Books

  • The Trials, Triumphs and Truths of 12 Amazing Finishers

    Being able to finish a task, any task, is a mark of success by anyone’s accounting. In Life Happens…But You Can Finish, the Rev. Frances “Toni” Draper and Pam Love reveal how hard it is to complete a project and break down the science of finishing. Life Happens tells the stories of 12 women who ...

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  • Mistaken Identity

    Melinda Robertson is an author, empowerment speaker and former teen mother. Her experience as a teen mother compelled her to write her first novel, Motherhood . . . What You Don’t Know! in an attempt to combat the teen pregnancy issue that plagues communities nationwide. Motherhood . . . What ...

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  • The Presidency in Black and White

    April Ryan • Release Date: Feb. 15, 2015 April Ryan is a reporter for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN).  She is the only Black woman covering urban issues from the White House – a position she has held since the Clinton era. April is a frequent speaker on the topics of the White House, ...

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  • Redwood

    A. Rod Womack • Release Date: Oct. 15, 2014 A. Rod Womack’s passion for storytelling distinguishes him from many of his contemporaries. Redwood is his first book. Womack co-owned his first company at 18 years old. His entrepreneurial experience spans numerous industries including food service, ...

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  • The Lawyer as Leader: How to Plant People and Grow Justice

    “The social challenges of our time are enormous. About one in seven U.S. residents live in poverty, and the disparity between the haves and have-nots is wider than at any point since the Great Depression… Imagine if community members across the world began planting seeds of social change, ...

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  • ‘Why Vegan Is the New Black:

    “An estimated 82% of black women and 69% of black men are considered overweight or obese, with 45% and 40%, respectively, suffering from hypertension. Heart disease is the #1 killer of African-Americans, with cancer, stroke and diabetes also among the top five reasons for early death. These are ...

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  • Book Signing

    Author Melinda Robertson will hold a book signing for her third book, “Mistaken Identity” at the Dorothy Height Library, located at 3935 Benning Road NE from 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 20. Please visit www.motherhoodlove.com for more information. 2,103 total views, no views today

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  • The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader

    “Ida B. Wells was born a slave in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1862. After beginning a teaching career to support her orphaned siblings, she moved to Memphis to become a journalist… In 1883, she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a train, an experience that she chronicled in her ...

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  • Rhythm for Sale

    “I went into the Countee Cullen library… and saw a book titled: The Harlem Renaissance: A Historical Dictionary for the Era… I peeked inside to see if [it] had any information about my grandfather, Leonard Harper… I asked the librarian… and was told to walk around the corner to the Schomburg ...

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