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Boisseau’s Emet Truth by Masika Ray

Boisseau's Emet Truth cover

4-16-2016 by Brenda Johnson Padgitt

ASWIFTT Author Masika Ray published her first book “Boisseau’s Emet Truth” in 2012.   Boisseau’s Emet Truth is about an autistic man, Andre, who is falsely accused of raping his niece, Dora.  Alexandre and Andre Boisseau are twin brothers.  Before dying, their mother encouraged Alexandre to take care of his brother because of his diagnosis.  When Andre is accused of raping his niece, society’s pressure forces Alexandre to allow outsiders to determine Andre’s future. Years later, Alexandre and Andre become ill around the same time.  After Alexandre recovers, he cares for his brother without his family’s knowledge.  Alexandre’s son Junior has his father followed by a private eye and confronts him.  Junior joins his father in helping Andre.  They take Andre to a therapist, who begins to unravel the truth and start the healing process.  During therapy, Andre becomes the teacher, reminding his family of what really matters. Dora and her husband move back to New Orleans to help her father Alexandre with his medical clinic.  The move increases her nightmares, and she is forced to deal with the rape and other secrets.  Discoveries are made when the Boisseau family realizes how secretes can impact people physically, mentally, and spiritually.  Each member of the family is transformed when faced with their personal truths.  Alexandre’s best friend Charles is a minister of a mega-church.  Although he’s a man of the cloth, he has a deceptive dark side.  Charles hates Alexandre and believes he stole his father’s affection from him, along with LaNora, the woman he wanted to marry.  Charles’ obsession with LaNora drives him to hire a LaNora look-alike escort to pacify his desires.  When that doesn’t work, his madness grows and leads to his self-destruction.  Murder, lies, secrets, deceit, lust, and rape are some of the evil spirits this Christian family must face before finding the truth.

About the Author:

Masika at book signingMasika Ray is a Christian, mother of two wonderful daughters, educator, author, human rights activist, and lover of ALL God’s people!  She has a Master’s of Education and Bachelor’s of Business Administration.  She is an advocate for people with autism, equal rights for everyone, and bully-free workplaces and schools.

 

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Video and Song Review: SUITCASE

Review by Brenda Johnson Padgitt 6-26-2014

SUITCASE by Mary J Blige

2nd Annual BET Honors - ArrivalsMary J Blige has been successful at creating and singing songs about matters of the heart.  Her songs are deep and are thought provoking.  There is also a sense of empowerment and healing in the words she sings in her songs.  Suitcase is a powerful song dealing with the outcry of Mary J Blige portraying a female who is tired of being hurt and heartbroken by someone who is suppose to love her.

The video scene shows two doctors who are looking at the mental health of a female who was admitted.  In the video the female confesses she might as well plead insanity if she continues to let the man in her life hurt her.  She is faced with staying in the dysfunctional relationship or deciding to pack her clothes and leave with her suitcase.  At the end of the video she decides to leave and tells her mental abuser that this is his good-by song.  She goes on to say while he is explaining his side she will be zipping up her suitcase.

Mary J Blige nailed it with this song because mental and physical abuse is a national and global problem.  Whether it is male or female, mental and physical abuse are problems that need to be addressed before they become deadly.  Perpetrators do not have the right to physically or mentally abuse anyone to the point of killing their very existence.  Such incidents should be reported and victims should seek counseling before it is too late.

Every man or woman should love themselves enough to pack up, leave and get help before they have a mental break down or go into a deep depression.  God has a plan for each of us.  An example of this is given in Jeremiah 29:11.  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.  It is up to us to fight the good fight of faith and not let the enemy kill the plan and purpose God has for us.

We are fearfully and wonderfully made by God. (Psalm 139:14)  Do not believe the enemy’s voice about your purpose instead believe God.  Romans 3:4 says “God forbid: yea, let God be found true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy words, And mightest prevail when thou comest into judgment.”   No man or woman is the ultimate authority or Lord over any other man or woman.  We are all accountable to the true and living God who is the only righteous judge.  (2 Timothy 4:8)

 

SUITCASE by Mary J Blige


Boisseau’s Emet Truth by Masika Ray

Boisseau's Emet Truth cover

2-8-2014 by Brenda Johnson Padgitt

ASWIFTT Author Masika Ray published her first book “Boisseau’s Emet Truth” in 2012.   Boisseau’s Emet Truth is about an autistic man, Andre, who is falsely accused of raping his niece, Dora.  Alexandre and Andre Boisseau are twin brothers.  Before dying, their mother encouraged Alexandre to take care of his brother because of his diagnosis.  When Andre is accused of raping his niece, society’s pressure forces Alexandre to allow outsiders to determine Andre’s future. Years later, Alexandre and Andre become ill around the same time.  After Alexandre recovers, he cares for his brother without his family’s knowledge.  Alexandre’s son Junior has his father followed by a private eye and confronts him.  Junior joins his father in helping Andre.  They take Andre to a therapist, who begins to unravel the truth and start the healing process.  During therapy, Andre becomes the teacher, reminding his family of what really matters. Dora and her husband move back to New Orleans to help her father Alexandre with his medical clinic.  The move increases her nightmares, and she is forced to deal with the rape and other secrets.  Discoveries are made when the Boisseau family realizes how secretes can impact people physically, mentally, and spiritually.  Each member of the family is transformed when faced with their personal truths.  Alexandre’s best friend Charles is a minister of a mega-church.  Although he’s a man of the cloth, he has a deceptive dark side.  Charles hates Alexandre and believes he stole his father’s affection from him, along with LaNora, the woman he wanted to marry.  Charles’ obsession with LaNora drives him to hire a LaNora look-alike escort to pacify his desires.  When that doesn’t work, his madness grows and leads to his self-destruction.  Murder, lies, secrets, deceit, lust, and rape are some of the evil spirits this Christian family must face before finding the truth.

About the Author:

Masika at book signingMasika Ray is a Christian, mother of two wonderful daughters, educator, author, human rights activist, and lover of ALL God’s people!  She has a Master’s of Education and Bachelor’s of Business Administration.  She is an advocate for people with autism, equal rights for everyone, and bully-free workplaces and schools.