C&B BOOKS, was started in 1995, by Carol Rogers & Brenda Piper.The motivation behind this book business, was the lack of affordable books written by black authors.  We decided to become an asset to our Youth and the African American community in a whole.  We offer our books for less then the major stores, we knew this would provide our readers with a wider variety of reading material. We have, titles for all ages in all catagories, fiction, non-fiction, spiritual, inspirational, educational etc.

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Best Selling Book of Poetry
Discusses Controversial Dating
Issues in the African American Community

JUNE 1st 2007
I Want What Most White Women Got: A Black Man
by Veronica Blakely
Infinity Publishing
ISBN# - 0-7414-3667-1

Veronica Blakely, a dark-skinned divorcee, has opened a can of worms and an opportunity for some dialogue in her book of poetry titled, I Want What Most White Women Got: A Black Man. The book looks at relationships in the African American community and ponders why some Black men prefer women who are "light" or white.

The book does NOT bash males NOR is it about racism. The book instead brings to the forefront how dating and marriage has changed drastically for African American women.

The book is written in three parts starting with The Issues at Hand with topics like:
* Color Struck
* P.H.A.T. vs. FAT
* Drama Queen
* W.W.W.F. (White Women Won't Fight)
* Low-down vs. Down-low
* She is Still White to Me

In addition, there are poems of affirmation on the beauty Black women possess in spite of feeling they have been snubbed by Brothers.

The second section titled, Words of Wisdom is dedicated to women on life, love and living. Tips such as: Find a God fearing man instead of just a good feeling man, among other meaningful and uplifting tips.

The third and final section wraps up with B.M.W. Black Men Wanted, with poems describing men in all shapes, shades, sizes, and stages of their lives who are celebrated just for being who they are.

Veronica's book was released in December 2006 and was listed as the #2 Best Seller on Mosaic Books.Com in February 2007 (2 months). Her book is still on the top ten best seller's list and has received critical acclaim from readers around the country.

Book club request, media request, and book purchases can be made through Veronica's website at: http://www.vs-voice.com/ .



The Black Girl's Guide To College Success

What No One Really Tells You About College That You Must Know is a book that finally provides students with tools to navigate college successfully New York, NY, March 21, 2007, Information is power. And now, college students will be more equipped than ever before to navigate college successfully. Today, author Sheryl Walker, introduces a break through book geared at black girls entering college titled, The Black Girl's Guide to College Success-What No One Really Tells You About College That You Must Know. To many people's surprise, black students entering college usually represent first or second generation college students. This means students have no direct resources available to give concrete advice on how to manage the sometimes daunting college world. There are books that tell you how to get into college, but few that show you how to navigate college successfully once you're actually there. Talk to any college graduate and you will hear tons of "I wish I had known that BEFORE going to school. The Black Girl's Guide To College Success provides a blueprint to succeed in college. The book covers topics that most students tend to learn through a terrible game of trial and error. Topics include choosing the right major, obtaining internships every summer during college, and maintaining a high GPA beginning first semester freshman year. The Black Girls Guide to College Success also contains information regarding balancing relationships and extracurricular activities, and tough issues like combating feelings of inferiority. There are several serious topics discussed, but Sheryl reminds readers that college is also a time to have fun. Life becomes a little easier when you don't have to figure out EVERYTHING on your own. Many black women have graduated from college and have been successful. Having a heads up on how to navigate college successfully will only increase that population. The Black Girl's Guide to College Success not only defies the myth that all you have to do is study and get good grades to be successful in college, it leaves you wishing there was a Black Girl's Guide for every stage of life! If you're serious about college success, The Black Girl's Guide to College Success is the book black female college students must have! Sheryl Walker is a recent graduate from the University of Maryland-College Park and currently works at a Big 4 public accounting firm in NY.

