AALBC.com's 25 Best Selling Books For
March 1st through April 30th 2012
#1 - The Reverend's Wife by
Kimberla Lawson Roby
#2 - One Blood by Qwantu Amaru
#3 - I Dreamt I Was in Heaven - The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gang by Leonce Gaiter
#4 - Love, Honor, and Betray by Kimberla Lawson Roby
#5 - Can I Be Me? by Esther Armah
#6 - Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James
#7 - An Accidental Affair by Eric Jerome Dickey
#8 - Echoes of a Distant Summer by Guy Johnson
#9 - Gettin' Buck Wild: Sex Chronicles II by Zane
#10 - Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
#1 - The Tithing Hoax: Exposing The Lies, Misinterpretations &
False Teachings About Tithing by R. Renee
#2 - The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors by Frances Cress Welsing
#3 - The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
#4 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
#5 - Confessions of a Video Vixen by Karrine Steffans
#6 - 2012 Guide to Literary Agents from Writers Digest Books
#7 - When I Was a Slave: Memoirs from the Slave Narrative Collection from Dover Publications
#8 - Age Ain't Nothing but a Number: Black Women Explore Midlife from Beacon Press
#9 - The Falsification of Afrikan Consciousness by Amos N. Wilson
#10 - Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man Movie Tie-in Edition by Steve Harvey
On the pages of this entertaining and informative novel, author David
Miller chronicles the ordeal of an 11 year-old African-American
adolescent who’s being teased by a couple of creeps about everything
from wearing glasses to being uncoordinated.
The timely tome illustrates the modern hazards associated with having to negotiate a gauntlet of ongoing insensitivity. Yet it also offers a ray of hope via the ultimate triumph of an intrepid young survivor who summons up the gumption to enlist the support of adults as he confronts his abusers in a very constructive fashion.
of the Road by David Covin
In David Covin's Princes of the Road, the author transports readers to the 1930s of America, where Jim Crow and racism ruled. The central characters are the black porters who worked for the Pullman Company, primarily the soon-to-retire Deacon Judge and the smarter-than-he-seems Ezekiel James Jones. The story gets going when Deacon is propositioned by a woman at church he's never met...
Princes of the Road is a good read. It takes you back to an uncomfortable time when lynching was common, the South was considered evil and dangerous for blacks, and African-Americans were second class citizens, if that. The book also reminds of us of a time when porters were well-respected in the black community for the decent wages they earned and the opportunity to see most of the country on the company's dime. We also learn of their private lives (such as how many of them had women outside of their marriages in different cities), ambitions (such as owning their own businesses), and even superstitions.
Rich And The Rest Of Us: A Poverty Manifesto by Tavis Smiley & Cornel
Last summer, Tavis Smiley and Cornel West embarked on a cross-country
bus tour to bring attention to the plight of the approximately 150
million citizens living at or below the poverty level. Some segments of
the black community saw the dynamic duo’s shining a light on the crisis
as a slap in the face of
whose administration had already been the subject of biting criticism
for its bailing out of Wall Street ostensibly at the expense of Main
Now, the two inveterate firebrands share what they witnessed on that peripatetic caravan in The Rich and the Rest of Us, an eye-opening opus which discusses the burgeoning phenomenon of poverty in chilling detail via a combination of statistics and anecdotal evidence. And after making their case that time is of the essence, because the situation is rapidly deteriorating, Smiley and West close the tome with an urgent call to conscience and a dozen suggestions about what needs to be done next.
How Obama and the Left Are Driving Americans to the Government
Plantation by Deneen Borelli
Deneen Borelli is an African-American conservative whose message of limited government has made her very popular with the Tea Party movement. Lately, she’s been a frequent guest on such Fox News Network shows as Fox & Friends, Geraldo Rivera, Sean Hannity and Neil Cavuto, to name a few.
Ms. Borelli apparently has a number of bones to pick with the black community, starting with taking President Obama to task for “turning America into a welfare nation.” A big hint that she might have an anti-Obama agenda is the fact that she placed a blurb from TV host Glenn Beck on the front cover of her new book, Blacklash.
