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Friday, December 31, 2010

My Year in 2010.... by Suga Ray

Wow!!! What can I say??? Well I gotta start off by letting you guys know that for the first two weeks of 2010 I could not walk. Actually, I really couldn't walk from August 2009- January 2010. Mainly in bed, and times I did go out, I was driven here & driven there. It was getting really stressful. People kept telling me to get surgery, but I REFUSED to listen to ANYONE. So I stuck it out, and due to the My FAITH & TRUST in the TRUE HEALER, Father God, I have not had back problems since. A true blessing from the Father.

On January 15th I attended a press conference in Jamaica, Queens, where a few organizations were kicking off 'Peace Week'. I got wind of it due to Erica Ford, Co-Founder & President of Life Camp, A Non-Profit Organization geared to stop violence and engage youth in productive activity. At said press conference I met some great people and had a chance to meet for the first time a friend who we've been emailing back & forth about working together, Cheyenne Myers. Also, at the press conference I had the pleasure of meeting Salt, from Salt & Pepa, Ja Rule, Russel Simmons, Congressman Meeks, Governor David Patterson, and a young man who had talent beyond his years, Robbie Nova. Some were simply meet & greets and others I have developed a personal relationship with. Some closer than others, Such is life. Mind, you, this is only in January. LOL.

In February, I got my nephew, Kamahl Palmer, who goes by the name Naiqui (Na-ki), who is a musician and an actor, into a magazine called HHH (Hotties & Hunks of Hip-Hop). That was his first magazine spread. He was excited! As I was for him.

By this time, I was developing a pattern, a way of thinking, of doing things, a new way of LIVING... Living not for myself, but for others, and I was enjoying the feeling. The reward was simple; THEIR HAPPY, SMILING FACES!!! That was all the reward I needed & wanted. I was transforming into something, someone who I didn't recognize. At times I got scared and at times I wanted to retreat, but the SPIRIT would not allow... I had no choice. Had to keep pushing forward.

In this year, I was finally able to develop a good, healthy, communicatable relationship with my mother, who I am thankful for. We never had a great relationship, but as I grew in LOVE and became closer to God, I began to understand her and subsequently, was able to deal with her, and then we FELL IN LOVE ALL OVER AGAIN. I LOVE MY MAMA!!!

As the summer grew the murder rate rose. Young men were being murdered at a rapid rate, and I felt hopeless, like there was nothing I could do. I cried and cried and prayed for the violence to stop, my soul knowing that it had to happen in order to shed light on the truth. So I began attending the funerals and attaching myself to some of the families. Being there for them, crying with them and ready to laugh when they were, was the only thing I could do. Well besides working even harder to try to spread a MESSAGE of LOVE!!!

As the summer went on, I met one man who helped and continues to help shape me into WHO I am BECOMING. That man is Mr. Geoffrey A. Davis, Co-Founder, along with his Late Brother, the Honorable James E. Davis, who was assassinated inside of City Hall back in 2003. Geoffrey Davis has shown me that there are people who still DEDICATE their WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE on SPREADING LOVE & STOPPING THE VIOLENCE, forgetting, or encompassing all talents around such messages...

Speeding forward, in this year, I had a magnificent pleasure of starring in a play, "Love Doesn't Hurt" which was about domestic abuse. I got that role due to a friend, Firan Chisolm, mentioning me. I went down for rehearsal and landed the role. Didn't last very long, the play that is, but we had fun and we touched lots of lives. People still talking about as of last night, 12/30. I also had the pleasure of leading, alongside Geoffrey Davis, the 'Love Yourself, Stop The Violence' Peace March, in front of THOUSANDS @ The West Indian Day Parade on Eastern Parkway, in Brooklyn, New York. To go along with that I was able to launch "THE SUGA RAY SHOW" on BlogTalk Radio. Had some great women put that together for me. Definitely a blessing. Oh yea, I forgot I received honors at International Men's Day!!! That was pretty cool as well, except for the fact that at the time I'm getting my award, my friend Derrick Moore was being buried after being murdered just a week before, for nothing of his own accord.Oh yea, and I was Baptized...  Did a lot this year...

Out of all of that, the BEST thing that happened to me in 2010 was developing a PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH MY FATHER (God In Heaven) and MY BIG BROTHER (Jesus Christ) and FINALLY UNDERSTANDING WHO I AM AND WHAT MY PURPOSE IS HERE ON EARTH!!!!!!!!

And in Knowing Myself and what my PURPOSE is on Earth, I was able to meet and become friends and fall in LOVE with some AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL INDIVIDUALS!!!!

"My Journey Aint Done Yet, So Imma Continue To Deliver TRUTH!"  ~Suga Ray

Endless Success & Eternal Blessings To All,
Suga Ray