“Raising The Literacy Rate One Book At A Time.”
These are simply books that I have enjoyed and I hope that others will as well. I prefer fiction, but my library is diverse. I welcome all reading suggestions and comments from you guys. Enjoy! THE ALCHEMIST By Paulo Coelho This...
Quotini! The ladies of Quotini and I! The Kool Gent, Herb Kent and I! A panel at Brooks College Prep on the Responsibility of Hip-Ho
Pierre may be short in stature but he’s huge when it comes to heart and hustle. Watch him as he cunningly navigates the infrastructure of gang life and maneuvers his way thru Chicago’s murderous streets during the late eighties and...
Life is a contact sport in Chicago’s vicious underworld. Follow Legend Hamilton and his cohort Antonio “Black” Freeman as they try to avoid jail and the cemetery in pursuit of the American dream. Street savvy and college...
A product of the unforgiving East Side of Chicago, J. Anthony Graves has experienced his share of perilous living in the Midwestern miasma he calls home. Despite the fact that he started reading at the age of two and went on to become a straight-A student, he eventually dropped out of high school and became immersed in the lifestyle that surrounded him. His formative years exposed him to a merciless and tumultuous side of life, a life that mandated strong survival instincts and incredible ingenuity. More
THE BLACK WOMEN’S EXPO 2013
Saturday April 6, 2013
3:30 P.M.– 6:30 P.M.
McCORMICK PLACE CONVENTION CENTER
North Building, Hall C1, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
DA BOOK JOINT – BOOK SIGNING
MOTHER’S DAY HAT BRUNCH
Saturday May 11, 2013
12 P.M. – 4 P.M.
GOLDEN DOME OF GARFIELD PARK
100 N. Central Park
THE GREAT MIDWEST BOOK FEST
Saturday June 1, 2013
1 P.M. – 4 P.M.
4740 W. Bradley Road
PRINTERS ROW LIT FEST
Saturday – Sunday June 8-9, 2013
10 A.M. -6 P.M.
In Chicago’s central business district, the 600 and 700 blocks of South Dearborn Street (Harrison
to Polk) and Polk Street (800 South) from Plymouth Court to Clark Street.
THE AUTHOR’S BRUNCH
Sunday June 30, 2013
1 P.M. – 5 P.M.
THE LEGACY LUXURY EVENT VENUE
11901 S. Loomis
NATIONAL BLACK BOOK FESTIVAL
Saturday – Sunday October 25 – 26, 2013
10 A.M. – 6 P.M.
12512 Walters Road
Pierre may be short in stature but he’s huge when it comes to heart and hustle. Watch him as he cunningly navigates the infrastructure of gang life and maneuvers his way thru Chicago’s murderous streets during the late eighties and early nineties. It was a time when an industrious teenager could literally make a fortune overnight. Many gambled their lives and freedom away just as quickly chasing that pot of gold. Those who played the game considered the reward to be worth the risk that inevitably resulted in one of two outcomes: a secure, prosperous future or a an abysmal, fruitless dead end.
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