Book Club/Book Reviews : ThyBlackMan

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Book Review; Thanks Dad! (A new and exciting childrens book.)

Tweet ( ARPG Publishing is proud to introduce Stanley G. Buford and his new book: Thanks Dad!  The quality of the writing, the unique experiences of the author, and the national demand for well-developed; Children’s Books on child-rearing and education merit the serious consideration of traditional publishers. Thanks Dad! Is a book... [Read more...]

Book Review; Fashioning Us in the World’s Image – Prosperity Preaching.

Tweet ( Author of Exploring Prosperity Preaching: Biblical Health, Wealth, and Wisdom On March 14, 2012 on, Dell Gines wrote that post modern, materialistic hedonism is one of the most destructive things for the Black community. “Our value system is now based on the pursuit of pleasure or the pursuit of things that... [Read more...]

Book Review: Belle, the Last Mule at Gee’s Bend.

Tweet ( I met Calvin Alexander Ramsey through the Black Caucus of the American Library Association email list-serve. I contacted the author to see if I could review his new children’s book entitled, “Belle, the Last Mule at Gee’s Bend.” This was my first children’s book that I’ve read in a long time. In like manner, I also... [Read more...]

Urban Fiction: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

March 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Book Club/Book Reviews, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( As Black authors we have to stop bickering and beefing over petty issues. A great example of this is how author Nick Chiles regularly criticizes Urban Fiction in the harshest of terms. (See video below)  While he is certainly entitled to his opinion, wouldn’t it be better if he were to support these authors, or pull them to... [Read more...]

Book Review: TIMBUKTU…

December 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Book Club/Book Reviews, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( As an African American future librarian and published writer, I believe that it is important to be exposed to all types of literature. Paul Auster is one of my favorite authors and is an American literary treasure. I was introduced and assigned to read his work in a post modern fiction class taught by, Dr. Lawrence Hogue, at... [Read more...]

Press Release; RED TAIL HEART Shows the Power of Love.

Tweet ( RED TAIL HEART Proves Love Can Conquer All.  Kenneth W. Williams’ Debut Novel Follows One Man’s Incredible Journey through World War II to Reunite with the Love of his Life RED TAIL HEART: The Life and Love of a Tuskegee Airman by Kenneth W. Williams begins as the story of a lonely divorce attorney, Christopher Irvin.... [Read more...]

Book Review; “The Female Fool” By Melissa Diane Hudson

Tweet ( The late Dr. Edwin Lewis Cole, one of the guiding forces behind the rise of the Christian Men’s Movement in the later part of the last century, had the following summation of Christian relationships: “A man MUST major on manhood; and minor on womanhood.” In order for our young, single brothers to understand the latest going-on... [Read more...]

The Help Movie; An open letter to African American Book Clubs & Readers…

September 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Book Club/Book Reviews, News, Opinion, Sista Talk, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Thanks for The Help An open letter to African American Book Clubs & Readers:  A response to your support for The Help As important as your role is to the African American literary community, I feel it is prudent that I address you at this hour. First, I want to applaud you for holding black authors up and purchasing our... [Read more...]

Malcolm X Bio By Manning Marable, Just Finished Reading It…

August 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Book Club/Book Reviews, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( I just finished reading Manning Marable’s biography of Malcolm X. Let’s look at the controversial claims it made, the key ideas it contained, and some of the fascinating coincidences it brought to light.   Malcolm X, like Martin Luther King, was assassinated at age 39 on the eve of turning 40 the age at which, in... [Read more...]

Book Review; Successfully Raising Young Black Men…

Tweet ( “If you want your young black men to be successful, you must help them to develop character from the inside out. In order to do that, you must have character yourself.” –Kevin D. Barnes, Sr. It is rare when an author allows for his wife and family to have a chapter each of their comments included in his book. But then,... [Read more...]

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