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Click for more detail about Forever Yours: The Unpublished Works: Lyrics and Poems of Tony Rose 1966 - 2016 by Tony Rose Forever Yours: The Unpublished Works: Lyrics and Poems of Tony Rose 1966 - 2016

by Tony Rose
Amber Communications Group, Inc. (Jun 28, 2018)
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When I was thirteen I saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show and I immediately picked up a broom and imitated them playing something that was in their hands. Some-time later, I learned that what they had in their hands was called a guitar.

Once I learned what it was and what it was called and that you could buy one, I looked in the Sears and Roebuck catalog, and saw a picture of what a guitar looked like. It looked exactly like what the Beatles had in their hands when I saw them on the Ed Sullivan Show.

The catalog said it cost $39.99, so I immediately started saving for it. I was working at the Christian Scientist Monitor Newspaper in the afternoons after school, and selling the Record American Newspaper at night, and the Bay State Banner on the weekends. I was a professional Newspaper boy and had been one since I was six years old.

Within two months I was standing at the loading dock of the Sears and Roebuck store, across from a park called The Fenway, and about one mile from the Whittier Street Housing Projects where I lived, with my arms outstretched, reaching up, while the warehouse guy lowered down my box with my bright red, shiny, new guitar in it.

The world shifted for me at that moment because I knew just what I wanted to do. I took that guitar home and right away I started plucking the strings, singing to it, making up words, my hand doing what the Beatles had done.

The guitar didn't sound like the Beatles did, but I had fun making up words and strumming my guitar. I did that for a couple of years and by the time I was fifteen I was rhyming and making up words to the songs I was listening to on my little am/fm radio, by James Brown, Major Lance, The Moments, The Delphonics, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, The Supremes, The Marvelettes, Mary Wells and all the English groups I was listening to like, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, the Zombies, The Animals, Gerry and the Pacemakers, all the hits and hit-makers from the early sixties.

By the time I was sixteen I was given a book by some people in a school for truants, dropouts and at risk kids that I was going to at the time.

The book was called 'Black Voices'. It was an anthology of poems and short stories by black poets and writers, like, Sterling A. Brown, Charles W. Chesnutt, John Henrik Clarke, Countee Cullen, Frederick Douglass, Paul Laurence Dunbar, James Weldon Johnson, Naomi Long Madgett, Paule Marshall, Clarence Major, Claude McKay, Ann Petry, Dudley Randall, J. Saunders Redding, Jean Toomer, Darwin T.Turner, James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, Ralph Ellison, Leroy Jones, W.E.B. Dubois, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Malcolm X.

It was the first time I had seen or read a book like this with all African American writers and poets and it literally changed my entire life. I, by this time, had read thousands of books from the bookmobile that used to come around the projects every week, and the libraries that I had taken a liking to for the books and as a place of refuge, whenever I needed a break from my mother and the ghetto.

I would go to the Roxbury Boys Club Library on Dudley Street, to the YMCA Book Library on Huntington Avenue, I read books everywhere in school and out of school, but never had I read stories and poems like these. I had a small bookcase, in my bedroom filled with books like: Robin Hood, the biography of John J. Audubon, King Arthur and the Round Table, Peter Pan, Treasure Island, and the biography of Robert Louis Stevenson, but the stories and poems in ‘Black Voices’ were about me, and I was never the same again.

I began to see the world and approach the world differently, it was as if I had been awakened and was now aware of who I was and who we, as black people, are. I was now ready to begin my journey and knew that I wanted to be a writer or a journalist and that my guitar was a part of that. By the time I was seventeen I realized that I didn't know a damn thing about music.

But, I did know how to play what I heard and thought, and I could make up words that sounded like the guitar. I had never had a music lesson and I finally had realized, (some kid had told me), that the reason why my guitar didn't sound like the Beatles was because I needed an amplifier, but nobody in my family had known enough to tell me that and I didn’t know.

But I soldiered on and began saying things to my guitar that I knew about, drinking, drugs and girls, making up stories and poetry about life in the ghetto. Just like my 'Black Voices' book, except with music and words that I made up.

