“Overall, the strength of this work lies in Robinson’s unique analysis of Michael Vick’s fall and rise. I don’t think I have ever described an academic work as creative, but each section of this book is just that – innovative, original, and inspired. I say this because of the specific comparisons that Robinson utilizes (i.e., dog fighting to bestiality; Vick’s treatment to Roethlisberger’s; the NFL to China), which have never previously been discussed so thoroughly and sophisticatedly, but are undeniable in proving the point that racial discrimination is alive and well in America
North Miami, FL -- Kevin L. Ramos officially releases The Department. This compelling novel chronicles the life of rookie Child Protective Investigator (CPI) Jeremiah Abundo and his experiences working in Miami Dade, Florida.
Through his unforgettable experiences as a CPI, he tries to maintain a semblance of balance between his demanding job and his personal life.
The Department also centers around 15-year old Quintavia "Queen" Collins a brilliant, young junior attending Miami Northwestern Senior High.
NEW YORK -- With the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment in 1870, African Americans obtained the right to vote, a right that was to "not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."
Until the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 nearly a full century later, however, most eligible black voters were kept from the polls through literacy tests, poll taxes, and property requirements imposed upon them by white segregationists across the South.
Chicago --The role of a Real Estate Appraiser is to provide an objective, impartial and unbiased opinion of the value of real property.
An appraisal, however, lacks credibility when the Appraiser has no competency in terms of familiarity with the market in which the property is located.
A good understanding of appraisal methodology and numerology is not a substitute for an Appraiser’s working knowledge of the dynamics of a specific neighborhood.
Today’s urban neighborhoods can encompass as little as a few blocks and most homeowners are more knowledgeable of their neighborhood’s boundaries than are some Appraisers.
Flint, MI. -- The month of February is the time when most people receive a "kickback" from the government.
It is also a time, when those same people go "spending crazy".
Tax return season brings happiness for most and quickly brings heartache in the end.
This common cycle inspired Nicholas L. Maze, the author of EXIT, to reduce the price of his "Financial Bible" for eBook readers.
To help prevent the heartache that comes along with tax return season, author Maze has set the price for
Bridgeport, CT. -- Pre-schoolers and young children now have a new way to learn about faith, thanks to a book release by Cristal Baker.
The Connecticut-based writer is proud to announce the release of Popsicle Goes to Church, a storybook with faith and God at its heart. The book takes readers on a journey with a friendly five year-old girl.
As with any good story, there’s a twist – her faith, determination and love of her sick puppy gets her into a bit of a pickle.
"Don’t worry, everything turns out well in the end," says Baker, herself a committed Christian and strong follower of God’s word.
NEW YORK -- The Biblical Journey of Slavery: From Egypt to the Americas by Lynette Bani presents the narrative of a family that began in ancient Mesopotamia, and the enormous impact that centuries of enslavement and disbursement around the globe have had on their descendants, Diaspora Africans.
As the story traces the movement of this group of people through various world powers and across geographic regions, the reader is provided with insights into the rich history and culture of this group that have been obscured by the systematic dismantling of the truth of their past.
"My mother taught me how to love and keep positive plans; universities and colleges taught my mind to expand; the street taught me how to survive and live off the land; however, Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary changed me from a boy to a man."
-- Gerald Hawthorne Duffy, Jr..
Pascagoula, MS. -- Now, after continuously serving more than 20 years inside some of the most violent, dangerous, and drug infested Federal penitentiaries throughout this nation, Gerald Hawthorne Duffy, Jr.
MILWAUKEE -- No one in the National Football League did more for
integrating a football team than legendary coach Vince Lombardi.
And he was bold enough to do it during the
turbulent 1960s when America still hadn’t come to grips with racial equality.
“Vince Lombardi had the power, the will and the
determination to be fair,” said Royce Boyles, the author of his third book
about the Green Bay Packers, “Lombardi’s Left Side,” (Ascend Books, $26.95).
Two of Lombardi’s best black defensive players are featured
in the 280-page book, left linebacker Dave Robinson and left cornerback Herb
NEW YORK -- Cecil Faust, a Harvard Business School septuagenarian, has published three volumes of his new book, Diary of an Obama Disciple.
After receiving a Harvard MBA and working in the information technology industry for over 45 years at such places as the California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Wall Street, and corporate America, he became immersed in politics with the election of the first Black President of the United States, Barack Obama.
