*FREE READ*

Picture the scene, it’s Summer 1988. Tyisha is eighteen, fresh out of high school and headed to her freshman year in college. Out of nowhere, here comes Trinity, AKA Trin, who will stop at nothing to have her.Tyisha is skeptical about responding to his courtship. She’s been hurt before, but a chance encounter reunites them, and when Trin pulls the mack move of the year, she’s instantly captivated by his charm. Besides, he did say it was fate. Who is she to deny that when a real love is all she really craves?Tyisha and her three best friends, Arianna, Rochella, and Isacc are simply trying to navigate their way through a decade that is beautiful but also uglyCan love prevail when you mix deep, dark secrets and a dangerous drug epidemic that is sweeping the nation?Find out in this drama filled story of love, friendship, struggle and survival that will zap you back into time and make you miss everything about such a colorful and intriguing decade.The music of the 80’s creates a groundbreaking soundtrack to go along with this epic story of young love.

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*Book of the Day*

In acknowledgement of Women’s History Month, today’s book is a classic told to The Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds.

The life story of Coretta Scott King―wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), and singular twentieth-century American civil and human rights activist―as told fully for the first time, toward the end of her life, to Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds.

Born in 1927 to daringly enterprising parents in the Deep South, Coretta Scott had always felt called to a special purpose. While enrolled as one of the first black scholarship students recruited to Antioch College, she became politically and socially active and committed to the peace movement. As a graduate student at the New England Conservatory of Music, determined to pursue her own career as a concert singer, she met Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister insistent that his wife stay home with the children. But in love and devoted to shared Christian beliefs as well as shared racial and economic justice goals, she married Dr. King, and events promptly thrust her into a maelstrom of history throughout which she was a strategic partner, a standard bearer, and so much more.

As a widow and single mother of four, she worked tirelessly to found and develop The King Center as a citadel for world peace, lobbied for fifteen years for the US national holiday in honor of her husband, championed for women’s, workers’ and gay rights and was a powerful international voice for nonviolence, freedom and human dignity.

Coretta’s is a love story, a family saga, and the memoir of an extraordinary black woman in twentieth-century America, a brave leader who, in the face of terrorism and violent hatred, stood committed, proud, forgiving, nonviolent, and hopeful every day of her life.

https://amzn.to/3sUfAPA

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The Breakdown

The Breakdown: Yellow Wife by @sadeqasays

Find out why this was one of the most highly anticipated novels of the year.

https://youtu.be/JJgeGlrgUHU

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*Book of the Day*

In acknowledgement of Women’s History Month, today’s book is a classic from @suzetteharrison2200.

Welcome to the sleepy, all-Black southern town of Bledsoe, where Colored residents proudly declare “ain’t nothing white here ‘cept milk and teeth.” It’s 1935. A press-and-curl costs a quarter. Records play on phonographs. And a telephone is a luxury. Meet twenty-three-year-old Taffy Bledsoe Freeman. She doesn’t need her gift of second sight to know her “mockery of a marriage” to a man twice her age is far from good. After a seven-year exile Up North, Taffy travels down-home to the small town bearing her family’s name, plotting her escape from a marriage not worth the price of a press-and-curl. She only needs to retrieve the son her husband banished to her parents’ care, before boarding a train headed for the Windy City filled with liberty and opportunity. Instead, Taffy stumbles into Roam Ellis: the man Taffy meant to marry. Twenty-six-year-old Roam Ellis is a “broad-shouldered, hard-bodied” Pullman porter riding the rails coast-to-coast, outrunning the bitter heartbreak Taffy left behind. Now, after a seven-year absence, Roam is face-to-face with his first love. Anger ignites. Old wounds are exposed. But when pain subsides, passion rises, thrusting Taffy and Roam into a hurricane of buried secrets and lies. Reminiscent of the works of Bernice McFadden, Bertice Berry, and Andrea Smith (The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner) this Historical Romance is bathed in southern lore and sweeping imagery. Lyrical and powerful, Taffy is a story of restoration and redemption that you won’t soon forget.

https://amzn.to/3kOuzrk

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Warning: When opening Pandora’s Box be very careful.

Kasim Moreland was totally unprepared to deal with Giselle Braxton. Not only was she out of his league but the woman was brilliant. Every time Kasim thought he finally was ahead of her she showed him that he wasn’t. Checkmate.

Giselle Braxton isn’t looking for love or help, the twenty-five year old multi-millionaire is simply focused on expanding her empire.

In this self-titled novel from national best selling author Nako, experience a woman who has everything but at the same time nothing at all.

All the money in the world couldn’t make her happy or change the one flaw that kept her from being open to love, or so she thought.

Kasim wanted to love her flaws and all, her imperfections didn’t keep him away. But she couldn’t see that.

