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“For Colored Boys” Book Reception

Hello ALL!!!! I haven’t posted all week, sorry I have been kind of busy and a little under the weather (more mentally than physically), but I did get a chance to go to an event last night and I am glad I went!  I attended the book release reception for the new book “For Color Boys: Who Consider Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough” edited by Keith Boykin.

Last night’s event was hosted at Brooklyn Men’s Konnect newest drop-in center in Crown Heights, BK and hosted by Clay Cane (also a contributor to the book and is well respected writer). It was great to hear Boykin’s insight on how he came up with the idea to do this book.  The book is a series of short stories and poems about people of color who identify with the LGBT community.  Over 30 contributing writers participate in making this book come to life including T.V./radio personality B. Scott, writer/film maker Robert E. Penn, writer and producer Rod McCollom, and ex NFL’er Wade Davis.  The book is broken up into ten sections, like the famous  “Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul” books; each section focuses on different struggles gay men of color face.   The topics range from coming out stories to religious stories to relationship stories and so much more; I’m sure with over 30 writers just about everything is covered.  This book is definitely a good read for all and I’m sure you will be able to relate to at least one section or one writer.

Kevin, who is well established and has already published three books, wants this book to educate, inspire, and empower the readers.  I am sure the readers will find inspiration from one of the stories.

Check out this website to order the book – http://4coloredboys.com/.  Until next event xoxo…..

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