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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Book Release; Dear_____, Are You Missing Your Calling?

February 7, 2014 by  
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Tweet ( Independent Author, Peer Coach and Inspirational Speaker, Sheila L. Agnew released her second non-fiction book, Dear ______, Are Your Missing Your Calling? In the book, Sheila uses the invitation as a metaphor to encourage readers to chronicle their most significant and important life events whether joyful or painful to help... [Read more...]

Book Release; OUR WORDS: The Social Politics of Homosexuality, Religion and Race.

January 31, 2014 by  
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Tweet ( This in-depth study delivers a power punch of history and facts. Known for his controversial editorials, essays and articles, researcher and scholar Xavier James explains how and why we think the way we’ve been programmed to think and behave. What secrets have the homosexual hierarchy been hiding from us? Who created God and... [Read more...]

6 ‘N The Morning. West Coast Hip-Hop Music 1987-1992.

Tweet ( West Coast Hip-Hop Music 1987-1992 & the Transformation of Mainstream Culture.                                                 QUOTES FROM 6 ‘N THE MORNING:    I compare making gangsta rap for me with me makin a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Once I figured out I could... [Read more...]

Book Release; Kingonomics – Author Rodney Sampson.

March 12, 2013 by  
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Tweet ( Business lessons from the inspiring life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. New book released For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2013  “[Rodney] Sampson has developed a creative use of King’s principles, using his high moral standard to suggest best practices for business. He raises some prudent ideas worth our consideration.” —Rep.... [Read more...]

Author Spotlight: Steve Alexander – Economic Leadership Solution.

September 8, 2012 by  
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Tweet ( Steve Alexander spent 32 years in the Telecom industry after graduating from the GTE-Sylvania Tech School, and has been active in Christian ministry for 28 years. His views on the plight of the American inner cities are shaped by over a decade’s worth of experience teaching classes in the nation’s prisons and working with... [Read more...]

Book Review; Ebony The Beloved – Hannah D. Spivey.

August 7, 2012 by  
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Tweet ( I’ve just read the incredible story of “Ebony, The Beloved” by the amazing writer, Hannah Spivey. This book tells the story of a young, black girl living a life which has no true meaning, while simply existing for the sake of purpose. Her parents appear to detest her very being by showing their lack of appreciation... [Read more...]

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  
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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...]

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