Reader Comments:
It is a really good read! I like the way it's written because it's like I am talking to you face to face. It's down to earth. It's funny because so much stuff that you wrote are things that I realized much later in college. Things as simple as buy your books ahead of time so that you could get the used copies..... As I read I can't help but to smile and nod my head, thinking if someone only told me this before I started college. It definitely will be helpful to many girls. Angela (2005 college graduate- Englewood, NJ)

I am fortunate to have found out about you... The sisters here are really struggling!!!!! We need to be empowered. The book is fantastic and I can relate with the extracts I read. You have achieved so much and have shown me that anything is possible! Thandie (sophomore at Goldsmiths college London, England)

"I just wanted to let you know that I received my copy of your book on Friday and my whole family is reading your book. We were a little busy this weekend so we didn't get too far yet but so far we love it!! You are helping us out soo much. We just came back from visiting another college and I think this is the one she is going to attend. I can't wait to finish the book and use all your tips and insight to start my daughter off with lots of knowledge! --Lisa (mother of a junior in high school - New York, NY)
To purchase The Black Girl's Guide visit: Barnes and Nobles: http://www.bn.com/, The publisher's site: http://www.authorhouse.com/, Books A Million: http://www.booksamillion.com/, and www.shop-com.co.uk/op (click on the book store, and search by the author's name or book title).




Try to Remember

NO GAS...On May 15th 2007
Body: Don't pump gas on may 15th
Body: ...in April 1997, there was a "gas out" conducted nationwide in protest of gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight.

On May 15th 2007, all internet users are to not go to a gas station in protest of high gas prices. Gas is now over $3.00 a gallon in most places.

There are 73,000,000+ American members currently on the internet network, and the average car takes about 30 to 50 dollars to fill up.

If all users did not go to the pump on the 15th, it would take $2,292,000,000.00 (that's almost 3 BILLION) out of the oil companys pockets for just one day, so please do not go to the gas station on May 15th and lets try to put a dent in the Middle Eastern oil industry for at least one day.



AMERICAN ME Voices of Our youth

From May 1st to June 30th Moses Miller, of Mind Media, will be conducting an essay/short story writing contest called American Me Voices of Our Youth to help some of our talented teens gain exposure for their craft. He was fortunate enough to have someone recognize his talents, and would like to do the same for our younger generation. Please share this with anyone you think may benefit from this opportunity.

For Contest Information Please Visit:



Encounters In Black Traditions, Inc. Presents

Maximus Parthas and Tribal Raine and The New Word Order All-Stars This Friday May 4th @ 8pm, In Downtown Englewood, NJ

Now nationally known Spoken Word artist from Columbia, SC - "Max & Tribal" Should be familiar to NJ residents as fellow natives. Social activist whose impact began in Peterson, NJ.

The First family the history of Hip Hop "FAM" KISS FM Radio- WPCC Radio and more Urban News, Herald News and The NJ Record Channel 9 News special features The FAM cable TV specials For the first time since 2000 these poetic warriors of The New Word Order come home for a gala celebration of Spoken Word, Music and Song. Join us Friday, May 4th for the launch of the NWO Up Top Tour (visit: prysmaticdreams.com or http://www.thenewwordorder.com/ or http://www.allholdings.com/)

Featuring The Following All-Stars ( partial listing) Max and Tribal Raine World Artist The Dubber/ The Dubber.com Author of the International Acclaimed CD : This Man's Life - Eryk Moore The Girl Genius of Poetic Lyricism - Danielle Reed Fonder of "Phoenix Tounge" in West Columbia, SC - John "Sildag" Starino From Zach Fowler and The Essential - Zach Fowler Please be advised

Reserve Seating in Advance, space will definitely be limited Suggested Donation: $20.00/ $10.00 friends and family of Technology Resource Center/Prysmatic Dreams Limited Vendors Space Available - $25.00

Location
Technology Resource Center - 27 South Van Brunt St. - Downtown Englewood, NJ
Visit web: http://www.allholdings.com/
RSVP: slee@allholldings.com/201-541-0014

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