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Section dedicated to the interactive section of the blog where readers are allowed to submit articles for publishing coherent with a specific theme or topic.

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Leo’s Love @leoslovemd

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Greetings folks!
As my regular readers know, I always try to keep you informed about things going on to empower the community. Recently someone brought to my attention a newer non-profit organization which operates out of Maryland and its focus services are geared towards the Fatherhood Initiative which is in place in many states. If you are unfamiliar with the Fatherhood Initiative although the specifics vary from state to state and program to program, the basis of the initiative is to support the role of the father in the lives of children, because the role of the father is irreplaceable to a child’s emotional and spiritual development. I was able to speak with Nakia Johnson (Founder/ Executive Director) of Leo’s Love and hopefully after learning more about this organization, you will consider supporting its efforts and help bring awareness to agencies like this one in your community.

 

QTP: What is Leo’s Love? What kind of organization is it & what do they do? 

NJ: Leo’s Love is a nonprofit, 501(c) 3 seeking organization based in Bowie, Maryland. The organization has been around for almost two years.  We service individuals that suffer from fatherlessness through mentoring, counseling and community service projects.

QTP: How and when did Leo’s Love get started? 

NJ: Leo’s Love was started in June of 2014.  Leo’s Love was started because the founder and Executive Director is a direct product of a fatherless home and has experienced firsthand the debilitating emotional, mental and forged spiritual effects of being fatherless.

QTP: How does someone get services or help from Leo’s love? (Do they have to be referred by a State agency? What are the qualifying requirements? Are there income guidelines?) 

NJ: All individuals are welcome to participate starting at age 7.  Seven has a very personal meaning to me.  That’s the number of instances of my father that I have, it was the first time I spoke to him on the phone, it was also the age I was when I felt my first emotion — rejection.  We have not yet connected to state agencies, but that is a goal of ours by 2018.  Our individual participants and families mainly come from area schools and by referrals.  There has to be a need and a want to overcome the challenges that can set us back based on our past. There aren’t any income guidelines as this social issue can affect anyone regardless of your race, religion, or socioeconomically status.

QTP: What can we do to support Leo’s Love? Where would someone send a monetary donation? What kinds of things can people donate? Are you looking for volunteers?  What are the volunteer requirements? 

NJ: Leo’s Love is still very young and new, so it needs support as much as a newly established nonprofit would.  Getting information out about what we do and who we are is a great start for support.  In addition to supporting us by spreading the word of what we do, of course, monetary support is always appreciated and welcomed.  Monetary donations can be made via bit.ly/supportleoslove.

Leo’s Love, in the future, has plans to build three very specific initiatives that will definitely assist us with assisting the community, Leo’s Closet, Leo’s Library and Leo’s Pantry.

Leo’s Closet will be a place where gently used clothing items (including school uniforms) and shoes can be donated and made available to families in need.

Leo’s Library will be used for an in-house library that our participants will be able to use as an effort to increase literacy amongst themselves, their families and within their communities.

Leo’s Pantry will serve as an initiative to provide food to individuals and families that need help during and outside the holidays. As the leader of an organization, I understand the importance of volunteers and their commitment to service to the organization and the community.  We are always looking for individuals to assist us with our outreach efforts.  Leo’s Love has a volunteer packet that goes into great detail about what we expect from our volunteers, what they should expect from us and the requirements for becoming a volunteer.

QTP: Where can someone contact for more information? 

NJ: Leo’s Love has adapted to the ever-growing world of social media and can be followed on the following outlets:

Leo’s Love Website: http://www.leoslove.org
Facebook: facebook.com/leoslovemd
Instagram: leoslovemd
Twitter: leoslovemd
Periscope: periscope.tv/leoslovemd

For volunteer opportunities: please contact us at volunteer@leoslove.org

to complete the volunteer application visit: bit.ly/leoslovevolunteer

Submit your #Autism #Awareness Month story!

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April is Autism Awareness Month!

If you type “Autism” in the top of this blog’s search bar, you’ll find all sorts of helpful resources for parents with children that are autistic. For this month we are looking for your contributions on the subject! If you are a trainer, staff person or parent working or living with someone with Autism or hosting / know of a community event supporting awareness for this month, please submit your story or the information (please include photos, logos, or flyers you want included as well as your Twitter handle if available) and we will share it free of charge for the month of April! Email all submissions: queentheprophetblog@gmail.com

A letter from our readers

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Greetings Daughter Of Zion & your anointed team.  I’m a 23 year old son from KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. Before I say anything, I just need to tell you guys how much I love you. Thank you for always striving for the Truth to prevail & God’s Purpose to be fulfilled. You put your lives into it. Back to the Advisory session, I’m a young aspiring MC & Producer. I go by the name Black Angel. I need to be in close contact with the ins and outs of the industry. I’m dedicated to living and fulfilling God’s Purpose in my life. Can I testify? There’s been a lot of instances in my life where the devil tried to take my life away, but failed because of God’s protection in my life. I pray you read this message & find it in your heart to help me achieve the Dream. My upbringing was really hard here in South Africa, but I know God has tons of things he kept me here to do. This may be asking for a bit much, but I would really really love to meet Queen The Prophet, Hell Razah (El Raziel) & the whole Ghetto Government Officialz Movement. Now when that happens, you guys will be planting a seed in my brain, which I will cultivate and nurture to grow and eliminate all the evil. I need all the knowledge and wisdom you guys possess. I’m so passionate about this, but at the same time I’m a bit afraid that some of the things you guys will reveal to me may scare me. Having said that, I truly believe that you have to be brave and find that inner strength in your Soul to discover what is really what on this Earth. Thank you so much for taking your time to digest my words. Please tell El Raziel that I love him and everybody. You guys is the Truth- S. Ngcobo, South Africa 

Thank you so much for your kind words. It is always a humbling moment when someone let’s you know that what God has enabled you to do has touched the life of someone else. Your testimony is encouraging and you will be in my prayers that God continues to move in your life and bless your walk with Christ. Stay in His word because those are the seeds that will keep you firmly rooted. 

