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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Suggested book to read

     A couple of week's ago I had a chance to catch up with Wes Moore at the Howard Community College.  I had the opportunity to meet Wes a few times in Baltimore a few years ago in some work both of us were involved with. Wes has one of those inspiring life stories that inspires anyone who listens to one of his presentations.  Growing up in Baltimore Wes could have followed many paths in his life but was fortunate to have a Mother that recognized his potential and channeled him in positive ways.  Another young man growing up in the same neighborhood with the same name followed a different path and had a very different outcome.  The story of both is told in the book "The Other Wes Moore."  Since Wes is the author of the book most people assume that the other Wes Moore is the one who is now in prison.  The message that Wes has is how fine the line is from his story to the one of the other Wes Moore.  I recommend the book to see the Baltimore story shown in the "The Wire" and "The Corner" from an up close and personal perspective.


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