1.27.2009

My Speaking Engagement at the Cheyenne Drug Treatment Center

(Photo by Deric Muhammad)

On the Presidential Inauguration Day, I was honored to be the featured speaker at the Cheyenne Drug Treatment Center in Houston for their Inauguration celebration focused on 'Change'.

My mother, Mavis Jackson, is one of the counselors there. I was deeply humbled to have the opportunity to speak to the residents of the center who are fighting to overcome their addictions.

My mother introduced me--at times coming to tears. I spoke to two separate groups for one hour each. The audience included all races and spoke straight from the heart.

I have been invited back by the center's directors to speak every week and I have also become a mentor to a 19-year-old who personally asked me to do so after I finished my second talk.

I will never forget Jan. 20, 2009. Not only because I witnessed Obama but because I had the opportunity to be inspired by those who want to better themselves.

Let's Be The Change.

5 comments:

  1. Some of the drug treatment center in country provides best treatment programs and services to their clients. They have high qualified and licensed staff members to treat their patients that include psychologists, psychotherapist, psychiatrist, doctors and nurses. They offer safe and comfortable atmosphere for their patients.

    http://www.addiction-treatments.com/

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  2. ASA YOU ARE TRULY DOING THE WORK BROTHER JESSE. I ALSO SPEAK TO WOMEN IN SHELTER WHO ARE HOMELESS AND GIVE THE HOPE IN DELAWARE ALSO IN WOMEN PRISON. ALSO SPEAK TO OUR SISTER AND BROTHER EVERY DAY WE NEED MORE BROTHER LIKE U MAY ALLAH CONT. TO BLESS U AND UR FAMILY.. YOUR SISTER IN THE STRUGGLE SISTER LORRAINE DEL. #35

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  3. ASA BRO.JESSES U ARE TRULY DOING THE WORK .I HAVE ALSO BEEN A MOTIVATIONAL SPEAK AT WOMEN SHELTER AND WOMEN PRISON .YES I KNOW EVERY ONE HAS A STORY . MY PASSION IS TO HELP PEOPLE BY MY EXPERIENCE IN LIFE AND THANK ALLAH I CAN SAY THAT ALLAH HAD TO PULL ME THREW AND I KNOW OTHERS CAN MAKE IT AS WELL .. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

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  4. All Priase is due to Allah (God)!

    Keep up the exlempar work, Brother Jesse.

    When I ovecame a drug-induced lifestyle and a 16-year addiction to alchol, I wanted the world to 'change'; then I read a quote from Ghandi: "If you want to see achange in the world, you be the change."

    My life hasn't been the same since.

    Brother Robert Muhammad
    Founder and CEO
    Economic Empowerment
    rwmuhamad@gmail.com
    www.robertmuhammad.com

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  5. Allah u Akbar!

    I remember you speaking of your mother during a workshop here in Phoenix. I thank Allah that she was able to overcome the vice of drug addiction, and that he put it in her to heart to reach back and help others. As a mother, I know she could not be more proud of the sons she birthed. Stay the course, my dear brother.

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