By the time I was eighteen years old I had left the projects for Lackland Air Force Base and Shephards Air Force Base in Texas, Misawa Air Force Base in Japan, Puson Air Force Base in South Korea, Tegu Air Force Base in South Korea and DaNang Air Force base in South Vietnam. I wrote no poems or words when I was there, I was too busy being a warrior for good ole Lyndon Baines Johnson and then Richard Milhouse Nixon.

When I came home I got married; but I had no poems, no words for that marriage, until much later, when it was all over. But I did take creative writing classes, as an English Literature Major, and I did win short story writing awards, for two stories I wrote, "And I will take the Clouds Clean out of The Sky and Give Them to You with Love" and a story about my father, six dead people, and a place called N.E.G.R.O., called "The Life", while attending the University of Massachusetts (Boston). They were major accomplishments for me, at the time.

I then went to Los Angeles, where I found a guitar in Mexico and the words found me again. I met a woman who after she heard me say the words, on a guitar, put me in show business.

I found a friend in the mail room at Warner Brothers and Columbia pictures called The Burbank Studios, and we would sneak inside one of the screening rooms during lunchtime and I would write lyrics while he would play piano, giving notes to the chords that I would play on the piano for him.

It would be the first time I would write music and lyrics with somebody. Somehow that led to my being hired at Warner/Electra/Atlantic Records, (WEA) where someone thought I would do well to learn record distribution, marketing, accounting and sales.

Then RCA Records hired me and I was trained in studio record production, music business, marketing, promotion, distribution, and A&R work for the company.

I kept writing lyrics and music while I worked with Cuba Gooding, Sr. and Luther Simmons, members of RCA's biggest R&B group, The Main Ingredient, while managing, producing and writing for acts I signed to the RCA Records and the Main Ingredient's production company, Super Group Productions.

I went to work at night on Sunset Blvd. for a public relations firm owned by an African American man named Warren Lanier who showed me how to understand what public relations meant, and how to write press releases, and editorial copy for newspapers and magazines.

I booked and managed other acts like Shirley Hemphill at the Comedy Store and bands at other Hollywood and Beverly Hills nightclubs, from my Nova production offices on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles, while taking acting lessons, music composition and creative writing courses at Los Angeles City College and attending the University of California at Los Angeles, eventually getting a B.A. in English Literature.

A few years later I returned to Boston and met a Boston Conservatory of Music graduate, and I would have a lot of music and words for her. We would take some courses at the New England Conservatory of Music together, and I would have a lot of music and words for her,

mostly about space, galaxies, and universes.

A year or so later I would meet Maurice Starr, and get him a record deal with RCA Records, for a song he had out called 'Bout Time I Funk You Girl', and he would introduce me to a young musician named Charles Alexander. We would call ourselves Prince Charles and the City Beat Band; and Maurice, his brother Michael Johnzon, Prince Charles and I would make some words and music and I would have my first hit record, "In the Streets", and go on to manage and produce, Prince Charles Alexander for the next ten years,

I would begin a record company called, Solid Platinum Records and Productions. We were very successful having production deals on Virgin Records, Atlantic Records and Pavilion - CBS/Sony Records, with licensing and co-publishing deals with many music companies in Europe, Canada, and the United States, sold some millions of records around the world, receiving two gold albums.

We wrote and published, words and music, like, Stone Cold Killers, Combat Zone, More Money, City Life, Cash Money, Big Chested Girls, Fistful of Dollars, Bush Beat, Rise, You Are My Love, Video Freak, Don’t Fake the Funk, Tight Jeans and Skintight Tina, songs from the albums, "Gang War", "Stone Killers", and "Combat Zone", about the ghetto, politics, money, sex and drugs, things we grew up with, loved, and knew very well.

Some years later, I worked with Maurice Starr on a New Kids on the Block album and received two more gold and platinum albums and two ampex golden reel awards.

My words and music with Prince Charles and the City Beat Band and the other groups I wrote for, are still played, bought, sold and listened to on YouTube.com, Amazon.com, iTunes.com, Google.com, Unidisc.com, Cdbaby.com, and every music source throughout the world, to this very day, this very second.

That same year of, 1979, shortly after I had met Prince Charles Alexander and Maurice Starr, I met a muse named Yvonne, who attached herself to me, and became my inspiration.

