Leaders comment on The Power of Positive Poetry: "With The Power of positive Poetry, Thaddeus has provided an easy to read and entertaining book which is quite motivational. The various poems can be utilized in specific instances to motivate a variety of different people in various settings. I am very pleased to see this book emerge onto the national scene." - Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions "How wonderful it was to receive The Power of Positive Poetry How happy and cheerful it made me feel to know that there are sensitive, kind, and committed young men out there struggling with their world. Stay strong, little brother." - Nikki Giovanni, Poet "Thank you for sharing The Power of Positive Poetry which contains poems for all ages, genders and races. It is an excellent resource to "jump start" your mind and emotions." - Denise Lynch, Principal, Bradbury Heights, Elementary, Prince George's County Public Schools "Your writing is a welcome breath of fresh air in this decadent society." - Jawanza Kunjufu, Author, Founder of African American Images "The Power of Positive Poetry is an inspirational tool useful for most any place, purpose or profession." - Willie Jolley, Motivational Speaker Thad is the founder of "Motivational Vibes" whose mission is to encourage this generation to "Beat the Odds." He uses street poetry, music and interactive presentations to speak on academic excellence, inspiration, motivation and personal and professional empowerment. He has appeared on "Showtime at the Apollo," "BET" and "The Kennedy Center" with an acapella sextet called Mutual Agreement. Jackson is currently an Administrative Dean in the Orlando area public school system.