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The Bindings in the Bondage by Asetta Ramsey

Severely depressed, emotionally tired, and physically drained from fighting the struggles of living and surviving in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the Bronx, Asetta feeling limited, helpless, and hopeless of a way out, plans to commit suicide after dropping her classes at community college one-week shy of her twenty-fifth birthday. It is there…

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I Wish You Would by Spring Edwards

I Wish You Would by Spring Edwards   I Wish You Would is the Autobiography of Spring Etta Edwards, which chronologies her life in the hood from birth in Cabrini Green to the major move from Chicago’s west side to the Robert Taylor Housing Projects on the south side of Chicago.  In I Wish You…

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What Becomes of a Broken Soul by Raquel M. R. Thomas

What Becomes of a Broken Soul by Raquel M. R. Thomas Rachel is in love with Richard or she might be. She finds herself drawn to this man who has entered her life seemingly by chance, who isn’t pushy, and who makes her feel safe. Rachel is an adult now. She is capable of making…

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Kandi Burruss and Yandy Smith Have a New Book for Working Moms

On this post of Closed Books Don’t Get Read, we are very excited about the upcoming book from Kandi Burruss and Yandy Smith.  The Grammy Award winner singer/songwriter linked up with the entrepreneur/reality television star to create a book to help business moms in their juggle between work life and mommy life. Babies, Breastfeed, and…

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Women’s Empowerment Leader: Shonda B. White

Ever since Shonda White was young, she was a leader. “I was that girl in high school who was the captain of everything!” She led her church’s choir at the age of 13 and she was homecoming queen. Shonda was basically destined to be a leader and the woman she is today. “I remember telling…

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Stay Woke Series: T.C.’s Story

Society at large continue to be seduced by the pain and agony of the African American community. Our images are cast in a barbaric light. There is great comfortability with the African Americans portrayed vehemently as uneducated, poor, criminalistic, and in serious need of authority or direction,  and possibly elimination. I can not say that…

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Black Girls Rock! Founder To Celebrate Black Women In A New Book

Beverly Bond is all about black sisterhood and, this time, she’s showing it by celebrating other phenomenal black women and girls in a new book that is set to release in fall 2017. Bond, who is the founder of Black Girls Rock! — a mentoring organization that also hosts an annual award show, has consistently…

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The evolution of deception to…Be careful what you ask for

Joan and Lola have been best friends since elementary school when Joan helped Lola out in a fight. From then on the two girls were there for each other for everything.  During the late 90’s Joan and Lola embark on a journey of lonely hearts.  One of the magazines Joan’s cousin Too Sweet often read…

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Battle of the Pen!

2 stories but only 1 winner…Readers are the judge.   ENTRY 1   Sole Food By Jewel Powell     Her left hand felt so empty, so light, yet so damn heavy, weighed down by the absence of a visual commitment. “To hell with him,” she said to herself, keeping a strong face on. “Amber,…

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AAMBC Returns to Atlanta for the 8th Annual Literary Awards at the Georgia Tech Ferst Center on June 11th

    (Atlanta, GA) April 19, 2016 – Celebrity authors, Literary enthusiasts and book-lovers will come together in Atlanta for a weekend of events celebrating the work of African-American authors at the 8th Annual The African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC) Literary Awards at the Georgia Tech Ferst Center on Saturday, June 11th at 7:00p.…

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