Forever Yours, a book of unpublished works, words, poems and lyrics, is dedicated to Yvonne Rose for her friendship, love, and dedicated service, as my muse, wife, best friend and lover, for almost forty years.

I had enjoyed writing words, poems and lyrics since I was a young teenager. One day, once upon a time in a magical place, I married my muse, and during my early life, downtime from Prince Charles and the City Beat Band and upcoming life, I wrote, over the years, hundreds of these unpublished words, lyrics, and poems about ‘love, life, and living’, a lot of them about her, even before I had met her, and long after.

After the music writing and lyric years, I became a book publisher and author, with the number one African American book publishing company in the world, writing six international-critically acclaimed-best-selling books: Is Modeling for You? The Handbook and Guide for the Aspiring Black Model; African American History in the United States of America; Before the Legend: The Rise of New Kids on the Block and a Guy Named Maurice Starr; How to be In the Entertainment Business and Become a Record Producer, Record Company, Personal Manager, Film Producer, and Book Publisher, A Beginners Guide to Success in the Music, Film, Television and Book Publishing Industries; The Autobiography of an American Ghetto Boy; America the Black Point of View; The Investigation of the White People of America and Western Europe and the Autobiography of an American Ghetto Boy; and The Investigation of the White People of America and Western Europe, bought, sold and read all over the world on YouTube.com, Amazon.com, Barnes and noble.com, iTunes.com, Google.com, and Amberbookspublishing.com.

I would publish over two hundred book titles, receiving among other accolades, many Book Publisher of the Year Awards and winning an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature, and setting up a company, Quality Press in 2001, that to date has made authors and publishers of many thousands of African American writers.

I would complete, during my lifetime, a 380 degree turn around from the music world back to the world of books and writing books, a promise that I had made to myself decades ago, when I had to make a conscientious decision to change from the writing and journalism world to the music world.

Thank you for reading volume one of my unpublished works, words, lyrics, and poems. I hope that you enjoy them.

Forever Yours!

Tony Rose

Click for more detail about Leadership Under Fire: Advancing Progress, Communicating, Teaching and Setting Communities at Liberty by Roland C. Barksdale-Hall Leadership Under Fire: Advancing Progress, Communicating, Teaching and Setting Communities at Liberty

by Roland C. Barksdale-Hall
Amber Communications Group, Inc. (Nov 05, 2016)
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Leadership Under Fire: Advancing, Communicating, Teaching and Setting Communities at Liberty is our story of personal transformation. It also is a call to reignite our dreams, reexamine our journey to freedom, rebuild our communities and reclaim our backyards. Leadership Under Fire pushes us to acknowledge a changing world, break with self-destructive patterns and assume our rightful place as global leaders. A leader acts under fire. The work is divided into four parts to form the acrostic ACTS: Part I Advancing progress; Part II Communicating in tough times; Part III Teaching ancestors and counter-narrative history; Part IV Setting communities at liberty. We discuss what emotional landmines exist in the real world, share lessons from the classroom, on the streets, within the church and in the ghettoes and public housing communities.

Click for more detail about An Investigation and Study of the White People of America and Western Europe by Tony Rose An Investigation and Study of the White People of America and Western Europe

by Tony Rose
Amber Communications Group, Inc. (Mar 09, 2016)
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FROM THE INTRODUCTION - AN INVESTIGATION OF DONALD TRUMP AND THE "WHITE MAN." Donald Trump, currently running for President of the United States of America, is the epitome of "The White Man’s," white privilege and power in America. He is a throwback to every "White Man" who terrorized, demoralized, massacred, enslaved, raped, abused, and destroyed every African, Native American and African American in Africa and America. He is what every "White Man" in America wants to be again. They, "The White Man," want America back so that they are free to keep all the colored people in their place. Free to be cruel harbingers of racism and prejudice. Free to take away every right, African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans and Asian Americans have lived, fought and died for in the tens of millions to get. Free to make America "The White Man’s" domicile and round up, keep in our place, deport, destroy, keep jobless, poor, and begging to our so-called white masters and free to be politically incorrect. These ignorant white people actually believe that Donald Trump cares about them and will make America white for "The White Man" again and when Donald J. Trump becomes the President of the White People of the United States of America, he damn well will do all that for "The White Man" and much, much, more. Donald Trump’s ’Make America Great Again’ slogan is a call to all racists and White Supremacist that he will take America back to the good old days of White oppression and terrorism. He the great Donald Trump will ’Make America Great Again’ for "The White Man." Donald Trump is a wealthy, stupid, racist, greedy, evil, vicious, fat, ignorant, white bully, who has little regard for anybody, much less African Americans, and if elected will prey upon the weakest and poorest of men. He is a man born to great privilege and wealth, who is selling himself as a man of the white people of America. He is ready to be their leader, much as Hitler was ready to lead the white people of Germany. He is saying what "The White Man" in America secretly wishes and wants, much like Hitler did in Germany, which is to dominate and control the world with his White Supremacist views and subjugate all the people of color in it. "The White Man" has been responsible since they crawled out of Greece and Rome for wars that have brought suffering and death to countless trillions of people on earth. But, there was no greater mass murderer and serial killer than Adolph Hitler, who much like Donald Trump is preying on the lower middle class of America, preyed upon the lower middle class Aryan white people of Germany, telling them to take their country back, to make Germany great again, and led them to the slaughter and destruction of hundreds of millions of people all over the world, including themselves. And now right here in America, Hitler has been reborn in the form of a wealthy white privileged, German immigrant scion, "White Man," named Donald Trump and the white media can’t get enough of him, thinking he is just some harmless asshole. If elected President of the United States of America he will bring more death, destruction, poverty, abuse and terrorism to untold millions of Black people and people of color in this country and around the world. This is secretly, under the covers, in the night, what "The White Man" of America really wants. He will keep his promise to "The White Man" and along with America’s white police force, keep the Black ghettos and projects of America under siege and terrorized.

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by Tony Rose
Amber Books (Apr 28, 2015)
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America The Black Point Of View - An Investigation And Study Of The White People Of America And Western Europe And The Autobiography Of An American Ghetto Boy, The 1950’s And 1960’s

AN AMERICAN MASTERPIECE….savagely written and beautifully told. An autobiographical history book. The book, America The Black Point of View: An Investigation and Study of The White People of America and Western Europe & The Autobiography of an American Ghetto Boy - The 1950’s and 1960’s - From the Projects to NAACP Image Award Winner, Volume One. by Tony Rose, is essentially a children’s story. A story of millions of children locked away, in the segregated, red lined ghettos and housing projects of America. Living in a bad and horrific environment, in bad conditions, with bad parents, in bad schools, where death rides hard and is known by everybody. - In this Investigation and Study of the White people of Western Europe and America, Tony Rose takes you on a four million year autobiographical and historic journey of great beauty and even greater horror. - The screams and howls of centuries of terror, violence and brutality transcend time as you, the reader, are taken on a tremendously honest, never before written, seen, heard or read in American literature, epic journey from Africa to Western Europe to the Americas in this compelling, violent, and true story of two turbulent and distinct African American families of unbridled good and evil, both born and raised in the brutality and horror of American slavery, segregation and Jim Crow. - The journey takes you all the way to the terrifying, vicious and savagely honest, invisible black ghetto world of a child, and then teenager, growing up in the housing projects of the 1950’s and 1960’s, where the schools of hard knocks and real fucked up shit are taught, lived, and died in, side by side. - Tony Rose, NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literature, was born in Roxbury, (Boston) Massachusetts and raised in the Whittier Street Housing Projects. He is the Publisher and CEO of WWW.AMBERBOOKS.COM, the nation’s largest African American Publisher of Self-Help Books and Music Biographies. His other books include African American History In The United States of America-An Anthology-From Africa To President Barack Obama, Volume One, a Top Ten Best African American Book.

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Click for more detail about Yoga, Meditation and Spiritual Growth for the African American Community by Daya Devi-Doolin Yoga, Meditation and Spiritual Growth for the African American Community

by Daya Devi-Doolin
Amber Books (Jun 03, 2014)
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This book provides hope and direction for a new or a renewed body, mind and spirit.The Yoga Asanas within this book will, if you practice, help you to burn calories, strengthen the body, mind and soul and offer benefits you cannot even imagine. All you really have to do is KEEP BREATHING! Daya Devi-Doolin has written an excellent, simple and readable book on Hatha Yoga. YOGA, MEDITATION AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH For the AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY is for you, the everyday person, the person who works, has a family (or not) and wants to stay stress-free, happy, fulfilled and healthy. This book will lead you, the yoga aspirant, and participant to that place. It has a loving and knowledgeable approach as if the reader were right in Daya's Yoga studio at the Doolin Healing Sanctuary. YOGA, MEDITATION AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH For the AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY was written by Yoga Instructor Yogini Daya Devi-Doolin who is the President and Co-Owner, along with her husband Chris Doolin, of The Doolin Healing Sanctuary. Daya started teaching herself Yoga and has been sharing her passion as an instructor for nearly fifty years. She was first trained by Professor Yogi Bharat Gajjar and continued training and improving her skill with Yogi Amrit Desai. Daya knows how important Yoga has been in her life and she conveys that with all of her students so that everyone can experience the good it can bring into their lives. Yoga has transformed her body, mind and spirit and she assures you it can do the same for you as you begin to experience this journey and truth for yourself.

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Click for more detail about Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons - A Dialogue With America’s Young Leaders by Barack Obama and Gregory Reed Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons - A Dialogue With America’s Young Leaders

by Barack Obama and Gregory Reed
Amber Books (Oct 15, 2012)
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Obama Talks Back: "provides a rare glimpse into the private letters sent to the President and his accompanied remarks to our young people." - Carmel Middle School, Charlotte, NC. President Barack Obama achieved a landslide victory in 2008 and has touched the lives of young people more so than any previous president. During his presidency, he sought to continue that inspiration by maintaining an engaged relationship with the nation's youth.

Author Gregory Reed and Publisher Tony Rose of Amber Communications Group
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THIS OUTSTANDING AND HISTORIC COLLECTION of students' letters accompanied with President Obama's responses, speeches, public statements, and quotations during his campaign, tenure as President-Elect, and his presidency is the most comprehensive collection of letters and responses ever assembled as a book in the history of our nation for a sitting president. This collection of letters featuring the voices of today's young leaders and their mission to be heard is a rarity. From these letters, we learn that these young citizens are committed to their country and the world. From President Obama we learn the importance of listening to one another, and of perseverance. We learn in desperate times, we must have faith and know that we are empowered to change the circumstances and conditions of our lives and the destiny of America for the better. The personal thoughts of the writers are a rare and private glimpse into the dialogue between our nation's youth and a sitting president in office. Their letters are priceless, timeless, inspiring and powerful.

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Click for more detail about Nicki Minaj: The Woman Who Stole The World by Lynette Holloway Nicki Minaj: The Woman Who Stole The World

