Tuesday, January 17, 2017

"Man on the Run" - Another Great Read by NY Times Best Selling Author, Carl Weber

Carl Weber books are my guilty pleasure and I make no apologies.

However, they are hot.  Steamy hot. You'll want to keep a little portable fan at hand.

I'd like to see "Man on the Run" made into a movie.  Because I need more urban fiction to make it to the screen and this one is totally adaptable.

If only I had a group of "ride or die" friends like Jay Crawford does.  

Imagine spending ten years locked up for a crime you didn't commit.  And then imagine having the guts to escape.  And "your boys" have your back.  

So many twists and turns, that I had to keep going back to the cover to make sure I was reading the same book.  And just when I thought I had it solved, I didn't have it solved at all.

That's what I love about Carl Weber.  He always leaves you wanting more.

On sale in bookstores, online and in print or digital.  I'd suggest you buy print and digital.  One to keep and share and one to read "on the run."  Pun intended.

Man on the Run

New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber delivers a riveting, action-packed drama full of the twists and turns for which he's become known.

It was the night before his wedding, fifteen years ago, that the nightmare began for Jay Crawford--locked up for a crime he never committed. Now, he's escaped prison and wants nothing more than to clear his name and protect his family. To get justice, he'll need the help of the three best friends who have always had his back--Wil, Kyle and Allan. But a man on the run requires absolute trust...and Jay may just be setting himself up for the ultimate betrayal. (From Hachette Book Group)

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Allen Temple Health & Social Services Ministry Presents the MLK Jr. Drum Major for Freedom Breakfast, Monday, January 16, 2017 in Oakland, California

Please join Allen Temple Health and Social Services as we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr by reflecting on "Why service still matters". Guests will enjoy opportunities to meet others within the community and hear from pioneers such as Congresswomen Barbara Lee, Former Black Panther Elaine Brown, Honorable Ron Dellums and other honorable guests. Networking from 8:30-9:00 am. Breakfast and program will begin at 9:00 am.

Special Guest Speakers:  Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Hon. Ronald V. Dellums
Elaine Brown

Mistress of Ceremonies

Barbara Rodgers
Host, Comcast Newsmakers

Click HERE to Purchase Tickets

Sunday, November 27, 2016

"ALMOST CHRISTMAS" in theaters now!

I'm not sure why it took me so long to drag myself to the theater for a fun evening with family.  

But, there's no way I could let the Thanksgiving weekend end without seeing David Talbert's "Almost Christmas."

Sure, it's somewhat 'predictable,' but it made me smile from ear to ear and laugh out loud with all the other wonderful black folks in the movie.

Great casting and directing and it was so good to see Danny Glover on the big screen again.

If you're looking for a "feel-good" movie and who couldn't use a laugh after this debacle called "election."

Starring:  Kimberly Elise, Danny Glover, John Michael Higgins, Romany Malco, Mo'Nique, JB Smoove Gabrielle Union, Omar Epps, Nicole Ari Parker, Jessie T. Usher and DC Young Fly.

Catch it before it's too late.

Watch the trailer HERE!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

"Writing to Save a Life" by John Edgar Wideman - The Louis Till File (Online and in Bookstores Now)

An award-winning writer traces the life of the father of iconic Civil Rights martyr Emmett Till—a man who was executed by the Army ten years before Emmett’s murder. An evocative and personal exploration of individual and collective memory in America by one of the most formidable Black intellectuals of our time.  (Simon and Schuster)

Friday, November 11, 2016

Wake Up Everybody, It's Not a Dream - The Nightmare that is the Trump Presidency

If you're not "woke," you better wake up.

Day three after the presidential election and it's sinking in harder with each passing day.  The Trumps are in the House.  The White House.  

As hard as it is to believe, it happened.  "They" said it couldn't.  There should be a lot of "pollsters" looking for jobs right now.  They got it completely wrong.  Either that, or they "played" us.  

Who to blame?  Low turnout among African American voters, miscalculation and poor strategy on the part of Hillary's people, racism, xenophobia, homophobia or all of the above.

In the words of Van Jones, it was a "whitelash."  

And President Obama had to sit next to Trump and be civil.  Trump, on the other hand, couldn't even look POTUS in the face.  I don't think I could have either, after calling him 'anti-American,' 'not a citizen,' and those are the nice things Trumped said.

So, what now?  We must act.  We must organize, we must get ready to fight an uphill battle at every turn.

There's much work to be done.  

In the words of Harold Melvin, "Wake Up, Everybody!"