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"America is careful not to give any help to her Black once-slave for four hundred years to do something for themselves. America wants to keep her Black slave tied while she watches their movements. If we go to her asking America for a territory so that we can live to ourselves, she turns a deaf ear to us. We helped America for four hundred years, in every respect as though we were one-half owners of the country. We have gotten nothing in return but beatings, cheatings and shootings down on the highway."
                                                                                                                                                             Elijah Muhammad


Qaadir’ Naqib is the founder of “Fight 4 Life” NO EXCUSES, a non-profit organization that was inspired through his journey of losing weight. He became known as The Wellness Preacher. He has organized numerous events and fundraisers in cities from Pasadena, California to Phoenix, AZ.

In 2015, He was inspired to send a group of youth from his hometown to Washington D.C for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. Qaadir', who co-created J.O.E 626, grew up in a single parent home in a neighborhood known for gang violence and drugs. He was able to break free from the chains of his environment and started mentoring young males with a goal of preventing them from going down the wrong path in life. In the fall of 2016, he launched a 12 week manhood training course for young men from ages 8-18.

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Fight for Life: Focus on you, not your enemy

Posted September 7, 2017
By Qaadir Naqib

It is time that we stop focusing on what our enemies have done to us and learn how to live among each other in peace. Once we are made aware of a situation or circumstance it is at that moment we are obligated to do what we seem fit for us. For over 400 years the original man and woman of the planet earth has played the role of the battered woman who continues to return to her abuser. This is not wellness behavior and is an act that places us in danger of the wrath of God himself. It is time that we start to settle on the best part of our brothers and sisters and understand that we are all victim's of a large crime.

Have you ever sat back and just thought about what our people have been through in this wilderness called North America? Let us focus on seeing past our faults and see what are our needs. We all have a need that would like to be addressed, however these needs are not always understood by the individuals who have the need that must be met.

What is it that you need?

Are you aware of what it is that you need? Let us not think that because it's our need that we know what it is and that we can fix it on our own. If this were true many businesses would have never been created such as counselors, life coaches, mentors and more. Remember the eyes can see everything but themselves unless a mirror is placed in front of them not just a physical mirror, but a real person who is not afraid to inform us where we fall short.

Our biggest challenge is to be able to listen to what is called constructive criticism from others rather we know them or not. To often we focus on blaming people for why our lives are a certain way and how things would be much different if that person or these people would just have done such and such. The reality is that we are in control of our destinies not our parents, our teachers, pastors, not even our open enemies have control over our destinies and once we understand that we should take ownership and accountability for our lives and our communities.

It is vital that we seek to find out what our purpose for living is and discover how to remove all excuses to fulfill it. Don't get caught up in the moment that you forget to prepare a future for yourself and your family. More next issue God willing. 

Fight 4 Life NO EXCUSES practical application of the week 
1) Read a book for 15-30 minutes for at least 3 days.
2) Ask someone who knows you well what are some areas that you can improve in that'll build your character. 
3) Exercise for at least 4 days this week. Walking is one of the best exercises we can do.
4) Call someone and ask them how are they doing. 
5) SMILE, SMILE, SMILE AND SMILE as much as you can. 
Sincerely 
Your Brother and Servant 
The Wellness Preacher


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