by Lynette Holloway
Amber Books (Aug 01, 2012)
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With never before seen photos and interviews that bring you deep into the heart and soul of this modern day Queen of Hip-Hop, author Lynette Holloway, will take you on a journey of uncompromising talent, beauty and starships. From the island of Trinidad & Tobago, to the crack filled streets of South Jamaica, Queens, to Young Money with Lil Wayne and Drake, to her spell binding collaborations, to Pink Fridays and Roman Holidays, to the turmoil and drama of her amazing internationally reknowned and acclaimed World Tours. This is the story of a Onika Tanya Maraj, born on December 8, 1982 in St. James, a suburb of Trinadad and Tobago’s capital city Port of Spain, of African, Trinidadian and Indo-Asian descent, who grew up singing in the choir, in a home, filled with drugs, alcohol, violence and her mother’s love. This is the story of Nicki Minaj a young girl living in New York City, with the drive, discipline and determination to make this world and this moment, all hers, "FOR LIFE". I fly with the stars in the skies, I am no longer trying to survive, I believe that life is a prize, but to live doesn’t mean you’re alive…..We done did everything they can think of - Greatness is what we on the brink of. I wish that I could have this moment for life, for life, for life Cuz in this moment I just feel so alive, alive, alive. - "Moment For Life" - NICKI MINAJ The only question for Nicki Minaj is how far she wants to take the game. She has littered the landscape with past MCs like Lil Kim and Foxy Brown, who for all intents and purposes have been outcast by this futuristic Barbie. The hip-hop movement that began in the Bronx during the 1970s has spread around the globe, in Europe, Australia, Africa, Asia and the Middle East - It was just a matter of time before a woman hip-hop star would come through the cracks separating pop from rap and appeal to two powerful audiences at once and become a megastar. In just two short years, her worldwide album sales exceed four million; she has close to 20 million Facebook ’Likes’ and an unbelievable 13 million-plus Twitter followers. Based on a strong reputation built through mix-tapes and guest appearances with legendary artists, Nicki’s debut ’Pink Friday’ was one of the most anticipated albums of 2010 and it did not disappoint. Featuring cuts ’Your Love’, ’Right Thru Me’, ’Moment 4 Life’, and ’Check It Out’ featuring Will.I.Am, ’Pink Friday’ was certified platinum a month after its release and soon reached Billboard’s # 1 spot. The now multi-platinum debut ’Pink Friday’ boasts the most charted singles by any female rap artist and album in Billboard history, while Nicki herself became the first artist to have seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously. Garnering a MTV Video Award, two American Music Awards and three Grammy Awards nominations, it was no surprise that Billboard Magazine named Nicki Minaj their 2011 Rising Star. Nicki Minaj’s sophomore album, ’Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’, released April this year, is home to the multi-platinum mega-smash ’Starships’, ’Right By My Side’ featuring Chris Brown, ’Beez In The Trap’ and the infectious ’Pound The Alarm’. Nicki Minaj: The Woman Who Stole the World chapters include: "The Rulers of Modern Hip-Hop and Young Money", "Nicki Minaj Growing Up", "Lil Wayne Discovers Nicki", "Making The First Album - Pink Friday", Nicki’s Launch towards Superstardom", "Black Barbie, Japanese Anime, Lady Gaga", Making the Second Album - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" and "Nicki Minaj On Tour" Nicki Minaj: The Woman Who Stole the World was written by Chicago-based author Lynette Holloway. She is the Midwest bureau chief for The Root, a contributor at NewsOne, and Xinhua News Agency. The award-winning journalist is a former associate editor at Ebony magazine and staff writer at The New York Times.

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Click for more detail about The African American Criminal Justice Guide: Staying Alive And Out Of Jail -The #1 Criminaljustice Guidein America by John V. Elmore The African American Criminal Justice Guide: Staying Alive And Out Of Jail -The #1 Criminaljustice Guidein America

by John V. Elmore
Amber Books (Apr 04, 2012)
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THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE GUIDE WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO: Fight Crime in The Community Stay Calm When You are Confronted by the Police Not Get Killed by the Police Choose the Best Attorney Know Everything about Bail - Juries - Jail Understand Your Rights When You are Arrested and Incarcerated Survive in the Criminal Justice System Fight Police Misconduct Not Live with Domestic Violence Survive and Fight Drugs and Alcohol in The Community STAY ALIVE and STAY OUT OF JAIL!! The Most Important Book Ever Written for African Americans

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Click for more detail about Is Modeling for You?: The Handbook & Guide for the Young Aspiring Black Model (Revised Second Edition) by Tony Rose and Yvonne Rose Is Modeling for You?: The Handbook & Guide for the Young Aspiring Black Model (Revised Second Edition)

by Tony Rose and Yvonne Rose
Amber Communications Group, Inc. (Jun 01, 2011)
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Thirteen years from the company s inception, Amber Communications Group, Inc’s. imprint-Amber Books flagship title IS MODELING FOR YOU? The Handbook and Guide for the Young Aspiring African American Model has been revised and published. This revised second version continues to uphold its place in the market as the leading guide for aspiring models of color. Professional modeling can be a full-time career which requires a lot of hard work. IS MODELING FOR YOU? The Handbook and Guide for the Young Aspiring African American Model was written to show you how to create the right look for you and be prepared to recreate it every new fashion season. Other key essentials for successful models are flawless skin, even white teeth, well-groomed hair, a good firm and slender body, the right height and a photogenic face. But, if you’re not perfect in all categories, don’t worry. As long as you have some of these attributes, you’ll get helped along the way by hair stylists, make up artists and other fashion industry professionals hired by the client. IS MODELING FOR YOU? The Handbook and Guide for the Young Aspiring African American Model details the key ingredients necessary in finding the right style team that will help you take your modeling career to new heights. IS MODELING FOR YOU? is the book that every father, mother, grandmother and aunt who will want to give it to the model in their life. It is the book that every aspiring model should read. It will help you avoid the pitfalls that sometimes appear on the horizon and inform you about planning the proper budget for photos and other essentials for your success. You will learn from A to Z How to build and maintain your modeling career. You will learn how to create the Model s Look and how to sell it. IS MODELING FOR YOU? is the book that empowers you to be strong, confident and spiritually healthy.. IS MODELING FOR YOU? Is your constant reference to Modeling, where to go, what to do, how to get there and what not to do in this billion dollar industry. Whether you are aspiring to do runway, commercial, print, showroom, trade shows or video modeling nationally or internationally male, female, teenage, adult, plus-size or child modeling, this book is a must have and you will refer to it Again and Again.

