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Thoughts and Posts by Gibran Ali

BURIAL GROUNDS

By Gibran Tariq | Nov 3, 2017

In October, two employees at a prison in North Carolina were killed in the latest example of uncontrolled violence in the nation’s penal system. And undoubtedly, it will only get worse. The numbers speak for themselves, yet what else these grim statistics purport is that the prisons of America are turning into a burial grounds…

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radio interview

By Gibran Tariq | Oct 30, 2017

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ladywriter314/2013/12/18/meet-author-gibran-tariq-ali-of-coochie-12-3-1

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SAD

By Gibran Tariq | Oct 30, 2017

  For the greater part of my existence, I had found it  exceptionally difficult to navigate between the changing seasons. Each year, at a juncture just prior to the official advent of fall, when the  color and pageantry of summer would tragically morph into the dismal blandness of fall, I would turn unimaginably sad, falling…

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R.I.P.

By Gibran Tariq | Oct 29, 2017

Sep 01, 2013 3:09pm Another war story on my birthday. One of the hardest things for me to do back during my first fed bid was to watch one of my closest friends die. We were at the federal reformatory in VA. and he had only been in the joint two days before he got…

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COOCHIE

By Gibran Tariq | Oct 29, 2017

Coochie 1 amazon.com THEY ARE HERE AND THEY WANT BLACK GIRLS! ARE YOUR DAUGHTERS SAFE!! From a newspaper article: There is scant attention paid to the growing numbers of young black girls being kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery, in places such as Atlanta, D.C, Chicago and Los Angeles, with large African-American populations. “Atlanta, for…

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COOCHIE

By Gibran Tariq | Oct 29, 2017

Coochie 1 amazon.com MOTHERS, DO YOUR DAUGHTERS GO TO ANY OF THESE PLACES: 1. SCHOOL 3. PARKS 5.BUS STOPS 2 MALLS 4. MOVIES 6. CHURCHES IF SO, BEWARE. THESE ARE THE PLACES WHERE SEX TRAFFICKERS LURK! 1-CLICK COOCHIE FOR MORE ON THE SEX TRADE IN BLACK AMERICA Image already added

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MEET GIBRAN TARIQ

By Gibran Tariq | Oct 29, 2017

Nov 06, 2013 9:39am After I was sentenced to 24 years for a crime I didn’t commit (I served 10 years and 42 days for that robbery), I immediately went on a hunger strike. No, I wasn’t trying to kill myself. I knew the jail would transfer me to prison quicker this way. They did.…

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One Thin Dime

By Gibran Tariq | Oct 29, 2017

Nov 06, 2013 10:36am FRom my never to be published autoboigraphy As soon as I walked into my Mama’s Piedmont Courts apartment, I could see that the first issue on her agenda was to get the meal on the stove. “Boy, I’m glad yo’ trifling ass home. I need you to go to the store.…

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My 1st Bank Job

By Gibran Tariq | Oct 29, 2017

Gibran Tariq Ali updated his status. Nov 06, 2013 11:07am 1972 Bank Job Five minutes after my eyes opened, I made a phone call to my partner and sighed in relief to discover that our heist was still on for this morning. I inwardly applauded our plan to get some paper and I crossed my fingers,…

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