DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
In:1st Corinthians chapter 13 verse 11It states: When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.Truth is when I became a man at eighteen I didn’t know what to do. Ya see all my life I was raised to believe that to be a man you have to be brave, strong, a protector, a provider, and never show weakness or emotion but most of all never cry.As I think about that today, I remember the words of Malcolm X “You've been had” “You’ve been took!” “You’ve been hoodwinked” “Bamboozled! led astray! Run amuck!” “We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on us.”Everything I learned about being a man was a lie. So where do I go from here?
Mr. Marlvis (Butch) Kennedy is currently employed as a Systems Engineer at SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation), where he provides design and engineering support for the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Kennedy also serves as the founder and CEO of Palmetto Hope Network; a non-profit organization that works to provide Hope to Communities and Victims of Violent Crimes Through Advocacy and Education By Collaborating with Law Enforcement, The Clergy and Other Stakeholders Palmetto Hope Network is a diversified organization that brings cultures together from all walks of life in a unified effort to repair relationships in our communities and with Law Enforcement.
It is Mr. Kennedy's belief that "Either you stand for something, or you will fall for anything!!" As the Founder of Palmetto Hope Network he has been volunteering in the Tri-County South Carolina area for over twelve years, standing up for those that are unable to stand up for themselves.
Mr. Kennedy is a member at large of the CCSG (Charleston Community Service Group) an organization that supports needy families in the tri-county area. He also serves as an executive board member of the (DVCC) Tri-County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, the statewide domestic violence task force, Arm in Arm South Carolina, and the (GVCC) Tri-County Gun Violence Coordinating Council.
Mr. Kennedy is also the founder of REALMAD (REAL Men against Domestic Violence/abuse), whose primary focus is to mentor and educate men and children about Domestic Violence. Their motto is "REAL Men don't hit women" Our main goal is to get more men to stand up and speak out about the number one crime in South Carolina "Domestic Violence."