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RAISING HIM ALONE: Things Black Women Can do to Raise Black Boys to be Men

EMPOWERING SINGLE MOTHERS RAISING MALE CHILDREN


RAISING HIM ALONE: Things Black Women Can do to Raise Black Boys to be Men

By David Miller and Matthew P. Stevens



“Raising Him Alone” by David Miller and Matthew P. Stevens is a must read book for single mothers!" -- recommended by Ella Curry, president of EDC Creations Media Group



Raising Him Alone is more than just a book!  It is a source of inspiration for millions of single mothers who struggle daily with the challenges of raising healthy and productive boys to responsible men.   Raising Him Alone honors the struggles of single mothers raising boys through providing daily lessons that range from talking to boys about sex to assisting mothers with the process of dating.

Many of the statistics on Black men and boys are painful and are often daunting. For example, the most recent report on graduation rates among African American males published by the Schott Foundation indicates that in many US cities African American males are drop…

Serious Parenting Action Steps by David Miller

Article: Serious Parenting Action Stepsby David Miller


I would like to share with you a fantastic resource for parents that I found on the Raising Him Alone (RHA) website. Here is a wonderfully written article on "Serious Parenting Action Steps." Please take a moment and explore the advice offered by the founder David Miller and staff.  Read the steps here: http://www.raisinghimalone.com/strategies.htm#Question5.  I'm listing just a few below, but I encourage you to go to their site and read them all today.

The Family Unit
•Maintain an open and on-going relationship with your son's father (if possible, all attempts need to be made to cultivate this relationship)
•Surround your son with extended family and friends
•Create family meeting times with your son to discuss your lives

Household
•Set fair expectations and limits with your son - make sure expectations and limits are clear and appropriate for your child's age and ability
•As your son gets older, give him m…

Book Tour: A Slip In The Right Direction with Rachel Berry

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A Slip In The Right Direction -- Online Book Tour
Meet author Rachel Berry November 1-7, 2010  at your favorite social network!


EDC Creations and the Sankofa Literary Society are proud to announce the holiday virtual book tour for Rachel Berry, author of  A Slip in the Right Direction. To learn more about Rachel’s virtual tour, visit her online at: http://www.rachelberry.webs.com/
Rachel Berry is a word-fairy that enjoys the craft of words that create and inspire life and people. As an author & poet Rachel feels blessed to have the creative opportunity of expression. Berry is also a motivational speaker, mentor, community leader, independent book publisher, entrepreneur, columnist for SORMAG, and host of From The Heart & Soul Radio Show on Blog Talk Radio. Author Rachel Berry is available for literary events, speaking engagements, tele-conferences, bookclub chats and interviews. Submit all requests to:  rachelwrites2@yahoo.com
She currently resides in Virginia with her husband, a…

Gift Book: A Slip In The Right Direction by Rachel Berry

A Slip In The Right Direction by author Rachel Berry

A Slip In The Right Direction, a coming-of-age story for tweens & teens. The story of life, puppy love, and lessons, as seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old young man coming-of-age in Chicago.
Homesick for his life and friends back home, a family move forces 14 year old Clifton Henderson, aka Slip, to grow up on the north side of Chicago. In his mind, life sucks at the moment and can't get any worse. But it does. A kidnapping by gang members, a crush on a girl playing hard to get, a strict father, a mysterious neighbor, and the gift of premonitions all help take him on a ride of life until eventually he takes A Slip In The Right Direction.
Q:: What impact will this book have on readers? I'm hoping the readers will agree with a few things that I tried to relay:

1. that it's okay to have values and principles at a young age and believe in what you've been taught.
2. You have to give back to your community in appre…

Win a Copy of A Slip In The Right Direction

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Win a Review Copy of the YA Novella A Slip In The Right Direction by author Rachel Berry

Audio preview: A Slip In The Right Direction

A Slip In The Right Direction, a coming-of-age story for tweens & teens. The story of life, puppy love, and lessons, as seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old young man coming-of-age in Chicago.
Homesick for his life and friends back home, a family move forces 14 year old Clifton Henderson, aka Slip, to grow up on the north side of Chicago. In his mind, life sucks at the moment and can't get any worse. But it does. A kidnapping by gang members, a crush on a girl playing hard to get, a strict father, a mysterious neighbor, and the gift of premonitions all help take him on a ride of life until eventually he takes A Slip In The Right Direction.

Listen the book excerpt above and leave your comments, along with your email address to enter a drawing to win a review copy of Rachel Berry's new YA title,  A Slip In The Right Direction.  Author Rachel Ber…

Excerpt: Justice Older than the Law by Katie McCabe

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Justice Older than the Law: The Life of Dovey Johnson Roundtree by Katie McCabe and Dovey Johnson Roundtree
Winner of the Association of Black Women Historians’ 2009 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize for best publication on an African American woman


Justice Older than the Law by Katie McCabe and Dovey Johnson Roundtree  is the story of pioneering Army veteran, attorney and minister Dovey Johnson Roundtree, co-authored by Katie McCabe. This is a love song to the black family and a celebration of the eternal values that make it possible to transcend our pain and limitations. Dovey Roundtree is an icon, and her story is an inspiration to all families.

Dovey Johnson Roundtree  is a retired lawyer, an Army veteran, and an A.M.E. minister. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Katie McCabe is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washingtonian Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, and Reader's Digest, among others. Her National Magazine Award-winning article on black medical …

Road to Publication with author Katie McCabe

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Road to Publication with author Katie McCabe

Author Katie McCabe joins us today to share her journey to publication that led to a major movie deal. She discusses her latest book and shares advice for new authors.



Katie McCabe is a National Magazine Award winner whose Washingtonian article on black surgical legend Vivien Thomas formed the basis for the HBO film Something the Lord Made, one of the highest rated original movies in HBO history and the winner of the 2004 Emmy and 2005 Peabody Awards.

McCabe’s 2009 book Justice Older than the Law, co-authored with pioneering lawyer Dovey Roundtree, won the Association of Black Women Historians’ Letitia Woods Brown Book Prize.

For her work in science and medical journalism, McCabe has been honored with awards for investigative reporting (William Allen White Award, 1991) and public service (National Magazine Award finalist, 1986).

» Book Spotlight: Justice Older than the Law: The Life of Dovey Johnson Roundtree by Katie McCabe and Dovey Johnso…

Intimate Conversation with author Renee Wiggins

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Intimate Conversation with author Renee Wiggins


Renee Wiggins is the owner of Results By Renee, a wellness company based in Maryland. Her mission is to help people achieve optimum health through nutrition, fitness and supplemented with stress reduction techniques.

Ms. Wiggins designs lifestyle programs for individuals and groups. She is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Massage Therapist.
Listen to various health related coaching sessions by Renee, by clicking here today.
BPM: Renee, please introduce us to your latest self-help motivational book, Transformations: Give UP The Struggle. RW: Transformations: Give UP The Struggle is a unique collection of affirmations written to encourage readers to break the chains of negative thoughts and actions, to embrace the positive aspects of change and to take the necessary steps to live a happy, fulfilling life. We all have had our ups and down in our lives, some more than others. But, how we end up in the end, determines how we actually see th…