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What’s In Your Wagon?

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By Cedric Nettles

There once was a man who had a carriage wagon pulled by 2 horses.When he stepped down from that carriage the horses took off. He was able to see it just in time, and was able to get to the horses. After being dragged he was able to get them stopped and settled. He was scorned and laughed at by onlookers who were unwilling to help him.They watched him risk his life and teased him saying he was crazy for running those horses down, and they could have killed him. The man caught his breath and proceeded to dust himself off. He didn’t say a word. He walked over to the tarp and uncovered it where now you can see that his 5 year old son was sleeping soundly and the commotion did not wake him. He looked at his detractors and smiled and said “You just didn’t know what was in my wagon.”

The next time someone scorns you for having a vision, criticize without giving you wise counsel, or take delight in looking for the wrong evidence to keep up a false perception of you, understand that they simply don’t know what you have in your wagon. It may be possible they  don’t want to know.The people assigned to you will speak to your life, been where you have been, and know how to keep their biases out of the picture. They will confront you, shake you, and may make you a bit vexed. Yet, you know what they say is the truth , and based on your truth. You may get a bit upset, but you know at least they speak on an informed and accurate account.  Get around folks that speak accurately to your life…Not at it.

Take it as validation that you are doing something right and fight for your dreams. People need what you have to offer. If onlookers who simply don’t know that they don’t know is enough to shut you down, they also shut down those dreams and blessings that may be meant for the benefit of others.

Cedric Nettles

@cedricnettles

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Former Heavyweight Champion: Mike Tyson’s 40-arce Marijuana Ranch

Former Heavyweight Champion: Mike Tyson’s 40-arce Marijuana Ranch

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Former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson, and his two business partners plan to open a 40-acre marijuana ranch 60 miles southwest of Death Valley National Park. According to mirror.com Tyson Ranch will allow growers to cultivate their crop and there will also be a cultivation school to help growers get the most out of their strains.

The operating company, Tyson Holistic, will employ mainly veterans and bring much needed jobs to the city it’s in.

 

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Tyson is a long time believer in the medicinal benefits of marijuana use and with California legalizing recreational use of the plant, his plans to open the ranch are free to move full steam ahead.v

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Leading The Charge Exposure Magazine Co-CEO Gordon Woodberry on The E. Jones Show

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Exposure Magazine is on the move Co-CEO Gordon Woodberry is heading the movement. Manager of the legendary hip hop group EPMD weighs in on his role as Co-CEO and also the future for the publication.

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The Heart of the Matter – Support The Club at Collington Square!

The Heart of the Matter – Support The Club at Collington Square!

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The November 26th Baltimore Sun story about East Baltimore neighborhoods was discouraging: “Poverty Makes a Powerful Statement”. The poorest area of East Baltimore, north of Hopkins Hospital, struggles with a grim list of challenges: poverty, violence, vacant properties, liquor stores and the lowest life expectancy in the city.

But in four renovated and connected rowhomes on Mura Street, behind four colorful doors, daily miracles are happening. The Club at Collington Square is an afterschool and summer program, a consistent, loving, educational haven for 92 children in a very tough neighborhood.

Here, Club staff are teaching and building the leaders this neighborhood and this city need. The staff know that changing young lives changes everyone’s future.

Program Director Vanessa Williams has intentionally recruited and developed a staff of young leaders as teachers and assistants — almost 100 percent of whom live in the neighborhood The Club serves. These dedicated staff provide a highly structured program between the hours of 3:15 and 6:30 chock full of academics, enrichment, play and homework help, and provide a snack and hot dinner cooked by The Club Chef in the on-site Community Kitchen. The program emphasizes student voice and leadership with roles for older scholars to mentor and serve younger scholars, and an elected student council.

Strong City Baltimore assumed operations of The Club at Collington Square when Episcopal Community Services of Maryland sought a more sustainable future. Strong City believes deeply in The Club and in its incredible staff, who do heroic work every day with some of Baltimore’s most vulnerable children.

Strong City assumed operations of The Club in October with a $130,000 deficit, which we have already reduced to $65,000. Your gift today will help us keep the doors open and enable the staff to be there every day with what our scholars need most: love, nourishment, academics and enrichment. It’s easy to despair when the headlines are so discouraging.

But we know that loving and investing in Baltimore’s children is the answer. Your gift will help the Club continue to build young leaders that will change Baltimore’s future.

Click here to give! Be sure to designate your gift to “The Club at Collington Square” and consider joining The Friends of The Club with a monthly gift of $100.

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