Tha Brown Urban Mother Partnership Hosted community members of Westchester to enjoy a glass of wine, meet Author, Advocate, Activist Corey Pegue and purchase a copy of his award winning memoir “Once A Cop”!
DATE: Friday, June 16, 2016
TIME: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
PLACE: Apricots & Honey 🍯 673 East Lincoln Avenue, Mt. Vernon, New York
Though he was raised to be a law-abiding, productive member of society, the streets had a different plan for former NYPD deputy inspector Pegues. He intensively details his childhood as a brother to four older sisters and the son of a functioning alcoholic father within a family barely subsisting on welfare. Smooth-talking demeanor, his illicit deals became more lucrative as the caliber of drugs escalated—but so did the violence.
When events reached deadly proportions, even then, Pegues believed “it’s never too late to turn your life around” and his own “exit plan” included enlisting in the Army after high school graduation. His memoir’s subsequent sections detail the author’s time as a member of the NYPD. #OnceACop #keepitrightnotreal #wereadbookstoo #TeamPegues #weworking #thabump #blackauthor #blackbusiness @apricots_and_honey