Lupus Leave My Daughter Alone!!!



About the Author

My name is Pearl Lily and I am the mother of six adult children and eight grandchildren I am also an educator all Rain Speaker Bruer member child abuse Advocate and soon to be inspiring children's author. The book that I would like to highlight is the one titled Lupus leave my daughter alone. As a mother it's very difficult to see your child even as an adult to suffer I am in a position now of raising my daughter two children aged four and five one who suffers from autism and developmental delay because of her substance abuse but looking at my daughter and her daily struggle as a result of her lupus condition is heart wrenching feeling that any human being can endure for the more watching your child demise.





About the Book

As a mother it is extremely difficult to see my daughter go through this challenging time with her Lupus. I never knew what Lupus was until my daughter complained that she was in so much pain in her chest, seeping of body fluid coming out of her pores and skin scorched and fragile as if she was a victim of a house fire. Hand, face, skin all victimized by Lupus. Her soul and spirit forever changed, not knowing why she suffers such terrible fate. But God gives her the strength to keep moving.

HiddenScars



About the author

Michelle A. Marsh is a published author​ whose creative writing capability captures the reader's attention​, by allowing them to have a front row seat into her ​vivid imagination.

Michelle's passion for writing, started at an early age. Once quiet and shy, she allowed pencil and paper to ​serve as ​her voice. Later in life, Michelle would participate in a journalism course, that solidified her love for writing. In college she ​continued to develop her writing skills and ultimately ​would hold​ jobs that allowed her to utilize ​this valuable skill and become a respected writer​.

​Michelle is the most creative, when writing fiction novels. She ​​values her readers, therefore she writes from the heart about different topics that are relatable across all walks of life. She has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Paralegal Studies with a career in government. Michelle is the mother of two young adult sons​ and has one adorable grandson​.

​Michelle grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts, the "City of Champions" and currently resides there. She enjoys writing, spending time with her family, friends and traveling. ​One of Michelle's motto is, "my life experiences have served as some of my best teachers"​

​Her mission is to produce quality writing material and become a respected writer among her peers. She's committed to provide enjoyable reading material that is encouraging, entertaining, informative and relatable to not only her readers but everyone. Michelle wants to encourage others to hone in on their creativity, express their ideas in writing and be the best that they can be, no matter what their passion is. Her desire is to showcase ​her written work ​one day theatrically.




About the book

After not one, but two traumatic events take place on the same day, Grace Johnson is left to push through this difficult time, alone. Deeply missing the one person who could truly give her the comfort and support she so desperately needs, Grace is left to conceal her own HIDDEN SCARS, that time alone would reveal. After months of struggling to put the shattered pieces of her life back together, a shocking discovery unfolds a dark truth that forces family members (already at odds with each other) to choose sides; turning on each other during a time when their bond should be unbreakable. When the truth erupts, exposing it all, it may just cost one of them the ultimate price!

More about Michelle A. Marsh:
www.michelleamarshauthor.com

A PROMISE




About the author

Rosa M. Campbell, a mother of 2 children ( Marrisa: 22 years old & Joshua: 18 years old), educator, mentor, community advocate, inspiring children's author (first book with be released in July 2017), Founder of PROMISE2U, and author of "A PROMISE". Ms. Campbell has been working in Early Childhood education for over 20 years. She has been employed with Alachua County School District since January 6, 1987. She currently reside in Newberry, Florida. 




About the book

A PROMISE is a great children's book that will introduce important social skills and promote healthy conversations in homes and schools.

Identifying & Breaking The Cycle





About the Author

Saniyyah is a motivational speaker that provides thought provoking, life changing speeches across the world. She believes that working on self first, creates a domino effect to cause others around you to change.

Mayo has been cultivating a relationship with the written word since a haiku poetry assignment in fifth grade which exposed her to the power of writing as a means of healing and self-expression.
She expanded her expertise by receiving her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology (with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy). She is currently providing counseling services in Southern California.

Saniyyah wrote her first book titled Identifying and Breaking the Cycle. The book addresses subtle cycles within families, relationships, and self that go unnoticed causing deep rooted issues leading to destructive behavioral patterns. Identifying & Breaking the Cycle offers a valuable resource to anyone in need of guidance, or to those who can benefit from being made aware of destructive behavior before it gets out of hand.




About the Book

Saniyyah Mayo has been cultivating a relationship with the written word since a haiku poetry assignment in fifth grade exposed her to the power of writing as a means of healing and self-expression. Several major events in her teenage years threw her life into upheaval: first, the immense grief brought on by the untimely death of her beloved 16-year-old brother, and later, the birth of her first child at the age of 16. Such moments compelled Saniyyah to grow up quickly. In addition to the newfound responsibilities of caring for a baby, the teenage single mother struggled with the insensitive critical judgment of society at large and the lack of emotional support from her family.

However, ever-tenacious, Saniyyah tapped into her own will power and self-confidence and pushed on through these challenges, undeterred, and determined to defy the negative expectations of others. Through it all, writing remained as a powerful ally and method of coping. These experiences would also help inform her writing of Identifying & Breaking the Cycle.

Saniyyah’s strong interest in the social sciences led her to pursue a B.S. in Criminal Justice, in the hopes of working with at-risk youth. She also gave birth to a second daughter seven years after the first, and took up an active role in her church’s youth ministry. These opportunities exposed her to the complexities of family life and the impact that repeated cycles of behavior can have on an individual’s psyche, even if they don’t realize that.

Recognizing the importance of the family unit as both a cause of as well as potential solution for a range of recurring social and psychological problems, Saniyyah expanded her expertise by beginning graduate study in Clinical Psychology (with a focus on marriage and family therapy), for which she received a Master’s degree. This further empowered Saniyyah to make a difference in the lives of families and provided her a solid theoretical ground to pen Identifying & Breaking the Cycle.

Today, Saniyyah resides in California with her husband of 14 years and three children. She looks forward to working hard to making a difference in the lives of children and families in need of liberating themselves from their own adverse cycles of behavior.

More about Saniyyah Mayo:
www.saniyyahmayo.com

Africa For Smart Kids - Book1: Let's talk about Africa! (My school of Africa) (Volume 1)



About the Author

Beatrice Achaleke is a mother of two kids, a lecturer, author, and founder of the many organizations and including the GloBUNTU Transformational Mindset System®, Follow Me To Africa, Africa for Smart Kids, The GloBUNTU Fellowship, Diversity Leadership and much more. She is a multiple award-winning social transfopreneur. Beatrice was born in Cameroon and lived for 20 years in Austria from where she travelled extensively and worked around the Globe. Beatrice He is the author of many articles and books many books including “Voices of Black European Women, 2008, Vieltfalt statt Einfalt. Wo ich herkomme, 2011, Erfolgsfaktor kulturelle Vielfalt. Andere Menschen. Bessere Teams. Neue Kunden, 2013, Shit happens, How to transform your individual breakdown into a collective breakthrough, 2016. In 2015 She relocated to South Africa. Upon her return back to Africa it dawned on her that she knew so little about the continent that gave her life. She made a commitment to questioning her own perceptions of Africa. The result is this series of books. She is the Author of more than 5 books and countless articles.





About the Book

Let’s talk about Africa It is the United Nation’s International Decade for People of African Descent, so Nguisse and Atabong, two teenagers children of an African mother and a European father, born and brought up in Europe decided to find out more about their origin in Africa. They meet their Cousin Prince Fuareke, a very knowledgeable and smart 16 years old student who is ready to answer all their questions and much more. Mosquito Zangalo does not want to be left out, so she comes up with a challenge for you. This first book shows you an Africa you probably don’t know. It provides you with fascinating insights including facts and figures that will blow your mind, entertain you and above all, open your eyes to a completely new Africa, a continent full of surprises. “Let's talk about Africa” is book1 of a brand new series called “Africa For Smart Kids” Enjoy and watch out for book2!

