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Parents Wake Up!

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Have you ever thought about the fact that Female pedophilia is on the rise!


Are Our Children Safe? Part I by Keith Lee Johnsonhttp://edcmagazine.blogspot.com/2008/10/are-our-children-safe-part-i-by-keith.html




Are Our Children Safe? Part 2
http://edcmagazine.blogspot.com/2008/10/are-our-children-safe-part-2.html




Are Our Children Safe? Part 3
http://edcmagazine.blogspot.com/2008/10/are-our-children-safe-part-3.html





Are Our Children Safe? Part I by Keith Lee Johnson

Are Our Children Safe? Part I


EDC Creations is proud to present this stunning editorial by author Keith Lee Johnson on the welfare of our children. Read it and take in the importance of knowing who is in your circle!


Recent revelations about Catholic priests and Jewish rabbis have shaken the very foundation of the religious world. Sadly, another shocker is on the horizon. There have been recent reports that Catholic nuns are guilty of female pedophilia, too. Rick Linsk and Stephen Scott of the Pioneer Press report that a nun at a Roman Catholic boarding school abused Mary Dunford for three years. Dunford says the floor monitor “would enter her room at night and spend the next one to three hours with me.” Ashley Hill, author of Habits of Sin, a book about the sexual abuse of women and children by nuns, claims she was sexually abused by a nun in the second grade.

Female pedophilia is on the rise. For years, men have dominated the headlines in the arena of child molestation. Now, entire we…

Are Our Children Safe? Part 2

Are Our Children Safe? Part 2

Do screenwriters get their ideas from real life? Or are Americans inspired by the films they see? Perhaps motion pictures are a mere reflection of our hidden selves. Whatever the truth, one thing is clear; Hollywood has a knack for delivering Oscar winning pictures that reflect the basest aspect of the human condition. And when it suits studio executives, aspects of the human condition can be told in such a way that the general populace isn’t even offended by offensive subject matter. In fact, Americans tend to embrace the offensive and discard their sense or right and wrong. And more important, their sense of justice.

In 1967, Embassy Pictures released The Graduate. The Oscar winning film depicted the seduction of a recent college graduate by an older married woman. With the monumental success of that film, Hollywood went for the gusto. In 1971, just four years later, two more coming of age films were produced. Columbia Pictures released The Last Picture S…

Are Our Children Safe? Part 3

Women Committing Statutory Rape

It’s important to note that sexual molestation isn’t indigenous to female teachers. Women in other vocations are committing the same crimes in record numbers. For example, Kristina Magnuson, 30, a Kenosha County social worker was found guilty of molesting four boys, one of which has three children with her.

In Tampa, Florida, Patricia Burmeister, 32, was arrested for picking up teenage boys and girls at bus stops. Burmeister, a mother of two, provided alcohol and pornographic movies, and had sex with the kids.

Joyce Smith, a mother of three, surrendered to San Diego police for luring teenage boys over the Internet to her home and having sex with them. They boys ages range from 14-17.

A 35-year-old New York woman was sentenced to five years of probation and designated a level one sex offender after she pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old boy whose child she bore.

In Conyers, GA, 21-year-old Summer Jessica Strickland was charged with statutory rape of 13-ye…

Obama's Informercial Is Checkmate Against McCain

If I've guessed correctly, Sen. Barack Obama's 30-minute informercial on several national media outlets tonight should prove to be the final move he needed to make in his campaign to be elected as this country's next president.Some political pundits have called this general election phase a Battle Royale of sorts that involved ideological, generational, and social contrasts.

But if I accurately have a sense for the way Obama thinks, he played his campaign against John McCain like a chess match. He's now made his case for declaring checkmate.How so?If any of you've been watching the polls like I have, Obama leads either comfortably or significantly in most of the states that have shown an inclination to vote for him. Although the national polls have dwindled from about eight points to right at six points since last weekend, Obama is likely to experience a boost in the overall polls once again.

