Leonard Smith is the product of a broken home. The streets of Oakland, California raised him during the turbulent time of the 1980’s and created his belief system. The same streets that taught Leonard many lessons were both a gift and a curse. His name is well known on the streets and in the various Juvenile Detention Centers throughout the city of Oakland. Leonard has to constantly navigate between his feelings and his method of survival. The story of Leonard Smith is a cautionary tale of tragedy and triumph. Leonard’s life embodies what many youth face every day on the streets of every major city in America.
Get Out Of Your Own Way
Compiled By: Charron Monaye
Get Out Of Your Own Way: Overcoming Adversity to Live In Your Truth Out Loud is a collection of personal short stories from C.E.O.’s and Entrepreneurs who have learned the valuable lesson of focusing on Faith, instead of Fear!
Bruised, Broken, and Blessed
Bruised, Broken, and Blessed: Life Changing Stories That Will Ignite Hope, Elevate Personal Growth, and Confirm Your Greatness is a collection of short stories from storytellers, entrepreneurs, and life coaches bonding together to transport individuals from a place of brokenness to blessed.
This book contains stories written by a dynamic and diverse group of women, men, survivors, veterans, and actors. These stories represent the journey of women and men who have experienced life’s failures, disappointments, and losses, but had the resiliency to continue pressing forward towards their breakthrough. Life requires you to not only elevate your mindset, but to grow through, fail forward, and take that mighty leap of faith even when the pain is unbearable. Always remember that in life, you will face some experiences that will break and bruise you, but never stop realizing that your blessings are on the other side of the storm!
Co-Authors include: Sang Thi Duong, Jasmine York Ball, Michael Simmons, Briana McKnight, Ontaria Kim Wilson, Dennis LA White, Summer Fitch, Anissa Zabriskie, Kenneth R. Nelson Jr., Roberta A. Albany, Latisha Stephens, Carnell Poteat, and Tyressa Ty
Available March 7, 2018
Maximizing Your Tax Refund Made Easy!
Personal taxes are not taught in school – and the process of learning how to manage your own finances can be fraught with painful missteps. Maximizing Your Tax Refund Made Easy, helps walk you through everything you need to learn to manage your tax refunds including the best ways to prepare a basic tax return, gain financial freedom, and debt elimination.
In this guide you will also learn how to save, budget, and ideas for investing. Maximizing Your Tax Refund Made Easy is not your average personal finance and tax book. Specifically written by an Accountant and for Millennials, Entrepreneurs, and Middle Class Individuals, it will help you:
- Understand and implement a financial plan (a.k.a. a budget!)
- Generate and maintain an emergency fund
- Learn how to save money
- Take control of your credit score
- Become debt-free
Learn from a personal finance expert – not the hard way!
How I Survived Without Chemo Therapy: One Woman’s Story From Diagnosed To Thriving
By Sabrina Moore Sabrina Moore can’t explain how she went from knocking on death’s door to fighting cancer with no chemo, but she can tell you how she’s kept cancer from stifling her life and stealing her joy. Sabrina … Read More
Let Me Tell You Like I Told Myself: Love’s Truth Never Changes
Let Me Tell You Like I Told Myself is a handy relationship tool to assist men and women with finding, trusting and following the truth in love; a compilation of fresh insight on a subject as old as time. You may consider it to be a reference guide for love. Summer Willow’s thoughtful honesty and motivating candor is not written for the clueless or faint of heart; but for those who are willing to evaluate their relationships from a truthful perspective. When it comes to love we don’t always want to admit the truth. Some of us fight 'head vs. heart' when it is time to say good bye and maybe when it is necessary to hold on; some of us may give in too soon. Let Me Tell You Like I Told Myself: Love's Truth Never Changes is a quick assist in mirroring truths in your relationships so that you can make the best choices for your heart.
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.