The 50 Most Positive Things I Know About African Americans


by Danny Ray Christian



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/25/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781543447583
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781543447590

About the Book

I realize that with this book, I am like a voice crying in the wilderness, as everybody else is crying at the sad state of the black community and finding nothing good to say about us. I dare to believe and argue that we are still mighty people, with much to be proud of. So what I have done with this book is just talk about what I personally feel are the strong points of the black as people and community. You can choose to say that I am living in a fantasy world if you want. But I am confident that African Americans are going to eventually show the world that they are indeed a noble race and that they have much to offer society. History has proven that when things are at their worst is when the tide changes and victory is won. I strongly believe that we are on the verge of a breakthrough as far as our overcoming the problems that presently beset us. I want to show with this book that we are as capable as any other race of growing stronger from the obstacles we face and struggle with. These hard times are ultimately going to make us stronger and give us a hell of a story to tell our grandchildren and write in the history books for future generations to read.

About the Author

Danny has been certified by Toastmasters International as a competent Public Speaker (1991 East Moline). He received his GED from the Chicago City Colleges (1981) and obtained a certificate in Graphic Arts from Southeastern Illinois College (1987). He is a former member of the Pan-African Revolutionary Socialist Party. He spent twenty years in prison and ten in Elgin Mental Health Center. While in the hospital he wrote over eight-hundred poems, three books of daily meditations, and numerous speeches and Afro-centric anecdotes. He also acted as a mentor for younger consumers while there, leading his own peer-support groups and chairing GROW for four years (2003-07). He has been clean of all illegal drugs for fourteen years. Since getting out of the hospital in 2913 he has written six books: A Ten Part Book to Maximizing Your Potential, Life Poems, Three-Part Process to Breaking the Recidivism Cycle, Young, Gifted and Black, Redeeming the Time and Let Them Eat Cake. Danny's mission is to provide others who have struggled with additions and mental illnesses as well a history of going back and forward to prison with a better image of what they can be with the use of faith and a meaningful life purpose as a guide.