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We're praying for you, Brother Monroe Brown!

On June 26, Minister Evans and I had the pleasure of going to True South Bookstore, owned by sole proprietor Monroe Brown from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. We were impressed by the amount of African and African American books, fiction and nonfiction, in the store. We spent almost an hour interacting with the brother, and we ended up purchasing a book for Minister Evans' two year old grandson for a birthday gift.

We were extremely shocked when we learned that Brother Brown had had a severe stroke and brain aneurysm last week (from the blog Bed-Stuy Patch). We learned too late of the store's fundraiser to attend it yesterday, but we are keeping the family and community in our prayers. We can't afford to lose another independent, grassroots business.I hope the family will be able to keep True South Bookstore going for a  long time.

The 34th Annual FCII Festival begins next week!

Our Ohio chapter in Elyria is sponsoring the 34th Annual FCII Festival. If you are interested in a positive, family oriented weekend of activities, this is the place to be next weekend. The FCII Festival is always held the second weekend in July. Elyria is a town just west of Cleveland. The Festival's theme this year is "Building a Loving Community."

Below is the schedule of events:
34th ANNUAL FCII FESTIVAL “Building a Loving Community
6-8 PM at the Kanisa House: Lucy Battle Cookout
FRIDAY JULY 12 all events for the day at the LCCC College Center 9 am-12 pm: various activities (e.g., arts and crafts, movie, music) 12 pm: lunch 1 pm: talent show 6 pm: Elizabeth Coleman Dinner

SATURDAY JULY 13 9 am-12 pm: recreation at LCCC Ewing Center 12 pm: Ruth Hamilton lunch 1 pm: Martha's trivia 6 pm: Martha Jordan Dinner--keynote speaker is Minister Lawrance Lee Evans Sr.
SUNDAY JULY 14 all events for the day at Kanisa House 10 am:fellowship, refreshments 11 am: Family Worship Ho…