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Better Out Than In Part One





About the Author

Ms Cooper was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in the late 60’s where she lived until she migrated to the United Kingdom in the 90’s. She lived in the UK for 12 years earning her Rn degree there. She moved tot he U.S. in 2003 where she furthered her education. She earned a BSN and later an MSN in Nursing Administration. Ms. Cooper has 2 children; 1 adult son and teenae daughter. She currently resides in Suger Land, Texas with her daughter.




About the Book

Better Out than In takes us on a journey from Africa to the U.S. through the author’s experiences growing up and marrying into domestic violence. She speaks to the history of her abuse as well as that of her siblings and how it came through many hands and methods. From watching her father beat her mother on a regular basis to a horribly abusive step-mother who beat and demeaned her, and having been date raped and forced into an abusive marriage, Ms. Cooper paints a chilling image of the effects of domestic violence. Traveling to another continent, the author escapes her tormentors and builds her self-confidence, gets an education and builds a new life for herself. A powerful story of determination, courage, and refusal to accept the status-quo.

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I AM MY BROTHER'S KEEPER, NOT MY BROTHER'S KILLER



About the Author

Cynthia Harris Casteel was born and raised in Maryland. She attended Morgan State University and went on to be a teacher. After teaching for over 35 years, Cynthia finally retired. Her husband, Charles and she moved to Savannah, Georgia where they still are working to make a difference with the youth. Cynthia enjoys writing poems, inspiring plays and novels. 

I Am My Brother’s Keeper, Not My Brother’s Killer is her latest novel, and the first one was Frankie’s Angels. I Am My Brother’s Keeper, Not My Brother’s Killer was written out of her love for young people. Cynthia’s book was written to “awaken” them of the consequences of making some wrong choices.




About the Book

Malachi Jackson has a choice. He can go to college and get a good education, or he can join the neighborhood gang. If he joins the gang, he can make some quick money, but there are consequences for joining the gang. He wants to get out of his grandmother’s house and that quick money could really come in handy. He is also an “A” student and because this is his senior year, his mother wants him to go to college. He ends up seeing his life come to full term through the eyes of a mortician. The mortician gets to bury a lot of the neighborhood gang members and those who get caught up in the middle of these senseless killings. The gang life has consequences.

Will Malachi be his brother’s keeper or his brother’s killer? The ending will shock you!

Black Women in Europe Blog™ Anniversary Book: 10 years in the making



About the Author

It never occurred to Adrianne George to publish a book before her multi-award winning blog turned 10 in 2016. It was then that it became clear to her that the best way to memorialize that landmark was to publish an anniversary book. Black Women in Europe™ Blog Anniversary Book: 10 years in the making is the result.

Adrianne is an American expat who has lived in Belgium, England and Sweden. She is the author of several published travel articles, has contributed to Voices of black European Women Volume 1 from Black European Publishing Haus, and several blogs. She spends a significant portion of her time sharing positive news about black women in Europe and in 2010 created the ground-breaking Black Women in Europe™ Power List. She takes her role as an unofficial African American Ambassador to the World seriously and is living proof that a smile is rarely lost in translation.




About the Book

The Black Women in Europe™ Blog was created to celebrate the lives of the ordinary and extraordinary black women living in Europe. This book is dedicated to them. You will meet 11 Sheros I have encountered over the past 10 years. Many of them have gifts for you contained within. They all have unique stories and talents to share.

The book also contains quotes from women we have met in our social network. You will meet all the women on our Black Women in Europe™: Power List – A List of Our Own© I started in 2010.
You will also meet two men who have supported this blog and brand from the beginning. Their support has been paramount to my success.

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Poems By Author: Renee’ Drummond-Brown




Rutha’s Freedom Still Dreams!
By: Author: Renee’ Drummond-Brown

“If the Son therefore shall make you free,
ye shall be free indeed.”
(John 8: 36 KJV)
Rutha,
those songs
motivated the marchers
to march on
with a King,
But we shall overcome
someday
‘STILL’
needs to be ‘sung’.
Or
has we shall overcome;
come and gone?
Just ‘Sing’ Freedom Singer,
 Just
‘Sang’ on,
for all
wrongs!