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by Yvonne Rose
Amber Communications Group, Inc. (Feb 19, 2010)
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Senior Stories Straight from the Heart is a network of true tales - stories, essays and poems linked together about African American men and women who form the United States of America’s Historic Quilt. Senior Stories Straight from the Heart is about dreams, disappointments, victories, achievements, miracles and more written by Grandmothers, Grandfathers, Mothers, Fathers, Aunts, Uncles, Brothers, Sisters, Daughters, Sons and Family Friends. Senior Stories Straight from the Heart is a way to leave your Legacy when you are no longer here. It’s a way to Speak Out about Who You Are, Who You Were, Where You Have Been and What You Have Done! It’s a way to reach back and teach! It’s a way to Give Back or Say Thank You to Heroes and Sheroes that You have encountered along Your Life’s Journey! It’s a Way to Convey Your Love to Someone Special! It’s a Way to Reveal Your True Self!

Click for more detail about Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African-American Women in Literature by Heather Covington Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African-American Women in Literature

by Heather Covington
Amber Books (Apr 10, 2006)
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A compilation of biographies about powerful African American women who made their mark in the publishing industry. Literary Divas share their pain, struggles, desires, and triumphs through their written words as messengers of time and circumstance. Their triumphs and achievements to socio- political cries disguised within novels, poetry, non-fiction reference resources, children’s books, romance novels, mysteries and today’s urban books invite readers to journey through their experiences from bold love and romance to unabashed self-identity crisis and political issues to the plight of today’s Black family and rise in rank all the way to the top. Literary Divas’ stories will amaze as well as make us cry, bring joy and laughter.

Click for more detail about The African American Family’s Guide to Tracing Our Roots: Healing, Understanding & Restoring Our Families by Roland C. Barksdale-Hall The African American Family’s Guide to Tracing Our Roots: Healing, Understanding & Restoring Our Families

by Roland C. Barksdale-Hall
Amber Books (Jun 01, 2005)
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"The African American Family’s Guide to Tracing Our Roots…Healing, Understanding & Restoring Our Families" is for every African American who has ever thought about researching their family history! Award-winning historian Roland Barksdale-Hall will help us rethink past events, explore vital health matters, and better understand our families, increase our level of awareness about cultural and historical identities and develop better understanding of the events, which help to shape our families’ values, beliefs, and attitudes. The book discusses a TWELVE-STEP PLAN TO HEALTH, WEALTH, AND SUCCESS. It shows us how to incorporate these easy to achieve every-day activities including: Practicing conversion; Bonding to healthy communities; Getting our dollars to work; Rapping with our elders; Joining together for the common good; Voting in local, state, and national elections; Reading more and Increasing our cultural awareness; Knowing our history and Rethinking our past; Taking a calculated risk; Pursuing our passion and Birthing a vision; Building bridges to confidence through Unity; Celebrating life’s passage; Instilling positive values; Excelling in what we do. IT’S ALL HERE! How to Begin, Precious Keepsakes, Looking for Freed Persons, African Connections, Healing through Storytelling and Restoring the Family with detailed listings of Genealogical Societies, Lineage Societies and much more. "The African American Family’s Guide to Tracing Our Roots" offers solutions by asking tough questions in the Life Applications to provoke constructive thought and discussion. It is a call to get back to work, to heal ourselves, seek restoration of families, and return to the way of caring and sharing.