Demetrius Frazier

Electric Arches

I Don’t Know Squat About Black Women…and Other Things Eve Ewing Brought To My Attention

So be honest, Black man.  I mean really and truly honest.  Do you think you know Black women? I mean do you think you know enough about their passions, their goals, how they feel about Black men?  How they feel when they are approached by Black men?  How they feel when they get THE perfect hair care product?  If you were interviewed, do you think you can give a fair assessment of the psyche of the Black woman?  Yeah?  So how much?  Like 10%?  20%?  95%?!?

If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, you sir are delusional! 

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#BotM February 2018: “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?”

Our #BookoftheMonth for February 2018 is going to turn your understanding of Martin Luther King and his theology on its head. “Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community?” by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of those classic pieces written by a great author that not many people quote even years later. King, well-known for his eloquent speeches and enduring leadership, details his criticism and path for reconciliation for the black community, white liberals, federal and local government, black power groups and a host of others.  I think we will all be forced to self examine where it is we think our community is headed and what part we are playing in its progress and possibly its decline.

Pick up your copy today at these fine retailers:

Mahogany Books: Where Do We Go From Here
Amazon.com: Where Do We Go From Here

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#BotM January 2018: “Electric Arches”

Our #BookoftheMonth for January 2018 is set to be a page turner. “Electric Arches” by Eve Ewing is getting rave reviews from a variety of sources. I normally don’t pay too much attention to reviews but many book bloggers are saying the same and as you know the social media crowd can sometimes be a bit harsh.  I think we will all enjoy what she has to say and I definitely look forward to discussing this one.

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Black Men Read: A Journey Begins

I have been asked many times what made you do it?  What made you and Lance start BLACK MEN READ?  I sometimes struggle to answer the question.  You see this thing we are doing didn’t start from a warm and fuzzy happy place like we would love to say it did. It wasn’t because “two brothers with a passion for literature” decided to share their passion with the world. It wasn’t some storybook beginning for two bookworms who met in an HBCU library on the campus of a prestigious institution. It all started from a place of anger, a place of frustration. It’s nothing we are ashamed of or try to hide but we truly wish the start was different.

So how did BLACK MEN READ begin?

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I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons

Synopsis of “I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons”

According to the three people who have seen Kevin Hart and a book in the same room, the answer is clear:

A book is compact. Kevin Hart is compact.

A book has a spine that holds it together. Kevin Hart has a spine that holds him together.

A book has a beginning. Kevin Hart’s life uniquely qualifies him to write this book by also having a beginning.

In his literary debut, Kevin Hart takes the reader on a journey through what his life was, what it is today, and how he’s overcome each challenge to become the man he is today.

And that man happens to be the biggest comedian in the world, with tours that sell out football stadiums and films that have collectively grossed over $3.5 billion.

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