“The Man Curse” by Raqiyah Mays

Do you think you are cursed in your love life? Or have you had some strange issues happen in your family and you’ve never been the same since? Well, stop everything and read the following:

The time has come and it is an absolute pleasure and honor to write this blog about none other than Ms. Raqiyah Mays who is doing so much and it is a blessing to know her. In the following you will see photos of this Leader from her latest photo shoot where she was one of the women selected for The Limited’s “The NEW Look of Leadership” campaign but also you will learn more about her NEW book which is hitting the world wide web on November 16th and you can support her by buying her book at the following: themancurse.com, barnesandnoble.com, amazon, ibooks, and at Google play.

WHAT IS THE MAN CURSE?
The Man Curse is a self-help fiction novel that explores the phenomenon of generational curses and cycles in families as told through the story of Meena Butler, a professional woman working to break the man curse and become the first woman in her family to marry. Is she cursed? Or is it all in her head?

When Raqiyah and I first met, she had just spoken to a group of women at a Domestic Violence event (it was one of the most amazing ones I have ever been too, there will be another one in May, if you would like more info or to be connected as a vendor, sponsor, to just attend etc. let me know and I will put you in contact with organizers) and that is where I learned of “The Man Curse” as well as her being a Leader for the campaign she is apart of now! What I admire the most about Ms. Mays, who happens to be WBLS‬ 107.5 FM Radio Personality, an Author, Journalist, and an Activist, is her boldness to share what is on her heart as well as on her mind. Friends, I have read the first few pages of her book and I am here to let you know I cannot wait until I get my hands and eyes on the rest of the book which comes out tomorrow!

Shortly after we met, she asked me if I could share my story in a tv interview that we would both take part in, I agreed that it was time to let people know that my favorite cousin, Sandy Jeanty, was murdered by her fiance’ over a decade ago and the pain is still deep, I say that to say, what is so different about Raqiyah is she is helping so many heal. She has taken parts of her story and life and turned it into a piece of literature that reaches the soul! I, for one, have seen so much D.V in and around my younger years growing whether it was via my aunt whom was stabbed by her spouse or again when my cousin was murdered by someone whom was supposed to love her, marry her and live happily ever after with her! To be honest friends, I almost gave up on love and have ran away from many men as I believed that I would be hurt, demonized or even killed. Today, I am taking control back and saying that though there may have been a Man Curse surrounding me and my family, I, you, we can overcome and be happy in love with whomever God has for us.

I close by sharing that I am finally able to open up about some of these deep seated issues I have hidden for many many years, people like Ms. Mays shares these messages in her work because she knows people like me and you need to be freed from these invisible chains of oppression which bound us for way too long! Friends, if you are in a Domestic Violence situation, whether it is verbal, physical (this one is HUGE), emotional, monetary (sometimes your abuser will hold funding and monies from you as a way to hold you as a prisoner), spiritual and more it’s time to GET OUT. I am speaking from experience and I will never forget one of the last phrases I utilized when finally speaking up about losing my own cousin at the aforementioned event, “Remember fam, you are NOT the only ones whom are affected when you are in these abusive situations as you have cousins, aunties, grandparents, uncles and friends whom love you very much besides your children and parents.”

Be safe, love yourselves, reach out to those who love you, or seek help from abuse centers which the police stations near you can escort you too and turn this thing around! Don’t forget to check out the following for ways you can hear Raqiyah Mays speak and see her LIVE.

If you are in these areas, please see the dates and plan on meeting Raqiyah Mays at one of these venues

If you are in these areas, please see the dates and plan on meeting Raqiyah Mays at one of these venues

“There hasn’t been an author in 20 years, since Terry McMillan, to fully express the experience of black women in love and romance. I believe Raqiyah Mays can fill that void with The Man Curse.”
*Karen Hunter, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, best-selling author, publisher, Sirius/XM host of “The Karen Hunter Show”

Raqiyah Mays was selected out of thousands of women to be one of the women chosen for The Limited's new campaign here in the Tri-State area, doesn't she look great??!!

Raqiyah Mays was selected out of thousands of women to be one of the women chosen for The Limited’s new campaign here in the Tri-State area, doesn’t she look great??!!

GoD Bless You ALL,

AniYa A.

Freedom Entertainment Group

President & CEO

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Feeling inadequate —— DON’T!!

This message is for someone feeling down about their lack or giftings….. I am here to let you know you are somebody incredible and don’t you ever forget it!!

Several days ago as I was trying to make up my bed in a perfect manner, I recalled my aunt, the perfectionist whom always made her bed in this particular manner and how I could NEVER do it the way she did, that morning, I tried it over and over and over again in an attempt to get it as perfect as my aunt did; then the Word came to mii!!

“You are NOT your aunt and you have are good at many other things………..”

Wow, I thought, that’s right I am good at many things and making the bed the way she did it was just not one of those things I could master and it was ok!! Friends, I stopped what I was doing and reflected on the other things I wasn’t great at like tying pretty bows when I was in the wedding planning business (special shout out to Marina S. for always laughing at mii but helping mii in the process as we worked on those bows together) or being on time for every event, meeting, doctors appointments etc… Before I could continue to go down the list, the Spirit moved within and reminded mii that I couldn’t even list every good thing about myself plus GoD NEVER created mii to be nothing less than HIS Best!!

My encouragement to some of you today is: STOP looking at your faults, STOP trying to do what others have gifts in, STOP playing the victim instead BE VICTORIOUS, BE GIFTED, BE FLAWLESS because ultimately GoD made you PERFECT THE WAY YOU ARE..

I LoVe You ALL and I am rooting you on, if I can root you on; shouldn’t you be rooting yourself on too?? #Smile

A Woman's Intuition  (SN: friends, I actually NEED help re-publishing this piece as well as my novels.... Please message mii ASAP as it is my desire to see my work in print and circulating again --- Thanks a Mil --- XO)

A Woman’s Intuition
(SN: friends, I actually NEED help re-publishing this piece as well as my novels…. Please message mii ASAP as it is my desire to see my work in print and circulating again — Thanks a Mil — XO)

Thinking to myself, what a long day I have up ahead of mii!!

Thinking to myself, what a long day I have up ahead of mii!!

This man is one of the reasons I own my small business now..

This man is one of the reasons I own my small business now..

QUIET ON SET

QUIET ON SET

When you get every Lead role you audition for, you start to think that maybe this is of GoD but then your Purpose says you have more to do!!

When you get every Lead role you audition for, you start to think that maybe this is of GoD but then your Purpose says you have more to do!!

My Purpose has more to do with the BiG Screens and different characters I can play on and off TV!!

My Purpose has more to do with Ministering to others than the BiG Screens and different characters I can play on and off TV!!

When you are created for a Destiny Bigger than yourself, you will step out into many worlds and experience what others think they cannot!! Each One - Teach One

When you are created for a Destiny Bigger than yourself, you will step out into many worlds and experience what others think they cannot!! Each One – Teach One