African-American Criminal Justice Guide
There are over 7 million people either in prison, on probation or on parole in the United States. Of that number, about 40% are African-American, which means that about 3 million black folks are currently caught up in the criminal justice system.
That unfortunate statistic suggests that the average African-Americans is likely to have a potentially-serious brush with the law at some point, even if it’s just a profile stop that never leads to any charges. So why not be prepared to handle any such encounter with the police, in order to prevent the situation from escalating to arrest or incarceration? That is the thinking of John V. Elmore, a defense attorney who has dedicated his career to representing “victims of our American society” who have been wrongfully charged “because of the color of their skin.”
Black Writers Conference - The Role of Social Media
A panel discussion was held on how black writers, publishers, and
journalists use social media. Grace Aneiza-Ali moderated. The panelists
also responded to questions from members of the audience.
"The Role of Social Media: Black Writers Take Literature to the Web" was a program of the Eleventh National Black Writers Conference on "The Impact of Migration, Popular Culture, and the Natural Environment in the Literature of Black Writers." It was held by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York.
from the Harlem Book Fair - Newark, NJ - April 28, 2012
Here author, Valerie Wilson Wesley, Here she discusses her Tamara Hayle
mystery series and gives her perspective on the publishing industry's
perception of Black readers with Rutgers University's Jayne Anne
You will also find video recordings of Bruce Welch author of They Made Me an Addict: An American Tale, J.M. Benjamin Author of the Ride or Die Chick series, Wahida Clark the Official Queen of Street Lit, Amiri Baraka's Tribute at the HBF Newark (This was a really good event), Dr. Joel Freeman Talks about the Rosetta Stone (the first ancient bilingual text recovered in modern times), Rahiem Brooks author of the crime thriller Con Test: Double Life, DeVaughn M. Lilly author of The Magnificent Life of Gravvy Brown, Gregg Burton Author of What Happens Overseas Stays Overseas and Stephanie Johnson and Rush Reid coauthors of Dying For Life. Screenwriter, Richard Wesley and his wife Valerie Wilson Wesley are honored too.
The Book Look - Cory Booker's Pre-Fire Announcement of the "Year
Here Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker announces the "Year of Literacy" for Newark and prophetically quotes James Baldwin's "The Fire Next Time" just 2 days before he is injured saving a neighbor from her burning house.
The Book Look is a regular feature on AALBC.com. Look out for more coverage of authors and events.
Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire - Broadway Play Review
The 2012 Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named
Desire is a revival of the 1947 original. Williams received the Pulitzer
Prize for Drama in 1948 for Streetcar. This 65 year old work has become
an American classic. The fine cast for the 2012 production of
Streetcar includes 2-time Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, in his
Broadway debut as Stanley, Nicole Ari Parker ("Soul Food") as Blanche
DuBois, Daphne Rubin-Vega ("Rent") as Stella and Wood Harris ("The
Wire") as Mitch. Streetcar is directed by Emily Mann
Overall, Streetcar proved to be very entertaining and I thoroughly recommend it. The ability seamlessly to transfer Williams’ words from white characters to Black ones is a testament, to Emily Mann's direction of the talented actors, and the brilliance of Williams ability to capture the universality of our collective experience. (read the full review)
African American Literature with Vision, Style and More Importantly –
Meet Troy Johnson: Troy Johnson is the Founder and President of
AALBC.com, LLC, one of the largest African American literature websites
in the world. With over 20 years of consulting, telecommunications and
financial services experience, Johnson also serves as a board member of
the Literary Freedom Project. He has earned Bachelor of Science and
Master of Science degrees in engineering. This literary giant also holds
a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from New York University’s
Stern School of Business. Always learning and moving forward, Johnson
has completed Stanford University’s Publishing on the Web course.
Johnson has been featured in numerous print and digital publications. He
lives with his family in Harlem, New York.
WMI: Tell us about the root for your love of books. Who ignited your passion for literature and what happened to cause you to know that you would work with literature?
