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Saturday, May 23, 2015

ATTENTION: Rappers & Artists! We Have Beats For You!


Looking to buy great beats for your next release or album? Look no further! Free Soul Music Productions has a great list of beats and sounds sure to take your lyrics to the next level. Every good song becomes a great song when paired with the right beat and sound, that's what Free Soul Music Productions provide. 

Free Soul Music Productions is operated by Jounta "Ghost Ghetti" Colvin who began rapping and producing music in 2003. Since that time he has recorded 7 cds, produced thousands of beats and recorded and produced tracks for many local artists in Chicago and the Midwest of the United States of America. 

"The wonderful thing about 
Free Soul Music Productions is 
you can buy beats online 
directly from their website!" 

Along side producing and recording "The Ghost" also manages an internet radio show called Free Soul Radio which host local artist's singles and promote their mixtapes and albums. For more on Free Soul Music Productions please click the below LINK:

http://freesoul.soundgine.com/

Beats start as low as $15! 
You're sure to find a beat 
suitable for your record or entire album. 

Written By:
Jim Allen

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Manhood University IL Chapter (Father's Day Breakfast)

Fellowship | Networking | Fatherhood 

Manhood University IL Chapter will host a "Father's Day Breakfast!" All FATHERS' are invited. Come out and meet other great fathers, stepfathers, and grandfathers. Food prices are only $12-$15 (meal)! Great parking! Also in attendance will be multimillionaire businessman, world renowned photographer and author of the book Choosing Fatherhood: America's Second Chance, Mr Lewis Kostiner.


Wishbone Restaurant 
10 AM  
1001 W. Washington BLVD.
Chicago, IL. 60607  

ALL FATHERS' ARE INVITED!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Choosing Fatherhood America's Second Chance


By: Jim Allen

I'm reading an amazing book called Choosing Fatherhood America's Second Chance. I highly recommend this book for (ALL) fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers and even mentors. The photography of various fathers with their children is simply awesome. The stories are guaranteed to make you cry, think, smile and transform into being a better man and most of all a better father/dad. I've always said the greatest fraternity is FATHERHOOD and this book proves just that. This book is a must Father's Day gift. Below are some excerpts from the book I posted to my facebook page. 

Despite the multitudes of changes that fathers experienced during the past several centuries, fatherhood did not emerge as a major focus in social science research until the 1970's, coinciding with notions about the "new nurturing father" - from the book Choosing Fatherhood America's Second Chance.
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The importance of the paternal role, particularly for middle-class adult Caucasian males, is said to have originated in the colonial era of U.S. history, when a father was considered the dominant parent and assumed the role of "the moral teacher". During this time, work and family life were interconnected, and fathers interacted closely and frequently with children. Paternal duties included supervision of child-rearing activities and decision-making power in economic, legal, medical matters, and, in particular, moral and religious guidance. Evidence indicates that fatherhood in American Indian and African-American families during this era may have exhibited a wider range of emotional expression than that demonstrated in European-American cultures. - Pg. 139 from the book Choosing Fatherhood America's Second Chance.
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Beginning in the nineteenth century, the system of labor during the Industrial Revolution took the agrarian father out of the family and placed him in factories and offices. This separated him from his son, who had been working along his side and who had been learning from him directly - from the book: Choosing Fatherhood America's Second Chance.
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"...being a good father means building a strong family, an act that traverses time. Being a good father reverberates long beyond our own life spans as an echo across the ages. The absence of a father has a similarly long-lasting impact" - from the book: Choosing Fatherhood America's Second Chance.
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"Recently, the Brookings Institute declared that the state of fatherhood in the United States is among the most serious problems confronting the nation: equal to or greater than the economy, education, the environment, health care, infrastructure, poverty, you name it" - from the book Choosing Fatherhood America's Second Chance.
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"...the United States of America, more than 24,000,000 children are living with no fathers present to help raise the kids" - from the book: Choosing Fatherhood America's Second Chance.
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It's important to note this book is the work and genius of Lewis Kostiner a multimillionaire businessman and world renown photographer. Mr. Kostiner also touches on his inner demons relative to his biological father not being in his life. Oftentimes we tend to think fatherless homes are an African-American phenomenon when in fact its more so an American crisis. 

Lewis Kostiner and his wife Anne Kostiner 

This book is different from the rest because it focuses on fathers regardless of their socioeconomic status trying their best to positively impact the lives of their children. Choosing Fatherhood America's Second Chance gives social science stats, but also gives real life solutions for fathers to succeed. Such solutions are unique and have been proven because the solutions come from the testimony of the fathers featured in the book. Thus the book isn't theory but a pragmatic, didactic yet simple way to be a great father/dad. Please order this book by clicking the below LINKS:

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http://www.lewiskostiner.com/choosing-fatherhood/

http://gftbooks.com/books_Kostiner.html

http://www.amazon.com/Choosing-Fatherhood-Americas-Second-Chance/dp/1938086058

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(LEFT to RIGHT)
Malcolm Crawford, Jim Allen, Lewis Kostiner

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pastors REBUILDING Chicago's Hoods!

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Community Advocacy Research Economics is looking for 10 Pastors who will take on the task of economically revitalizing Chicago. We already have a basic, simple yet solid plan. Our goal is for 10 very influential pastors in Chicago to unite and humbly ask their members and all that follow them on social media to sow a seed of $100 for the purpose of buying franchises and building businesses on the South and West Sides of Chicago. 

