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.
The Shadow In My Eyes
by Deborah Rose & Charron Monaye
A shockingly, true story of child sexual abuse and a 10-year journey chronicling the journey from a happy childhood, to molestation, abuse, depression, and ultimately the witness stand. Her name is Deborah Rose. She was twelve years old when she was taken to Fairmount Park by a police officer and sexually assaulted. Deborah’s world came crashing down when this highly-decorated and respected officer in the community made it clear that if she ever told, he would kill her.
The Shadow in My Eyes was born of Deborah Rose’s personal experiences to stay alive through the struggle and pain of abuse. This book details her experience and provides her readers with recommendations for overcoming the trauma of sexual and physical abuse. “I was a victim, but now I am a survivor, and the purpose of this book is to inspire you to forgive yourself and your abuser. It was written to educate you on how not to allow your past to dominate your present and future. Also, it will encourage readers to accept, own and embrace the past. Understand that there is life after abuse.”
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.
Praise God! I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Through
Compiled By; Deborah Rose This survivor anthology is an example of resilient women who have chosen to step forward and say enough is enough! I’m no longer going to dwindle in bondage. There are several types of survivor stories … Read More
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!
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
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!
Boss Moves Start With You: 2018 Self-Reflection Journal & Vision Planner
In a world that is so fast-paced and falsely advertised, people tend to live their lives based on perception versus perspective. Instead of becoming clear on their own personal goals, dreams, and visions, they mimic what they see and pray for the same results.
“Boss Moves Start With You: 2018 Self-Reflection Journal & Vision Planner” is about RECLAIMING your SOUL and SELF-REFLECTING on what’s important for you. No one has ever become successful or goal-filled by mirroring someone else’s journey; they met their Win by traveling on the path ordained for them. This book is geared to helping people “Write The Vision, Make It Plan”, by giving them the tools and inspiration to find their true-intended purpose, while providing clear directives to attain positive results.
Bosses intentionally plan and prepare for prosperity, what makes you any different? Plan Like A Boss & Live Fearlessly!
- 12 Months: January 01-December 31st
- Weekly/monthly/yearly goal write-ins
- Journaling Prompts
- 4 Quarter Self-Reflections
- Financial Resources
- Motivational/Inspirational Quotes
- and more
Secure your copy today for only $20.00 plus s/h. Regular price is $25.00