TJ: I’ve always loved books. As a child my mother read to me, and, from a very young age, I read on my own for fun. As a kid I even enjoyed reading the encyclopedia. We did not have many books in our home growing up, but we had a full set of the World Book encyclopedia — and I’m sure I read most of those encyclopedia volumes while I was still in grade school. (Read the complete interview at http://www.writemoneyinc.com)
AALBC.com Clients Make the NY Times
Best Sellers List!
I started AALBC.com 15 years ago this October. Over years I've watched
many writers over the course of most if not all of their entire careers.
Their individual stories are all unique and very special to me. Sharing
their work and individual stories is one of the things that makes my job
Recently I received a few emails from authors informing me that they made "The List", as The New York Times Best Sellers list is often called. Later it dawned on me that most of Black authors on The List are current AALBC.com clients . Pretty cool, huh?
Pruitt-Igoe Myth - DVD Revisits Rise and Demise of Ill-Conceived Housing
What makes the movie oh so engaging are the earnest reminiscences by
former residents, most of whom recount a similar story about how their
initial enthusiasm about the complex had ultimately been supplanted by a
deep bitterness and distrust of the establishment. Today, courtesy of
20-20 hindsight, it is easy for them to see that Pruitt-Igoe was never
really given a chance to blossom once it had been unfairly marginalized
by members of polite society as a haven for crooks, cheats and Welfare
Queens deserving of their lot.
A thought-provoking, cinematic picking of the bones of the scattered exoskeleton of a once-promising “poor man’s penthouse.”
Avengers - Superheroes Unite to Save the Planet in ‘Marvel’ous Comic
Since we’ve already met all the members of The Avengers, director Josh
Whedon doesn’t have to waste time familiarizing us with their unique
abilities. Instead, the plot unfolds right on the heels of the
post-closing credits scene of the previous sequel which had Nick Fury
(Samuel L. Jackson) ominously enlisting the assistance of Captain
America for a dangerous mission with global ramifications.
So, it’s no surprise that, at this picture’s point of departure, we find Fury assembling The Avengers. After all, as the director of the top secret espionage agency, S.H.I.E.L.D. (an acronym for Strategic Home Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division), it is his job to protect humanity, especially from a diabolical villain bent on world domination.
City - Harlem Provides Backdrop for Gritty Survival Saga
Restless City is the third release from the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM)
When Djbril (Sy Alassane) left his native Senegal for the U.S., he harbored high hopes of making it as a musician. But while pursuing his version of the elusive American Dream, the 21 year-old immigrant pays the rent by hustling bootlegged CDs and other assorted contraband on the street of lower Manhattan.
Afterhours, he retreats via moped to a rough side of Harlem where the struggle for survival only intensifies. Uptown, Djbril’s Achilles heel is exposed when he takes an interest in pretty Trini (Sky Grey), the proverbial prostitute with a heart of gold.
Like a Man - $33MM Opening Weekend - Critics Lukewarm, Audience Raves
Comedian/actor/radio and television show host Steve Harvey shocked the world a few years ago when he added love guru to his repertoire with the publication of “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.” The popular relationship primer, which earned the #1 spot on the New York Times best-seller list. mapped out a step-by-step strategy designed to help any woman turn her man into Mr. Right merely by understanding and manipulating the male psyche.
Think Like a Man, the movie, is less an adaptation of the book than a battle-of-the-sexes romantic comedy revolving around a quartet of conniving females who secretly rely on the tenets of Steve’s philosophy to try to land the men of their dreams. This proves easier said than done once the guys discover what the objects of their affection are up to, and then decide to beat them to the proverbial punch by reading the opus themselves.
- Revealing Biopic Chronicles Personal Life and Musical Career of
Revered Reggae Icon
When most people think of Bob Marley, what
probably comes to mind is reggae, Jamaica and marijuana. But how did a
street urchin raised by a teen-mom in a country shack with no
electricity manage to become a beloved icon admired all over the world?
