Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Aline Lona Nini Makoti?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Call to the Nations

Call to the Nations

Publishers url: World wide net 

Here's the blurb:
"Call to the Nations - is a landmark documentary that chronicles the beginning of a move of God within the indigenous cultures of the earth.  As people are allowed to worship the Creator in their own culturally specific ways, a threshold is crossed that draws them into a deeper understanding and relationship with God.
John 4:23 says, “A time is coming and has now come when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth”. This video documents that process as it has begun to play out through indigenous followers of Christ. This is a moving and compelling program that has been used around the world to lead people into the presence of God and release people of all cultures into a deeper, more intimate understanding of Jesus and his church.
The video has been a conduit to draw indigenous people to Christ and heal wounds that have driven them away from the God of the Bible. A must have for those that want to understand the heart of the Father and the love He has for all of His children. A great resource to be played before conferences, seminars, and classes dealing with worship, cultural worship, or the diversity of God’s creation.






Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hidden secrets, hidden lives



Hidden secrets, hidden lives

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Pridgen, J. Leon.
Silver Spring, Md. : Strebor ; London : Turnaround [distributor], 2011.
302 p. ; 21 cm.
If we live long enough, eventually our past will catch up to us. After escaping a life of running dope by moving to a new city to attend college, Travis Moore has succeeded in hiding the secrets of his life. Now, twelve years later, he believes that he can return to the city of his youth without facing his past. Travis is making peace with his past by putting in an honest day s work and mentoring young men that are at risk of traveling the negative past that he once traveled. Jarquis Baby Jar Love is teetering on that path and unknowingly becomes the bridge to the life Travis Moore was leaving behind. On the other side of the bridge is Kwame Bone Brown. All those years ago, he was running side by side with Travis until he took the fall to protect his boy. When Bone gets back in the game, he is alone and abandoned by Travis. Bone builds his own private world where he manipulates all the moving pieces and is motivated by revenge. Kwame is set to expose Travis past, which is much deeper than the dope game and uses Baby Jar as a pawn to rob Travis of his life. Travis Moore is on a collision course with the hidden secrets of his past life and tries desperately to hold on. Distributed by Syndetic 



Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Man enough for me


Man enough for me

Bowen, Rhonda.
cover imageNew York : Dafina Books, c2011.
viii, 309 p. ; 21 cm.
"Twenty-something public relations gem Jules Jackson has everything in her life under control, and that's exactly the way she likes it. She's got no problem handling two jobs, her crazy friends, and her difficult mother. But she's just about given up on men--until she meets fine Germaine Williams... Straight-up catch Germaine is eager to prove his worth to Jules, and she falls hard. But it's soon clear Germaine's keeping at least one big secret. And the deeper Jules digs, the more her balancing act and her romance begin to crumble. Now Jules can either turn to her faith and open her heart to love--or risk getting it broken..."--P. [4] of cover.




Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Stereotypes in Black Music: The African-American Crossover Compromise

Stereotypes in Black Music: The African-American Crossover Compromise
by Alan Kurtz



Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (November 28, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1453853669
ISBN-13: 978-1453853665


Product Description
Stereotypes have forever polluted the relationship between blacks and whites in America, and nowhere more conspicuously than in the entertainment field. Here, artists are often judged not only by the color of their skin but by the content of their caricature. In particular, the persistence of racially negative portrayals in African-American music, despite increasing control exercised by blacks, reflects the extent to which both races cling to outmoded concepts. By any measure except ethics, crossover music (made by blacks, consumed by whites) has been spectacularly successful at spreading pernicious icons. Stereotypes in Black Music aims to put these avatars into a pop-cultural context in a way that is informative, provocative and necessarily corrosive. This is not an indictment of African Americans as a whole or of their music generally. It is rather a critical look at one microscopic slice of black culture, examining the screwy symbiosis by which whites have patronized the most demeaning caricatures while blacks have kept the marketplace freshly supplied with toxic divertissements. Within these pages you'll find Louis Armstrong dressed like Fred Flintstone, a tuxedoed Duke Ellington presiding over fantasy jungles in Depression-era Harlem, R&B voodoo men putting a hex on postwar teenagers, rock 'n' roll guitar-slingers in purple Cadillacs transporting underage girls across state lines for immoral purposes, freaky funksters sporting spacesuits and platform shoes, pushbutton-orgasmic disco queens, and of course gangsta rappers in all their gun-blazing, bitch-slapping, X-rated glory. (It's impossible to adequately treat this subject using sanitized excerpts, so expect offensive language.) Stereotypes in Black Music is bound to rankle. But a debate on this volatile subject is long overdue. Let fly the sparks.

About the Author
Independent scholar Alan Kurtz has written extensively about music. During 2007-2009 he contracted to Jazz.com, where he authored 630 reviews, 20 feature articles and an equal number of blogs, and edited more than 2,500 reviews by other contributors. Since November 2009 his online platform has been Blogcritics.org, where he writes about all things other than music.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Heavenly Places



Heavenly Places
Kimberly Cash Tate

Paperback: 356 pages
Publisher: Walk Worthy Press (March 7, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781577948575
ISBN-13: 978-1577948575
ASIN: 1577948572


Product Description
Treva Langston's life has suddenly been turned upside down. She lost her high-powered job, her family has returned to a town that brings only memories of heartache, and she's beset with uncertainty about what makes her worthy. To her husband, she's blind to the blessings of their young family; to her mother, her awkward homecoming is just another reason why she'll never be a success. Unable to shake her fears, Treva feels nothing can save her... Treva's sister understands that trials that come with self-doubt. So with the help of her women's prayer group, she invites Treva to ask God for what she can't do alone. Despite herself, Treva rediscovers the gifts and the people she never took time to value. She finds that the promised Heavenly Places she has always looked for have been in front of her all along.
About the Author
Kimberly Cash Tate, author of More Christian Than African American, is an enthusiastic writer who finds time to home-school her children and study Latin and Ancient Greek. She is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Law.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Catfish Alley

Catfish Alley
Lynne Bryant
New American Library




A moving debut novel about female friendship, endurance, and hope in the South. Roxanne Reeves defines her life by the committees she heads and the social status she cultivates. But she is keeping secrets that make her an outsider in her own town, always in search of acceptance. And when she is given a job none of the other white women want-researching the town's African-American history for a tour of local sites-she feels she can't say no. Elderly Grace Clark, a retired black schoolteacher, reluctantly agrees to become Roxanne's guide. Grace takes Roxanne to Catfish Alley, whose undistinguished structures are nonetheless sacred places to the black community because of what happened there. As Roxanne listens to Grace's stories, and meets her friends, she begins to see differently. She is transported back to the past, especially to 1931, when a racist's hatred for Grace's brother leads to events that continue to change lives decades later. And as Roxanne gains an appreciation of the dreams, courage, and endurance of those she had so easily dismissed, her own life opens up in new and unexpected ways.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Jump



cover imageJump

Little, Terra.
Deer Park, NY : Urban Books ; East Rutherford, NJ : Distributed by Kensington Pub. Corp., c2011.
354 p. ; 21 cm.
"Killing her grandmother was a choice Helena Hunter made all by herself, but she wasn't thinking about the consequences of her actions when she pulled the trigger. Back home after eight years in prison, she finds that the little girl she left behind is now a teenage stranger who thinks her mother might be a monster. The family members who labeled her the black sheep want her to forget the fact that they all played a part in her downfall. And the wonder of being free again is overshadowed by the fear of a future filled with uncertainty. Shaking the stigma of incarceration proves to be more than Lena bargained for. Before her life went to hell, she was a middle-class computer geek and a proud parent. Now that she's been labeled a menace to society, she is a walking, talking poster child for what can happen to victims who take the law into their own hands"--P. [4] of cover.


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