Sacred Lotus





About the Author

Sat'Ra ~Tracey~ Lumumba (born August 13, 1982) is a Self-employed work from home mom of 5 and a wife. The name of her business is Sat-Ra's Touch where she allows her innovative craftiness to come alive in many forms such as but not limited to writing; She is a blogger and Independent Published Author releasing her first book "Sacred Lotus" in January of 2017. Birth work; she is a Certified Doula since 2015, & Culinary Arts; she is also a plant-based wellness Chef and advocate for Holistic Wellness highly reknowned for her infamous Love Kale Salad which she says is purely the magic of her signature Love Sauce.

Lumumba began writing as a child. She would write short stories and poems for fun and as she grew older would use writing as a platform to express her deepest sentiments. "I express myself best through writing" Sat'Ra says "Its just something about a pen, piece of paper and a peaceful atmosphere." During the pregnancy of her fourth child, Lumumba decided she would write a detailed story about her life thus far and open up about her experiences of Domestic Violence and childhood Sexual Abuse.

She struggled with the demands of writing her book though. Being in a new relationship, while preparing for the arrival of a new baby and caring for her other three children, plus being in a whole new state inevitably called for Sat'Ra to put some things on hold. By 2016, after her fifth baby was born in 2014, and she had time to put somethings into perspective, Sat'Ra was then ready to complete the book she started. By January of 2017, Sacred Lotus was published and released.


About the Book

Sacred Lotus is an autobiography about the life of author Sat'Ra Lumumba. She courageously shares with readers her trials in life as a survivor and how she moved from victim to Victor. Sacred Lotus is available on Amazon.com.

The Blakk Dahlia books:Wrong Vengeance and Rushing to Distraction




About the Author:

Entrepreneur, published model, actress, author/blogger, editor-in-chief....Alexcina Brown wears many hats. According to her, she sums it up as, "I'm a creator..."
Alexicna began by modeling for photography projects and fashion shows for established/upcoming designers, and fashion show production companies. She has worked with clothing, beauty, and accessory brands for print and web campaigns along with being featured in fashion and lifestyle magazines for fashion designer, model features, beauty and health editorials.

In the acting world, she has worked on indie films, web series, theater, and major sitcoms. Taking her aspirations back to the educational side, she's studied with the best in the business to ensure a lasting and lucrative career.

In business, Alexcina has worked behind the scenes for various brands within the music, fashion, & entertainment industry. She created and now serves as Editor-In-Chief for BRASH! Magazine (digital media platform for new and established Indie Music Artists).

Her latest venture, writing under the moniker The Blakk Dahlia, she documents her life lessons and random adventure in her lifestyle blog along with releasing the new book series, the Heartbreak Diaries. Determined to tell her own stories to inspire, release, and entertain along the way.


About the Books:






Wrong Vengeance

Pain…A hard thing to let go. Brandy Sullivan appears to be a woman who has it all together, however readers will quickly learn that she’s living in a world in which she despises. Dealing with abuse in many forms within her own home, she escapes however carries the weight of the post trauma as she tries to move on with her life. While the world continues to turn, Brandy is stuck wondering if love will give her more than what she received. Will she allow past hurt eliminate future happiness? A constant replay of a bad experience can kill a good thing. It’s even worse when you’re becoming the Heartbreak.

Wrong Vengeance displays how a good/warm heart can turn cold. The Blakk Dahlia took a personal experience and created a tale of romance, chaos, pain and self-discovery.





Rushing to Distraction

​Rushing to Distraction is the first entry from the Heartbreak Diaries Book Series. This story goes deep inside of a heart that ignores the warning signs when potential love shows up. Immersing everything into just getting it to work out.

Farrah is driven, focused, and knows her worth until she runs into Jamie. After a long time of putting love on the back-burner, the guard quickly crumbled over this man's potential. She wasn’t asking for the romantic feelings, however, when they showed up, it was hard to let go.

Jamie knows she's wrapped around his finger; slowly drawing her in with the potential for a great love. For Farrah, her yearn for companionship blinds her to the reality that taking it slow is imperative when getting to know someone. Her goals fell by the wayside, her personal relationships faltered; all because she’s distracted by a possibility.

Will her constant attempts to make him love her fail? Or will he see her sacrifices as admirable and CHOOSE her?

This lust-filled suspense read will open reader's minds to questions that goes un-asked when dating. Do you see me as the one? Are you ready for a relationship? No? Well, is it because you simply don't want it with me?

Tap into the heartbreak and engage in the conversations many are too afraid to start with lovers...

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Afrocentric Education



About the Author

My name is Cynthia Cornelius. I am a native and product of Oakland, California and a single mother of three productive adult children and one grandson. I grew up in a time when the Black Panther Party for Self Defense was on the rise and Black Power and Love was a mindset. I attended schools in the Oakland unified school district. Schools that indoctrinated students on mainstream hegemony. Schools that taught Black children to be inferior and not superior. Teaching history that only viewed their ancestors as inferior and uncivilized beings in World and Human Civilization. Schools that did not center their Blackness in their education.

