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Troy posted a topic in Black LiteratureRick Stevens Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 133032 The Woodlands, TX 77393 Office: (281) 333-3507 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ascotmediagroup.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A Captivating Tale of an Unlikely Friendship Del Mar, CA – February 24, 2012 – Growing up in the tumultuous racial tension of the South in the 1960s, there was a secret in Betty Ann Hoehn's home: alcoholism. But the young girl also had a secret ally: Corinne. There was little shared between the two. Hoehn grew up in luxury; Corinne grew up in poverty. Betty Ann was white. Corinne was black. But when Corinne came to work for Betty Ann’s family, the friendship was instantaneous – sparking a heartfelt relationship that bonded them against all societal norms. In Corinne and Me: An Unlikely Friendship (AuthorHouse), author Betty Ann Hoehn reaches back to a time when racial issues determined daily activities for the majority of Americans. Her story captures the segregation that many experienced during that time and touches the heart through the story of one downtrodden, but courageous and loving woman who reached across racial lines to help a child and provide the unshakeable love and friendship that would take that child through the most difficult time in her life. “Through my life journey, Corinne has always been there for me; teaching me important lessons in life. My story highlights our unique relationship while drawing attention to important issues in our world today,” says Hoehn. “We are all God’s children; love knows no race, sex or religion.” For years, Hoehn watched as one by one the members of her family succumbed to "funny breath"--her family's euphemistic term for alcohol addiction in a time when addiction was not openly discussed. Little did she know that she, too, would fall victim to the disease. Her determination to overcome and lead a fulfilling and productive life is uplifting and encouraging to anyone who is facing this challenge or seeking to help a friend or family member as they face a life of recovery. Betty Ann Hoehn was born and raised in Memphis, Tenn., and currently resides in Del Mar, CA. Born in 1954, she grew up in the 1960s, a tumultuous time—strictly enforced segregation between blacks and whites, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, the feminist movement. She received her B.A. from Bowdoin College in 1976 and her M.A. from the University of Memphis in 1997. She is an art historian and independent lecturer. Corinne and Me: An Unlikely Friendship intertwines the racial and segregation issues of the 1960s with positive messages of acceptance, love and faith. Available at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com For more information please visit: www.corrinneandme.com ###
"Jordan's Passage!" by Clarence Mason (aka)Mason Weaver. Free sample and ebook copy at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/61656 A Black Gang member robs a store and is shot in this mysterious field call The Pass. He wakes up to find himself 150 years back in history during slavery. He has been shot by slavehunters escaping the plantation. He remembers the future and realized how much he has lost. He is now a slave and helpless. He has no control and no hope. The lessons Jordan learns could lead him back to freedom. The greatest achievement of any man, rich or poor, young or old, is his decision to be free; the journey there, his greatest trial. Jordan’s Passage, the groundbreaking new novel by nationally acclaimed author and motivational speaker Mason Weaver, tells a story of liberation, exposing the lies that enslave us and truth that makes us free. Jordan, a teenage menace, discovers he is a slave by a rude awakening to the truth about who he is and how the system of violence and dependency he supports is his true oppressor. Mason Weaver takes readers on the journey to freedom with Jordan, exposing the great deceptions that the ruling class of every society perpetrates upon the ignorant and the weak, as well as the self-imposed limitations that keep people enslaved even after physical, legislative, or social bonds and restrictions have been removed. One of the most powerful messages contained within Jordan’s Passage is the revelation that freedom is natural; everything in nature seeks freedom and growth. Therefore, in order for one to be enslaved, he must first be conditioned to believe and accept that which is against nature to his own detriment. Mason Weaver carefully unravels the diabolical deceptions that oppressors use to convince the oppressed that what is hurting them is really helping them. These truths are as old as society itself, and they continue to ring true, even in the present-day “free world.” Jordan’s Passage by Mason Weaver is sure to be one of the most eye-opening works you will ever read, revealing the road to freedom and inspiring you to take it in your own life at any cost.
Two Kinds of Color is the story of a mother's love and heroic sacrifice for her racially divided children; two of them are white, two of them black, raised in a hustler's brutal environment on the South Side of Chicago. There are wonderful kindle, nook, and paperback reviews. I hope you get a chance to read a sample! http://www.amazon.com/Two-Kinds-of-Color-ebook/dp/B0031TZPH0 Always best regards, Deborah Kennedy