The Long Mile by Clyde Ford is a Page Turner

Are you in the mood for a suspenseful mystery that has a touch of the African American experience to spice things up? Then I may have just what the doctor ordered.

The debut book of The Shango Mysteries series called The Long Mile authored by Clyde Ford.

Mr. Ford has used his background in psychology and African mythology to write this mystery thriller that cleverly introduces the reader to Yoruba folklore while going on a roller coaster ride through the life of the book’s main character officer John Shannon.

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Build wealth by creating value to enhance peoples lives

The Baron Son is an inspirational book written about helping others, building wealth, and being righteous. Similar in length, style and context as the wildly popular book “The Richest Man In Babylon” originally published in the 1920s, this book raises the bar several notches by expounding on the concept of wealth building by creating value to enhance peoples lives.

William Patterson, Vicky Davis, and Marques Patton are to truly be commended for compiling an instant classic that transcends all cultures and races.

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Robert Johnson’s how to guide for building a publicly traded company

It is painfully obvious that any African American aspiring to achieve the pinnacle of entrepreneurship by taking a company public will be hard pressed to find any significant inspiration from movies or books presented from a Black perspective. Not because success stories of Black people don’t exists, but because very few writers have ventured off into this niche to explore the successes within the Black business community.

In comes Brett Pulley…

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Guide to Understanding Personal Finance

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Personal Finance provides clear and simple explanations of financial concepts.

This book covers six key areas that are apart of the average U.S. adult’s financial portfolio: banking, credit, investing, taxes, home financing and financial planning. This book is a good reference point for understanding basic financial terms and concepts.

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Technology and the African American Experience

As the world moves into the postmodern age of the 20th century technological boom, it is imperative that people of African descent carve out a dominate position as business owners and innovators. The historical relationship between Black people and technological advancement has been one with great discord, leaving the race mostly dependents rather than guardians within the new economy which began to emerge preceding the industrial revolution.

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Why culture mimics the mood of the music

Amiri Baraka, formerly known as Leroy Jones, has put together one of the most revealing explorations through the history of American culture ever compiled in book form. On the surface, Blues People is an analysis of Black music. But if you are willing to dig deeper into the mind of Baraka’s Blues People, you will begin to understand how a people’s culture closely mimics the mood of their music. Continue reading “Why culture mimics the mood of the music”

J.C. Watts – What Color Is a Conservative?

It is important that Black people consider all sides of the political spectrum. Right and Left wing politics, Liberal and Conservative politics, Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Green Party as well as Independent politics should all be analyzed in order to develop the best solutions and strategies to benefit and uplift the Diaspora.

J.C. Watts, former Republican Senator from Oklahoma’s predominantly White 4th district, espouses one paradigm of Black politics in the 21st century. In his book What Color is a Conservative?, Watts distinguishes himself as not only a crafty politician, but a Black republican with a backbone, something that is rarely found among Black Republicans of today. Continue reading “J.C. Watts – What Color Is a Conservative?”

Xodus: An African American Male Journey

The subtitle of Xodus, “An African American Male Journey”, fits Baker-Fletcher’s work perfectly because reading this book will cause you to embark on a comprehensive journey through the mythical, cultural, political and religious reality of Black men in America.

Baker-Fletcher’s extremely detailed writing style in combination with his thorough examination of the Black male experience makes for a truly remarkable but sometimes challenging reading experience. Continue reading “Xodus: An African American Male Journey”

The Richest Man In Babylon

The Richest Man In Babylon, originally published in the 1920s, is a timeless classic that provides a financial foundation for anyone seeking lifelong prosperity. This book is the tale of the ancient city of Babylon, which is depicted as the wealthiest city of the ancient world.

By piecing together a series of well-told parables, The Richest Man In Babylon is able to teach critical financial lessons by explaining how the city of Babylon went from rags to riches. Continue reading “The Richest Man In Babylon”