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Ground-Breaking Film Exposes Cruel Underbelly of Privilege Versus Poverty in Upcoming Documentary
Diversity programs, community organizations, food banks, and social service providers will be targeted as benefactors to retired postal carrier's documentary about life in the ghetto. Washington D.C. policy makers alerted.
John L. Brown, author of “Mentally Blind: Open Your Eyes” will rush through every day from now to October on a mission to complete his complementary documentary, “Mentally Blind in America” which focuses on real-life interviews with real people talking about the devastation of what people are calling America’s Greatest Recession.
A retired postal carrier whose route took him through the most impoverished neighborhoods in America, John L. Brown witnessed heart-breaking poverty, starvation, and gang violence while walking the streets “in the hood” delivering mail in Oakland, California for nearly twenty years. Brown tells of his experiences in his book, “Mentally Blind: Open Your Eyes”. Visit http://www.amazon.com/
“When I first started writing I was working for the post office as a carrier and was living in the heart of the ghetto. I witnessed so much illegal activity by both the citizens and the police. First, there was a turf war that, incredibly, included the cops. This was followed by a drug war. People were losing their lives over nothing. Nearly everyday someone would go to jail or get shot in the hood. It was bad.”
Brown, who faced his own “wolf-at-the-
Initial distribution of “Mentally Blind: Open Your Eyes” will include the author’s home town of Lake Charles, Louisiana; Dallas, Texas, Washington, D.C. and other major cities whose impoverished cry out for solutions to homelessness and poverty.
Brown is hoping to reach Washington, D.C. policy makers, social service organizations, community outreach efforts with his message on how to relate to, and assist those affected by 21st Century poverty.
John L. Brown
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