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The Certificate of Authenticity enclosed with the Trophy says – “We congratulate you on your award. This award recognizes that this achievement is the product of hard work, and a continuous desire for excellence”.

Our personalized has arrived, July 6, 2013 at http://www.amberbooks.

The NAACP Image Award says. 44th NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Literary Work –
Youth/Teens – “Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons – A Dialogue With
America’s Young Leaders” (Amber Books) Gregory Reed (Author)
Tony Rose, Publisher – February 1, 2013

The Certificate of Authenticity on the Trophy says – “We congratulate you on your award. This award recognizes that this achievement is the product of hard work, and a continuous desire for excellence”.
And Yvonne Rose, who along with, our author, Gregory J. Reed, made it all possible, shares a very proud moment with our NAACP Image Award, July 6, 2013

 National – February 1, 2013 – Amber Books, the award winning imprint of Phoenix, AZ based, Amber Communications Group, Inc., was announced as an NAACP Image Award winner for “Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens” – for it’s title, “Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons – A Dialogue With America’s Young Leaders” by Gregory J. Reed, Esq. (Amber Books), and has earned an NAACP Image Award for Literature at the 2013 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards Show, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, February 1, 2013.

Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc., stated in his acceptance speech, “On behalf of Amber Books, Gregory J. Reed, Esq., and the Keeper of the Word Foundation, we are extremely excited to have been honored with an NAACP Image Award for Literature.”, Rose added, “I want to thank God, with whom all things are possible and Gregory J. Reed, Esq., who brought “Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons – A Dialogue With America’s Young Leaders”, an outstanding and historic collection of student letters to President Barack Obama, and his responses to those students from all across America, along with the President’s speeches, public statements, and quotations during his campaigns and tenure as President of the United States of America, to Amber Books.

Rose stated, “We thank the NAACP Image Awards, The 2013 44th Annual Image Awards Sub-Committee Members, The NAACP Voting Members, our NAACP Image Awards Literary Coordinator, Annette Thomas, for her diligence and hard work on behalf of our African American Literary Community, and I thank my wife, Yvonne Rose, The Associate Publisher of Amber Communications Group, Inc., for her and her editorial and design team’s tireless work, and technical and creative skills, in making a great book even greater”.

Rose further added, “Thank you to everyone who made this outstanding NAACP Image Award in Literature possible!!! Thank you”.

Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO
Amber Communications Group, Inc.
1334 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 5-D67, Phoenix, AZ 85048



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FEB2013: Black Literary Players Newsletter

 Vol. 8   Issue # 2

 Black Literary Players

ISSN: 1066-9396           

February, 2013

Obama Talks Back

Global Lessons – A Dialogue with America’s Young Leaders


THE 44TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, 2 hour Special airs live Friday, February 1, 2013 8/7 p.m. Central on NBC. more…

AMBER Books author Gregory J. Reed‘s new book Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons – A Dialogue with America’s Young Leaders has been nominated for the 2013 NAACP Image award. Reed is author of fourteen books including Tax Planning and Contract Negotiating Techniques for Creative Persons, Professional Athletes and Entertainers (1979), This Business of Boxing and and Its Secrets (1981), This Business of Entertainment and Its Secrets (1985); Negotiations Behind Closed Doors (1992), Economic Empowerment Through The Church (Zondervan, 1994, American Book Award Winner), Quiet Strength, with Mrs. Rosa Parks (Zondervan, 1995), and Dear Mrs. Parks (Lee & Low, 1996, NAACP Image Award Winner) to name a few. more…  

Ordained! See rare never before seen by the public photograph of  young Barack Obama, “Choosen, Anointed, and Destined” for the Presidency. Buy from my shop t-shirts, mugs & gifts.

Detroit… Black History Celebration of Civil Rights Legend Mrs. Rosa Parks Birth, Saturday, February 2, 2012 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. Donation $75 per person. For more information please visit more…

Washington DC… On Saturday, February 23, 2013, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) will convene its 87th Annual Black History Month Luncheon at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC. Prior to the luncheon, from 10:00a.m. to 12:15p.m. ASALH will host a Featured Authors’ event. Contact Karen Mary, Publications and Exhibits Coordinator to exhibit at Website: more

Washington DC  Congress of Writers Conference includes Agent’s Pitch Session, Estimated Attendance of 200 – Non-fiction and Fictions Attractions on June 8, 2013, at Johns Hopkins University, Bernstein Office Building, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036.  Contact Will to reserve your place via e-mail at

New York City … Join The American Museum of Natural History in NYC on Saturday, Feb 23, 2013  as it honors Black History Month with a tribute to storytellers and griots who give rich voice to the African-American experience! The program  features Jerry, along with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of multi-platinum hip-hop group Run-DMC and others, and will run from noon to 6 pm at Readers Feedback below.