That little-known side of Bob’s life story is the subject of Marley, an intimate biopic produced by his son, Ziggy, and directed by Scotsman Kevin Macdonald. Because of the participation in the project of so many relatives, friends and colleagues, the picture paints a fascinating portrait which fully fleshes out its subject, thereby resisting the temptation of merely placing him on a pedestal.
the Party - The African-American answer to American Pie! - Film Review
Whether by design or merely by coincidence, it’s impossible to ignore
the fact that We the Party is being released the same day as American
Reunion, the 4th installment in the American Pie series. After all, the
original American Pie revolved around a quartet of horny, high school
students competing to lose their virginity before graduation, and we
find the testosterone-driven quintet at the center of We the Party in
pursuit of the same rite of passage shortly before their senior prom.
However, despite sharing that deceptively-identical point of departure, We the Party actually proceeds to morph into something far more substantial than males merely bonding around the attempt to mate indiscriminately. For, this inner-city dramedy seamlessly blends that rather raunchy theme with a timely cautionary tale about the pitfalls of failing to plan for one’s future. Plus, it has some inspired comedy and a cutting-edge score, featuring performances by a number of emerging hip-hop acts, including Pink Dollaz, The New Boyz and The Rej3ctz.
Minutes - Gangstas Carjack College Coeds in Character-Driven Crime Caper
Carley (Brittany Snow) is a sheltered college senior who’s torn between
roaming around exploring the country after getting her degree and going
on to law school primarily to please her parents. She’s caught up in an
animated conversation about the future with her best friend, Lena
(Christian Serratos), who is, in turn, concerned about her boyfriend and
about making a smooth transition from campus to the real world.
The carefree coeds drive around Los Angeles, blissfully unaware that their world is on the verge of suddenly colliding with that of a couple of tough teenagers from the other side of the tracks. One, Dre (Evan Ross), is fast approaching a milestone of his own, having just ordered a cap-and-gown for his impending high school graduation. He hopes to be one of the few kids from his block to overcome the odds and actually make it out of the ghetto
- Orphaned Chimp Adopted by Alpha Ape in Disneynature Documentary
This delightful Disneynature documentary, narrated by Tim Allen and shot
in the wilds of Africa’s Ivory Coast, revolves around the adorable
antics of a big-eared, infant chimp named Oscar. Co-directed by Alastair
Fothergill and Mark Linfield, the film chronicles the little fellow’s
evolution from an overprotected momma’s boy into a toddler suddenly
forced into survival mode by circumstances beyond his control.
At the point of departure, we find 3 month-old Oscar living in the heart of the jungle where he’s surrounded by a tight-knit, extended family of 35 chimpanzees. There, under the watchful eye of his doting mother, Isha, he plays with other youngsters while tentatively exploring the wondrous new world around him.
Mitchell The “Motorcity” Interview
Born in the Windy City on August 25, 1978, Kel Mitchell began his acting
career at the tender age of 12 with the ETA Creative Arts Foundation. A
couple years later, he got the opportunity of a lifetime when he flew to
Florida to be a part of a new children’s television network that would
later become Nickelodeon.
A versatile talent, Kel recently stepped behind the camera to write and direct “She Is Not My Sister,” an upcoming, faith-based feature film about bullying and forgiveness. Here, he talks both about that movie and about providing the voice of “Dutch” on the new Disney XD animated series “Motorcity.”
Milian the “The Voice” Interview
Born in New Jersey on September 26, 1981, but raised in Waldorf, Maryland, Christina Milian is a versatile talent whose resume includes film, television, theater and music. She recently appeared in the television movie "The Christmas Cupid" and on "CSI" and enjoyed a recurring role as the voice of Esther on "Family Guy."
Christina subsequently co-wrote the Jennifer Lopez hit "Play" and she was one of the co-writers of Justin Bieber's smash "Baby." Here, she talks about serving as the Social Media Correspondent on NBC’s The Voice, where she brought viewers closer to the competition as bridge between the on-air and online experiences. That enabled the show’s fans to appreciate the entire production process through exclusive interviews, video, photos, news about the coaches and artists and a live twitter feed.
Ziggy Marley The “Marley” Interview
David Nesta “Ziggy” Marley was born in Trenchtown, Jamaica on October
17, 1968 to Bob and Rita Marley. A five-time Grammy-winning musician,
actor, artist, activist and humanitarian, Ziggy has enjoyed a prominent
presence on the public stage for over a quarter-century.
