Son, You Matter
By Derrick Washington
Meet 7 year old Ahmad. A boy who idealizes his father and loves chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. It’s a special day for him because after school, Ahmad is going for his favorite ice cream with his favorite person. What seems like a normal day changes quickly into one that transforms the way Ahmad views his father, ice cream, and life all in one moment.
Handle with Care: 7 Essentials to Prepare, Pack and Propel for a Career Transition
By Pamela Burkett-Jones
Can you hear it?
That’s the triumphant sound of you taking the leap to fire your employer and bet on yourself! Moving on professionally is never easy – it can be very stressful, overwhelming, and cumbersome. Just as in a personal move, you have hard decisions to make when deciding what is important and adds significant value to your next chapter.
In Handle with Care: 7 Essentials to Prepare, Pack and Propel for a Career Transition, Pamela Burkett-Jones shares her seven essentials steps of the “Moving Box Methodology, which propelled her from employee to career freedom to embark on a new life of happiness. Kissing her boss goodbye! Infusing her personal testimonies with the proven strategies that helped her overcome stress, uncertainty, and the ultimate dream killer- fear when packing your “box” to start your new chapter, Pamela provides you her blueprint that is guaranteed to crush doubt and provide you with the tools to bet on YOU!
Are you prepared to position yourself to unleash the greatness within as you transition careers? Are you open to exploring your available possibilities as you prepare to move forward? Are you in search of strategies to keep you from crashing and burning as you transition? Are you ready to move on toward a brighter future? If so, then grab your box and get ready to handle your success with care!
Bad Bitches and Power Pitches: For Women Entrepreneurs and Speakers Only
By Precious Williams
Warning! What you’re about to read is a step-by-step guide to winning at the game of life. The stakes are high. So, read this only if you dare. Have you ever wondered what some women entrepreneurs and speakers do to stand out and have prospects, the media, and investors seeking them out? What’s their secret sauce? How did they transcend from being average to becoming extraordinary?
My dear, they are bad bitches with power pitches! A serial entrepreneur, international professional speaker, and 13-time elevator pitch champion, #KillerPitchMaster Precious Williams shows you how–despite growing up in poverty–she took the business, television, and media worlds by storm through the power of being a bad bitch. In her greatness, you will see yourself and learn how to unleash your bad bitch. She also shares the seven types of specific-branding bad bitches. Through Precious’s experiences, she will help you discover–or resurrect–the bad bitch inside of you.
Bad Bitches with Power Pitches provides the tools of success that will have prospects seeking you out, event planners booking you for speaking engagements, and the media clamoring to get the inside scoop on you. Wherever you are in your entrepreneurial journey, this no-holds-barred, no-nonsense book will show you how to utilize your bad-bitch mentality to achieve your dreams. Dare greatly!
Lessons in Legacy
By Kendra Newman
Music, laughter, coordinating t-shirts, tons of barbecue…and a whole lot of love.
Welcome to the black family reunion!
Tailored to join the branches of the family tree together for unforgettable, jam-packed, annual weekend celebrations, while family reunions are fun, they often miss a vital ingredient in keeping the family stitched together: a record of the family history.
Lessons in Legacy is a practical guide teaching families how to document their rich history to pass down for generations. Following the blueprint set forth by the Johnson, McQueen and McFarland clan of Chesterfield County South Carolina, Lessons in Legacy paints an intimate portrait of the family’s legacy of love while providing readers with proven methods to research their own family history, as well as checklists for planning and hosting stellar legacy building events.
Families deserve to have the stories of how their blood and bond came to be shared for generations; Lessons in Legacy is the perfect tool to teach families how to preserve their treasured stories with dignity and grace.
Pearl and her Gee’s Bend Quilt
By Tangular Irby
When Pearl schedules a playdate with her friends Sallie and Ella, they have no idea they’re about to travel back in time to Gee’s Bend, Alabama to discover the origin of the beautiful quilts in Grandma’s house. It doesn’t take long for the girls to learn Grandma’s quilts are more than pretty pieces of fabric stitched together to keep them warm; the history behind the family treasures is rich, and bursting with love.
Pearl and her Gee’s Bend Quilt is a journey through art and adventure, stitched together through the eyes of young Pearl, who dreams of creating a quilt of her own one day. Will her friends support Pearl’s dreams of making a quilt? Has she learned enough to do it? And what surprise does Grandma have for the girls that will change everything?
Find out what happens in the heart-warming tale, Pearl and her Gee’s Bend Quilt.
Surviving the Badge
By Irene Reyes-Smith
The life of an inner-city police officer is an exhilarating and challenging task. It’s even more daunting when you’re a female and black. Irene Reyes-Smith has one thing on her mind when working the streets: to make it back home to her family.
Unfortunately, Officer Reyes-Smith has been put in the position of fighting the system from both sides. In her novel, Surviving the Badge, she writes about defending her right to serve and protecting her son from a system that is ready and willing to make him a statistic. As you take this walk with the author, you will feel the heartbreak of a mother’s challenge to help the world see her son through her eyes.
From the Basement to the Stage: I Am the Arts
In his first autobiography, writer, dancer, and serial entrepreneur Darnell Richardson reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his life as a dreamer in the basement to becoming a highly sought-after entertainer.
Growing up in North Philly, Darnell was privy to what the streets had to offer. Wanting something more, Darnell was determined not to become the statistic that society had already labeled him. Instead of following the easy path to chaos and self-destruction, Darnell found his passion in the arts, a place where he could “speak his truth” and escape, losing himself in the characters that he portrayed. The arts became more than just a passion; it is the air that he breaths and the sun that warms him.
In From the Basement to the Stage: I Am the Arts, Darnell pens an autobiography depicting the struggles and the many doors slammed in his face that he endured in his journey to success. The denials inspired Darnell to create his legacy and his lane to success. Darnell shares his joys, mistakes, and looking forward to what possibilities lie ahead. This story will make you believe in the possibilities that many will say are impossible. Come and join Darnell on his road to success!
Instinct and Intuition: The Uprise of the Resilient Woman
By Simply Speaks
Are you looking for a way out, a way in, or a way around? Are you trying to find your purpose for your life? You may be confused by all of these things, but what Simply Speaks wants you to know is that you possess an untapped superpower, a power that will catapult you to your greatest desires. You may have decided the life you yearn for is out of your reach, but Simply is here to tell you that is simply not true.
In her new book, Instinct and Intuition: The Uprise of the Resilient Woman, Simply Speaks offers you the opportunity to take a journey to discover your strengths and rely on your intuition, helping you to become the best version of yourself. An entrepreneur and transformational speaker, Simply inspires women to assert themselves boldly and unapologetically. This book takes a bold and daring approach. Simply Speaks is transparent in telling the raw story of her life and how she overcame the obstacles that almost derailed the dreams and goals she had for herself. She speaks candidly of her abuse at the hands of the very person who was supposed to keep her safe––her kinship care guardian. Simply was kicked out and introduced to the streets of the Bronx, learning to navigate. Determined to survive, she began taking control of her life despite her past.
Simply Speaks provides exercises at the end of each chapter to help you create your personal determination needs assessment. Simply believes it is never too late to readjust your crown!