Monthly Archives: January 2015

Rest In Paradise Gil Martin

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Rest in paradise Pop. We love you and miss you. I hate that you gone when we still need you so much. Thank u for being such a good man to us. bless you, your influence and my brother Whit and the babiez. Baseball has taught me so much about life.
Thank you for teaching me the Game you loved. you were truly a father to me and Ill never forget you and how significant you were to my childhood and my growth into manhood.
I’m so sad that I wont get the chance to speak to you and ask you about my ball and which direction to go with it. I hate that you wont get to watch me and whits boys play ball. I love you like baseball Pop. Rest in Peace, Paradise, and in the hearts of all the Baseball family you raised.
Mark Howard “Big Hurt”
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Their Expectations

They expect me to fail.
They expect me in jail.

They expect me to quit.
They expect me to be a victim.

They expect me to lose.
They expect me to lose it.
They expect me to hoop.
They expect me to do music.

They expect me to be criminal
They expect me to be divisible

They expect me to be violent.
They expect me to stay silent.
They expect me to be hateful.
They expect me to be wasteful.

They expect me to be homeless.
They expect me to be poor.
They expect me to be vulnerable.
They expect me to be torn.

They expect me hide.
They expect me to die.
But I expect more for myself.
And I expect God to provide it.

Cynthia Anne

My child I haven’t abandoned you. I haven’t let you go.
I imagine your smile.  I imagine your talent.  I wanna be your manager. Joe and Janet shit. Lol. I promise to prepare for your life. I promise to prepare for your needs. I ask that you may live in my heart until I provide a space for you. Please forgive me for delaying your blessing.  I promise im here for you and I promise I want to be your daddy.  Please comfort me with your thought and take comfort in my thoughts of you. I anticipate your joy and your adversity and take pleasure in guiding you toward Gods understanding.

“Hall of Justice:” Fuck Their System

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Injustice happens everyday to people of all colors and backgrounds, not just to Black people and when it makes the news. 

The way the Justice system works is to take advantage of the people it is meant to serve.

At any business, retail store, or restaurant, bad service is absolutely unacceptable.
In American courtrooms of law its absolutely accepted and expected.  Read the rest of this entry

Coach Gritz

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Mark Anthony Howard, “Coach Grits” is an published author, barber, Non-Profit director, and business entrepreneur from the Inland Empire.

Despite a challenging young home life, which may of suspended the opportunity for a college and professional playing career, his love and passion for the game of Baseball fuel a determination to ensure his players and staff with as many opportunities as he was denied.

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