 In This Issue…

 Sources & Resources

Authors / Poets

James E. Cherry   A nationally and internationally published poet and fiction writer whose work has been featured in Callaloo, African American Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Other Half, Sable, Crossroads, Bum Rush the Page (Crown), Beyond the Frontier (Black Classic Press), Roll Call (Third World Press) and others. Contact Mr. James E. Cherry, Post Office Box 614,  Jackson Tennessee 38302  Phone: (731) 422-2524  E-mail: Website:

Jamarhl Crawford  Spoken Word Poet/Author/Writer/Orator. Jamarhl Crawford, President, Prophecy Communications, Post Office Box 192135, Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119  E-mail:  Website:

Kolade Daniel  Songwriter, Scriptwriter Poet, and author of Christian poetry, Daniel is also an artist on TMG Label (Oklahoma). His 10 tract debut album”Rock of Ages” was released in May 2011, bringing a refined reggae feel into it with other tracks such as “Your Sun Will Shine,  and My Heaven. Daniel Kolade, 17 Igun Street, Itire Surulere, Lagos 23401 Nigeria  Phone: 23 480 66506 72  E-mail:  Website:

Rita Frances Dove  African-American writer and teacher Rita Frances Dove was poet laureate of the United States in 1993-95. Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1987. Fulbright, Guggenheim Fellowships, 2 National Endowment For The Arts Grants. She is Professor of English at the University of Virginia Contact Ms. Rita Frances Dove, University of Virginia, Post Office Box 400121, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904  Phone:  (434) 924-6618   Fax: (434) 924-1478  E-mail: Website:

Management Companies

Major Money Entertainment  Music/entertainment company founded by Terry McGill, CEO. Artist management; marketing and promotional strategies. All artist and actor negotiations; negotiate distribution agreements. Current projects include: Pimpsta, Tony Terry, Khia, Don Vito, Atlanta Based Producer/ Business Partner Production and remix credits include: Lil’ Jon, Paster Troy, Lil’ Scrappy, Blu Cantrell, Mya, Sole`, OutKast, and Ghetto Mafia. Joint venture with Dallas based Koast to Koast. Contact Major Money Entertainment, 908 Audelia Road, Suite 200, #229, Richardson, Texas 75081  Phone: (214) 282-8933  Fax: (516) 908-3743 E-mail:  Website:

SuperStar Management  Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim is President/CEO of Superstar Management world renowned for unprecedented services for Muhammed Ali, Brian Taylor, U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts, Warner Bros., Deion Sanders, Delvin Williams, Giant Records, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, M.C. Hammer, Capitol Records, Lyman Bostock, Evander Holyfield, Spencer Haywood, Cliff Robinson, Abbey Lincoln, EMI Records. Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim, Superstar Management, 7633 Sunkist Drive, Oakland California 94605  E-mail:  (510) 638-0808   Fax: (510) 638-8889  E-mail:  Website:

Tim Greene Films Film, song and music producer, management and production company; entertainment acts and rappers, etc. Producer, Tim Greene. Contact Mr. Tim Greene Films, Post Office Box 20554, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19138  Phone:  (213) 399-0600   E-mail:  Website:

TV News Reporters

Howard Ballou  In addition to his anchoring at WLBT, he is currently a general assignment reporter and has served as producer and executive producer for the station. Mr. Ballou has been in the broadcast journalism profession for more than 20 years. He has won several awards of excellence in his field, including United Press International’s “Best Documentary” category for a report he did on Tennessee Drunk Driving Legislation. He is former Regional Director for the Society of Professional Journalists. Howard Ballous, WLBT-TV3, Post Box 1712, Jackson, Mississippi 39215  Phone:  (601) 948-3333   E-mail: Website:

Denise Jackson   A native of Peoria, Denise attended Richwoods High and went on to Bradley University, graduating in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Denise has been with WEEK since 1999, and is currently a reporter, as well as News 25 Weekend co-anchor. Previously, Denise was a news anchor for WWNY-TV, Watertown, New York. Denise serves on the board of directors of the Tri-County Urban League and the YMCA Invest in Youth Campaign 2000, and is active in her church. Ms. Denise Jackson, WEEK-TV, 2907 Springfield Road, East Peoria, Illinois 61611  Phone:  (309) 698-2525   Fax: (309) 698-2070  E-mail:  Website:

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Crossover: An American Bio

CROSSOVER: An American Bio

Chronicles One Man’s Account of the Culturally Rich
Epoch of the ’60s and 70s in New York City.

