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Contemporary women’s fiction/romance author Chicki Brown has published seven novels and one novelette. She was the 2011 SORMAG (Shades of Romance Magazine) Author of the Year and also a contributing author to the Gumbo for the Soul: Men of Honor (Special Cancer Awareness Edition). Chicki is currently working on the second book in her Stafford brothers series.
Since she published in 2010, Chicki isn’t able to read as much as she once did, but her favorite authors are Beverly Jenkins, Eric Jerome Dickey, Lisa Kleypas, J.R. Ward and Suzanne Brockmann.
Brown hails from New Jersey and loves living in suburban Atlanta, Georgia, but she still misses the Jersey shore.
About the Book
School media specialist, Gianne Marvray, has been through the worst two years of her life physically and emotionally. After a battle with cancer and all it entails, she is finally ready to start living her life again. She wants to see new places, meet new people and experience new things, but she isn’t ready for the rollercoaster ride she’s about to embark on when she meets Las Vegas personal trainer and raw vegan foods advocate, Marc Stafford.
After a four year absence, Marc comes home to Atlanta to attend a family celebration in one of his brother’s honor. He’s not thrilled about seeing his father, but he has promised his mother that he won’t throw off the family balance by being the only one of their six sons absent. All Marc wants to do is make an appearance at the event and spend a little time with his brothers. Little does he know that this is the night he will meet the woman who will forever change his life.
Prof. (Mrs) Catherine Acholonu was born in Orlu to the family of Chief Lazarus Olumba. She attended secondary schools in Orlu before becoming the first African woman to gain a master's degree (1977) and a Ph.D. (1987) from the University of Düsseldorf, Germany. She taught at Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri, commencing 1978.
Acholonu is the author of over 16 books, many of which are used in secondary schools and universities in Nigeria, and in African Studies Departments in USA and Europe. Her works and projects have enjoyed the collaboration and the support of United States Information Service (USIS), the British Council, the Rockefeller Foundation and in 1989 she was invited to tour educational institutions in USA, lecturing on her works under the United States International Visitor’s Program. In 1990 Catherine Acholonu was honored with the Fulbright Scholar in Residency award by the US government, during which she lectured at four colleges of the Westchester Consortium for International studies, NY, USA.
Part of her work has taken her into the wider sphere of sustainable development. In 1986 she was the only Nigerian, and one of only two Africans, to participate in the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on “Women, Population and Sustainable Development: the Road to Rio, Cairo and Beijing”, which was organized jointly by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Division for the Advancement of Women, and the Division for Sustainable Development. This took place in the Dominican Republic, and focused on the mainstreaming of gender into the Plans of Action of the UN world conferences of Rio, Beijing and Cairo. Prof Acholonu holds several awards from home and abroad.
From 1999 to 2002, she was the Special Adviser on Arts and Culture to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a post she resigned from to seek election, along with a number of other writers who felt their inclusion in Nigerian politics would for the good. However, she lost the contest for the Orlu senatorial district seat of Imo State, and drew attention to irregularities and rigging.
She was recently appointed African Renaissance Ambassador by the African Renaissance Conference with head quarters in the Republic of Benin, and Nigeria’s sole representative at the global Forum of Arts and Culture for the Implementation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNFAC). She is listed in the International Who’s Who of World Leadership, USA; the African Women Writers’ Who’s Who; the Top 500 Women in Nigeria; Who’s Who in Nigeria; and the International Authors and Writers Who’s Who, published in Cambridge, UK.
Acholonu is the Director of the Catherine Acholonu Research Center, Abuja (CARC). The center, based in Abuja, is pioneering research into Africa's pre-history, stone inscriptions, cave art, and linguistic analyses of ancient symbols and communication mediums from the continent. She argues that Nigerian rock-art inscriptions known as Ikom Monoliths prove that "Sub-Saharan African Blacks possessed an organized system of writing before 2000 B.C." and that she and her assistants are able to translate these. In her book They Lived Before Adam: Prehistoric Origins of the Igbo The Never-Been-Ruled she argues that Igbo oral tradition is consistent with scientific research into the origins of humanity.
About the Author Sidney Louis Davis
Sidney Louis Davis, Jr., (Prince Eluemuno of Iduu Eri Kingdom) born in Kittery, Maine, USA, is a retired decorated Naval Petty Officer Corpsman. He received his B.Sc. in Liberal Sciences from the University of the State of New York (Albany, NY 1990) and Master of Arts in Jewish Studies from Hebrew College (Newton, MA 2010). He is a researcher and lecturer on African History, Pre-History, Black/African Judaism, and African Spirituality and Senior Research Fellow at the Catherine Acholonu Research Center for African Studies; the President and CEO of NAGAS International Consortium, Inc. and the USA Director of the Ebo (Igbo) Landing Project, Inc. Davis was awarded a Doctorate Degree for his work in Indigenous African Studies from the Aba Campus of the Pilgrims University and Theological Seminary, Burlington, NC, USA.
About the Book
'EDEN IN SUMER ON THE NIGER' IS THE SEQUEL TO 'THE GRAM CODE OF AFRICAN ADAM', 'THEY LIVED BEFORE ADAM' AND 'THE LOST TESTAMENT OF THE ANCESTORS OF ADAM' BY PROFESSOR CATHERINE OBIANUJU ACHOLONU ET. AL.
'EDEN IN SUMER ON THE NIGER' PROVIDES ARCHAEOLOGICAL, LINGUISTIC, GENETIC AND RECORDED EVIDENCE OF THE WEST AFRICAN ORIGIN OF MANKIND, LANGUAGE, RELIGION, CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION. IT PROVIDES MULTIDISCIPLINARY EVIDENCE OF THE ACTUAL GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION IN WEST AFRICA OF THE GARDEN OF EDEN, ATLANTIS, AND THE ORIGINAL HOMELAND OF THE SUMERIAN PEOPLE, BEFORE THEIR MIGRATION TO THE MIDDLE EAST.
BY TRANSLATING THE HITHERTO UNKNOWN PRECUNEIFORM INSCRIPTIONS OF THE SUMERIANS, CATHERINE ACHOLONU AND SIDNEY DAVIS, HAVE PEELED OFF LAYERS OF THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF AFRICA'S LOST PRE-HISTORY. AT LAST WE KNOW FOR SURE THE WEST AFRICAN VILLAGES, TRIBES AND CLANS THAT SUPPLIED THE PHARAOHS OF EGYPT; WE HAVE NOW PUT AFRICAN FACES ON THE AFRICAN KINGS OF SUMER'S AKKAD, UR, URUK, MESOPOTAMIA, EVEN THE INDUS VALLEY - ALL PRODUCTS THE ORIGINAL AFRICAN HOME OF THE SUMERIANS.
WE NOW KNOW THT THE SAHARA THE BIGGEST DESERT IN THE WORLD, WAS THE LOCATION OF THE LOST NATION OF ATLANTIS (DESTROYED 11000 BC) AND OF MAGAN AND MELUHHA: THE MOST FAMOUS PORT-CITIES OF SUMER, BEFORE THEY WERE DESTROYED BY "THE SEVEN AWESOME WEAPONS" OF THE ANNUNAKI BY CIRCA 2,000 BC.
EDEN IN SUMER ON THE NIGER PROVIDES ANSWERS TO ALL LINGERING QUESTIONS AS TO THE AFRICAN CAVEMEN (IGBOS/ESH/ADAMAS/ADITES) WHO GAVE THE WORLD CIVILIZATION, GAVE THEIR GENES FOR THE CREATION OF HOMO SAPIENS/ADAM AND WERE THE TEACHERS AND GUARDIANS OF THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE ...
