How does one go from homelessness to Morehouse College; from standing in the soup line to serving in it; and from listening to the encouragement of his mother to encourage and inspire others? Basheer Jones has traveled near and far, speaking to people from all walks of life. He has a story and a delivery that will cause everyone to stop and engage. Basheer was born in Brooklyn, N Y and later moved to Cleveland, OH, where he graduated from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr High School. Though he and his family dealt with sporadic streaks of homelessness, Basheer was determined to make his mother proud, as he went on to graduate with honors from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. His life experiences have been the fuel behind his sincere words and his soul stirring delivery; as he speaks to the hearts of many through his poetry. In his upcoming release titled, "I'll Speak for Change," Basheer gives readers the up-close and personal insight to his life including his childhood, manhood and fatherhood and the loss of his dear mother to breast cancer. The same powerful and forceful voice he shared in media and entertainment- has been transformed into a literary work of empowerment and change. Dr. Robert Franklin, President of Morehouse College say's "His book reveals his vision, energy and passion for leading change and restoring hope in our village. He is another drum major for justice whom we should support and encourage." From the rough streets of Brooklyn, NY and his adopted home Cleveland, OH to acclaimed Spoken Word Artist and Essence Award Winner; Founder and President of The Basheer Jones Foundation, Proud member of the NAACP and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., to the youngest News Talk Radio host in the country; he has lived up to the belief, “that we must be the change that we’ve been searching for.” The book can be ordered directly from the publisher www.intelligentpublishing.org or through Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Kindle and www. Thebasheerjonesfoundation.org
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Basheer Jones is a young man with a unique story. His story is one of pain and relief; sadness and happiness; struggle and success. He’s a born leader with a life story that gives him mass appeal. Born in Brooklyn, New York on October 25, 1984 and later transplanted to Cleveland, OH: His life experiences have been the fuel behind his sincere words and his soul stirring delivery, as he speaks to the hearts of many through his poetry. Extracting hope from the shelters that he found himself living in as a child, and still choosing to speak of a brighter day to those in similar situations, has placed him in a class all his own. His ability to inspire others has opened up many doors for him. One was a chance to attend and graduate Morehouse College with the Class of ’06. He graduated with high honors- with a degree in African American Studies. He later pursued graduate studies at Howard University. During this time, he continued to make a name for himself as a poet, motivational speaker, radio host and now host of his own local television show. He is emerging as a powerful and forceful voice in media and entertainment. He is rising up as a fiery and impassioned leader, and public speaker with a message of empowerment and change. Having been requested to be interviewed by Time Magazine and to open for leaders such as Barack Obama and Tavis Smiley, Basheer proves that he possesses something very special. Basheer played an important role in the city of Cleveland during the 2008 Presidential Election. Being in a swing state, he hosted Barack Obama rallies and held one of the largest youth voter registration efforts in city history alongside influential people like Cornel West, Lebron James, Hill Harper, & Russell Simmons. From the rough streets of Brooklyn, NY and his adopted home city of Cleveland, OH to acclaimed Spoken Word Artist, Author of his newly released, I’ll Speak for Change, Essence Award Winner; Morehouse Graduate with honors, youngest News Talk Radio host in the country, A proud member of The NAACP, Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and the President and Founder of The Basheer Jones Foundation Mr. Jones has lived up to the belief that we must be the change that we want to see.
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Book Description Intelligent Publishing, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0985002085