Tension in America rises in response to the slaying of unarmed Blacks, and cuts deeper when the legal system fails to quench the demand for justice.
The War of Us shadows the movements of three American women whose seemingly peaceful, productive lives are interrupted by the murder of two unarmed, teenage brothers by a white, off-duty police officer in Atlanta’s underbelly. In response, each of the women embark on a journey to survive the ensuing chaos. Amara’s prejudice against the lower class, which includes her sister, Monika, is deceptive; and she quickly discovers that financial resources cannot save her from the impending war. Unlike Amara, Valerie, a heavily decorated officer, is prepared to use her physical strength, street ambition, and investigative prowess to unmask the perpetrators and restore peace in her city.
Ultimately, the city’s police structure collapses and random gunfire cannot be controlled. As barricades contain the fighting, they trap innocent bystanders who seek to escape. Most astonishing is the insurgence of The African American Revolutionists (TAAR), whose roster of black sleeper cells would include thousands—if it had one—and who moved from table talks for justice and equality to becoming equipped to defend themselves at any cost once activated. Eventually, mere hate no longer incites violence, and survival becomes the sole motivation. Wanderer’s Refuge Temple, a church on the city’s edge, seems a haven for those who seek refuge from turmoil and death...but looks can be deceiving.
While racism and intolerance build the backdrop of The War of Us, it also explores the adolescent love story of two unsuspecting teens who sacrifice their youth, passions, and each other to fulfill a mission that would unnerve anyone without a death wish. The intricately woven race war amid the dreadful revelation of the lovebirds’ betrayal concludes with immeasurable losses on all sides. Its apocalyptic undertones signify a shift towards revolution and ignites the human spirit through its uncanny perspective on love, sacrifice, forgiveness, and the Black American experience.
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Suicides amongst adolescents and young adults are at an all-time high. However, when facts point to foul play the black community suspects that random deaths are unjustly passed off as suicides.
“Gena”, a fiery journalist, sets out to uncover the truth, and is compelled to understand the driving force behind the death of Zoë Sapp, a college senior. Trapped contains several interviews with those closely connected to Zoë, and offers detailed accounts of the once vibrant, young woman. Gena’s ruthless probing unveils the adversity of Zoë’s past—from witnessing her mother’s death and spending five years in a crack house, to her spiritual awakening, which revitalized her and gave her life meaning.
Did Zoë fully recover from the hardships of her past, or did her heightened consciousness only temporarily drown out her previous suffering? Were first responders wrong? Was Zoë a victim of foul play, or a fatal accident? And would ignoring the truth mean turning a blind eye to the possibility of more racial injustice?
Follow the investigative journey to discover the details of Zoë’s death, the buried chaos of her past, and a failed quest to be near the one she loved most. Decide for yourself.
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Before Malcolm X was betrayed by a group of his own peers, and prior to the assassination of Dr. King, there was Laura Kofi—a woman—and an African princess from the Gold Coast who endured their same fate in her efforts to liberate broken, inferior blacks in America.Laura Kofi’s melodic African voice may elude history books, but after her arrival in America in 1926, she rattles communities of impoverished blacks—teaching economic self-sufficiency and encouraging a return to mother Africa.
Laura’s authentic rise draws thousands of blacks into rallies and sanctuaries for a fresh course of action, and gains the attention of the UNIA, a black nationalist group. Stubborn and focused on her mission, she ignores warnings of trouble stirring, the serious nature of threats, and even a man so deeply in love with her that she misinterprets his caring nature for a controlling one. But who can save her as she moves further into carrying out her honorable mission?
Paperback: 159 pages
Publisher: Opal Ally Books / Airris Publishing (February 4, 2019)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.3 ounces
With gun violence and gang activity running rampant, people have more fear than answers. Failure to see how they each play a part in the upbringing, safety, and well-being of a child, each of them re-evaluate their roles and actions (or lack of) when tragedy strikes a local high school campus. Many attribute blame to each other along the way—even condemning the adolescent at the center of the tragedy—and others are stricken with guilt.
What will it take to reach a generation of youth whose methods of dealing with conflict prematurely leads many to death’s door?
Margot Truman’s unorthodox methods could be effective at transforming the lives of those sent to serve their time in her group home if she’s not first shut down by city officials in the Sea Islands. Each adolescent enters her program with vices that challenge their progress and aren’t easily shaken.
In Part One, Raymond Reid escapes capture after a school shooting and relies on his best friend, Royal, to uncover the truth. Margot’s boy’s home becomes a secret hideaway for the fugitive, which places the entire operation at stake once discovered. Will Raymond be exonerated before Margot loses everything?
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Many women hide the scars of childhood abuse or rape behind prospering careers, a well-kept exterior, or even under the guise of deeply rooted spirituality; yet in the absence of others, she is lonely, confused, depressed, empty, and consistently fights off tears that have possibly been shed since childhood.
Healed Women Don’t Cry is for those who want to stop hiding in darkness—masking the emptiness of injury beneath pounds of makeup, floral perfume, and dainty dresses—those who are tired of putting on their best face to appear as normal as possible but who cry in darkness for fear that tears will raise questions in the light. This book teaches her how to heal, forgive, and to love herself and God wholeheartedly.
Hardcover: 188 pages
Publisher: Airris Publishing (February 12, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.3 ounces
Contrary to what many believe, marriage was not created for woman; woman was created for marriage. No living creature in the Garden of Eden possessed the qualities God desired to serve as Adam’s helper. Placing Adam into a deep sleep and removing his rib, God designed His final creation--WOMAN. The Bible doesn’t speak of what God shared with Eve in the time leading up to the initial encounter with her companion, but Sleeping Adam offers a fresh perspective of marriage--one that is heavily rooted in its purpose as well as defines the dynamic and powerful role of a wife.
Be refreshed and recharged with a holistic understanding of your role, and learn to war against spiritual attacks that tend to destroy marriages and leave its victims pointing fingers at each other. Refuse to simply manage marriage; with God, you can master it!
Hardcover: 420 pages
Publisher: Airris Publishing (May 17, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds