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Click on the titles to read more about the books we are giving away this time. We will be giving away the following books to 5 winners. To enter follow the rules below. No purchase is necessary. Must be 16 yrs or older to enter.
1 Winner will get an E-book of Not By My Own by Whit Devereaux and the author will also include an audio introduction the book.
Not By My Own is a woman’s remarkable story inspired by the Bible verse John 5:30, which starts with, “I can do nothing on my own.” Devereaux Sawyer is a young woman dealing with feelings of insecurity and worthlessness who finds herself in an abusive relationship that later leads to teenage pregnancy. As a child, she was sexually abused by a family member, and that abuse greatly affected how she viewed herself. Abuse was the very root of the insecurity that Devereaux struggled with; she would not identify this until later in life. Most of her adult life was spent trying desperately to get to the root of the problem through self-reflection, prayer, and some counseling. She discovered that she had buried painful memories of incest that loomed in her past. It was just too difficult to face on her own. Thank God she did not have to. Throughout this book, you will see the challenges Devereaux faces as she fights to become free from the bondage of abuse and generational curses.
About the Author
Whit Devereaux is an Award Winning and Bestselling Author of “Not By My Own,” “Unraveling the Layers: Memoirs of a Wounded Soul,” and “There’s a Jewel in You, Volume 2.” She is a Domestic Violence Survivor Advocate, Mentor, and Motivational Speaker. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of the 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization Not By My Own Community; helping survivors of domestic violence to rebuild their lives by giving them a safe place to experience a life of wholeness through Jesus Christ. The specific objectives and purpose of this organization are: a) To provide a mentorship program to women survivors of domestic violence 1. Group and/or 1:1 coaching is available to all mentees to support and counsel them to wholeness 2. Through monthly challenges, masterclasses, book chats, courses with materials included etc. are offered to empower survivors to obtain their personal goals of healing. b) To host bi annual and/or annual events where women survivors can network and receive helpful resources to help with rebuilding their lives post abuse e.g. mental health, legal, substance abuse resources and more. Whit holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences where she studied human behavior and has over a decade of experience working in social services settings. Through her company, Whit Devereaux Enterprises, she assists Entrepreneurs with obtaining sponsorships and gaining the attention of their target audience through media exposure and local partnerships. Whit has been featured on the cover story of the Chicago Defender, AC Green Show, Warriors Talk Radio on Urban Broadcast Media, The Kendall Moore Show on WVON, and is an active member of the Chicago Police Department District 006 Domestic Violence Subcommittee. As the mother of two, one of which she had as a teen mom, she enjoys taking family vacations, spending quality time with her daughters and showing them that with hard work, faith, and determination – nothing is impossible. Connect with her via email at email@example.com or via the contact form.
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2 Winners will get a hardcover of Economy Hall: The Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood by Fatima Shaik
In the face of an oppressive white society, members of the Société d’Economie et d’Assistance Mutuelle built a community and held it together through the era of slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow terrorism. Economy Hall: The Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood follows Ludger Boguille, his family, and his friends through landmark events— from the Haitian Revolution to the birth of jazz—that shaped New Orleans and the United States. The story begins when the author’s father rescues a century’s worth of journals, handwritten in French, from a trash hauler’s pickup truck. From the journals’ pages emerges one of the most important multi-ethnic, intellectual communities in the US South: educators, world-traveling merchants, soldiers, tradesmen, and poets. Though Louisiana law classified them as men of color, Negroes, and Blacks, the Economie brothers rejected racism and colorism to fight for suffrage and education rights for all. A descendant of the Economie’s community, author Fatima Shaik has spent decades reading and translating the journals, which begin with the society’s founding in 1836. She combed through 19th-century newspapers, legal cases, congressional testimony, real estate records, and Creole family histories. In Economy Hall, she has constructed a meticulously detailed nonfiction narrative that reads like an epic novel.
About the Author
Fatima Shaik was born in the historic Seventh Ward of New Orleans and bred on the oral histories told by her Creole family and neighbors. A former assistant professor at Saint Peter’s University (NJ), she worked for more than a decade as a reporter and editor for daily news outlets. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Root, and In These Times. Shaik is a trustee of PEN America and former board member of The Writers Room in New York City. She is the author of six books of fiction. Economy Hall is her first nonfiction work.
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2 Winners will get an E-book for Rising Depth by Djadja N. Medjay
Rising Depth Peter wants to go on a vacation to get away from social work, Mass Gentrification and the Solar Flare Storms in Novus City. However, before he can do that…he must see one more case…Mafdet. Unknowingly to him, her case will open gateways that may vacate the hidden intentions of Directive Living…the Global Health Enterprise that Peter works for…
About the Author
DjaDja N Medjay was formed and grew up in NYC in the time of spring in the month called March. Over the years, he had an attraction to what is called Science and Music yet, found it difficult to assimilate into the learning patterns. This made it challenging for him to pursue learning at a scholastic level although the potential was present. Like many young Nubian/Black adults in the early 1990’s, he was attracted to the sound and imagery of Hip-Hop culture along with the blossoming of Black Culture as it related to Hip-Hop and the events of this era. On a synergetic level, this triggered events in his subconscious, as if budding DNA began to rise in awareness. As he reached adulthood, his interests took him into the fields of Martial Arts, Electrical Nutrition (that’s Black Vegetarianism for lack of a better term), Internal Arts (Meditation, Chi-Kung), and the Healing Arts (Shiatsu). During this period his foundation of Black Consciousness began to dissipate the attraction to Eurocentric and Asian concepts of Energy and shifted his focus in Melanated Natural Nature. Before long this shift, translated into dreams of alternate realities where Melanated Beings experienced living with nature as a form of technology and spiritual growth…sometimes against the background of a crumbling reality of Science Fiction. This gave birth to The Renpet Phenomenon. Currently, DjaDja N Medjay spends his time researching Biology, Astrology, Physics, Kinesiology and Nutrition as it relates to the melanated Spiritual/Biological system. He is a licensed Massage Therapist teaching Postural Education with the Senior Population through distance learning. DjaDja N Medjay plans to expand this vision to pre-teens and young adults, seeing that their posture is becoming dominated by technology versus the nature signals of their bodies.
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