We're trying to reach 100,000 church members per quarter in donating $100 equaling a total of 10,000,000 dollars per quarter. Each quarter we'll build a business on both sides of town. This way both sides of town are equally benefiting. Of course we will setup a website for members to donate. This project will have a lawyer and an accountant for legal purposes. 

I've already put this project-idea on social media and many are excited to be a part of something so great. Please contact me if you are a pastor in Chicago and you're interested. Also follow C.A.R.E. on facebook by clicking the below link:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Advocacy-Research-Economics/684617035000196?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal


Jim Allen, Minister 
312.285-3073 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

FAILED Black Leadership in Baltimore!


Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is just like most Black elite who idly sit back and watch poor Blacks they claim to represent destroy their communities and ultimately themselves. Not only did she sit back and watch the freak show, she and others knew it was going to happen via social media but her miscalculations caused over 200 people to be arrested and over 20 cops injured.

The Baltimore police department is the 8th largest police department in the United States yet they were docile as teenage mutant ninja turtles ran the city under absolute anarchy.

Baltimore is a microcosm of poverty, poor public policy and failed Black leadership. How many times the Black elite drove pass poor Black communities and didn't stop? Now all of a sudden you're at our funerals for photo opts. The Black elite who oftentimes serve as social, educational, religious and political leaders in poor Black communities has failed those communities in epic proportions. They are just as guilty as the rogue cops who kill unarmed Blacks.

Didn't you learn from the PLANtation? Field slaves don't listen too or respect house niggas! For decades the Black elite has received funds from the White man to better Black communities yet our Black leaders have stolen from us and left our communities to resemble war torn 3rd world countries. Consider this, the city of Baltimore has a Black mayor and a Black city council yet 60% of the city lives in poverty.

This isn't solely about police brutality, but also failed Black leadership of the Talented 10th! The people of Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, Florida, New York, Ferguson, etc., won't listen to pastors in the ghetto with multimillion dollar worship facilities but no economical apparatuses. 



Rev. Jamal Bryant pastor of Empowerment Temple AME church boast a membership of 7,500 and 35,000 followers worldwide yet no economic development. Why not ask your 35,000 followers to give $100 which would equal $3,500,000 for economical development? Building social institutions like schools, day care centers and youth centers are good but doesn't directly address poverty.

But all we see are photo opts and grandstanding from the Black elite embarrassed by the fact the actions of the rioters proves their voices carry no weight among Black teens or the Bloods, Crips, and Black Gorilla Family. Why? Because the Black elite love to attend high profile funerals of the Black poor but don't give a rat's ass about living at-risk Black youth.

Gov. Larry Hogan fails to understand the resources he's going to allocate will be mismanaged, misappropriated and stolen by the "supposed" Black leaders he and others think can control the raw emotions of poor Black folks.

If you sincerely want to effect change in ghettos like Baltimore you should probably target the people. Find a way to directly and financially impact the daily lives of the Black poor in a way that doesn't fully give control to Black leadership whose mentality is "you're my color, but not my kind!"

The only voices the rioters are listening to is their momma because momma is the only one looking out for their survival. After Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Rev. Jamal Bryant of whom I respect finish TALKING and taking PICTURES the poverty, disenfranchisement and polarization suffered by the hands of the Black elite will continue as usual.




Jim Allen, Minister
312-285-3073

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Chicago 2015: No To Riots and Violence!


By: Minister Jim Allen

In light of violence and riots around the country in response to police brutality, various leaders on the grassroots level are asking for more peaceful solutions. Violence and rioting only leads to more chaos and death which ultimately prolongs progress. As American citizens we have a constitutional right to PEACEABLY assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances. Anything outside of PEACEABLY assembling to march and protest will only thwart our efforts. Please, brothers and sisters do (NOT) partake in violence and rioting. 

"...Black Lives Matter!"

Do not allow the devil/jinn through evil provocateurs to deceive you into burning down your own stores, businesses, neighborhoods and communities. Through the help of GOD known to us by various names: Yahweh, Jehovah, Allah, Amen-RA, Vishnu, Great Architect of the Universe we seek peace in our neighborhoods and communities. 

* If anyone attempts to persuade you to partake in violence and rioting please inform them you are not a destroyer for the thief comes to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10) KJV. Please explain to them you are a wise masterbuilder (1 Corinthians 3:10) KJV, whose purpose is to positively build his/her community. This is the law and law govern all events. 


Minister Jim Allen

Brothers Of the Struggle:
Don Dirk
Chief Malik Jeff Fort 
The Honorable Larry Hoover
Wallace "Gator" Bradley
Noble-Ameer Ali 
Melvin "Head" Haywood
Minister Jim Allen
Rahiem Justice EL (Minister Rico) 

Be sure to follow UNITED IN PEACE, INC on facebook. Click below link: 
https://www.facebook.com/UNITEDINPEACEINC?fref=ts

Community Advocacy Research Economics


C.A.R.E. 

Community Advocacy Research Economics is an initiative that looks at social change through the lens of community development and economics. Be sure to follow our facebook page and see all the wonderful things happening in various communities in Chicago. Please click below link:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Advocacy-Research-Economics/684617035000196?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal