Invisible Ink

Book Review by Kam Williams   Invisible Ink Navigating Racism in Corporate America by Stephen M. Graham CreateSpace Paperback, $11.95 220 pages ISBN: 978-1-5411-7117-6   “It has always been a struggle for the relatively few African-Americans in corporate America who do exist, and it is made all the more difficult because we tend to operate …

We Were Eight Years in Power

  Book Review by Kam Williams   We Were Eight Years in Power An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates One World Hardcover, $28.00 394 pages ISBN: 978-0-399-59056-6   “For so much of American history, the fact of black people is a problem… The demonstrable truth has been evaded in favor of a more comforting story… …

My Grandmother’s Hands

Book Review by Kam Williams   My Grandmother’s Hands Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem Central Recovery Press Paperback $17.95 332 pages ISBN: 978-1-942094-47-0   “For the past three decades, we’ve earnestly tried to address white-body supremacy in America with reason, principle and ideas–using dialogue, forums, discussions, …

Pretty Powerful

Book Review by Kam Williams   Pretty Powerful Appearance, Substance and Success by Eboni K. Williams Viva Editions Hardcover, $21.99 224 pages ISBN: 978-1-63596-662-6 “Pretty powerful is the understanding that, as women, we have the duality of both ‘pretty’ and ‘substance’ that can (and should) be maximized to achieve any success we set our minds …

The Seven Commandments for Happiness and Prosperity

When Shari Sharifi Brown enters a room one immediately senses a unique presence, an intuitive sense that  the joy within her is the infallible sign of the presence of God.   Why 7  Commandments when we all have been taught there were 10 Commandments.  Because in fact Shari has created an active faith  formula to …

Book of Black Heroes

Book Review by Kam Williams   Political Leaders Past and Present by Gil L. Robertson, IV Foreword by Myrlie Evers-Williams Just Us Books Paperback, $12.95 80 pages ISBN: 978-1-933491-21-9   “The first African-American political leaders began to serve following the Civil War…Known as Reconstruction, this period represented a window of opportunity for African-Americans… Many [Black] …

331 Innings

Book Review by Kam Williams   331 Innings by Peter Brav Zappyness Media Paperback, $7.25 164 pages ISBN: 978-1-544237947   “331 Innings is a powerful tale narrated by elderly, Nebraska native Jack Schram, a lifelong witness to the folly of war and hypocrisy. Jack tells of the bullying encountered by his nephew’s teenage son, John, …

Rising Star

Book Review by Kam Williams   The Making of Barack Obama by David J. Garrow William Morrow Hardcover, $45.00 1472 pages ISBN: 978-0-06-264183-0   “Barack Obama’s speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four years later as America’s first African-American president. In this …

The Meaning of Michelle

Book Review by Kam Williams   16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own Edited by Veronica Chambers St. Martin’s Press Hardcover, $24.99 236 pages ISBN: 978-1-250-11496-9   “Michelle Obama is unlike any other First Lady in American History. From her first moment on the public stage, she has …