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We usually post the topic the Thursday before the program, but we thought we would start early this week.

Mikki Taylor

Darlene Donloe interviews Mikki Taylor, author of the new Book Commander in Chic.  We last saw her at the Essence Music Festival the July 4 weekend in New Orleans.  She is a dynamo.

Mikki Taylor's New Book

Our cover story is about Child Sexual Abuse.  The Penn State fiasco shines the light on this horrific life changing practice.  Read the bottom of the last post to see the research I have uncovered this far.  All over the black blogosphere, there are allegations that the majority of the boys were black, which caused us here at SML to try and find experts to want parents how to prevent contact with a pedophile for their own children.

Yes, from the UK.Until then, school yourself.  Please start with this blog, written by an Indian woman  in the  UK:  http://bombaydosti.blogspot.com/2011/04/csaam-april-2011-i-was-good-girl.html

More later.

And for a resource closer to home:

From the American Academy of Child Sexual Abuse & Adolescent Psychology

http://www.aacap.org/page.ww?name=Child+Sexual+Abuse&section=Facts+for+Families


About the Penn State Story:

Here is a compilation (I made it with http://www.Storify.com) of Tweets and Facebook posts about the Penn State Molestation Story

http://storify.com/isidra/child-sexual-molestation-and-jerry-sandusky-former


About Our Guests

ABOUT ATTY.  JAY LAKE

Atty. Jay Lake

Atty. Jay B. Lake is a partner of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP. His practice areas are, General Liability, Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation,, Products Liability, Professional Liability, School Districts and Construction

Jay Lake has over 20 years of experience in civil litigation. He is an experienced trial attorney and arbitrator and has tried matters involving toxic tort, general liability, medical negligence, premises liability, school negligence, breach of contract and wrongful termination/discrimination.

AWARDS/PUBLICATIONS

“Copyright Protection of Video Games: Pac-Man and Galaxian Granite Extended Play,” 5 Loy. Ent.L.J. 143 (1985);

“A Joint Venture: Be Careful You May Have Created One,” 6 Loy. Ent. L.J. 191 (1986)

Loyola Law School, Juris Doctor, 1986

University of California Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts, 1982

For more information about Baldwin Hills Youth Football call Atty. Lake at:  (213) 509-9206

ABOUT DIANE GRIGGS

LCSW Dianne Griggs

Diane Griggs, L.C.S.W., M.S.W., Astrologer, Archetypal Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Author, Doula, Tarot Reader, and Innovator of Monster Therapy.”Diane lives a quadruple life in the career arena. Psychic since childhood, she is a highly developed intuitive in her work as an astrologer, archetypal therapist, hypnotherapist, and tarot reader, but still enjoys providing real entertainment as a reader at parties and corporate events. She has innovated a break-through therapeutic modality for children searching for their inner heroes. She helps expectant and new mothers as a doula and she brings peace and love to children and families who have endured horrible trauma,” Stephanie Jourdan.She specializes in sexual abuse, community violence and traumatic grief. An established expert in group work and play therapy, she co-authored “Parallel Treatment of Parents of Abuse Reactive Children.” Her work in the area of child sexual abuse was featured on the CBS Evening News and 48 HOURS News. In 2004, Diane received the National Conference for Community and Justice Humanitarian Award and was commended by the City of Santa Monica and Los Angeles, the California Legislature Assembly and Senate for her work with at-risk youth. In 1998, she received commendations from the city of Los Angeles, Office of the Mayor, for her work with families who have been victims of community violence. If you would like to contact, Diane Griggs, call (323) 777-7610.

ABOUT AKUYOE GRAHAM

Akuyoe Graham

Award-winning actor/author/educator Akuyoe Graham possesses the ability to sit with society’s outcasts and rapidly guide them to a life-changing, self-discovery experience.

She has widely performed her highly acclaimed one-woman play, Spirit Awakening.  Graham takes audiences on her odyssey of self-discovery – from tribal princess in her native Ghana, to British schoolgirl, to socialite-wannabe in New York, and finally back to her original African heritage and deeper spiritual self.

Whether in a prison classroom with a dozen inmates – or on stage before hundreds of students or regular playgoers – Graham’s archetypal journey electrifies audiences and inspires them to look beneath their own social masks to their unchanging inner essence.

Graham is planning to take a group of her graduates to Ghana to share their love and faith in the future with the country’s orphaned children. The trip will be financed by her Spirit Awakening Foundation, through the generosity of individual donors and private organizations.

Graham has appeared in numerous television shows including: God Bless The Child, Taken Away, The Doctor, Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, General Hospital, City of Angels and more. She also appeared in the film, American Pie.

Graham is the author of the best-selling book, “The Little Book of Transformation/7 days to a brand new you.”

Akuyoe founded the Spirit Awakening Foundation will present its 4th Annual Voices of the Unheard: Epiphany benefit performance at 3 p.m., Sat., Dec. 3, at The Lost Studio Theatre, 130 S. La Brea Ave, 2nd floor in Los Angeles.

The show will highlight inspiring works written by 30 current or former young people who live or formerly resided in probation camps within the juvenile justice system. Tickets are $25 (for children, teens, students & seniors with ID); $50 general seating and $100 (pre-event reception with artists at 2 p.m.)

For tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com or 800 838 3006 ext.1. For information: www. Spiritawakening.org  or 310 570-8190.

To view a compilation reel of Akuyoe’s work, click here:

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