also be awarded honors for promoting supplier diversity.  They are:

Robert Bohaty – Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Ariel Britva -  Kraft Foods, Anthony C. Murph – Accenture, Jonathan Riechert – Sara Lee Corporation, Mariko Samms – HSBC and Juanita “Nita” Smith – CDW.

In making the announcement, Juventino Cano president – Cano Container Corporation and chairman of the Awards luncheon, declared, “The success of minority enterprise hinges on the commitment of dedicated and enlightened individuals such as our honorees. They understand that supplier diversity and forging strategic alliances are in the best interest of their organizations and in the economic well being of our communities.”

Jackie Dyess, chairman – MBEIC/ChicagoMSDC and President – Inter-City Supply Co., Inc., added, “The Minority Business Committee is proud to provide a forum to applaud these individuals for their commitment.  We encourage others in Corporate America and in government to follow their example.”

The salutes are part of a host of activities of the 44thAnniversary Chicago Business Opportunity Fair, which will be held April 18, 19 and 20 in Festival Hall “A” of Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue in Chicago and at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The theme for the Fair is Winovation, Investigation, Optimization and Realization: More than just a phrase, it’s a strategy!”

For more information on the awards events or on CBOF 44, contact Cynthia Jordan at 312-755-2555, or via e-mail at: cjordan@chicagomsdc.org

House passes Bill to prevent Illinois drivers from paying for trade-ins after Dealers shut down

Posted by Admin On April - 19 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Legislation Backed By Attorney General Madigan, Rep. Marlow Colvin Heads to Senate

 

Springfield, IL – Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced House lawmakers passed legislation to create a statewide trust fund paid into by Illinois auto dealers to protect consumers from bearing the cost of traded-in vehicles when a dealership closes down. 

House members voted 91-19 to send to the Senate HB 880, a measure aimed at preventing the hardship many Illinois car owners have faced when some dealerships have closed across the state.

“This bill would create a trust fund to ensure that when a dealership closes a financial burden does not fall to the consumer, who we have seen time and again get stuck with the cost of both their trade-in and their new vehicle,” said Attorney General Madigan.

Madigan said the bill she crafted with state Rep. Marlow Colvin (D-Chicago) and Illinois auto dealers would require dealers pay $500 annually into the Dealer Recovery Trust Fund to pay off trade-ins when a dealership closes.

“I applaud my fellow House members for their support of this important consumer protection measure,” said Rep. Colvin, House sponsor of the legislation. “This bill would ensure dealerships in Illinois share in the responsibility in making sure the cost of a traded-in vehicle does not shift to the consumer in the event a fellow dealership has to shut its doors.”

Attorney General Madigan said at least 60 Illinois dealerships have closed and failed to pay off traded-in vehicles since 2000. Madigan’s office has heard from dozens of consumers faced with the costs of traded-in vehicles after a dealership closed. Vehicle lien holders have sought payments from consumers and instituted collections against the consumer, risking damage to their credit and court judgments entered against them.

The bill will be sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Dan Kotowski (D-Park Ridge). 

Don’t let Legislators pick their voters

Posted by Admin On April - 19 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

  By Pat Brady, Chairman, Illinois Republican Party                                   

 The Illinois General Assembly recently passed a measure to purportedly make the redistricting process more transparent. Legislators are now required to hold public hearings, where interested voters can add their input to the map. Governor Pat Quinn hailed the hearings as a true effort at transparency.

However, no proposed map will be presented at the hearings as the new legislative districts are a secret kept within the walls of the Speaker Mike Madigan’s Office in Springfield. This begs the question: how can there be substantive dialogue about a map that is only known to a few Democrat insiders?

The reality is that the hearings are a sham. They are a tactical maneuver by Speaker Madigan to make the process appear open and transparent and create the impression that citizen input will have an impact in formulating the new legislative map. Nobody, including the leadership of the Republican Party will see the map until the 11th hour, and it is a certainty that it will be drawn reflecting the political interests of Speaker Madigan. The citizens of Illinois are going into the second decade of Speaker Madigan abusing the legislative redistricting process to further consolidate his stranglehold on power in Illinois. Not coincidentally, the State is on the brink of financial collapse.

The only one who can stop the charade and force real transparency is Governor Quinn. He can veto the map and demand real fairness and transparency. Governor Quinn has publicly stated that he wants a competitive political map. This will be his opportunity to demonstrate whether that is truly his belief or whether he wants to continue as a pawn for Speaker Madigan.

Editor’s Note: A list of redistricting hearing locations can be found at:
http://www.weareillinois.org/connect/newsDetail.aspx?newsID=11582 

“When We Get Back Up – A Generation Will Change”: A Book about child abuse

Posted by Juanita Bratcher On April - 19 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

  “A Survivor’s Healing Story”

 

 April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month and just in time to raise awareness about child abuse and its’ devastating after effects.

