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A Walk Through Brooklyn

A Walk Through Brooklyn
A Walk Through Brooklyn
A Walk Through Brooklyn by Rashaun J. Allen is a rare collection of poetry. I say that because rarely does an up and coming poet enlighten the senses of an individual the way that this author has done. The scope this poetic work examines issues of fatherlessness, death, love, sensuality, and pain. The audience that reads this book will get the opportunity to take a trip through the imagination and experience of a native Brooklynite by reading between the pages of this collection. It is not often that we (the readers) can divulge in reading the commentary on urban life from someone who has lived this experience, and can reflect on the joys, sorrows, and inconsistencies of life. Rashaun delivers the experiences of a young, educated, black man that overcame hurt and pain to discover the light the end of the tunnel. The misdirection, confusion, and ultimate success of this writer’s life are revealed after reading poem after, after poem, after poem. My personal favorites included in this collection of poetry are Tre Got a Problem, Ms. Africa, and My Crush. I look forward to reading more from this upcoming poet, but until then my appetite for delving into one black man’s psyche, and reading about a true urban experience has been satisfied after a taking A Walk Through Brooklyn.

By: Tiffany Flowers

My Forever Airplane

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My Forever Airplane
The idea of death and dying can be very frightening and confusing, especially for the young. This children's book offers a journey through this often difficult subject matter, through the eyes of a child. "My Forever Airplane" is an uplifting journey of love, hope, and understanding. This book is designed to foster dialogue with our children; an opportunity to express their fears, ideas, concerns, and to ask questions: An opportunity too great to miss.

 

 

Where It All Began

 

Where It All Began
Where It All Began

Where it all Began is a continuation of the story Summers to Remember. Brown-Avery takes her readers through history beginning with her great great grandfather, Charlie Jurallus Applewhite White, the beginning legacy of the White family. Her great great grandmother, Mary Kearney was the property owner of the White family farm, where Brown-Avery and her sisters resided those summers long ago. As her story unfolds, Brown-Avery, a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, depicts a time when racial prejudice and segregation of public schools were enforced during the early 1960s. Brown-Avery and her sisters attended segregated schools until the untimely death of one of the most historical figures in the world, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Avery’s parents resided in the ghetto in Wilmington, yet her parents were an upper middle class family. Avery’s mother, Anita White Brown, was a schoolteacher with the New Hanover County School System, while her stepfather, Harold Dennis Brown, was a fireman on the Wilmington Fire Department. Avery discusses what it was like to live through one of the most devastating nights in American History, the riot of the Wilmington Ten versus the white supremacist. Avery gives a vivid account of this night, as well as her first encounters with integration into an all white school. The book features more accounts of Annie the mule along with the fun the sisters had during those early years. Avery takes her readers on a journey in time to where it all began, and how these adventures has made her and the sisters, strong African-American women today.

For Love or Money

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Patricia was from a middle-class suburban family; her parents struggled to put her through college, yet she became a M.D. She dated insufficient men, lowering her standards, but soon she got tired of dating broke men. She met a handsome gentleman named Michael, a successful established Lawyer, with money. He lavished her with all kinds of gifts, and he gave her the world! Yolanda, Patricia’s best friend was a jealous, lowdown, woman that despised what Patricia had. So, she crossed the line by coming on to one of them, and trying to destroy their relationship and careers. Did she succeed? Did Yolanda want Michael for herself or did she want Patricia? See how their friendship affected and infected the whole family with lies, greed, promiscuity, lust, sexuality and even suicide…even future generations!

Visible Lives

Receiving a great deal of publicity for her new book, A Golddigger’s Guide, successful CEO and author Baje Fletcher schools aspiring women on how to play the game to get what they want.

On the rough road to Hollywood, countless beauties searching for fame and fortune become overwhelmed by the seedy advances of self-proclaimed “powerful men” who promise to make them a household name. Such men include sleazy executives, producers, entertainers, sports stars and even corporate professionals who prey on unsuspecting, beautiful women naïvely ready to “do anything for fame.”

When these men get to star model and author Baje Fletcher however, the game gets flipped on them and she’s taking no prisoners in the process. Having been there and done that, or at the very least, observed the effects such “poor choices” have had on other women, Baje is turning the tables and making a profit.

A Gold Digger's Guide

Receiving a great deal of publicity for her new book, A Golddigger’s Guide, successful CEO and author Baje Fletcher schools aspiring women on how to play the game to get what they want.

