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BOOK RELEASE: black and blue - Independent Novel Explores Police Shootings of Unarmed Blacks

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CONTACT: nashid fareed-ma’at
Email: integrity@blueantelopeproductions.com


Announcing the release of 


black and blue


Independent Novel Explores Police Shootings of Unarmed Blacks

Within the pages of black and blue by nashid fareed-ma’at ($19.99, paperback, 9781545625965), a Black detective is assigned to investigate the shooting of an unarmed Black man by a White officer.  The investigation reveals other social issues are intimately connected to the case, such as: unemployment and poverty, drug addiction, political indifference, media sensationalism, and community resistance.


“This novel utilizes a creative, dramatic approach to address issues of social concern surrounding the ongoing history of police shootings of unarmed Blacks,” the author states.  “It also explores the dynamics of a Black man who grew up in the ‘hood now working as a cop. 


“Despite the ever-shifting focus of mainstream media, questionable incidents of unarmed Blacks being shot by police continue to occur,” the author adds.  “This book looks to contribute to genuine efforts to honestly explore and finally resolve these issues.” 


nashid fareed-ma’at is a Black artist who has been writing for many years.  His writing includes poetry, prose, plays and screenplays, which address issues of relevance to people of African descent as well as spiritual matters.


The release date for black and blue was June 19, 2018.  A press statement containing more information about this novel is available online at:


    < http://www.blueantelopeproductions.com/black_and_blue.html >


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