Twin Cities authors have done well to provide children such fare as Anthony Peyton Porter's Jump at de Sun biography of Zora Neale Hurston, M. Ann Machen Pritchard‘s Phil the Pill and Friends, and Linda and Nneka Onyilofor’s My Brother Adam. These offerings, educational and entertaining, empower by encouraging, indeed nurturing a sense of self-worth. This is a powerful … [Read more...]
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Marc Lamont Hill is one of America's leading intellectual voices. He is currently the host of BET News and VH1 Live, as well as a political contributor on CNN. Marc has received prestigious awards, and holds a Ph.D. with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania and currently serves on the faculty of Morehouse College as its Distinguished Professor of African American … [Read more...]
The book Esther Bean the Queen of Self Esteem (B.E.A.N. Enterprises LLC) illuminates issues of self-esteem which is of invaluable importance to girls. After all, eventual self-worth begins at childhood. Accordingly, Black women historically have had the core of their existence the matter of sustaining a strong self-image. In her books, author Jacqueline Norwood-Hall, a … [Read more...]
A tip of the chapeau to Dr. Malveaux! Dr. Julianne Malveaux has long been recognized for her progressive and insightful observations. She is a labor economist, noted author, and colorful commentator. Her contributions to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender and their economic impacts are shaping public opinion in 21st Century America. Dr. Malveaux … [Read more...]
Blood Relatives (Indie Gypsy), Patti L. Adams’ disquieting tour de force debuts a novelist whose pen is not to be denied. The powerhouse turn brilliantly depicts a heartrending saga of hideous child abuse with sure acumen — fluid, image rich, consistently compelling in its immediacy. Literally from birth, Anna innocently suffers for failing to be the apple of her … [Read more...]