From the August 2019 magazine.

Letter from the Editor

Our book Alcoholics Anonymous makes it beautifully clear: “To us, the realm of the spirit is broad, roomy, all inclusive, never exclusive or forbidding to those who earnestly seek. It is open, we believe, to all men.” Are we doing enough to reach out to all alcoholics who need our help? Can we do better? The stories in this month’s special section feature powerful stories of experience, strength and hope from African-American AA members.

In the story “I’m Here, We’re Here” a long-timer shares his story and encourages other African-American members to get involved in General Service. In “People Like Me” a delegate stresses the importance of reaching out to the African-American alcoholic. A member from California reminds us that it never hurts to be kind, patient and accepting of one another in the article “Not Too Much to Ask.” And a black member, who has hit tough times, gets a helping hand from someone from the “other side of town” in the touching story “A Pillow, a Blanket & Hot Soup.” 

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