By Ebony Swopshire
RAPED – REJECTED – RESTORED
Red, often referred to as Diamond wasn’t your commonplace little woman. Diamond lived together with her mom and dad Ruby and Cain. Ruby was once a difficult operating girl striving to make a manner out of no approach. whereas Cain used to be an Ole G. Cain hustled the streets by way of day and took over the dope condo at evening. Diamond attempted demanding to beat the ache of Cain’s absence in her existence. Diamond’s Uncle Mitty constantly instructed Diamond that she wasn’t like every the remainder of the youngsters. She was once fascinating and extraordinary. transforming into up Diamond was once a directly A pupil. Her mom Ruby used to be so happy with her little lady. Ruby bragged to a person who could hear approximately how tremendous Diamond was once. Diamond and Ruby have been hooked up on the hip till that day. Ruby nor Diamond by no means anticipated issues to take a flip for the more severe. Ruby despatched Diamond away to reside together with her sister Dolly. Diamond despised Ruby for sending her away. She vowed to herself that she may make Ruby’s existence a dwelling hell. What Diamond didn’t comprehend was once existence used to be approximately to take her on a rollercoaster trip she’d always remember. may Diamond live on the Rape, or die within the process?
By Andre Clemons
He's by no means been one to depend upon someone. he is already been used to creating offerings himself. now not via selection. extra by means of strength. To his mom, he is her oldest son, he is her confidant, he is the large brother and the daddy determine to his more youthful siblings, the troublemaker Travis and the blameless Lynette.
When their mom passes away all of sudden, Malik finally ends up having to elevate his siblings and make his manner into the realm the simplest that he can.
But with temptation and tragedy coming for him at each flip, how can Malik deal with the pressure?
By D Rashad Battle
Dream can not seem to hold his head on directly.
There's Rodney "Swag" Atkins, the music superstar residing a mystery existence that he wishes Dream part of; "Pusha", his hustlin' on back, off back lover and Calvin Tate, bankruptcy president of the main illustrious fraternity on campus. upload to the combination, his dysfunctional, broken top pals, Epiphany Wingate and Tyree Williams, who've their very own hidden insecurities and you have a recipe for catastrophe. every one key participant in Dream's international seems to him for a crutch that he may not be in a position to provide anymore, as his personal lifestyles falls aside.
As those 3 buddies attempt to navigate their lives whereas attending the traditionally Black university, Newman Campbell collage, they adventure heartbreak, ache, tragedy, and at last, triumph. What occurs whilst this boy's dream is deferred?
Asia and Jay’vion are making plans their significant marriage ceremony, but if issues hit the fan, will there be a marriage finally? the group is again, and once more, able to take you on yet one more rollercoaster journey of your existence in What Hurts the main 4…
By Shvonne Latrice
By ANTWAN 'ANT ' BANK$
Sabrina in her personal fortuitous approach brought me to the existence i've got this present day. nonetheless no spouse nor children within the photograph, although they consistently held a spot subsequent to my quickly to be chilly center. I witnessed my lifestyles switch in a break up moment. Now that i believe again on it; mine did that very day I dropped Pharoah’s punk ass in that again parking zone. I must have identified issues may by no means be an identical after that day. I nonetheless get a thrill while i feel in regards to the glance he had in his eyes whilst I took his lifestyles away and the smile that remained on Sabrina’s all that day.
As I take a seat the following smoking in this Cohiba, during this Mansion, with all this strength, all this funds and all of the blood on my arms from these fools that stood in my method. My middle nonetheless beats quick on the sight of the vehicles, funds, homes, girls and the sound of sizzling bullets piercing hot flesh. See I stay for this shit simply because there’s not anything else in the market for me; yet this. Don’t blame my mom, don’t blame my pops. Blame Uncle Sam for putting that M16 in my fingers and mind washing me to kill with out feeling a rattling factor. Blame this tousled economic climate; that has such a lot of humans suffering. Yeah I made a decision and i'm pleased with it. due to that; me and my staff will safeguard what’s ours until eventually the day we die. See we don’t plan on going to no criminal, penitentiary or not anything like that. sure we plan to head out with a struggle, final guy status! demise earlier than Dishonor; that’s how we roll! Gangsters make the area cross around and Sin urban is its axes. It’s time for me to prevent speaking now; you might have a narrative to learn; see you at the inside of. MADE III; dying sooner than Dishonor; pay attention Thine Enemies Deceit. the ultimate Chapter…..
- Andy ‘AC’ Cooper; Don of Sin urban. -777
By Sierra Seabrooks
Applez mom began to abuse alcohol to deal with the discomfort, and began taking her frustrations out on her. After an immense argument, she circulation out of her mother's condo and in along with her ally, who was once extra like a massive brother to her. The day after she strikes out her mother dies in a automobile twist of fate from under the influence of alcohol using and hitting one other motor vehicle.
During all of her issues, Applez used her loose time to hang around along with her acquaintances to get her brain off of what was once occurring in her existence. whereas out, she met this man who at the start has her on cloud nine, yet finally turns her international upside down.
When 3 younger buddies, Porsha, Frankie and Sahara, choose to sublease an house from a mutual acquaintance, lifestyles turns into one large get together for the women. however the get together involves an abrupt finish once they discover they have been fleeced for his or her funds and an eviction discover is taped to their door. they've got seventy-two hours to come back up with the cash or be tossed into the streets by way of town marshals. Armed with quite a few schemes, they got down to attempt to cease the eviction and locate themselves stuck within the crossfire of a bloody struggle among the infamous Clark kinfolk and a brand new participant within the game.
Meanwhile the police are nonetheless looking for the killer recognized in basic terms because the Animal, whereas his former lover Gucci attempts to place the items of her existence again jointly. whilst all is expounded and performed, all events concerned will become aware of whatever approximately Animal and his abduction that nobody was once ready for.
There is going the local, again!One of Library Journal's top road Lit Books of 2011
By Omar Rashad
Going again to Cali is the gritty city story of an ex-con published to the suggest streets of los angeles in 1988. Imbued with all of the racial tensions and cultural underpinnings of that point and position, writer Omar Rashad's imaginative and prescient is a startling reminder of either how some distance now we have come and the way a ways we nonetheless need to cross within the fight for a really color-blind society. while, Rashad does not say sorry for his characters and their usually undesirable judgements and in its place offers us a narrative of the fight to do solid whereas surrounded via undesirable. this can be certainly a publication worthy studying and an writer worthy staring at. "Judge, Writer's Digest twenty first Annual Self-Published e-book Awards"
By BriAnn Danae
Joyously engaged and adapting into parenthood, Tesh and Ra have their arms complete with a hectic baby. The couple, who appeared to move and develop during the such a lot within the prior books, are nonetheless studying to develop. whilst all he ever sought after used to be a kinfolk, Ra reveals himself wondering Tesh’s loyalty and if she is admittedly able to take his final identify.
Vulnerable and hopeful to the adventure Lano is taking her on, Anika is in complete bliss. The stereotype she had set in stone in her head concerning males and their intentions have been long past, till Lano eliminates his masks and indicates who he quite is. Regretfully, Anika has to select to stick and listen to him out, or run… like she regularly does.
Fatherhood seems to be attractive as ever on Harvey, and Aunyae can not help yet imagine that they're the one couple who has a dating on reliable phrases. within the cessation of this drama-filled novel of Juvie & Solai: A Hood Love tale, barriers are crossed, loyalty is demonstrated, and relationships are put on trial. occasionally, love simply isn’t adequate.