Add him going on a likely full-court press with his campaign stops it's…

NOT GOD'S WILL by Cheryl Lacey Donovan

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Did you know that it is NOT GOD'S WILL that you
be physically, sexually, or emotionally abused?

Award Winning Author Cheryl Lacey Donovan Speaks out about Faith Communities about Domestic Violence


In Texas alone, statistics indicated in 2005 that there were 30, 995 reported incidents of domestic violence? Just imagine the "silent" unreported incidents who are living in silent fear! Each year, an estimated 3.3 million children are exposed to violence by family members against their mothers or female caretakers.


In a national survey of more than 2,000 American families, approximately 50% of the men who frequently assaulted their wives also frequently abused their children! Of children who witness their mothers being abused by their fathers, 40% suffer anxiety, 48% suffer depression, 53% act out with their parents and 60% act out with siblings.

Statistics further indicate that victims of domestic violence are everywhere ¡V even in your faith community. Seventy-four percent of a…

Meet Author Jackie Moore

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Jackie Moore, Author of Serving Justice


Jackie Moore is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in religion and offers spiritual words of encouragement daily on her website www.virtuousliving.com. and her myspace page www.myspace.com/mamajacq.

She and her two sons, James and Joseph reside in Detroit, Michigan. She is also a contributing author to several anthologies including 2008 releases, Triumph of my Soul, Stories of Hope, Triumph and Inspiration, Journeys of Love, Voices of the Heart, and Gumbo for the Soul, Here's our Child Where is the Village.

Her contributions to online magazines or ezines are many. They include: Bahiyah Magazine, Precious Stones, Divine Afro European Sisters Network, Rise Up Magazine, The Blessed Room Magazine, and most recently, More Beautiful Woman Magazine.

Jackie has served as a Deaconess, as well as served on various boards and committees. She has taught a basic computer skills class in an after school program at her church and she has also worke…

Searching for the Body Beautiful

In Pursuit of Perfection: Searching for the Body Beautiful
By Jacqueline Moore

For you created my innermost being, you knit me together in my
mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139: 13-14

For centuries, women have been competing with the unrealistic portrayal of beauty as depicted by Hollywood and in the print media. The need to be thinner, younger and in some cases, plumped up in certain areas; has escalated to epidemic proportions.

African-American women have been taught that the darkness of their skin, the fullness of their lips, and the thickness of their waist, are the things that make them unattractive. Their nappy hair is a sign of un-cleanliness and their big noses are a sure sign that they must have descended from apes.

Our Caucasian sisters are also confronted with faulty conditioning by society. They are told to seek a darker complexions, hence the popularity of the "tan body.&q…

African American Males have a New Champion

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African American Males have a New Champion and guide for Success in 2009

“In the new book Strength Within Surviving by the Grace of God, readers will be inspired by Roland V. Tyler’s story of overcoming horrific trials and finding his Strength Within. As a young child the Strength Within helped Roland V. Tyler and his younger brother survive abuse at the hands of their mother, and missing in action Dad. This book will release the chains for many!”


Temple Hills, Maryland - November 1, 2008 - Strength Within, Surviving by the Grace of God is truly a deep inspirational story about a young boy who comes into manhood without any guidance, or so he thought. This thought provoking book exposes the unwritten taboo that what goes on in the family, stays in the family.

Strength Within, Surviving by the Grace of God shows the reader …

Parker Publishing Goes GREEN!

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In today's economic uncertainties of high gas prices, growing paper prices and higher shipping cost. Parker Publishing llc is going GREEN.

