My journey as an Authorpreneur has been full of many ups and downs, and twists and turns, and blessings and burns. But today, I want to take time to stop and celebrate some wins.
The ideas and concepts that flow through my book "Wanna Hide Something From a N*gga, Put It In a Book"continue to grow and be shared!
Check and see if any of these bookstores are near you, grab a copy of the book (to keep or share), and check out what else they have in there. They ALL offer great books and so much more to offer and share with the community.
These are the 5 bookstores we've partnered with so far. Take some time and check them out if any of them are near you!
Black Dot Cultural Center & Bookstore
6984 Main St.
Lithonia, GA 30058
Juice-C-Juice Books & More (Smiley’s Bookstore)
940 E. Dominguez St.
Carson, CA 90746
1540 Southlake Pkwy, Suite 7A
Morrow, GA 30260
4508 Slauson Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90043
Zahra’s Books n Things
900 N. La Brea Ave
Inglewood, CA 90302
Check them all out individually at our Bookstore Homes.
My book “Wanna Hide Something From a N*gga, Put It In a Book” has made it into its FIRST BOOKSTORE!!!
“I’m a Black man that is proud to be Black, and I want to help the Black community, but I love all mankind.” - Common (Actor, Activist, and Hip Hop Artist)
"Wanna Hide Something From a N*gga, Put It In a Book"
I packed this book with so much information that people wanna hide, and my goal and plan is to share my book with the world.
With that being said, it is with absolute great pleasure and excitement that I’m able to announce that my book “Wanna Hide Something From a N*gga, Put It In a Book” made it into its first bookstore!
Juice-C-Juice (affectionately also known as Smiley’s Bookstore) has been serving our community since 1993, and still stands as an excellent place to feed both your mind and your body. Stop by and try some of the fresh and delicious fruit and veggie juices, non-dairy smoothies, salads, gifts, books, and more.
So if you’re in Carson, CA or anywhere even remotely close to Carson, do yourself a favor and stop by Juice-C-Juice Books & More!
I added their address below, and make sure you check out their website at gotjuices.com.
940 E. Dominguez St. Suite K
Carson, CA 90746
It’s Black Panther weekend! If you haven’t already seen it, do yourself a favor, and run to the movie theaters! Now! Stop reading and go now! (Or at least plan to go whenever you’re free this weekend, because in all honestly it was an amazing movie with great acting, writing, directing, costumes, and all around imagery.)
And just so that we’re clear, this post will include absolutely zero spoiler alerts. (I’m trying to give y’all time to go see it lol.) But I will talk about the impact that Black Panther has had and has the potential to have. It’s enormous!
So let’s start with the timing of this movie. It’s Black History Month! And what better time to have a movie like this and with cast full of gifted Black actors portrayed in this manner.
What’s even better though is the fact that the weekend of the release of Marvel’s Black Panther coincides with Dr. Huey P. Newton’s birthday. On February 17, 1942 Dr. Huey P. Newton, cofounder of the Black Panther Party, was born. He would’ve been 76 years old today.
Still, in regards to the movie, the impact on our communities simply cannot be overstated. This isn’t the first Black superhero, but it is the most recent one with a movie like this coming out. And isn’t that reason enough for us to be excited?
And along with having such a talented majority Black cast, we also have a gifted Black writer and director named Ryan Coogler directing the film.
The impact it can have on the kids growing up seeing these images of Black people with super abilities and seeing these Black actors on the big screens getting the support of the Black community cannot be measured. Children are seeing the massive turnout and reviews for this film at a young age and has the potential to inspire their future in ways unimaginable. And for the little children in all of us adults, it’s dope to see a film like this finally being brought to the big screen that represent us in a brilliant and beautiful light. Basically, its great to see such great representation of us.
The Black Panther Party also had quite an impact on our communities as well. Dr. Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale were cofounders of the Black Panther Party. These Blacks Panthers continued to instill a sense of pride for our history and ancestry while enforce self-defense against any threat.
Besides focusing on the preservation of our communities through self-defense when necessary, the Black Panther Party helped support the community in other ways as well. The biggest ways that impact our communities then, and now, are the Free Breakfast for Children Programs and the WIC Program still at work in our communities today.
And that’s just some of the impact of Black Panther.
Happy Black History Month!
(Go see the movie!)
"I have a dream today." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Today we celebrated the life, love, and legacy of a dreamer named ...
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. King had a dream of freedom, hope, and equality for all. He had a dream for his children and his children’s children. Dr. King refused to be satisfied with how people were being mistreated in the world, so he dedicated his life to speaking that dream into existence.
It all started with a dream, but he followed his dreams with action.
Dr. King showed commitment to that dream through his love in the nonviolent movement for the advancement of the Black community. Despite what dangers he and his family faced, he chose love over hate time and time again. He knew the solution we needed had to have love in it.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
His life and his love have outlasted him and still impacts our world today. What he did inspired so many others to action. That legacy is the reason we celebrate today!
He understood that progress takes action, but it ALWAYS starts with a dream.
Happy MLK Day! The day of the dreamer!
I've started to print my logo all over the place! I've got hats, shirts, polos, and its even my phone case. The one on my phone case is just the logo by itself, no words. And people are still loving it! Which is super dope.
But then they ask, "What is it?"
I let them know about my publishing company, Black Light Project Publishing, and the overall idea of Black Light Project.
At this point I feel the need to thoroughly explain it for everybody. So ... this is Black Light Project:
"Like a black light, The Black Light Project is on a mission to shed light on and uncover the issues in the issues in our communities that "they" wanna hide. My team and I uncover and address the things holding our communities back. Then we build the community up by educating and spreading knowledge. As we continue to grow we will continue to share and shed light on different people, projects, and purposes."
That, in a nutshell, is the plan and idea of Black Light Project. And what's dope about the logo, in my opinion at least, is if you focus on the starting point and follow through, you'll be able to ...
"Watch this Idea Grow"
Dennis aka D. Haynes The Author is a Black author from Inglewood, CA. Graduating with his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minoring in Business Administration, Dennis grew to understand the psychological damage in our communities and the need for more knowledge to help better ourselves.
Wanna Hide Something From a N*gga,
Put It In a Book
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