Soulfire Blog

Thoughts and Posts by Gibran Ali

JAY Z & MEEK MILL FORM PRISON REFORM ALLIANCE

By Gibran Tariq | Jan 29, 2019

I just saw a news segment about Jay Z and Meek Mill launching the new alliance and it already has star power. Money has been pledged and rich donors, such as the Kraft family who own the Patriots are on board. As a veteran/victim of the criminal justice system, I am elated. However, I have not…

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Advice Of Philippines Supplements For 2019

By Gibran Tariq | Jul 2, 2018

Shedding pounds Fast With the Low Carb Diet Holy Basil is normally one kind of my personal most used spices inside the kitchen. I personally use them it meant for pretty much everything I make because it offers an extremely distinctive flavor for your barbecuing. My favorite thing about tulsi is that it is really…

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FEAR

By Gibran Tariq | Nov 15, 2017

Nothing is more intimately related to the  emotional welfare of the black male than the sum of his fears. From the start, it would be rather amiss of e if I didn’t relate that what I have discovered about fear is that fear can be either a life experience or a  life sentence dependent upon…

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HER

By Gibran Tariq | Nov 12, 2017

Even now, years later, I still wonder what gave me the right to think that I deserved her. How foolish was it of me to somehow  start, all of a sudden, to believing in miracles. Yet, I did…….because of her.  Because of her, I so willingly surrendered to the mistaken notion that ‘my day had…

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AMERICA, LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE

By Gibran Tariq | Nov 12, 2017

What I am about to hip you to is perhaps one of the greatest secrets ever kept, and I humbly advise that you pay attention.Now, I will be the first to admit that I don’t know if  there exists, anywhere in the world, any concrete, empirical evidence that suggests that regimentation causes  a sort of…

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THE TRUTH HURTS 3

By Gibran Tariq | Nov 12, 2017

In prison, the thing most constant on a prisoner’s mind is freedom. Remember that. I remember a guy that stayed in the same cellblock where I lived, and one night when it was time for Soul Train, I ran excitedly to his cell, giving him the good news. Soul Train was now airing. He looked…

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THE TRUTH HURTS 2

By Gibran Tariq | Nov 11, 2017

For anyone who mistakenly believes that things have gotten better in the criminal justice system, then here’s something you need to know. It hasn’t. And guess what” You had better brace yourselves for what it to come next. It’s not going to be pretty. Most jail-breaks aren’t. At some point, perhaps, in the very near…

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THE TRUTH HURTS

By Gibran Tariq | Nov 10, 2017

What we have here is the abject failure of those who make the laws to keep in mind the laws of karma. Thanks to hard-hitting, soul-taking punitive laws, we are now experiencing the natural outgrowth of the seeds spawned by these draconian measures. Ever heard the old adage about “the same thing that makes you…

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The End Game

By Gibran Tariq | Nov 9, 2017

It was reported this morning in the Charlotte Observer, the hometown newspaper, that guards were abandoning their jobs in the North Carolina Department of Corrections in droves. And while this is a seemingly new phenomenon, I simply wondered what took it so long to happen. In a deadly game of chance that has been going…

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