The title of his latest album, Wild and Free, is a little ironic, given his time-consuming commitments to family, philanthropy, songwriting, producing, studio work and touring. Ziggy also continues to head Tuff Gong Worldwide in honor of his father’s own music label Tuff Gong Records, working on the re-launch of the official Bob Marley website and an exhibit at the Grammy Museum in L.A. Ziggy divides his residency among Florida, Jamaica and California, and has his own website at: www.ziggymarley.com. Here, he talks about Marley, a new documentary about his father.
Steve Harvey - The “Think Like a Man” Interview
Born in Welch, West Virginia on January 17, 1956, Steve Harvey is a
media conglomerate personified whose career began doing stand-up in the
mid-1980s. His success as a comedian eventually led to a long stint as
host of It’s Showtime at the Apollo, multiple TV shows and movies,
assorted acting roles, and to hosting, writing and producing.
Here, Steve talks about the opus’ screen adaptation titled, Think Like a Man, starring Taraji P. Henson, Michael Ealy, Gabrielle Union and Kevin Hart.
- Toni Morrison By Christopher Bollen Photography Damon Winter
It goes without saying that Morrison’s literature tackles the national themes of racism and sexism, but her work also resists many of the pervasive liberal dogmas of her time, particularly the black movement’s interest in only presenting positive portrayals of black characters and second-wave feminism’s tendency to diminish the significance of motherhood—that topic being a clear set piece of her 1987 masterwork Beloved.
It is one kind of bravery to refuse to write under the paradigm of the white-master narrative, but it is quite another kind of bravery to not defect to the most obvious and immediate rival.
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Presents Ledisi Better Than Alright: Finding Peace, Love & Power
ESSENCE is pleased to collaborate with powerhouse musician Ledisi for a
soulful and enlightening collection of the singer's inspiring
meditations, quotes, and anecdotes charting her astonishing
transformation as a woman and an artist. Ledisi, who has been
described as having a mix of Tina Turner's energy, Nina Simone's
brilliance, and Ella Fitzgerald's range, is a multiple Grammy nominee
who has quickly connected with ESSENCE readers because of her
authenticity and tenacity to strive for success on her own terms.
Over the past four decades ESSENCE introduced readers to inspirational voices such as Susan L. Taylor (In the Spirit; Lessons in Living; All About Love); and New York Times Best-Sellers Iyanla Vanzant (In the Meantime, and One Day My Soul Just Opened Up), Juanita Bynum (Matters of the Heart), and Bishop T.D. Jakes (Before You Do" and "Reposition Yourself).
Upbeat / All That (Young Adult Inspirational Fiction) — “Flip”
Book written from two points of view
Always Upbeat (Cheer Drama): Savvy Charli Black seems to have
the perfect life. Pampered and confident, she has her junior year at
Lockwood High all mapped out. Date the hottest baller in school, check.
Become captain of the varsity cheerleading squad, check. Her crew rules
the school. But just as everything falls into place, her world begins to
spin with one betrayal after another.
All That (Baller Swag): Cocky quarterback Blake Strong s number one goal is to stay in the game, lead his boys to victory, and score a spot at his dream school. But his overbearing father wants Blake in the Southeastern Conference. Their difficult relationship hangs by a thread when the Strong family gets unsettling news. Will they reconnect and realize that there s more to life than football?
Archives of Past Events
Read about these wonderful and often historic events that celebrate our literature: The Harlem Book Fair 2000 (Harlem), Go On Girl! National Convention. 2000 (Chicago), Sacred Circle/Spoken Word 1999 (Newark), A the National African American Cultural Expo 1999 (Philadelphia), National Black Writers Conference 2000 (Brooklyn), Book Expo America 2000 (Chicago), and so many more.
Pictured (l-r): Laini Mataka, Toni Blackman, Vanessa Richards, Sonia Sanchez, Tracie Morris, Imani Uzuri during Sacred Circle/Spoken Word, an International, Intergenerational Three-Day Festival Celebrating the Spoken Word presented by NJPAC in 1999 (man that was a good event!)
