Invisible Ink

“It has always been a struggle for the relatively few African-Americans in corporate America who do exist, and it is made all the more difficult because we tend to operate in isolation. We are nearly always alone, with no one to fall back on… as we deal daily with an unending stream of slights real and imagined.

We Were Eight Years in Power

“For so much of American history, the fact of black people is a problem… The demonstrable truth has been evaded in favor of a more comforting story…

My Grandmother’s Hands

“For the past three decades, we’ve earnestly tried to address white-body supremacy in America with reason, principle and ideas–using dialogue, forums, discussions, education and mental training. But the widespread destruction of Black bodies continues.

Pretty Powerful

“Pretty powerful is the understanding that, as women, we have the duality of both \’pretty\’ and \’substance\’ that can (and should) be maximized to achieve any success we set our minds to… While there are significant challenges along the way… we have incredible choice around how we utilize our appearance, coupled with our substance…

Understanding God Takes Tolerance: Enter Shari Sharifi Brown’s 

    Understanding God Takes Tolerance: Enter Shari Sharifi Brown’s    When Shari Sharifi Brown enters a room one immediately senses a unique presence, an intuitive sense that  the joy within her is the infallible sign of the presence of God.   Why 7  Commandments when we all have been taught there were 10 Commandments.  Because […]

The Great American Citizenship Quiz

How well do you know the history of the United States? Do you believe, without a doubt, that you are capable of passing the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization test? Fair warning, there will be a quiz.

Book of Black Heroes

“The first African-American political leaders began to serve following the Civil War…Known as Reconstruction, this period represented a window of opportunity for African-Americans… Many [Black] political leaders emerged during this period, using their political power and influence to push for equality and justice for all Americans… Unfortunately, the Reconstruction period was short-lived, lasting only from 1865-1877.

Gil’s Goodwill!

For nearly three decades, writer/author Gil L. Robertson, IV has used the written word to enlighten, empower and uplift. The one-time political organizer initially made his mark in entertainment journalism, penning over 50 national magazine covers and contributing bylines to a wide range of publications that include the Los Angeles Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA Today, Billboard, Fortune, Essence and Ebony.

Author Expounds on Labor of Love

Peter Brav is not much of a baseball player but he\’s written three novels where the diamond provides a setting for triumph over adversity in one way or another. Sneaking In (set during the 1999 Yankees championship season), The Other Side Of Losing (set during a Chicago Cubs championship season) and now 331 Innings (set in a small Nebraska town). Add in Zappy I\’m Not, a memoir of a cranky middle-aged man reincarnated as a small dog, and you have a literary celebration of all manner of admirable underdogs.

331 Innings

“331 Innings is a powerful tale narrated by elderly, Nebraska native Jack Schram, a lifelong witness to the folly of war and hypocrisy. Jack tells of the bullying encountered by his nephew\’s teenage son, John, born with physical disabilities. It hasn\’t been any easier for John\’s close friend, Sarah Jenkinson, harassed at school since moving to the area a few years ago…

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