       In CROSSOVER world renowned Composer and Conductor Carman Moore recounts his crossover in life from small-town Ohio youth to friendships and meetings, including photographs with such world figures as John Lennon, W. H. Auden, Louis Armstrong and Robert Redford…A great read; short and intriguing! Photo-Illustrated! 

    Crossover: An American Bio
Paperback: 114 pages Photo Illustrated
Publisher: Grace Publishing Company (June 9, 2011)
Language: English
Editor: Grace Adams
Cover Design: Jeff Chen
ISBN-10: 1877807796
ISBN-13: 978-1877807794


Published by The Grace Publishing Company
Rochester, Michigan

 You Be The Judge



by Grace Adams, Moderator


 Reader’s Feedback

CeLebrating Black History Month…
Syndicated Cartoonist Jerry Craft will be with Hue-Man Bookstore at The Harlem Fine Arts Show 2013. HFAS is the premiere showcase for modern and contemporary African Diasporic art, featuring more than 100 visual artists. The show will take place on Friday, Feb 8, 2013 from 9-3 at Riverside Church in Harlem. Jerry will also be in Philly for The 21st Annual African American Children’s Book Fair, Saturday, Feb 9, 2013, along with dozens of other authors and illustrators.

Check out the new release from Just Us Books, The President Looks Like Me & Other Poems by Tony Medina, at

Matthew Cruise is sporting a new website and cover for his newly revised book Bloodbath in Jasper County, Mississippi. He is researching and writing a film script based on the book, and also planning a trip on February 26, 2013 to where it all begin, Kenya.

Award Winning song and film Producer, Tim Greene’s 2012 Recap & 2013 Syndication!!

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3rd Annual Institute for Teachers of Color Committed to Racial Justice, June 19-21, 2013

Institute for Teachers of Color Committed to Racial Justice
San José State University
June 19-21, 2013

In California, students of color comprise over 70% of the public school population, but teachers of color make up less than 30% of the teaching force. With barriers such as limited resources, testing pressures and culturally-disconnected mandated curriculum, teachers of color with a commitment to racial justice face many challenges in realizing their vision, and can feel isolated in their work.

June 19-21, 2013, San José State University is hosting the third annual Institute for Teachers of Color Committed to Racial Justice, a three-day conference to support the development, success and retention of teachers of color struggling to achieve racial justice in schools. It is intended as a community building, professional development space for teachers of color to explore the racial climate of their schools, receive training to navigate these realities, and strategize how to create racially transformative classrooms and schools. We are also accepting applications from school administrators of color and teacher educators of color who are interested in building alongside teachers.

We are looking for practitioners and researchers to facilitate workshops that support the vision of the Institute that will provide professional development through a critical race lens, offering concrete tools that teachers can use in their classrooms. We are interested in workshops that address a variety of topics including school-wide change, curricular innovations, pedagogical training, and supporting the needs of teachers, students and/or communities of color. For those selected to present, registration costs to all three days of the Institute will be waived.

Please send the following information to with the subject heading “Workshop Proposal” by Monday, Feb 18, 2013:

· Presenter(s) name(s):
· Race/ethnicity:
· School site/organization:
· Phone number:
· Email address:
· Presenter(s) bios (1 sentence each):
· Who is the target audience of this workshop?
· What are the goals and objectives of this workshop?
· How does this workshop address racial justice?
· How would this workshop serve the needs of teachers of color?
· What tools will teachers acquire from the workshop?
· Please attach a workshop agenda, including details of timeline and activities proposed (Workshops should be planned for 90 minutes in length).

56th Annual Michigan Reading Association Conference

56th Annual Michigan Reading Association Conference.

56th Annual Michigan Reading Association Conference

56th Annual Michigan Reading Association Conference
Public · By Mom’s Choice Awards
March 9, 2012 at 12:00am until March 11, 2012 at 6:00pm

Comprising of over 3 thousand members, the Michigan Reading Association is one of the largest and most stable of its kind in the Midwest. With a return to Grand Rapids, where the annual conference regularly receives over 2,700 in attendance, MRA is a great venue for marketing your k-12 materials. As a population concerned with literacy, and often times comprised of teachers with ever tightening budgets, the opportunity to see books before purchasing them is a huge draw for MRA attendees, making the Combined Book Exhibit a popular destination on the show floor.

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Mom’s Choice Awards
Deadline = 2/27
Reservation, Catalog Information,
Display Copies and Ad Artwork Due
February 6, 2012 at 8:15am

DEC 2012 Black Literary Players

DEC 2012 Black Literary Players.

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