Author: Gary T. Taylor

Publisher: Life Bridge Publishing

Number of Pages: 58

About The Author

Gary T. Taylor, aka Trey (1988-current) born in Fredericksburg, Virginia and native of Caroline County, Virginia. Gary is a published author and Master’s Level Social Worker by profession. He is a Mental Health Advocate with special emphasis on the education of Mental Health in the African-American Community. His hobbies are of course writing, playing and coaching basketball, sneakers, customizing cars, coffee, and spending time with his family.

About This Book

You Good Fam? A simple moniker asked in the black community that has multiple definitions depending on the context. In this context, Gary uses the moniker to increase dialogue about Mental Health in the Black Community. Gary draws in on his own personal experience as a black man, background as a social worker and over 6 plus years in the field of Mental Health to conceptualize how black people perceive Mental Health. Take time to fully digest the Mental Health keys presented in the book, and ask yourself are you truly Good Fam

Book Review About Gary T. Taylor’s Book “YOU GOOD FAM?”

Gary T. Taylor created a marvelous book “You Good FAM?” This is worth reading a mandatory reading for everyone to understand the importance of awareness about Mental Health and Wellness in the Black Community. It is especially also need to be talking about in The Black Church Community because they still believe it is a taboo. I should knows about the Church because I was called a punk for wanted to kill myself. I was told by Church members that I don’t have faith because I am battling depression and a saved person doesn’t supposed to be depressed. I didn’t listen to them and decided to get help with a Licensed professional that deals with Mental Health. That was the best decision that I ever made. I also change my membership to a new Church at First Baptist Church of Crown Heights and I get do many support and love with the works I am doing to breaking the stigma about Mental Illness. I makes sure that I educated myself about not only my Mental Illness diagnosis but I also learning about every diagnosis about Mental Illness.

There were a lot of significant enlightenment that was provided by this amazing young black author with a keen and practical perspective on mental health. The things Gary spoken about the things that I have recently been talking about with some of my fellow Mental Health Peer Counselor. Mental Health Awareness/Mental Illnesses in the black community is something that needs to have a discussion. With “You GOOD FAM?” and his work in Mental Health, Gary is empower us into creating a comfort level between all to do so.

Gary allows God to anoints his pen to create an excellent and a well develop book about awareness of Mental Illness in the Black Community. Again I worked in the Mental Health Sector at Metropolitan Hospital- NYCHHC as a Mental Health Peer Counselor in the Inpatient Unit. I believe that God wanted this book to come into existence not only for us to take care of our temple and our mind but to be brought to light so much knowledge in for the readers like myself to have a better understanding. I encourage every readers to share the information about this book and encourage them to read it for themselves. “YOU GOOD FAM” is corresponding an eye opener and should definitely empower us to have a conversation about a subject that affects Everyone in this life.

April 2019 Change Gospel Magazine

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Choose Your Time Wisely

This is a mirror moments we all need to look at about our lives. Times that we wasted on things and on individuals we don’t get back. Choose your time wisely.
Imagine finding someone you love like this, someone who makes you smile like this daily and suddenly it’s snatched away.
Imaging being Diddy. Almost 50 and having one of the longest playboy phases ever and the woman you love dies suddenly. Then you have to admit to yourself and to the world, you loved her and wasted her years and yours because you thought you had time. 
Imaging being Nipsey, 33, and you KNOW Lauren is the woman for you but y’all are taking y’all’s time because you’re young and you think you have the time to pace yourselves in your relationship. Then you get killed before y’all can have that married, forever after type love you were pacing yourselves for. 
Imagine being Greg and Nene, married twice, promising for better or for worse. You live the high life because life has always been on the for better side and then cancer comes knocking at your door and y’all are being torn apart because no one tells you how to handle the for worse part when it could end in death. And you don’t know which trip to the hospital will be “that trip”, so you stay on edge, arguing about trivial things…wasting time. 
Time is limited. Time is valuable. Time is of the essence. Time waites for no one. Time is the only thing that we can never know for sure, how much we possess. Why waste any of it on trivial mess?


The Truth About St Patrick’s

The truth about St Patrick and why he is celebrated ~

The Twa/Koi San are a (pygmy is considered to be an insult) small race of people from Africa that have a history that pre-dates the story of Adam and Eve by almost 8500 years.

The Twa journeyed to Northern Ireland very early in conception prior to the influence of the Roman Catholic Church and had a cultural, technological, and philosophical impact on a people there known as the Druids.

Now, the Roman Catholic Church seeing the practices of the Druids wanted to convert them and if they couldn’t they would remove them and their beliefs as well, along with the Twa who were still present in Northern Ireland at that time. One of the cultural influences the Druids got from the Twa was the fact that they wore a fez or head cover that depicted the African symbol known is a Uraeus, which is the same snake image you see worn by the Kings and Queens in ancient Kemet.

In many African cultures, the serpent is not a symbol of evil but one of eternal life, regeneration, power, protection and wisdom. The Snake also represented the Kundalini awakening vortex found in the chakra energy traveling up our spines and the helix of our DNA.

According to legend, St. Patrick was well known for “chasing the serpents out of Ireland”. He was given an order to set up Roman Catholic Churches all over Northern Ireland and in the process, convert or remove the Druid and Twa influence. He killed countless numbers of Druids and Twa in the name of Father, the Son and the Holy spirit.

Chasing the serpents out of Ireland is a metaphor for genocide. So what St. Patrick is really famous for, is waging a genocidal war against the indigenous people of Ireland who had migrated there many thousands of years before the Caucasians and before Christianity. The African Twa who were thought to be Pagan.

