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“Called to Rise” by Dallas Police Chief (Ret.) David O. Brown (with Michelle Burford)

Your life is entirely wrapped up in your job. You never aimed for that to happen, but it’s okay: what you do for a living has become your passion and therefore, you do it well. Life and work balance for ...

“Sin of a Woman” by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Nothing’s set in stone. Few things are. Lucky for you, there’s usually a chance to change your mind or have a do-over. You can often get another go at something because few things are that firmly decided. As in the ...

Black Princess Comes to Life Again in Second Book to Inspire Girls of Color

Princess Nadia continues her adventure on the high seas by searching for the treasure of Captain James Joker Jib. One surprise leads to another as Princess Nadia and her team learns the real truth of the missing treasure.

Tired of Bullying, Youth Suicide and Social Media Violence, an Assistant Superintendent Takes Action to Make a Difference for Students and Families

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Dr. Sonia Cunningham Leverette hosts the virtual launch of her 5-star children’s story book, BJ’s Big Dream, written to help build confidence, discipline and problem solving skills in youth. From 10 AM to 9 PM ...

“Surpassing Certainty” by Janet Mock

When you were twenty, you wanted only to impress. If people looked at you, wasn’t that good? You wanted to be seen, watched, adored by those you saw as desirable. But what, exactly, did you want people to notice? Was ...

“The Boss” by Aya De León

Leading by committee may seem equal, right? Everybody should have a voice, but there has to be a head honcho in the mix somewhere. Somebody has to make decisions and stand up, to lead with a big heart, a cool ...

“Jabari Jumps” by Gaia Cornwall

You can do it. Yes, you can. You just need to take a deep breath and then blow it out. Find the courage inside yourself. Think of something else and do it. Don’t be scared. As you’ll see in “Jabari ...

“Be Free or Die” by Cate Lineberry

It was a Sure Thing. A can’t-miss, a safe bet that you couldn’t possibly fail – or could you? Isn’t there always a danger of losing in a gamble, or at least not winning? What kind of odds would make ...

“I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons” by Kevin Hart

You can pretend all you want. Hide your head in the sand and say it ain’t so. Cover your ears and yell “LaLaLaLaLa” until everyone thinks you’re five years old. You can deny, deny, deny, but listen up: some things ...

“Once a Cop: The Street, The Law, Two Worlds, One Man” by Corey Pegues

You’ve changed your mind. That’s allowed, you know. You can go in a different direction, pick something else, try another thing, have do-overs, or have two. Pencils come with erasers, few things are forever, and in “Once a Cop” by ...

New Novel Explores Rare Themes Related to Race, Sex, Mental Illness, Slavery

Dr. James Laws has released his first novel, Wilmington Manor. The storyline pulls on three rarely discussed themes from the 19th Century. First and most dominant is the interracial, same sex relationship between Andrew, a young male plantation owner and ...

“My Daddy Rules the World” by Hope Anita Smith

Your Daddy is the King of the House. He’s the smartest person you know. He can run fast, jump high, and his words make things happen, he’s strong, cool, and funny; he’s always making you laugh. And in the new ...

“The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir” by D. Watkins

Everything has a price. You say you’ll never sell your granddad’s watch, your dream car, or that collectible you coveted because it’s priceless – until it’s not, because everything is for sale. But in “The Cook-Up” by D. Watkins, it ...

“The Weekend Effect” by Katrina Onstad

Zzzzzzzzzip. That was the sound of your last weekend as it passed by, but it probably doesn’t matter anyhow: it was packed with work, To-Dos and obligations, kid’s sports, and more work. Sometimes, you wonder why you even bother. You ...

“Super Freak: The Life of Rick James” by Peter Benjaminson

Your feet sometimes have a mind of their own. You see your favorite foods, and they carry you toward lunch before you even realize you’re hungry. When you’re faced with danger, they take you in the right direction, away and ...