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  1. Happy New Year. I plan to continue to repurpose blog content about the new book Dr. Sebi Speaks of Dembali. I'd also like to find new audiences for the content and marketing. I'm happy to say that Mansa Books recently listed the book in its online catalog. Grateful for that. KChriselle, I have a suggestion for a place to find positive and useful information about the black agenda. My blog about herbs and natural healing is found at https://www.sojourntohonduras.com/blog Enjoy.
  2. Hi Troy Hi Troy. Thanks for checking on Dr. Sebi Speaks of Dembali. Ingram is a distributor now and it is now available as an ebook on Smashwords.com, which distributes the book to Kobo, Apple Books and others. The ISBN number is 9781005269548. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1053173
  3. The content below is from a press release about what Dr. Sebi says about race, culture and black identity in a new book. All comments about the book and this post are welcome. Botanist and natural healer Dr. Sebi put his memoir on hold to collaborate with author Beverly Oliver on a project focused on health, race, family and culture and how to cross over from deep-rooted, life-threatening practices to acceptance and wellness. He named this process “dembali.” Dr. Sebi Speaks of Dembali: Crossing Over from Dis-Ease to Ease in Matters of Health, Race, Family, and Culture is the latest release by Oliver. Part memoir, part social commentary, the book is reminiscent of a fireside chat with Dr. Sebi. “Dr. Sebi’s autobiography is a remarkable work he shared with me in 2005, and I look forward to the day when it’s published,” says Oliver. “But he decided the health and state of black people deserved attention, not his life's story, and considering the social climate we’re in right now, Dembali’s release is relevant, timely.” Dembali is the lens Dr. Sebi used to observe communal and environmental challenges within the black community and the same lens through which he viewed solutions. Nutrition, natural healing, Black and Latino health—Dr. Sebi’s area of expertise for more than 35 years—occupy the book’s pages but are secondary themes. His main assertions are forerunners of the Black Lives Matter conversation and include: · Code of Ethics and Race · Dr. Frances Cress Welsing · The Nuances of Black Identity · Race and Resonance · Anthropology and Human Progression · A Woman’s Role in Natural Healing Dr. Sebi Speaks of Dembali: Crossing Over from Dis-Ease to Ease in Matters of Health, Race, Family, and Culture ($20.95, 210 paperback pages, 146 eBook pages, 5 ½ x 8 ½, ISBN 978-0-578-69948-6) is available now at online booksellers and Ingram for retailers. For more information, visit www.sojourntohonduras.com/dembali or www.jbdavidcommunications.com
  4. This is an interesting take on Tituba's story. This is fiction, right?
  5. Troy, I'd love to send you an advanced review copy of Dr. Sebi Speaks of Dembali. All right to send you a copy for your feedback? See the flyer below.
  6. I would like to reply to your post by sharing an excerpt from the upcoming book Dr. Sebi Speaks of Dembali (November 2020). On page 83, in Chapter Three, On Matters of Culture, it says: New Orleans in 1954 is a segregated port city, a white, Creole, and brown town plastered with signs that remind folks how to behave: Colored Entrance, White Entrance, Colored Waiting Room, Whites Only, Colored Water Fountain. When twenty-year-old Dr. Sebi settles down there in those days, he’s Alfredo Bowman, merchant seaman, transporter of cargo and travelers. He’s tall, jovial, and amazed at all the welcoming colored people wherever he goes, including Tremé, the oldest black neighborhood in America. Two-hundred-year-old Congo Square fascinates him too, that historic gathering and marketplace for enslaved and free Africans, including West African blacksmiths and wrought iron artisans who built the balconies and rails in the French Quarter. In Negro Art: Past and Present, Dr. Alain Locke writes, “The most authentic tracing of any considerable school of master craftsmen has been in the connection with the famous Negro blacksmiths of New Orleans who furnished the hand-wrought iron grilles that ornamented the balconies and step balustrades of the more pretentious homes.” This migration of ancestral skill—African blacksmithing is over one thousand years old—demonstrates divine order at its best, that natural progression of life Sebi encouraged. It shows a cosmic arrangement, a continuum that modern man can use to navigate life.
  7. Thank you for sharing the winners. I see Malcolm is still relevant today as he was in the 20th century.
  8. Hi Troy. I'm new to AALBC. Happy to be in the community. Is your black-owned bookstore list still available? And I'll look into having Dr. Sebi Speaks of Dembali in the AALBC bookstore.
  9. It's part memoir. Part social commentary from a man who truly knows a thing or two about the black diaspora, having traveled around the world first as a merchant seaman, then a man in search of healing herbs. From rage to solemnity in a Honduran setting reminiscent of a fireside chat, Dr. Sebi Speaks of Dembali is an insightful read. "I went to the jungles of Africa, and I came back with an herb call cancansa that cured a man in L.A. of prostate cancer." --Dr. Sebi Thank you AALBC for the connection. I appreciate the opportunity to discuss this new book and others.
  10. Walkman93, I share your comments about Charlie's work. I call him that because we have a few things in common. We worked at Howard University's radio station WHUR, he in the late 70s as a reporter, me in the 1980s as a public affairs producer. I interviewed him about his book in 2014 and I was truly ecstatic about this stellar piece of journalism and bravery. One thing though, the cover on my hardback book is different from the paperback. No problem. Still a good book that should be required reading in all journalism classes.
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