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Your Black Brothers: Judge Mathis: Street Judge

December 13, 2008 1 comment

streetjudgecoverlarger1In this fast-paced, sexually charged thriller, a newly appointed judge
is caught up in a gritty case involving a brutally murdered woman as
well as a blackmail scheme involving an overzealous femme fatale
determined to sleep her way to the top of Detroit’s society page. [...]

In one of the city’s most horrific crimes ever, a young single parent has been discovered decapitated in an alleyway, with her head located several blocks away. The police are stumped until the arrest of a drug dealer promises to reveal vital information about the case.

The only problem? The drug dealer won’t talk to anyone but Judge Mathis. [...]

Crossing paths with people from his past who have decided to benefit from criminal activity, Mathis stands up for the innocents who cannot defend themselves. From establishing a drug rehabilitation center to helping the youth through a mentoring program, Mathis is much more than a judge, for he once walked on the wrong side of the law as well [...]

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Your Black Brothers: Chef Jeff: From Cooking Crack To Cooking Dreams

November 23, 2008 Leave a comment

Food Network star Chef Jeff Henderson inspired hundreds of local high school students to follow his lead and achieve their dreams.

The one time cocaine dealer turned inspirational chef told his incredible life story to those who attended the Inspire Luncheon, sponsored by Cleveland’s West Side Ecumenical Ministry (WSEM).

Chef Jeff graciously spent a good amount of time personally meeting the youngsters, and told them education and a thirst for knowledge are the most powerful keys to achieving their dreams.

He pointed to some of the Cleveland-area people who were helped to their current success by WSEM programs and outreaches, and told the high school students the future they dream of is possible.

Henderson is the author of the best-selling book Cooked, which follows his journey “from the streets to the stove,” as Chef Jeff puts it. From a federal prison term, he eventually became one of Las Vegas’ most famous chefs, at the Belaggio and Caesar’s Palace.

He now hosts a Food Network show, The Chef Jeff Project, in which he mentors six young people who have had troubled lives [...]

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