On the rough road to Hollywood, countless beauties searching for fame and fortune become overwhelmed by the seedy advances of self-proclaimed “powerful men” who promise to make them a household name. Such men include sleazy executives, producers, entertainers, sports stars and even corporate professionals who prey on unsuspecting, beautiful women naïvely ready to “do anything for fame.”

When these men get to star model and author Baje Fletcher however, the game gets flipped on them and she’s taking no prisoners in the process. Having been there and done that, or at the very least, observed the effects such “poor choices” have had on other women, Baje is turning the tables and making a profit.

Love Finally

 

Love Finally

In the novel Love Finally, Carla Milford is a successful attorney who has it all, not to mention her beauty and owning a magnificent home in the city of Atlanta. When her former relationship goes bad, Carla wants nothing more than to discover true love to make her life feel complete. She decides to get back on the dating scene, but seems to have no luck. She then meets Tony Simmons, who seems too good to be true. Tony has everything Carla ever wanted in a man, but there is just one area that he falls short in. What started as a sexual relationship, evolved into feelings beyond her control. Fearful of how she may be judged by her peers and criticizing mother, Carla refuses to give into her feelings for Tony or allow him to come into her life permanently.

Her best friend, Tamika, eventually convinces Carla to give Tony a chance; and when Carla decides to take Tamika’s advice, an unexpected Sergio shows up on the scene and causes drama to follow Carla everywhere she goes. Sergio is determined to make Carla love him and he will stop at nothing until she gives into his demand. Now faced to make a decision between Tony and Sergio, Carla finds that her life has evolved into a soap opera and must make a choice before everything she’s worked so hard for goes down the drain; but then something happens that may cause Carla to find herself losing everything…

 

By: Nakeisia(author)Reid

A Ho Needs 2 Stay In A Ho's Place

Has a ho ever called your house playing on the phone? Or left her underwear, lip gloss or hair pin in your home to let you know that she had been there? Has a ho sent you a letter, text or an email? Has a ho ever keyed your car or slashed your tires? If so, this book is for HER! Help a ho out and send her a copy of this book! Now I know what you re thinking and you re probably saying Forget dat ho! but real talk...Help a Ho Out, you may be saving someone s life!!! A Ho Needs 2 Stay in a Ho s Place is a handbook for ho s. The vision to create such a handbook came from years and years of passing on the same advice to many women, both young and old. I have been selling shoes in Detroit, Michigan for over 13 years and for some reason, numerous of women have entered my store asking for my advice or opinion regarding their relationships. However, most can not handle the truth. Many have had attitudes and disappear for a while and a few have totally stopped patronizing my business altogether. Nevertheless, I feel that the time has come to put it in writing. This handbook provides the same information I have passed on over the years however one can now have the opportunity of processing the information alone and in the comfort of their own home. Attention Non-Ho s: Please find the following reading enlightening and entertaining, however do remember to never become a ho . If you do have a moment of weakness and fall under the spell of ho-ism, please remember to stay in your place!

Up The Way

San Dora is a prison where there's money to be made. Joining forces childhood friends and CO's Mia and Jazz are on the come up and playing by their own rules. A simple bus ride introduces Mia to the game, only to find out that Jazz has been making moves secretly up the way. Escalade and Do-Boy hold down the streets, while in prison Akbar, Malik, and Born Freedom represent the Gods to the fullest. Renegade female guards take no shorts and are gangsta ! Even the Warden has issues. The sex is salacious, and their swagger canonical. Take a journey into the lives of these characters, every page is unique, it s full of great laughs, and nothing is ever what it seems.

Hiding in Hip Hop

Everyone wants to know the truth about their favorite celebrities' heart's desire. Within the masculine culture of Hip Hop and Hollywood, there is a well-known gay subculture that industry insiders are keenly aware of but choose to hide. Terrance Dean worked his way up for more than ten years in the entertainment industry from intern to executive, and has lived the life of glitz and bling along with Hollywood and Hip Hop's most glamorous. With a family full of secrets and working in an industry founded on maleness -- where one's job, friendships, and reputation all depend on remaining on the down low and in hiding -- Dean writes a revealing account of the journey of coming out from hiding.

Full of startling anecdotes and incredible true stories, Hiding in Hip Hop is not a traditional tell-all. A personal and poignant memoir, it is also one of the most provocative and honest looks at stardom and sexuality.

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