Upon graduation, I enrolled at Merritt College and began my matriculation not just in higher learning but also in learning about my TRUE Black heritage and culture. Over the years, while raising my offspring, I continued to attend higher learning, whenever I could. I went on to obtain both my Bachelors in Africana Studies (2008) and my Masters in Equity and Social Justice in Education (2013) from San Francisco State University. After completing my thesis, Afrocentric Education And Its Importance In African American Children And Youth Development And Academic Excellence - A Comprehensive Analysis, I decided to transform my thesis into a published book. I felt there was a void in this subject matter that needed to be presented.

In 2011, I created a non-profit organization, The Chinue X Project, Inc, (TCXPI), an Afrocentric Educational Resource Service to bring awareness to African/Black heritage and culture through Black History. Through my non-profit, I established a pilot program for young scholars in Oakland to begin discourse on a k-12 level that reflects true history of African descendants and to center them in their education. My goal is to facilitate education that is centered in African heritage and culture for young scholars to see themselves, to love themselves, to respect themselves as product participants in society.





About the Book

Afrocentric Education And Its Importance In African American Children And Youth Development And Academic Excellence - A Comprehensive Analysis

This comprehensive analysis will examine the value and viability of Afrocentricity and African Centered Education as alternatives to Eurocentric education, and critically analyze the theoretical frameworks of Afrocentricity as pedagogy for children and youth. It will seek to answer the following questions; Does Afrocentricity in children and youth shape their identity? Does Afrocentricity in children and youth shape their academic achievement?; and, Does Afrocentricity in children and youth shape their development?

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A Letter to My Sisters: Reflecting on God’s Promises



About the Author

Dr. Veronica L. Hardy is an inspirational speaker, author, and educator. She is currently a university-level educator and licensed clinical social worker. As a mental health professional, she desired to learn how to improve her ability to integrate Biblical scriptures into her clinical services. This led her to obtain a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from a program that enabled her to better grasp the impact of spirituality in counseling.
Dr. Hardy is an insightful author as showcased through her book, A Letter to My Sisters: Reflecting on God’s Promises. She also communicates her passion for empowerment and confronting life challenges through multiple publication venues including her roles as a contributing writer for the book, Navigating the Doctoral Journey: A Handbook of Strategies for Success, co-author of academic journal articles, Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Practice Implications for Mental Health Professionals and Spirituality Group with Female Prisoners: Impacting Hope, and a contributing article writer for The CFM Group Magazine Publishing.
Dr. Hardy is also the organizer of multiple empowerment events including Conversations: A Women’s Empowerment Symposium, a forum to identify and confront barriers to living a beautiful life; Woman to Woman: There is Power in Our Stories, a platform for women to share their spiritual journeys of resilience; 60 Seconds, a domestic violence awareness event; and Creative Strategies, a seminar series designed to highlight the leadership strengths of social work professionals. Through her writing and public speaking, she uses the power of story to reveal and confront challenges experienced by the readers and listeners. Overall, she believes that life is art and is committed to helping others realize their essential value, unique design, and limitless potential.




About the Book

A Letter to My Sisters: Reflecting on God’s Promises is a unique work designed to empower women through story, spirituality, and reflection. Dr. Veronica L. Hardy creatively highlights challenges experienced by women including intimate partner violence, sexual abuse, relationship conflicts, and self-image.

The use of a key story from the New King James Version of the Bible is the basis of the book. Tamar, the daughter of King David, experienced a form of sexual assault - rape, which impacted her identity. She carried the weight of this act on her shoulders but was able to confide in someone close to her. Through A Letter to My Sisters: Reflecting on God’s Promises, you will find inspiration and power in Tamar’s story. It is time to embrace the power in yours.
A Letter to My Sisters: Reflecting on God's Promises is a 2019 publication of WestBow Press, a Division of Thomas Nelson & Zondervan.

More about Dr. Veronica L. Hardy:
www.drveronicahardy.com

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A Few Steps Away from Victory



About the Author:

Desolyn L. Hicks is a speaker, biblical counselor, mentor, author/writer consultant and the founder of Faithcures, LLC a publishing company that focuses on healing the hearts of God’s people throughout the world. Desolyn holds Bachelor of Science degrees in business management from LeTourneau University and biblical counseling from the College of Biblical Studies. Desolyn has successfully received training from the Inspire Women Leadership Academy; and serving as a facilitator for Inner Circles which is designed to replenish women spiritually of their daily challenges.

Desolyn focuses on imparting practical wisdom and providing spiritual guidance that encourages women to passionately pursue their purpose in God. Her heart is to see the people of God healed, delivered, and whole again.





About the Book:

Inside this new, revolutionary book, you will be empowered with step-by-step spiritual guidance, and discover how to move forward from brokenness, control of your negative emotions, have a forgiving heart, and balance your life, trust God by changing your mindset with key Bible verses and prayers that will encourage you.

God loves you, and wants you to be healed from disappointments, unmet expectations, and betrayal from individuals that you trusted wholeheartedly; and start experiencing His abundance. God has the perfect plan for your life you are destined for a divine purpose! A Few Steps Away From Victory helps in jumpstarting your healing process, and places you in a perfect position to experience God’s promises, and ignite His power to walk with absolute confidence.

More about Desolyn L. Hicks:

IG: @authorhicksspeaks
Twitter: @desolynlhicks
Website: www.faithcures.com
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Few-Steps-Away-Victory-Choosing/dp/0692150943