Conquering Co-Parenting: Overcoming Chaos and Stress While Sharing Custody
By Aleka Melson
Some parents find themselves in situations that they more than likely never envisioned for their lives. Children find themselves feeling as though they have to choose between their parents. Co-parenting can be difficult and chaotic for everyone involved, but author Aleka Melson offers solutions for parents entering the co-parenting world.
In her new novel, Conquering Co-Parenting: Overcoming Chaos and Stress While Sharing Custody, the author offers tips and strategies for parents to reflect on their personal turmoil and work on ways to conquer the unwanted chaos. This book can serve as a tool and positive reinforcement for any parent looking to escape the adverse effects of co-parenting. Ms. Melson offers parents an alternative to toxic co-parenting and presents an opportunity to learn how to conquer the unhealthy statistics of unsuccessful parenting. Also, she advises how to build up confidence and self-esteem, giving your children every advantage for being raised in healthy environments.
“The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other.” ~ Jane Blaustone
by Jaguar Wright & Charron Monaye
Jaguar Wright— mother, culinary queen, original member of the Okayplayer Collective, and Soul/R & B vocalist who has performed with the likes of: The Roots, Jay-Z, Al Green, Terri Lynne Carrington, and a host of others — candidly shares her story of the fame, fortune, setbacks, and success that she experienced as a recording artist.
They say, “life imitates art far more than art imitates life”; this could not be further from the truth for Jaguar Wright. Her new book project, The Woodshed, reveals how Jaguar’s personal and artistic journey intertwined with her struggles as an eclectic artist who could only seemingly thrive in her own creative space. Her story began on the streets of North Philadelphia, which shaped a series of life events leading her to sign a deal with MCA Records. Jaguar created and performed music that spoke to her extreme highs and lows. Her business struggles in tandem with her personal struggles with divorce forced Jaguar to pick up the pieces and learn how to create a new masterpiece without losing her creativity and the heartbeat of her artistry – her career as a vocalist. At the pinnacle of her struggles, Jaguar was subjected to incarceration as a consequence of protecting her child, but all in all – the tough battles gave Jaguar a new voice.
Combining her story with bold advice and fierce wordplay, Jaguar Wright teaches, motivates, and gives the real nitty-gritty truth about surviving as an artist while trying to be true to self.
My Side of the Story
by Charron Monaye
The newest collection of poetry entitled, My Side of The Story, focuses on the thoughts, feelings, emotions, life’s obstacles, racial inequality, and heartbreak, in which women often leave untold. As Women, we are told to be strong because that is our nature, Don’t Stop at Adversity because we have the strength to overcome mountains. We can never give up no matter what, because we carry the nations on our shoulders. These poetic stories, written by Charron Monaye, are the thoughts of many women finally having the voice to speak out, including her own, allowing others to know how it feels to be hurt, abused, taking advantage of, loved, cared for, appreciated, or in enraged.
Honoring The Legacy: A Guide of African-American Monuments and Statues
By Tammy Gibson
“Black history is more than 28 days.” Living historian Tammy Gibson takes us through her travels around the United States, digging deep into the soil of American history to tell the stories of African American heroes so often edited out of the history books.
In her book, Honoring The Legacy: A Guide of African-American Monuments and Statues, Gibson locates the statues and monuments of African Americans that changed the course of history. From grave sites of forgotten African American to monuments of men and women who shaped our modern lives, this book chronicles Gibson’s journey of discovery, and will leave you with newfound knowledge, respect, and understanding for the figures of her heritage. The reminders of the past will sadden, inspire, and provoke readers who take the journey within these pages with her.
This guidebook provides an outdoor museum of a list of over 500+ monuments and statues of prominent African Americans and historical events that have shaped history and past and present African American sculptors, through their artistic work, who have created beautiful and impressive monuments that will withstand the test of time.
We all have something we have to atone for, ask forgiveness for, and for which we have to accept the consequences. Most important is how we come to terms with our bad decisions and forgive ourselves.
In her first novel, Confidence Unlocked, Kiawana Leaf shared how, through turbulent times, she came to a turning point in her life where she had to stand on her own feet. Now, in her second book, Beautifying Sins, Kiawana has opened up about her “truths”. Kiawana’s novel digs deep into explaining what sin is and how she was guilty of committing sins and deciding that she would receive the consequences, turning them into something positive. By embracing her past, Kiawana began to grow, glow, and evolve. Join Kiawana as she helps you take your broken pieces and find your true path to happiness, tranquility, and contentment.
Get Out of Your Own Way: 11 Game-Changing Stories on Mastering the Power of Trust, Faith & Success
In this riveting and timely anthology, these fearless writers, entrepreneurs, and survivors unpack lessons on spirituality, finances, sexual identity, self-love, trust, and overcoming obstacles during their journey, navigating from what they were taught to what they know now to be true.
Get Out of Your Own Way: 11 Game-Changing Stories on Mastering the Power of Trust, Faith & Success, compiled by Charron Monaye, moves beyond societal norms and generational curses. The stories within this book highlight how one’s mindset, faith, commitment, and journey dictates their final destination. These storytellers share how they “Let Go & Let God” by first simply loving and trusting the power within themselves. Although letting go wasn’t easy, they withstood the test, overcame the trials, and lived to tell the testimony of how getting out of your own way not only elevates your vision but also offers a powerful opportunity for you to soar.
Featuring Testimonies By: Aleka Melson, Chris Hopson, Kiawana Key, Shaster Powell, Sheree Devereaux, Fatima Lewis, Tyrone DuBose, Lisa Washington, Charron Monaye, Toni Moore, Esq., and Sharon Y. Judie
John’s Journey to Outer Space
By John Xavier
Astronauts and space are perennial kid-favorites. John’s Journey to Outer Space offers an exciting look into the imagination of a young, African-American boy who experiences many extraordinary galactic adventures in outer space. Written in an accessible and fun style, this informative text is perfectly complemented by visually stunning, large-sized, full-color illustrations.
This is the perfect book to encourage children aged three and over to engage in S.T.E.M by using their imagination, thinking creatively and learning about basic cosmic terminology.
- Supports Learning:
- Promotes problem-solving
- Encourages focus
- Supports early learning of outer space terminology
- Inspires creativity and imagination with lively illustrations
- Empowers children with a ‘Can Do’ mindset
Love the REAL You
by Charron Monaye
Are you one of the millions of people who are experiencing more pain than happiness these days? If so, this book is for you. Happiness and Self-Love comes from peace and acceptance within. Happiness is a choice. Self-Love is a matter of respect. We all choose how we see the world but before we journey outside we must wake up and face ourselves. If you are unhappy with yourself, than there is no doubt you are unhappy in the world.
Love the REAL You is a coaching and inspirational guide to help uncover deficiencies, promote introspection and lead the reader to a greater sense of self love. It contains practical, yet powerful, exercises that will move you from reflection to inspired action — in other words, from off the couch out into life!
Through Charron’s guidance and support, this book will show you how to:
•Become your own inner coach and find the strength to overcome any circumstance
•Do away with your negative chatter and bring forth greatness
•Start playing bigger in all areas of your life – from wealth, relationships, finances, and more!
After reading readers will find comfort in walking in purpose, change their mindset to accept the possibilities of life and find ways to remain committed to who you are without apologizing. It’s time to let go, move on, and forgive who we used to be so that we can live; loving the person we are destined to be!