Giselle is a story that connects with every woman who never felt good enough. Behind closed doors, after the makeup is removed and once the work day ends what is left on your mind? When looking in the mirror at your natural self are you okay? Giselle challenges readers to bring it all to the forefront while opening up hearts and minds in this heartfelt story.

Author’s Note: This book is a standalone novel, not a series.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079SLYVMB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_9NYCNZ31WYCPA4QWXZCY

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*Book of the Day*

In acknowledgement of Women’s History Month, today’s book is a classic from @authorshatayasimms.

Based in the Philadelphia suburbs, Living Anonymous chronicles the young-adult life of Aneesah Bradshaw. Abandoned by her drug addicted mother and absentee father, nine-year-old Aneesah is forced to live with her foster family in Ardmore, PA. Behind the picket fence in this middle class suburb, lies a dark secret of child abuse and neglect, until one day Aneesah befriends Capree Johnson who saves Aneesah from that nightmare. Life is sweet living with the Johnson family, led by music tycoon Kevin “KJ” Johnson founder of iLLADELPHIA Records. Going from rags to riches overnight, Aneesah is thrust into the glamourous life of a pampered princess, until she is faced with a life changing blow. Betrayed by the one person she thought would never hurt her, Aneesah journeys out into the world on her own where she meets James Hennessey aka Nyce, and is instantly intoxicated by his love. However, secrets, lies, broken bonds, and deceit continue to follow her, interrupting her seemingly picture perfect life and plaguing her relationship with Nyce who follows a strict code of Living Anonymous.

https://amzn.to/3qefsJ3

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*Book of the Day*

Today’s book is from Imbolo Mbue.

Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty—and Jende is eager to please. Clark’s wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses’ summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Jende and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future.

However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers’ façades.

When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende’s job—even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.

https://amzn.to/3uRDU6n

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*Book of the Day*

In acknowledgement of Women’s History Month, today’s book is a classic from Alice Walker.

A powerful cultural touchstone of modern American literature, The Color Purple depicts the lives of African American women in early twentieth-century rural Georgia. Separated as girls, sisters Celie and Nettie sustain their loyalty to and hope in each other across time, distance and silence. Through a series of letters spanning twenty years, first from Celie to God, then the sisters to each other despite the unknown, the novel draws readers into its rich and memorable portrayals of Celie, Nettie, Shug Avery and Sofia and their experience. The Color Purple broke the silence around domestic and sexual abuse, narrating the lives of women through their pain and struggle, companionship and growth, resilience and bravery. Deeply compassionate and beautifully imagined, Alice Walker’s epic carries readers on a spirit-affirming journey towards redemption and love.

https://amzn.to/3b4DMJ2

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*Deal of the Day*

A recognized expert on fair voting and civic engagement, Abrams chronicles a chilling account of how the right to vote and the principle of democracy have been and continue to be under attack. Abrams would have been the first African American woman governor, but experienced these effects firsthand, despite running the most innovative race in modern politics as the Democratic nominee in Georgia. Abrams didn’t win, but she has not conceded. The book compellingly argues for the importance of robust voter protections, an elevation of identity politics, engagement in the census, and a return to moral international leadership.

Our Time Is Now draws on extensive research from national organizations and renowned scholars, as well as anecdotes from her life and others’ who have fought throughout our country’s history for the power to be heard. The stakes could not be higher. Here are concrete solutions and inspiration to stand up for who we are?now.

“This is a narrative that describes the urgency that compels me and millions more to push for a different American story than the one being told today. It’s a story that is one part danger, one part action, and all true. It’s a story about how and why we fight for our democracy and win.” ?Stacey Abrams

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082GRML4V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_dlT1_PAX5JQGXBD9JG88ZX6XA

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*Book of the Day*

In acknowledgement of Black History Month, today’s book comes from @brooklyn737.

Essence bestselling author Donna Hill brings us an emotional love story set against the powerful backdrop of the civil rights movement that gripped a nation―a story as timely as it is timeless…

The year is 1963. In Harlem, the epicenter of Black culture, the fight for equality has never been stronger. The time is now. Enough is enough. Yet even within its ranks, a different kind of battle rages. Love thy neighbor? Or rise up against your oppressors?

Jason Tanner has just arrived in New York to help spread the message of his mentor, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., of passive resistance, while beat poet Anita Hopkins believes the teachings of Malcolm X with all her heart: that the way to true freedom is “by any means necessary.” When Jason sees Anita perform her poetry at the iconic B-Flat lounge, he’s transfixed. And Anita has never met anyone who can match her wit for wit like this…

One movement, two warring ideologies―can love be enough to unite them?

Confessions in B-Flat is a celebration of the hard-won victories of those who came before us, and a stark reminder of just how far we still have to go.

https://amzn.to/2OphQPV

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