The Triumph of Rosemary: A Memoir by Judge Marylin E. Atkins
Baby Rosemary - born to an Italian teen and a married black man in Detroit in 1946 - is adopted from an agency by a black couple in Saginaw, Michigan The adoptive mother's abuse instills in the girl, whom they name Marylin Elnora, ambition to achieve great things on her own. At age 19, Marylin sparks a racial and religious scandal by marrying former Roman Catholic priest Thomas Lee Atkins, who is white and 25 years older. The Triumph of Rosemary'svivid dialogue, raw revelations, and heartwarming messages will make you laugh, cry, and appreciate the power of one woman to pioneer a place for herself and her family in a sometimes unwelcoming world that ultimately embraced and celebrated her family's legacy of colorblind love.
Let the Future Begin
My Name is Steve Delano Bullock
Steve D. Bullock credits his Four Pillars with nurturing and supporting him -- from the inside out -- throughout his life. The Christian Church, or more specifically, the Missionary Baptist church, in which he grew up and is still active today along with his family provide the first two foundations. His alma mater, Virginia Union University, found him and covered him from the cruelties of the world, then helped to transform his life as the third pillar. The final pillar is the American Red Cross, where he spent nearly 40 years working to improve the human condition, including himself, his family, others within his reach, and the world at large. Steve's memoir lays out his philosophies which offer guidance for maximizing one's potential. Follow his journey as the twenty-second child of a sharecropper in North Carolina through a life that fully exemplified his life's purpose. Steve's stories, lessons, and life achievements will help you discover your potential and power within so you can, as Ralph Waldo Emerson so eloquently said, make miracles happen for yourself and the world.
Remembering and Forgetting: a spiritual journey
We're Standing By
"CLEAR!" Living the Life You Didn't Dream Of
God's Answer is Know
First Annual Anthology featuring International Writers