Writing As A Tool of Empowerment


Jessica Koslow, Campus Circle Magazine – September 2003
*Writing As A Tool is a book every wanna-be journalist should read for inspiration while breaking into the biz. It answers every question (re: query letters, internships,etc.) and gives a handful of sound advice from people who’ve made it. If you’re strapped for cash and time, skipj-school and play by this book.


Not In My Family: AIDS in the African American Community


Publishers Weekly, October 2, 2006 “…
The full power of this book rises from the personal testimonies of African-Americans writing from varied sexual, gender, class and lifestyle perspectives….‘Having watched countless accounts of the virus’s impact on the African American community,’ Robertson writes, ‘I was dismayed by how few African Americans was an active part of this dialogue.’ Not any longer: those voices are loud and clear.”   To order click here.


 Family Affair: What It Means to be African American Today


Publishers Weekly “Pick of the Week” – Mar 23, 2009
This thoughtful collection of short essays, addressing a wide range of issues and emotions facing African Americans, should become a well-thumbed nightstand fixture. Organized into five themes (family, culture, relationships, community and self), contributors range from celebrities like Isaiah Washington and supermodel Beverly Johnson to education administration authority Ontario S. Wooden and self-described “Black Male Teen in America” Bernard Harrison, and a 16-year-old from Queens, N.Y. In the “relationship” section, actress Hattie Marie Winston pens a loving letter to her husband Harold, while documentary filmmaker Muta’Ali Muhammad confesses his ambivalence toward “modern black women.” Readers should resist the urge to read through these essays all at once; concise and thought-provoking, they deserve to be savored. To order click here.


Where Did Our Love Go: Love and Relationships In the African-American Community


February 15, 2013

A wide-ranging collection of essays and personal reflections delving deep into the topic of marriage, love, and relationships in the African-American community. To order click here.

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