  
…So ‘SANG’ on
Ms. Rutha Mae
as if it’s
the last song.
…Dance
like David danced
with all your might.
Your chorus
rings out
for those of us
who are frighten.
Your melody
is in tune
with none other
than the Triune.
Your Godly chant
stops Satan’s
unwanted blues.
Your hymns
teach us
of
the Father’s
Good (Infallible) News.
Your track record
is impeccable
with ballads
to choose.
And with
God before your solo-
we simply
can’t lose.

  
…So ‘SANG’ on
Ms. Rutha Mae
as if,
it’s the last song,
…and then
dance
the dance of David,
 while ‘You’ long
for ‘our’ dreams
of freedom,
within
those songs!


Rutha,
You smelled freedom in the 60’s,
You tasted it in the 70’s,
You touched it in the 80’s,
You saw it in the 90’s
You ‘sang’ about it in the 2000’s
…and ‘I hear’ in ‘2017’…
…just like David’s Psalms;
Rutha’s Freedom
Still Dreams on…


  
I love you Ms. Rutha Mae Harris.
FOREVER ‘YOUR’ Pittsburgh Author: Renee’ B. Drummond-Brown

Dedicated to: Songbird/Activist, Ms. Rutha Mae Harris,
Original Freedom Singer of the Civil Rights Movement


THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SERVICE!








MS. RUTHA MAE HARRIS
By: Author Renee’ B. Drummond-Brown
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INVOLVEMENT IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT (POEM)

                                                                             
Thank you concerning the Movement,
with your gift of songs,
Thank you for knowing and singing
“It Was the Blood” for me,
while being done wrong!
Thank you for singing about that “Old Time Religion”,
that we so longed!


Thank you for singing
“Before I’ll Be A Slave I’ll Be Buried In My Grave”
Thank you for singing
“Just A Little Walk With Thee”
while being brave,
Thank you for singing
“He’s got the Whole World in His Hands”
While Non Violence
was Dr. King’s message of the day!


Thank you for singing our way in,
and out of those jails,
Thank you for singing
“I’ve got Jesus and that’s enough”,
with no bail.
Thank you for singing:
“He’s so Real” in times,
when you were frail.
Thank you for singing
“We’ve Come This Far by Faith”
can’t turn around,
and we won’t go to Hell!


Thank you for singing
“Pass me not, O’Gentle Savior”,
and hear my humble cry,
Thank you for singing
“Somebody Prayed for me”
and told Satan GOOD-BYE!
Thank you for singing
“I won’t Complain”
which made our oppressors wonder why?
Thank you for singing
“Walk in the Light”
while always prepared to die!


Thank you for singing
“Precious Lord Take my Hand
while you took that stance,
Thank you for singing
“How I Got Over”
while taking that chance,
Thank you for singing to kids
“I’ve Been In A Storm”
and “Respect Yourself” in advance,
Thank you for singing
“I’ve Got A Testimony” to President Barack Obama,
as you ‘RUTHA MAE HARRIS’,
do your Holy Ghost dance
(In Song)!
  

                                                                   Dedicated to:                                                     
Black, Brown, Red, Yellow, and White Men who bled and died
 For The Civil Rights Movement!


Published@ The Metro Gazette Publishing Company, Albany, GA.
All Rights Reserved@2015
No part of this poem may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means without written permission from the author.


Mixed Up Maxie Being Me!


About the Author

Maxine Ann Bailey
I am very happily married we have a son. My husband and I enjoy travelling and holidays abroad, we hold dinner parties and love entertaining.

I was born in 1960, in Stockport, United Kingdom. I lived with both of my parents and I have siblings. One minute my parents would tell me that I was deaf and the next they said I was playing up. My deafness was not acknowledged, I was punished for not answering when called by my mother, I wasn’t allowed the television volume to be raised so I could hear and when I asked what was happening I was shushed.

I took to reading, I love books everything but science fiction, which I find scary. When I left school and started my working life, I was treated really badly in various jobs. I was ridiculed, ignored or accused of being ignorant and worse of all being excluded because it is easier to ignore me than to make an effort to include me.

I started to write my book in 2012 when I finally got sick to death of seeing deafness and deaf people being wrongly portrayed on television and strangely enough during writing the book I had recourse to take my employer to tribunal for disability Discrimination.

