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Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

The Facts: The Patience Song, written by Dr. Crystal Bowe and illustrated by Mike Motz, published in the USA 2018, 30 pages.

 

Summary:  The Patience Song is a story of a little girl who struggles with patience. Each time she comes up against something that tests her patience, her parents teach her to cope with…

Book Review: Mahalia Jackson Walking with Kings and Queens

Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

The Facts:  Mahalia Jackson Walking with Kings and Queens by Nina Nolan, illustrated by John Holyfield, published in the USA 2015 by HarperCollins Publishers, 30 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-087944-0.

 

Summary:  Mahalia Jackson Walking with Kings and Queens is the story of a young Mahalia Jackson and her journey to becoming the Queen of Gospel. This book…

Can We Get a Re-Do on Government- Sponsored Parental Leave?

We are all human. We are born. We grow up. We go to school. We pick a career path. We simultaneously live life and go to work. We get our hearts broken. We find love again. We change jobs. We settle into a career. We marry. We have children. We retire. We move on.

For many of us, the ultimate dance we do as adults is the one between working life and personal life. This has been the way it…

POLITICAL TOURS | CEREBRAL ADVENTURE SEEKERS TAKE ON TABOO TRAVEL

 

The interwebs define “Taboo Travel/Political Travel” as a form of travel where a destination’s desirability is directly proportionate to how taboo it is. Hence, the more politically controversial and/or relevant the country, the more isolated and difficult it is to reach, the longer the amount of time it has been closed off to the outside world, are the ingredients in the recipe that create a strong appetite and deep curiosity in travelers to visit taboo/political destinations. This type of…

Book Review:  Jupiter Storm

Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

The Facts:  Jupiter Storm by Marti Dumas, illustrated by Stephanie Parcus, published in the USA 2017 by Plum Street Press, 237 pages, ISBN 978 – 1943169314.

 

Summary:  Jupiter Storm is the story of a very intelligent, science-loving, inquisitive 10-year-old girl named Jackie who likes to be in charge, mostly of her 5 unruly brothers. In…

Book Review: Bedtime Inspirational Stories: 50 Amazing Black People Who Changed the World

Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

The Facts:  Bedtime Inspirational Stories: 50 Amazing Black People Who Changed the World, written by L. A. Amber, illustrated by T. Z. Nissen, published in the USA 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 120 pages.

 

Summary:  Bedtime Inspirational Stories: 50 Amazing Black People Who Changed the World is a creative non-fiction book, bringing together the stories…

Book Review:  The Biggest Little Brother

Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

The Facts:  The Biggest Little Brother, story by Aminata Jalloh, pictures by Kim Sponaugle, published in the USA 2016 by Halo Publishing International, 31 pages, ISBN 13: 978-1-61244-467-3.

 

The Review:  The Biggest Little Brother is the sweet story of a young boy used to being the big brother learning to be the middle child when…

Book Review:  If You Look Up to the Sky

Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

The Facts:  If You Look Up to the Sky, story by Angela Dalton, pictures by Margarita Sikorskaia, published in the USA 2018 by Beaver’s Pond Press, 24 pages, ISBN 13: 978-1-59298-828-0.

 

The Review:  If You Look Up to the Sky is a wonderful story of the power of the sky to help you get through…

Quito | It’s Always A Good Idea

If you are considering traveling to the Andean region and Ecuador specifically, you must include Quito on top of your to-do list. Quito has a little bit of everything which makes it a perfect destination for any traveler. I went to Quito to visit friends for the holidays and had no idea the amazingness that I was in for. During the course of our time in Quito, we visited world-class eateries, museums, national monuments, the literal center of the…

Black voters showed up and showed out—now we want more

Where’s the big payback from Democratic leaders?

We all saw what happened in the Alabama senatorial election last Tuesday night.
First Black people (specifically Black women) donned our invisible capes to literally save the day by showing up in record numbers with 98 percent of Black women and 94 percent of Black men casting their ballots against Roy Moore.

The votes pushed Doug Jones into becoming the first Democrat in 25 years to hold that Senate seat.  There is indeed power in the Black vote and Tuesday night…