Book Expo America (BEA) - Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City,
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Amber Communications Group Inc's 2012 African American Pavilion Booth at BookExpo America booth will be hosting a special "Welcome to BookExpo America Michael Baisden" Reception and Book signing for the internationally renowned author, radio and television talk show personality, and a Celebration and Book signing of New York Times and Essence Magazine Best-Selling Author Zane and the Strebor Books Legacy, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 1:00pm - 5:00pm in the ACGI African American Pavilion Booth # 3486.
Black Book Festival, June 8-10, 2012 - 5th Anniversary - Houston, TX
New York Times bestselling authors Walter Mosley and Eric Jerome Dickey will join urban fiction powerhouse Wahida Clark and successful mainstream fiction author Mary B. Morrison as headliners at the 2012 National Black Book Festival. This 5th annual event will be held June 8-10, 2012 in Houston, Texas, at the downtown Doubletree Hotel. More than 100 African-American authors and thousands of book club members and readers will converge in Houston during the largest indoor gathering of African-American authors in the world. Participating authors from more than 30 states will showcase, sign and sell their books during the weekend event.
Women's Empowerment Summit, July 21, 2012 at the Atlanta Loews Hotel
What happens when a collection of women – the brightest minds, deepest hearts and strongest souls – come together for one day to talk about the power of women? You get the NBCC Women's Empowerment Summit, July 21, 2012 at the Atlanta Loews Hotel.
Learn about the power of the mind, the power of tradition, the power of
family, the power of love, the power of you
through the voices of some of the world’s leading authors and thinkers including the incomparable Iyanla Vanzant, Pearl Cleage, Dr. Bertice Berry, A'Lelia Bundles, Alice Randall, Valerie Boyd and many other dynamic women authors.
So, make a weekend of it. Explore the capital city of the South that is Atlanta on Friday, then on Saturday have your mind, heart and soul replenished through the inspirational words of strong African-American women and the unparalleled bonding of like-minded readers. Space is limited, so please secure your position today at http://www.nationalbookclubconference.com/womensummit.html
Writers Reunion & Conference - August 29-31, 2012, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Black Writers Reunion & Conference 2012 ensues Labor Day weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa in conjunction with the first Write Time Black Writers Retreat. The conference, held August 29-31, offers the trademark interactive hands-on writing workshops, seminars, inspirational sessions, book sales, exhibitor expo, sponsorship opportunities, and networking events. From September 1st to 3rd, the retreat will lend inspired conference attendees and writers simply seeking a few days away from busy lives the chance to focus on their writing for extended blocks of time.
Land a book deal with Black Expressions, Grand Central
Publishing, Urban Books or Charisma House during the at the Faith and
Editors are looking for new authors during pitch sessions taking place in Dallas June 29-30 — Have you self-published your book? Got thousands of copies printed, only to have them gather dust in your garage? Or maybe you’ve published an e-book on Amazon.com for $.99 and made a few hundred dollars. In today’s publishing landscape, you can use a traditional book deal to build your reader base and THEN self-publish. Or maybe you’ve had a traditional book deal and are looking to change direction in your career. Perhaps you’re looking for a literary agent who can get you past the gatekeepers in publishing.
If any of these apply to you, you should check out the Pitch Session taking place in Dallas June 29-30 (if you can’t travel you can pitch via phone and SKYPE). We’ve got editors coming from all over who are LOOKING to sign authors. Here’s who’s coming:
Carol Mackey – Black
Expressions (You can pitch your self-published title to Black
Expressions for publication), Latoya Smith – Grand Central Publishing (The publishers of Kimberla
Lawson Roby and Carl Weber and are LOOKING for new authors), Natalie Weber – Urban Renaissance,
Joylynn Jossel – Urban
Christian (Urban Christian has signed authors from the pitch session for the last
two years!), Jevon Bolden & Adrienne Gaines – Charisma House (If you write
Christian fiction or non-fiction, you need to talk to them), Dawn Michelle Hardy – Literary Agent for Miasha and Terri Woods, and
owner of Dream Relations PR. (She is looking for new clients.)
If your book has what it takes, then $75 to speak with one of these deal makers is an investment in your future. Go to http://aalbc.it/pitchsession to register. Registration closes June 1st.
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