In an effort to accommodate tightened budgets, in addition to our print editions, we are now offering Parker Publishing, LLC books in electronic PDF and Kindle formats for our customers. Other formats (MobiPocket and Microsoft Reader) are available on request. We are committed to our customers and their needs. Visit the Parker Publishing site to check out the new releases and the many ebooks available for new fans: http://parker-publishing-shopping.com

Top 50 Fiction Titles of 2008

Conversations Presents its "Top 50 Fiction Titles of 2008"

Conversations Book Club is pleased to announce its "Top 50 Fiction Titles of 2008". There are so many books that have come into the market during 2007 and 2008, however, these are the ones that we feel should be on your bookshelves.
(Listed in no particular order)

"Possession" by Da'Neen Hale
"The Street Life Series 2: Is It Passion or Revenge?" by Kevin M. Weeks
"Brothers" by James Fredericks
"Mpire Series: In Search of the Lost" by T. L. James
"Running From Mercy" by Terra Little
"Every Secret Crime" by Doug M. Cummings
"Grown & Gangsta" by Jacki-O
"Murder on the Down Low" by Pamela Samuels-Young
"Love On A Two-Way Street" by J. L. King
"Sweet Dreams" by Nikkea Smithers
"Pieces of the Hole" by Tony Lindsay
"Daughter Denied" by Alretha Thomas
"A Rich Man's Baby" by Daaimah S. Poole

This Hurts & What He Really Wants

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Synopsis For This Hurts:
Syncere Washington is an attractive charming playboy who lies andcheats his way into the hearts of women who adore him. But all that changeswhen he meets Kendra Lewis, whom Syncere wants to change his lifestyle for. All is easier said than done, as distance proves too great for the twoyoungadults to have the type of relationship they both want. So to fill thevoid of Kendra’s absence, Syncere indulges in romantic and sexualrelationships with various women until the opportunity to be with Kendra presents itself.


But when that opportunity finally comes knocking will Syncere be able to releasehis playboy activities to be with the woman he fell in love with?



Or will the fear of karma be so great that it throws Syncere into a paranoid state when Kendra attends UNC …

I AM A BLACK MAN IN AMERICA

I AM A BLACK MAN IN AMERICA by William Fredrick Cooper
(Author of ‘There’s Always a Reason’)

Sometimes I’m up, and then too again, I’m down
Sometimes, I’m almost, leveled to the ground,
Lord, I’m tired of being lied on, tired of being stripped and scorned,
How long, will it be?



Excerpt of ‘Tell Me How Long’


Stripping me of my origins, removing me from my warm climate and the harmony of ancestral bliss, you brought me here, against my wishes. Sometimes in my own vomit and feces but always, always in shackles and chains, many of my brothers never completed this cruel journey, for some were fed to sharks or impaled by long, rusty nails on a wooden bed I never asked to lay my head on.

But you never killed my soul, even when forced to live as a Black Man in America.

Working from dawn till dusk upon my arrival, all the while enduring inhumane, harsh realities, you tried to break me. Feeding my brain with illiteracy, incompetency, insecurity and inadequacy, even a glimpse of my inherited strength was…

Meet Dwayne Vernon

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My Man, My Boyz by author Dwayne Vernon


Where are you from?
I was raised in Oklahoma City and Portsmouth, Va and I am currently residing in the DC/MD area.

Who are your two main characters and what do you like most about them?
My two main characters are Chuck and Tariff. Chuck is my favorite character of them all. I like his honesty and I am in love with his value and commitment. Chuck has this swagger about himself as well that makes him very appealing and attractive.

I like Tariff as well. But one of the other characters who’s name is Demetrious. Even though he may not be a lead character. I really like his patience. Everybody went to Demetrious and he was like every bodys source for advice.


What makes your book stand out and would make a reader pick it up?

I think the one thing that makes my book stands out it helps educate people. This book breaks the stereo types of Black Gay men. It helps people see us from a different perspective. The book takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotion…

Meet Tina Brooks McKinney

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Intimate Conversation with bestselling author Tina Brooks McKinney


EDC: Tina please tell us about your passion for writing. TBM: Sometimes Ella, it’s like a fire burning a hole in my brain. Like this morning for example. All I wanted to do is write but I knew that I had to finish this interview. But writing allows me to express my feelings without opening my mouth. I get to talk about the things that trouble me and hopefully when folks read me they will feel the relief I feel when it’s over. Add your bio at the end and include all of your contact information and website addresses at the end.