(PROFESSOR CATHERINE OBIANUJU ACHOLONU AND SIDNEY LOUIS DAVIS JR)
Annie Brown is the mother of four adult children, five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. She is a licensed minister and social worker. As a social worker, Annie works the terminally ill, providing emotional support at the most critical time in an individual's life. It is Annie's desire that Christians work through their pervasive issues before the end of life, so that the transition between death and eternity can be smooth, and not cluttered with unresolved conflicts.
About the Book
Even as a faithful Christian, there may be times when you feel that there is no hope of escaping issues and themes in your life that ensnare and trip you up time and time again. When a certain pattern of behavior or type of suffering has been following you all your life, it’s hard to believe that you can ever escape from it. Christians with Pervasive Issues shows us that every child of God can be delivered from issues that cause them to be a victim, rather than walking in victory. In compassionate, no-nonsense language, Annie Brown demonstrates that with genuine repentance, using God’s principles, and the right counseling/support, you can overcome anything. Christians with Pervasive Issues gives you the ray of hope you need in order to heal your life, and get closer to God.
Former Special Adviser on Arts and Culture to the Ex-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Acholonu is a writer, researcher and former lecturer on African Cultural and Gender Studies. She is the author of over 15 books, most of which are used in secondary schools and universities in Nigeria, and in African Studies Departments in USA and Europe, the most notable of which are The Gram Code of African Adam: Stone Books and Cave Libraries, Reconstructing 450,000 Years of Africa's Lost Civilizations which earned her the award of Professor of African History and Philosophy from Pilgrim's University and Theological Seminary, North Carolina; The Earth Unchained - A Quantum Leap in Consciousness, A Reply to Al Gore; Motherism - The Afrocentric Alternative to Feminism and The Igbo Roots of Olaudah Equiano. Prof. Acholonu's works and projects have enjoyed the collaboration and the support of United States Information Service (USIA), the British Council, the Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft World and the World Monument Fund.
In 1989, as an upcoming scholar, Acholonu toured universities in USA and United Kingdom, lecturing on her research findings and discovery of the Nigerian origin of 17th Century slave author Olaudah Equiano under the United States International Visitor's Program and the British Council sponsorship Program. In 1986 she was the only Nigerian, and one of only 2 Africans to participate in the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Women, Population and Sustainable Development: the Road to Rio, Cairo and Beijing, which took place in Dominican Republic, focusing on the mainstreaming of gender into the Plans of Action of the UN world conferences of Rio, Beijing and Cairo. Prof Acholonu holds several international awards and honours. She is the founder of Afa Publications, a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Corporate Administration, a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Administrators and a Fellow of the Whelan Research Institute, Owerri to name a few. She is the founder of the Let's Help Humanitarian Project, a charity-based NGO and the Head of the Catherine Acholonu Research Center for African Cultural Sciences based in Abuja, Nigeria.
In 1990 she was honoured with the Fulbright Scholar-Writer-in-Residency award by the US government, during which she lectured as Visiting Professor at 4 colleges of the Westchester Consortium for International Studies, NY, USA.
She is listed in the International Who is Who of world Leadership, USA; the African Women Writers, Who's Who of the Top 500 Women in Nigeria; Who s Who in Nigeria; and the International Authors and Writers Who's Who, published in Cambridge, UK. She was recently appointed African Renaissance Ambassador by the African Renaissance Conference with head quarters in Benin Republic.
Prof Catherine Acholonu is Nigeria's Country Ambassador for the UN Forum of Arts and Culture (UNFAC) instituted by the global Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification based at the UN Building, Bonn, Germany. Before this new assignment, she was the Special Adviser on Arts and Culture to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 1999-2002. Under the leadership of Prof. Acholonu, UNFAC a number of ambitious programs aimed at creating an interface between cultural development in local communities of Nigeria and sustainable environmental development. Under this program, UNFAC has been partnering with Microsoft to give basic IT Training to under-served community dwellers in Nigeria under the Microsoft Unlimited Potential Program.
