Coming in 2018! Available for Pre-Order!
Bill Duke: My 40 Year Career on Screen and Behind the Camera
Bill Duke is an accomplished actor, director, producer, and writer. His acting and directing credits include stints on such ground-breaking television series as Falcon Crest, Fame, Hill Street Blues, Knotts Landing, Dallas, and New York Undercover. His feature credits include Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Get Rich or Die Trying, Deep Cover, Hoodlum, Predator, Menace II Society and Not Easily Broken, to name a few. He has recently completed production on Blexicans, a new television pilot that takes a comedic look at a mixed-race family. His documentaries, Dark Girls and Light Girls, both NAACP Image Award nominees, aired on the OWN and were two of the most successful documentaries on the network.
Trump Troubadour No More
by Kraig Moss with Dave Smitherman
Truck driver Kraig Moss tragically lost his son to a heroin overdose. When he heard about Donald Trump's presidential candidacy, he felt a renewed purpose, especially since Trump promised him, from the stage at a rally, that more would be done to battle drug addiction. Kraig dutifully attended countless rallies and supported this "new hope" for a better America by playing songs. He was quickly dubbed The Trump Troubadour by the media. He soon found out that nothing has changed and Trump ultimately let him down. Despite those setbacks, Kraig is using his newfound celebrity to fight for change in the drug epidemic sweeping the country, especially hitting economically depressed communities like his own.
This Stops Today: Eric Garner’s Mother Seeks Justice After Losing Her Firstborn
by Gwen Carr with Dave Smitherman
Foreword by Hillary Clinton
After her son’s murder went viral on the internet, Gwen Carr’s life changed forever. On July 17, 2014, the video recording of Eric Garner’s death at the hands of New York City police officers on Staten Island set the tone for a new normal where young black men and women now automatically document police interactions with their cell phones for fear of brutality and even death. The illegal chokehold that took Eric’s life has been seared into the public consciousness forever as the large black man struggled to breathe while a white policeman held him down on a hot concrete sidewalk. Despite facing several tragedies in her life, Gwen Carr, a retired transit train operator, now dedicates her time to seeking justice for her son and fighting for racial equality, especially the way blacks are treated by law enforcement in the United States. Mrs. Carr shares the tragedies she’s faced and how she has moved forward to help others avoid the horrible treatment that her son received.
The Medical Marijuana Guide: Cannabis and Your Health
by Dr. Patricia Frye with Dave Smitherman
After decades of misinformation about cannabis largely due to the well-funded propaganda campaign in the 1930s, public attitudes toward the drug have finally begun to evolve. In 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana and since then, 28 other states, 2 U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia have followed suit. Now countless patients are reaping the benefits of this amazing resource which has been used to effectively treat everything from chronic pain to debilitating illnesses.
In The Medical Marijuana Guide: Cannabis and Your Health, Dr. Patricia Frye takes a direct, no-nonsense approach to educating readers about cannabis and its medicinal qualities. After having retired from medicine, Dr. Frye was offered an opportunity to practice cannabis treatment. Intrigued, she educated herself on this emerging alternative and is now ready to share with others what she has learned.
by April Ryan
Veteran White House reporter April Ryan thought she had seen everything in her two decades as a White House correspondent. And then came the Trump administration. In Under Fire, Ryan takes us inside the confusion and chaos of the Trump White House to understand how she and other reporters adjusted to the new normal. She takes us inside the policy debates, the revolving door of personnel appointments, and what it is like when she, as a reporter asking difficult questions, finds herself in the spotlight, becoming part of the story. With the world on edge and a country grappling with a new controversy almost daily, Ryan gives readers a glimpse into current events from her perspective, not only from inside the briefing room but also as a target of those who want to avoid answering probing questions. After reading her new book, readers will have an unprecedented inside view of the Trump White House and what it is like to be a reporter Under Fire.
Tell It to My Heart: How I Lost My Sh#T, Conquered My Fear, and Found My Voice
by Taylor Dayne with Dave Smitherman
Friends and fans have always encouraged me to share my story, but I never felt really ready until now, because this is not a particularly sweet story. It’s gritty, it’s real, and it’s truthful. It’s about love, which is good even when it doesn’t last, and God, who is good.It’s also about friendship, but most of all, it’s about the voice which was my salvation, even when I couldn’t see salvation waiting in the wings.
Coming in Fall of 2018.