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Crown Holders Conversation with Victoria Christopher Murray
Praise for The Personal Librarian, a Good Morning America Book Club pick!
“Historical fiction at its best…The Personal Librarian spins a complex tale of deceit and allegiance as told through books.”
—Good Morning America
The First Ladies Editorial Reviews
“This book will expand your perspective and keep you reading late into the night."
—Dolen Perkins-Valdez, New York Times bestselling author of Take My Hand
Victoria Christopher Murray's Books
About the Author
Victoria Christopher Murray is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 novels. Her novels, The Personal Librarian and The First Ladies, which she co-authored with Marie Benedict were both Instant New York Times bestsellers and her novel, Stand Your Ground won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Fiction. Five of her novels, Lust, Envy, Wrath, Pride and Greed have been made into TV movies for Lifetime.
Crown Holders Spotlight: Marc Lacy - Ghost of Ace Honeycutt The Final Countdown
Clairvoyance - Poetic Vault Series (7 books)
Clairvoyance – Insightful Lyrical Musings from the Poetic Vault Series. Clairvoyance is a collection of poetic works from speaker, writer, and producer, Marc Lacy. This publication is what Lacy is deeming the “ultimate discernment” of his deepest thoughts and contemplations.
Clairvoyance is comprised of over 500 previously unreleased poems from Lacy’s sacred vault. These poetic gems are contained within 5 books, plus 2 bonus books of love poetry…for a total of 7. The books are: Crescendo Ammunition Expose Requiem Geometry With 2 Bonus Love Poetry Books: Beatific Ambrosia Enraptured Felicity.
Marc Lacy releases the highly anticipated final installment of The Whiskey House Trilogy, Ghost of Ace Honeycutt. This last installment bears similar characteristics of its predecessors (Curse of the Whiskey House and Viral XGressions) in that it's action-packed and full of surprises.
Download Ghost of Ace Honeycutt (Kindle Edition) by Marc Lacy https://a.co/d/gBXZvyq
Crown Holders Conversation: Lauren Wilson discusses Afro-Bougie Blues
Afro-Bougie Blues: A Collection of Short Fiction by Lauren Wilson
Step into the world of Afro-Bougie Blues and walk in the shoes of different protagonists as they struggle to move through the world. Ordinary black women and men develop tenacity when they have to deal with the reality of their choices.
Alexis finally finds love after seventeen years of a lonely existence, but life throws a curveball. Watch as she overcomes the challenge despite her past still looming over her head.
Walk with Rodney, a gulf war veteran who tries to drown the war memories with alcohol. See Bessie, overweight & stuck in life, make a decision that sets her on a journey that transforms her life in ways she never imagined.
Thirteen-year-old Aisha wants answers to her complicated question about love. And this sets her father on the task of reflecting on what the word "love" really means. Listen to Lenore & her sisters recount stories from their father’s life after he succumbs to cancer. From depression, abortion, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), spousal abuse,& extramarital affairs to colorism. Each short story takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions.
Afro-Bougie Blues is about characters with stories that are relatable because it captures struggles people deal with in everyday life. The author’s captivating prose and incredible storytelling will plunge the reader into fascinating worlds and challenge them to take on new perspectives that inspire, move & entertain. Lauren's website: afrobougieblues.com
Crown Holders Conversation with Author Julius Kane
THE JULIUS KANE TRIFECTA PACKAGE
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Connect with Julius Kane
Julius Kane is the author of dozens of titles. His resume boasts an eclectic array of genres and categories including, fiction, non-fiction, stageplays, essays, poetry, and most recently, sci-fi. Julius Kane is a community activist and social reform advocate who currently resides in the DMV area. Website: https://juliuskane.org
Crown Holders Conversation with Kofi Annan - Leadership in Action
Leadership in Action: 5 Key Principles of Racial Justice Work by Kofi Annan
More about the book: 42fightingwords.com
As painful and upsetting as George Floyd’s murder was, it was encouraging to witness not just the intense condemnation–and ultimate prosecution–of the officers involved but the almost universal recognition that that incident was a mere symptom of a greater problem, systemic racism.
In the subsequent months, more resources and energy were invested into fighting systemic racism than ever before. America experienced the largest and longest-running protests in its history, and corporate America pledged over $200 billion to racial justice initiatives.
Unfortunately, according to research conducted by Forbs Magazine, as of late 2022, the majority of that money either went unspent while the rest was spent on efforts that had little systemic impact. The problem is that even individuals and organizations that have the best of intentions are clueless about how to craft an effective strategy to conduct racial justice activism. This work can be daunting, and even seasoned veterans can become overwhelmed or burned out.
In this book, Kofi, a nationally recognized racial justice activist and award-winning author, lays out his five key guiding principles for conducting efficient and effective racial justice work. The guide serves as a tool for individuals, corporations, or non-profit organizations whose heart is in the right place but could use help crafting a strategy.
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