Wish you much success on your music path and if you check this blog regularly, the “Hip-Hop 101” tab offers a lot of free information and resources for independent musicians. If any shows from the GGO family are coming up in South Africa in the future, I’ll be sure to let you know. 
-QTP

Now taking project submissions!

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This is a new project I’m personally putting together, so any submissions for this project must fall under the guidelines of spiritually conscious and be free from sexually explicit lyrics & profanity (college radio friendly) Project submissions are open to any artist/song that meets this criteria. Send submissions to queentheprophet@gmail.com include artist name, track title, & producer name. (Hosting DJ TBA)

#Free #Community Events for October 31st in #CT and #AZ

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Wanted to let everyone know about these free community events coming up for this Saturday, October 31!

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If you are going to be in the Connecticut area, CCBOC (Christian Community Body of Christ) invites your family to participate in Harvest Festival! This is not a Halloween themed event, but will offer biblical games, food, candy, and fun for your entire family in a safe environment. If you’re going to be in the Bridgeport, CT area you won’t want to miss it!

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If you are going to be in the Arizona area, the GGO AZ Chapter will be hosting a free traditional hip-hop style event at Kennedy Park! There will be food, graffiti, B-Boy, music, and skating! This is an out-door family friendly event!

@houseofestherct 2nd Annual Winter Drive accepting donations!

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House of Esther International kicks off it’s 2nd Annual Winter Drive to purchase blankets and socks for homeless residents in Connecticut and New York City areas. Every little bit helps, even $1 buys a pair of insulated socks for someone in need.

Many homeless individuals are battling untreated mental illness and at least half of homeless women and children are fleeing domestic violence.Consider being a blessing and check out the Go Fund Me page for this year’s drive!  

Shelter information for New York: 

http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/city.cgi?city=New%20York&state=NY

Shelter information for Connecticut: 

http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/connecticut.html

#October #Promo Specials!

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For the month of October, queentheprophet.com is offering the following half-price promo specials for independent artists & small businesses:

Blog feature $5.00 (USD) with 2-weeks of free Twitter sharing 

Custom Interview $10.00 (USD) with 2-weeks of free Twitter sharing

If you are hosting a free event or providing a free service to empower your community, we will be happy to blog it free of charge. 

Please direct all inquiries to queentheprophetblog@gmail.com and put “PROMO” in the subject line.

(This offer is good for the month of October, 2015 only) 

#NEW Advice Column “Ask QTP” Submission Instructions

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Seeing as how it’s the first day of March (2015), what better way to jump into a new season then to launch something new? (Not to mention, March is Social Worker’s month!)  I’d like to take the time to introduce to you a brand new blog section (that you now can find right at the top of the home screen menu bar via queentheprophet.com) “Ask QTP” which will be a good o’l fashioned advice column.

I regularly get approached on my social media handles with questions about something I posted or just people reaching out for some advice or insight on a certain subject matter that I posted and most of the time I’m being asked something that a lot of people could probably benefit from. So, I decided to give this a whirl and we’ll see how it goes. Please read the submission instructions carefully below. As always, thank you for reading & your continued support!

“ASK QTP” Submission Instructions: 

  • Email your inquiry to queentheprophetblog@gmail.com (You MUST put “ASK QTP” in the subject line)
  • Your inquiry should be an actual situation or question you would like answered or expounded on. I will be more then happy to answer personal questions as long as the content is reasonably appropriate
  • If your submission is selected for posting, the reply will be posted publicly under the “Ask QTP” section
  • Please make sure you sign your email exactly how you want to be addressed in a public reply. Please DO NOT use your full legal name! You can make up a name or use a first name, last initial with your State/ Country. (i.e. Ruby D, New Jersey, Wondering, Canada)
  • If you are in an immediate crisis, please call your local emergency numbers

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1 (800) 273-8255

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1 (800) 799-7233

Hope Line 1 (877) 235-4525

For a more complete list of crisis/ help lines in the U.S.:

http://spiritualemergence.info/u-s-a-national-hotlines-information-self-help-support-groups/

#FREE #Indie #Artist #Entrepreneur #Blog features via queentheprophet.com until 2/14/15!

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Happy February!

As a special thank you to readers, tweeters, etc. from now – February 14, 2015 Queentheprophet.com is offering absolutely FREE Independent Artist/ or Entrepreneur blog features (no violent or sexually explicit content will be accepted) for your music, project, product, or business.

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Submission Instructions: 

  • All submissions must be received no later then February 14, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.  EST
  • Everything must be contained in one email (bio, summary, photos, links, social media handles,etc)
  • Email submissions to: queentheprophet@gmail.com put “BLOG” in the subject line.