My name is Dennis aka D. Haynes The Author, and I wrote a book for and about the Black community. The title of this book is ... Wanna Hide Something from a N*gga, Put It In a Book.
And that's exactly what I did. I gathered the things that "they" wanna hide from a "n*gga", and I put it in a book.
I have to admit that I didn't exactly come up with the title. It's a phrase that I heard growing up in the Black community on several different occasions. This book, and ultimately my entire company, are the result of the sad truth that this phrase is still relevant today. There are always exceptions to the rule, but generally speaking, our children's reading and writing levels are low.
Our ancestors fought and died to learn how to read and write in secrecy, despite the dangers if they got caught. It was illegal for Blacks to know how to read and write. Yet, our ancestors relentlessly strived for the opportunity.
Because of their sacrifices, we have the opportunity—and freedom—to read and write today. Thanks to technology, we have books and information literally at our fingertips. Our opportunity is now.
My goal as a writer, and ultimately as a business owner, is to stand as a resource to the Black community.
We will continue to take advantage of the opportunities we have now, as we continue to create new ones for ourselves and others.