The UNFAC team of culture researchers- linguists, anthropologists, historians, IT specialists, folklorists - led by Prof. Acholonu, are conducting research aimed at unearthing the hidden meanings of ancient Nigerian rock art/inscriptions known as Ikom Monoliths of Cross River State, which thanks to Acholonu's research findings and nomination application, have now been listed by the World Monument Fund in its 2008 list of 100 Most Endangered Sites as "a ancient form of writing and visual communication ... dating before 2000 B.C." Acholonu is seeking international support and funding for her monoliths research by which she has proved that Sub-Saharan African Blacks possessed an organized system of writing before 2000 B.C. (more than 4000 years ago) and a Pre-History recorded on 350 stones which she and her team of researchers are now transcribing and translating. (See The Gram Code of African Adam, the first in a series on the monoliths research.) She believes that the contents of these stone records will prove that Black Africans were the midwives of human civilization, and will change human history as we know it.
Acholonu is an incurable idealist and a frontline political activist. She contested for the post of President of Federal Republic of Nigeria 1992. Acholonu is one of the founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party, a member of its National Women Mobilization Committee and the Imo State Woman Leader of PDP in the formative years of the party. She is the National Spokesperson of the Movement for Gender Parity, a gender-advocacy group that was in the frontline for the demand for and attainment of the post of the First Woman Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives. As a leading Nigerian political activist Prof. Catherine Acholonu is an advocate for human rights and women's rights and often expresses burning opinions in the national media on the need for government to put the people first.
About the Book
They Lived Before Adam is another full length book of over 500 pages and is the sequel to the Gram Code of the African Adam and a continuation of research begun in the former. It won 2 international awards at the 2009 Harlem Book Fair, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Studies, New York and was featured on C-Span Book TV on 18th July - 31st August ad 1st September 2009.
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An author and an accomplished photographer who has contributed to National Geographic, Discovery Channel, America Online and the Smithsonian Institution, Alyscia Cunningham graduated from Montgomery College with degrees in photography and web design. She also exhibited her photography throughout Washington, DC, Maryland and New Orleans, LA.
Alyscia’s photographs have been published in several books including e Best of Photography 2011, Beauty Around Us, Endless Journeys and Homes of Color Magazine. Her goal for the near future is to shoot stills for cinematographers and work in commercial portraiture. After the production of her photography book, Feminine Transitions, Alyscia plans to publish other photography books on the subject of femininity.
I've been writing since I was in middle school, but just didn't have the desire to do anything with my writing. Over the years friends, and family members have tried to get me to go to spoken word events, but I turned them down. I am a very shy person, so that just didn't work for me. A few years back I was in an abusive relationship, and is proud to say that I'm a domestic violence survivor. At that point my writing became more personal, and more heart felt. The more my peers asked me to venture out with my writing, the more I held back. I am a strong believer in God, so when I read something I took it as a sign, and ran with it. One day I was on the internet and read something that said: "If God gives you a talent then you need to use it". I looked at that as God talking to me about my talent, so I published a poem book.
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Red is the color of the blood my ancestors bled
Red is the color my people have shed
They say America is the land of the free
But if you’re BLACK, then how can this be
Just because you’re black
Don’t make you bad
When people stereotype us
It makes me mad
The white man tries to hold us back
They just don’t know we’re about to attack
We’ve been enslaved, beaten, killed and hung
But we still won’t let that
Get in our way
And we don’t care
What no one have to say
We’re going to make it
As you can see
Just like everyone else
We’re going to be all that we can be
Who are you
To call me a nigger
Because of my race
You need to check yourself
And get out of my face
Don’t call me dumb
Because I’m Black
Plus you made it obvious
That knowledge is what you lack
Hopefully one day
People will open their eyes and see
That Black is beautiful
Just take a look at me
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