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  1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UPCOMING ANTHOLOGY TO EXAMINE BLACK LOVE Where Did Our Love Go? Love & Relationships in the African American Community Submissions Sought for Third Installment of Popular African American Lifestyles Anthology Atlanta, GA (October 24) – Bestselling lifestyle author Gil Robertson has issued a call to authors and storytellers to contribute to his next anthology, Where Did Our Love Go: Personal Essays on Love & Relationships in the African American Community. The highly anticipated follow-up to Roberson’s two previous bestsellers, “Not in My Family: AIDS in the African American Community” and “Family Affair: What It Means to be African American Today,” will seek to find an answer to the growing marriage gag that exists in Black America. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 43.3 percent of black men and 41.9 percent of black women in America have never been married. As with his earlier projects, Robertson will assemble a broad swath of black Americans, including prominent figures from the worlds of politics, entertainment and sports to share their perspectives on the subject. The book will consist of a total of 40 essays divided into 3 lifestyle categories (single, married, and divorced). Selected essayist will also be asked to participate in a cable network documentary that will air alongside the book. “I am specifically looking for writers who are prepared to be completely transparent in sharing their truth on this topic,” says Robertson. “Like my two previous African American lifestyle anthologies, the goal for this new project is to move beyond the surface and explore deep into the why and how of the subject, so that we can identify solutions.” Authors interested in submitting essays should visit www.wheredidrlovego.com for additional background and project guidelines. About the Author Gil Robertson, IV is one of America’s foremost authorities on African-American pop culture. He is the editor of two bestselling books on African American lifestyles, “Not in My Family: AIDS in the African American Community,” “Family Affair: What it Means to be African American Today,” and is the author of “Writing as a Tool of Empowerment” and the forthcoming children’s book, “21st Century African American in Politics”. In the media, Robertson’s byline has also appeared in a long list of publications that includes Essence, Ebony/Jet.com, Billboard, The Source, the Los Angeles Times and the Atlanta Journal Constitution. He also writes the syndicated lifestyle column the Robertson Treatment (RTSC), which is now in its 15th year and appears in over 30 markets across America. About the Publisher Agate was founded on the idea that well-written books that are creatively marketed to the reading public, will always find an audience. The company’s literary works focus on the areas of business, lifestyle, and African-American interest. Agate’s aim will always be to publish books that live up to its motto: “Fine Print.” Contact: Jeaunine Askew: (404)921-0622 ###
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