I am currently very happy in my new job working with young children as an assistant in a Nursery and I love the way not one child gets frustrated or snappy when they have to repeat what they are saying or because I am repeating what they say wrong. It is a blessed relief to be able to be completely me among my work colleagues who recognise my deafness and make sure that I am included in all aspects of every conversation be it about work or social lives. I love it.

I am now happier than I have ever been both at home and at work.




About the Book

This book is my story of growing up being deaf and living among people who either didn’t have a clue or just pretended it wasn’t there.

I was born at the end of 1960 and I believe that my mother discovered I was deaf when I was a toddler about to poke a knitting needle in the electric socket. Apparently she shouted me twice to stop but I didn’t respond to her, so she ran to me and grabbed the knitting needle. She said I almost jumped through the ceiling when she grabbed the needle and this alerted her to the fact that something was wrong. Upon confirmation of my hearing loss, mother’s next act was to brush this information under the carpet and pretend it wasn’t happening. Hence my shame and embarrassment of the ‘stigma’ attached to deafness as mother told me more than once that you can see other disabilities such as blindness, the walking stick is a clue, and physical disabilities are obvious also but because you can’t see deafness those who are deaf are seen to be stupid, thick and not very bright. She informed me that I would never be as bright or as clever as my siblings.

I went to mainstream school and every September my mother called the school to tell my teacher to sit me at the front of the class, that’s as far as the acknowledgement of my deafness went. Unfortunately, at secondary school we had a different teacher for each lesson so I was able to sit at the back and try to keep a low profile. However, that isn’t really possible with being deaf as I never heard the teacher telling me to be quiet and earned the nickname “Trouble” for a) my constant talking and b) every word being heard by anyone in earshot, I wasn’t aware then, that I am incapable of whispering. Being deaf I find trying to follow what is going on around me can be very frustrating, I have (and still do) experienced some very embarrassing, hilarious, frustrating and miserable situations on a daily basis and seen how different people, including myself, can behave towards deafness. Oh the stigma attached to being deaf, I was called all sorts, ignorant, not very bright, irresponsible oh the list was endless and this mostly from my mother.

As I grew up between the 1960’s and 1980’s I learned to be ashamed of my “handicap” and I became adept at keeping it secret that I “had trouble hearing” and It wasn’t until I was 24 years old that I began to tell people I was deaf and then only if I really thought they needed to know.

and it must have had some bearing on how my character developed. I tried to keep a low profile at home as I was sometimes punished for not hearing and I was told that I had ‘heard something’ (referring to my deafness) and was playing on it.

This book tells how, I as a deaf person overcame numerous obstacles to achieve my dreams. I swallowed my pride aged 19 and started wearing hearing aids, and during my journey I discovered that I was ambitious and capable I also discovered that had I been able to hear properly during school years I would have passed all my exams with flying colours.

I developed a habit of taking a book with me wherever I went and at every opportunity I would sit and read, people automatically assumed that I didn’t respond because I was reading my school friends gave me another nickname “bookworm” and whoever wanted me made a greater effort to get my attention. A few years ago I learned that some friends thought I was paranoid because during conversations I would constantly nudge the person next to me to ask ‘what did he/she say?’ and ‘what was that?’

In group activities I get bored easily in when I can’t hear properly and I go off into my own world, fidgeting and amusing myself. I forget that because I can’t hear them, it doesn’t mean ‘they can’t hear me’. Consequently there was always something for me to get into trouble for. Nowadays I am happy to speak up and ask people to slow down or repeat something

During a work placement at the local fire station the fire safety officers showed much interest in how being deaf affected myself, my family and my daily life. They were shocked to learn that my two sons acted as my ears in case of emergencies. I have had school teachers ask me how I manage and for advice on how they should approach deaf children in their classes. There are very few organisations that actually have any deaf awareness understanding or training and colleagues I have worked with have behaved in dreadful ways towards me, even though it may be unintentional it is no less discriminating than when done intentionally. I believe there is a very large audience out there that could learn a lot from reading my story.