Note: This photo was taken in the 1950’s and is a representation of the Twa from that period.

Harry Belafonte

Actor, singer and activist Harry Belafonte has achieved lasting fame for such songs as ‘The Banana Boat Song (Day-O),’ as well as for his film and humanitarian work.
Who Is Harry Belafonte?
Born on March 1, 1927, in New York City, Harry Belafonte struggled with poverty and a turbulent family life as a child. His professional career took off with the musical Carmen Jones, and soon he was burning up the charts with hits like “The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)” and “Jump in the Line.” Belafonte has also championed many social and political causes, and earned such prestigious accolades as the National Medal of Arts.

Harry Belafonte Photo
Harry Belafonte

Harold George Belafonte Jr. was born on March 1, 1927, in New York City, to Caribbean immigrants. His mother worked as a dressmaker and a house cleaner, and his father served as a cook on merchant ships, before leaving the family when Belafonte was a young boy.

Belafonte also spent much of his early years in Jamaica, his mother’s native country. There, he saw firsthand the oppression of blacks by the English authorities, which left a lasting impression on him.

Belafonte returned to New York City’s Harlem neighborhood in 1940 to live with his mother. They struggled in poverty, and Belafonte was often cared for by others while his mother worked. “The most difficult time in my life was when I was a kid,” he later told People magazine. “My mother gave me affection, but, because I was left on my own, also a lot of anguish.”

Wife and Children
Belafonte lives in New York City with his third wife, photographer Pamela Frank. The couple wed in 2008. Belafonte had two children with second wife, dancer Julie Robinson, as well as two other children from his first marriage, to Marguerite Byrd.

Early Career
Dropping out of high school, Belafonte enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944. He returned to New York City after his discharge, and was working as a janitor’s assistant when he first attended a production at the American Negro Theater (AMT). Mesmerized by the performance, the young Navy vet volunteered to work for the AMT as a stagehand, eventually deciding to become an actor.

Belafonte studied drama at the Dramatic Workshop run by Erwin Piscator, where his classmates included Marlon Brando, Walter Matthau and Bea Arthur. Along with appearing in AMT productions, he caught the eye of music agent Monte Kay, who offered Belafonte the opportunity to perform at a jazz club called the Royal Roost. Backed by such talented musicians as Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, Belafonte became a popular act at the club. In 1949 he landed his first recording deal.

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Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler

On this Date;
Feb. 24, 1864

First African-American woman to become a physician in the United States

Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler
Born: February 8, 1831
Died: March 9, 1895

was an American physician.
In 1831, Rebecca Davis Lee was born in Delaware to Matilda Webber and Absolum Davis. She was raised in Pennsylvania by an aunt who cared for infirm neighbors. She moved to Charlestown, Massachusetts, by 1852 and was employed as a nurse until she was accepted into the New England Female Medical College in 1860.

When she graduated Feb. 24, 1864, Rebecca Lee (later Crumpler) was the first African-American woman in the United States to earn a Doctor of Medicine degree, and the only African-American woman to graduate from New England Female Medical College.

Crumpler first practiced medicine in Boston, primarily for poor women and children. During this time she “sought training in the ‘British Dominion'”.

After the American Civil War ended in 1865, she moved to Richmond, Virginia, believing it to be “a proper field for real missionary work, and one that would present ample opportunities to become acquainted with the diseases of women and children.

Crumpler worked for the Freedmen’s Bureau to provide medical care to freed slaves; She was subject to “intense racism”: “men doctors snubbed her, druggist balked at filling her prescriptions, and some people wisecracked that the M.D. behind her name stood for nothing more than ‘Mule Driver'”.

Rebecca married Dr. Arthur Crumpler around the time of her graduation. She “entered into the work with renewed vigor, practicing outside, and receiving children in the house for treatment; regardless, in a measure, of remuneration.”

She was no longer practicing medicine by 1883 when she wrote A Book of Medical Discourses from the notes she kept over the course of her medical career. It was dedicated to nurses and mothers, and focused on the medical care of women and children.

Crumpler died on March 9, 1895.

The Rebecca Lee Society, one of the first medical societies for African-American women, was named in her honor.

February 2019 Change Gospel Magazine

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I Am Nat Turner

Nat Turner was an African-American slave who led a two-day rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831. The rebellion caused the death of approximately sixty white men, women and children. Whites organized militias and called out regular troops to suppress the uprising.

Black Ownership Isn’t The Answer To The Prison Problem

This Article is from PushBlack

Could Black-owned prisons be the solution 💡 to our incarceration problem? One misguided entrepreneur thinks so. Here’s where she went wrong.

The Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, was making national headlines for its deteriorating conditions, like no heat or electricity, and suffering inmates, according to reports.

Her outrageous idea got deservedly dragged. Still, let’s talk about the issue with this line of thinking. Prisons are directly linked to the institution of slavery. In fact, mass incarceration started as a replacement for slavery.

Sure, there were some Black people who had their own enslaved labor force, but it didn’t make the system of slavery any better! Further, privatized prisons have profit incentives, which is a REALLY BAD IDEA, Black-owned or not. Here’s why.

Private prison companies, like GEO Group and CoreCivic (formerly known as CCA), are connected to efforts to create laws that target Black people. Just as the Black Codes after slavery did. So, let’s be clear: the answer to prisons? It DEFINITELY isn’t a Black investment in them.