Soulful Sunday: What Happens When You Donate Your Hair? ***messymandella***

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LOCKS OF LOVE
 
Mission Statement

 
“Our mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need.”
 

         Women of all ages should have the opportunity  to feel attractive and witness positive glances from onlookers.
 
Sadly, it is imperative to regain courage when we are faced with illness, and love those that depend on us to facilitate in the fight of Cancer.
 
In this world a little girl with hair loss will observe the glances and stares at people of all ages, but even without that hair she is still beautiful.
 
Can you envision one day having  long flowing pony tails and the prettiest dresses, and happiness until you visit the hospital?
 
Some little girls decide to wear headbands, but other women and little girls yearn to look as similar to themselves before their body chemistry changed and the hair loss results are usually observed through the deficiency of hair growth and tone of the skin.

 
If you can’t grow it, the world has given us so many options for  hair growth, but with the souls of  generous people, those layers of hair swept up on the salon floor, can go to a cause instead of being swept up and thrown away in a trash bin. Those locks bring smiles to tear-stained faces that are fighting a battle we can’t comprehend but sadly witness.

 
The locks that are donated to the cause bring happiness in a little girl’s life and are helpful to her well being and self-love. Thankfully Locks Of Love gives the little courageous princess a chance to have her crown back.
 

 
Locks of Love
234 Southern Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33405-2701

Phone (561) 833-7332
Fax (561) 833-7962
Toll Free Information Line (888) 896-1588
 

 
 
 

Since We Didn’t Listen The First Damn Time,Here Are More “Jewels” From Pee Wee Kirkland’s Life!***messymandella***


Once again, Let us revisit these jewels.It is mandatory that I  show love to our “Street Legends.” I am not bigging up the game, because you can’t win from it; but you can learn from it!

            Pee-Wee Kirkland‘s life unfolded but only a few of those moments are on film. Pee Wee’s life and other street stars like Karlton Hines, and Earl “The Goat” Manigault  have their own underworld tragedy’s and decisions that solidified their future.  

               One thing undebatable in the culture is that every man who serves a prison system  could tell you when and where they “got caught slipping.” What  you choose  is the most important factor at that moment, but  short-term gratification will always derail a “Street Legend.”

                Pee-Wee was in “The Game”  and told the Chicago Bulls recruiter that he had more money in his pocket right now than that $15,000 they were offering.

Pee-Wee   played in prison from 1981 to 1988 in La Tuna, Texas. In the Anthracite Basketball League of central Pennsylvania he scored 100 and 135 points in one game.

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REVISTED: Redemption:The Legend Of Richard “Pee- Wee Kirkland”***messymandella***

I am reblogging it because I was asked too. I wrote this piece in January. Thanks for reading!

         Richard “Pee-Wee” Kirkland is a premier Harlem Legend  because of his business sense and undeniable talent. It doesn’t matter what you have learned in your History classes about a handful of  Black Activist, you had to miss one. The Rucker Park is not only a legend of Harlem but the place where Kareem Abdul Jabar even graced the court.

            Our  “Legends” are missing from the History Books. We as an Urban force must investigate and gather information on  our urban culture, our legends need their stories told, and we need  to past these stories down to the next generation. Numerous people have came through Harlem, after the “Harlem Renaissance.” You will not read about these  African- American men and women in a Southern History Books. These men and women are not considered heros. What makes a hero, and when do we become a legend? Your story has to be told, it will help someone who may have assumed that path would bring them to riches. You can save a life, and money that would be used for that prisoners. You are a hero, if you can stop one girl from selling her body for drugs, or any man from supplying his mother with drugs. Every little action will start positive energy in out communities.

           It is mandatory that I  show love to our “Street Legends.” I am not bigging up the game, because you can’t win from it; but you can learn from it!

            Pee-Wee Kirkland‘s life unfolded but only a few of those moments are on film. Pee Wee’s life and other street stars like Karlton Hines, and Earl “The Goat” Manigault  have their own underworld tragedy’s and choses that solidified their future.  One thing undebatable in the culture is that every man who serves a prison system  could tell you when and where they “got caught slipping.” What  you choose  is the most important factor at that moment, but  short-term gratification will always derail a “Street Legend.”

         Pee-Wee Kirkland  walked through the doors of “The Rucker” gymnasium founded by Holcombe Rucker, “The Rucker” showcases African-American talent in the Harlem and surrounding neighborhoods. Holcombe Rucker  awarded  scholarships to the lower class residents second class citizens because of the color of their skin. In 1969  Pee-Wee Kirkland had a chance to play for the “Chicago Bulls” but he could not leave the Drug Game. When they discussed signing benefits and the contractual agreement he wasn’t interested.

         Pee-Wee was in “The Game”  and told the Chicago Bulls recruiter that he had more money in his pocket right now than that $15,000 they were offering. So, he shot down a reality for a street dream. Pee Wee became a Basketball star, but it was behind the Prison walls and mandatory rules with no freedom that he had at “Rucker Park.” In prison he scored 465 points in 8 games, just imagine if he would have signed that Bulls Contract…

According To Wikipedia, Pee-Wee   played in prison from 1981 to 1988 in La Tuna, Texas. In the Anthracite Basketball League of central Pennsylvania he scored 100 and 135 points in one game.[5]   

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After you watch this video you will see that Pee- Wee Kirkland is telling you exactly what I have been preaching  since the beginning of messymandella.com.

We have to change our own destiny and stop creating havoc in our  own communities.

Freedom came once Pee-Wee, as a man, matured and used self evaluation and acceptance to move forward.

I don’t care who you are and what you are doing; I believe in you and apparently so does Pee-Wee Kirkland.

Maybe you don’t want to hear the message from a prissy, petite light-bright chick?

Maybe you will  accept the message from someone who knows what we are into now, and how we are putting fuel  to our personal and cultural inevitable destruction.

 We have to make change!

I had look at myself, I judged people who have unsavory titles as automatic enemies before even learning who they were. I am not perfect, I matured in the process. Once you continuously demean people who pushes them further into destruction. I learned that and regret that, and now is the time for us to work together to improve our situation. We have too many people with commissary books, and unplanned baby mama drama.

We have to do better or the Civil Rights Movement wasn’t even worth the fight!

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