 A unique and exciting new book, When We Get Back Up – A Generation Will Change”, was released in April 2011. The book goes inside the mind of a child victimized by an abusive father. That fearful child was the Author, Sandra D., who experienced a combination of verbal, physical and sexual abuse.

Most children who are sexually abused are abused by a family member or close friend and many incidents of sexual abuse are never reported.

As a fearful child hiding in closets and other secret hiding places, the author used make believe to cope with the realities of abuse.  As a wounded, traumatized adult struggling with deep inner pain, flashbacks, nightmares, out of body experiences, panic attacks, anger, rage and more were symptoms of the abuse.

While facing real life challenges including unhealthy relationships, unwed pregnancy, single parenting, marital abuse, divorce, poverty, depression and hospitalization for a suicide attempt, the author looked for ways to heal personal sorrows and inner pain.  Healing takes time and inner work.  Recovery is an on-going process.

This amazing book, written with open, honest dialogue and a dose of humor, is real and it is raw. Based on personal accounts of actual events and real life experiences, Sandra D. alerts all readers of mature subject matters that may be shocking.

Empower – Heal – Release Anger – Forgive when reading this inspirational, self-help book that comes straight from the heart.
You can purchase the book (paperback, 273 numbered pages, on sale for $12.00) at www.MeetSandraD.com.

 You can contact Author Sandra D. at:

Website:  www.MeetSandraD.com

Email:  sandra.d2012@yahoo.com

Cell Phone: (301) 219-1455

   

When We Get Back Up – A Generation Will Change”: A Book

  about child abuse

 

 

 “A Survivor’s Healing Story”

 

 

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month and just in time to raise awareness about child abuse and its’ devastating after effects.

 

 A unique and exciting new book, When We Get Back Up – A Generation Will Change”, was released in April 2011. The book goes inside the mind of a child victimized by an abusive father. That fearful child was the Author, Sandra D., who experienced a combination of verbal, physical and sexual abuse.

 

Most children who are sexually abused are abused by a family member or close friend and many incidents of sexual abuse are never reported.

 

As a fearful child hiding in closets and other secret hiding places, the author used make believe to cope with the realities of abuse.  As a wounded, traumatized adult struggling with deep inner pain, flashbacks, nightmares, out of body experiences, panic attacks, anger, rage and more were symptoms of the abuse.

 

While facing real life challenges including unhealthy relationships, unwed pregnancy, single parenting, marital abuse, divorce, poverty, depression and hospitalization for a suicide attempt, the author looked for ways to heal personal sorrows and inner pain.  Healing takes time and inner work.  Recovery is an on-going process.

 

This amazing book, written with open, honest dialogue and a dose of humor, is real and it is raw. Based on personal accounts of actual events and real life experiences, Sandra D. alerts all readers of mature subject matters that may be shocking.

 

Empower – Heal – Release Anger – Forgive when reading this inspirational, self-help book that comes straight from the heart.
You can purchase the book (paperback, 273 numbered pages, on sale for $12.00) at www.MeetSandraD.com.

 

You can contact Author Sandra D. at:

 

Website:  www.MeetSandraD.com

Email:  sandra.d2012@yahoo.com

Cell Phone: (301) 219-1455

   

 

 

When We Get Back Up – A Generation Will Change”: A Book

  about child abuse

 

 

 “A Survivor’s Healing Story”

 

 

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month and just in time to raise awareness about child abuse and its’ devastating after effects.

 

 A unique and exciting new book, When We Get Back Up – A Generation Will Change”, was released in April 2011. The book goes inside the mind of a child victimized by an abusive father. That fearful child was the Author, Sandra D., who experienced a combination of verbal, physical and sexual abuse.

 

Most children who are sexually abused are abused by a family member or close friend and many incidents of sexual abuse are never reported.

 

As a fearful child hiding in closets and other secret hiding places, the author used make believe to cope with the realities of abuse.  As a wounded, traumatized adult struggling with deep inner pain, flashbacks, nightmares, out of body experiences, panic attacks, anger, rage and more were symptoms of the abuse.

 

While facing real life challenges including unhealthy relationships, unwed pregnancy, single parenting, marital abuse, divorce, poverty, depression and hospitalization for a suicide attempt, the author looked for ways to heal personal sorrows and inner pain.  Healing takes time and inner work.  Recovery is an on-going process.

 

This amazing book, written with open, honest dialogue and a dose of humor, is real and it is raw. Based on personal accounts of actual events and real life experiences, Sandra D. alerts all readers of mature subject matters that may be shocking.

 

Empower – Heal – Release Anger – Forgive when reading this inspirational, self-help book that comes straight from the heart.
You can purchase the book (paperback, 273 numbered pages, on sale for $12.00) at www.MeetSandraD.com.

 

You can contact Author Sandra D. at:

 

Website:  www.MeetSandraD.com

Email:  sandra.d2012@yahoo.com

Cell Phone: (301) 219-1455

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