NEW YORK -- Visionary leader and international speaker Apostle Nathan Byrd is gearing up to release his second book, The Future of Worship: Preparing the Church for a Tsunami of Change (ISBN: 9780768402902 - $16.99).
The book will take readers on a journey to reveal the evolution of corporate worship from the time God introduced it to Moses and Israel until when Christ comes to fulfill and return it to its original intent.
The Future of Worship is due to be released on November 20, 2012, by Destiny Image Publishers.
Baltimore, MD-- Black Classic Press (BCP) announced today the release ofA Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable's Malcolm X.
The new collection of essays is a critical response to Manning Marable's biography,Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention,
which was controversially acclaimed as the late scholar's "magnum opus"
and awarded a Pulitzer Prize this past spring.
Though lauded by many,
Marable's book was also debated and denounced by others as a flawed
biography full of conjecture and errors and lacking in new factual
Dayton, OH-- In honor of the 17th Anniversary of the Million Man March, speaker and trainer, H.A. Jabar will be giving away his E-Book,A Well Made Man: Building The Temple Of Self, Volume 1, for free at his websitewww.hajabar.com.
The book compares the process of building a building, to the process of building a man. It instructs males on how to draw a blueprint for their life, dig a financial foundation, and erect a mighty structure supported by seven characteristics and seven principles.
NEW YORK -- Darius Stephens' book, Just Another 'N' (subtitled "Just Another Nigger/Just Another Nigga), is the talk of the literary world.
The book has been highly touted by an Academy Award winning film maker and an Oscar winning composer. Hall of Fame baseball legend Joe Morgan says, "Author Darius Stephens has written a grand-slam book."
The book is about David Williams, a black man that does not like black people.
Money, arrogance, prestige and greed are the lubricants that move the wheels of his decision making process.
Tulsa, OK -- With less than 30 days to the election, African-Americans are a significant voting block that is necessary to either candidate in order to win.
With the first black president up for reelection, has this become an election only about race or about principle and beliefs?
According to Janice Ponds, author of Stealing the Minds of America, the Democrats pray it is on race alone and that the truth of their history will remain hidden.
"I was shocked when I discovered that it was the Democrats who instituted the Dred Scott decision which declared my race, the black people, as non citizens," states Ponds.
Chicago, IL -- Over the past few years, several major media outlets have featured news stories about the crisis in Black marriage.
One of the most staggering statistics those stories revealed is that a whopping 42% of Black women have never been married. .
So why are Black women having such a difficult time finding a mate and why does this problem seem to be as bad or worse among women in the church?
"For the unmarried Christian woman, much of the problem has to do with what they've been taught in the church," says Pastor Ira J.
NEW YORK (BP) -- Dr.
Fitz Hill, President of Arkansas Baptist College (ABC), who served as
assistant head football coach for the Arkansas Razorbacks before being
selected as the first African American to lead the San Jose State
football program, has been a passionate longtime scholar when it comes
to the challenges faced by African Americans in the college coaching
After years of research, he has now written the most
comprehensive book ever on the subject -Crackback! How College Football Blindsides the Hopes of Black Coaches
NEW YORK -- Benjamin Egbuna, who has over 20 years experience working with prison detainees in New York, presentsA LETTER TO MY SON- a new book on public safety.
"It’s all about you, and your safety.
It’s a how to, and what not to do. An excellent pocket book," he says.
In this straight-to-the-point letter, Mr. Egbuna manages to get the
reader to think, to feel, and equally to get their imagination to go
* Have you ever been stopped, and frisked? Find out why.
* Find out why Black folks can never be called racists.
Washington, D.C. -- African immigrants want no part of "community" with African Americans, is the finding ofAfrican Immigrants and African Americans: Community or Conflict?- a new book written by Dr. Eugene Walton and published by EWEmedia in two formats: E-Book and Paperback.
The main focus of the book is on the reasons for the overwhelmingly
negative attitudes illustrated by this incident reported by an African
immigrant: "...my mother took extraordinary measures to keep my sister
and me separated from local black Americans.
LONG BEACH, CA. -- The
truth about the effectiveness of California's Los Angeles welfare work
program is revealed in Jahi Kweli's new self-help book,You Me and EBT.
Kweli shares his experiences as a career enhancement professional
within the southern California program in this book that aims to give
empowerment to its readers.
Within its pages are stories that contain
humor, romance, success, and characters that can only be described as
'diamonds in the rough'.
is a lot of criticism when it comes to the American welfare system but
what is the truth and what is not?