EDC: Introduce us to your new book.
TBM: My new book is titled, Dubious. Let's start here: Atlanta’s hotshot attorney, Felicia Clark, is bored as hell, deprived of sex, and is watching helplessly as her marriage careens toward divorce court at ninety miles per hour. Her growing feelings for her new client, Sherman Jennings, a handsome and successful software developer, is a distraction that promis…

Meet Author NDEA B

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Meet NDEA B, President of Authors With A Passion





To Good To Be True ( Summary)
Jasmine Simmons had some misfortunes in her life but know she has a big break a chance to go to law school. She has taken her finals and meets with her advisor and everything is set. She has a full scholarship to the University Of Duke School of law. Everything will be great as
long as her secret stays hidden if anyone found out her secret all chances of her going to law school would be gone. Emmanuel McBride was getting ready for his career to take off with a job teaching business law classes at Duke University. He was excited finally his college degree would be put to work. Malcolm, Emmanuel best friend got him to agree to go to the club. Even though he new he didn’t like going but he had been down in the dumps lately.

Walking into the NCO club he new he was going to be board out of his mind until he turned around and seen the most beautiful being he’s ever laid his eyes on. He almost forgot to breathe. Jasmi…

WILL THE TRUTH SET US FREE?

THE CLOSING ARGUMENT: WILL THE TRUTH SET US FREE?

By William Fredrick Cooper (Author Of THERE’S ALWAYS A REASON)

Seven long days until a truth is revealed to the world. Seven long days until the beginning of change, or a worsened chaos. Seven long days until a difficult choice between hope and fear is made. For better or worse, the judgment of a whole globe awaits the land of opportunity. Will the flowers that grow on November 5th be rosy red in truth, or wilted in despair? Will the world sing a joyful noise of praise, because America finally got it right; or in the alternative, will the bells toll a continued sorrow?

In this writer’s opinion, it’s a choice that screams common sense. Given the present legacy that has led to two reckless wars (Where are those weapons of mass destruction? Osama Bin Laden – we find him yet?) economic mismanagement (see Government Bailout) and blatant fraud (Why were gas prices so high in June/July, and so low now?), the light has turned green to forwa…

Meet author Roland V. Tyler

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New Author Roland V. Tyler Jr. Is Destined For Greatness With Captivating True Life Story -- Strength Within Surviving by the Grace of God.





"STRENGTH WITHIN is truly a deep, inspirational story of a determined young man who had nowhere to run, nowhere to hide and nowhere to get help." Kalaani of The RAWSISTAZ™ Reviewers


Strength Within Surviving by the Grace of God is truly a deep inspirational story about a young boy who comes into manhood without any guidance, or so he thought. This must read book exposes the unwritten taboo that what goes on in the family-- stays in the family. Strength Within Surviving by the Grace of God shows you that you are not alone. Mr. Tyler's testimony demonstrates the matcless glory of God.

Readers will be inspired by Roland V. Tyler's story of overcoming horrific trials and finding the Strength Within. As a young child the Strength Within helped his younger brother and Roland survive abuse at the hands of their mother, and missing in acti…

Meet author Endy

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Intimate Conversation with bestselling author Endy

Endy was born in Newark, NJ. Like most inner city children she was fascinated by the noise of the busy streets in the ’hood. Raised in a two parent home with her younger brother, her parents knew the harsh reality of living in the city. With her mother being robbed several times at gun point while operating the clothing store they owned, her father carted his family away to the suburbs of Linden, NJ. Endy’s father wanted to give his family a better home and a solid foundation. Little did he know his daughter would be drawn back to the streets in which she was born.




But Endy felt a magnet pulling at her and that magnet was the streets. So, she returned. Although, she continued with her schooling in which she enrolled at Union County College, she couldn’t shake the monkey on her back. “I’ve seen a lot in my time in the streets and I’ve stored them in the back of my brain as a learning tool.” As an adult she became involved in different af…