"The Color of Love: cries of Black Hope"

by Clarence Brown Jr.

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Overview

A book of poems that highlights the Black experience in America, before and during the Trump Era presidency. It offers a novel prophetic prospective into the social, economic, cultural, racial, and religious thoughts of an American-African author. It seeks to address what seems to be an American's eternal disdain for persons of skin tone, other than white. Equally, if not more so, it seeks to have a cultural discussion with Black persons of America regarding the author's position that the race is in a moral and cultural decline. It suggests that the dominate culture's disdain of Blacks has transformed into a Black on Black psychological disdain of their culture and race. That the once "I'm Black and I'm Proud" motif no longer exist in the hearts, minds, character, and above all "soul" of the America-African people. Thus, the prophetic cries of Black Hope, in these poems, are prayers to God to reshape the perspectives of a people He saved from slavery; and to America and the world, "Blackness is to be, "see".

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781723141751
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/29/2018
Pages: 36
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.07(d)

About the Author

BIOGRAPHY OF:

Clarence Brown, Jr.

Born July 5, 1957 in rural Cobb County, Georgia, city of Austell, to the parents of Clarence, Sr. and Catherine Sadie Broadnax-Brown. Interest in the welfare of other was displayed in works through the Key Club, God Squad, and The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, while attending McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia. Upon entering West Georgia College and obtaining Degrees in Business Management and Recreation Management, civic engagement continued through involvement in the works of the Black Student Alliance and the founding of the Nu Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. After graduating in 1979, he enlisted into the Army, where he obtained a Master's in Public Service in 1981. Numerous awards were given for duty performance and community service works, such as The Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Services Achievement Medal, and numerous letters of accommodation. Upon leaving the military in 1987, he returned to Atlanta, Georgia to explore a sense of a Calling upon his life to a higher purpose. He entered The Interdenominational Theological Center at Atlanta University Center. There, he obtained a Master's of Divinity with focus on African American Church History, as well as, the Masters of Christian Education. It was during this period that he experienced a prophetic revelation regarding the state of "Black America". During this time he authored books entitled, "Give It Up for Love", a play against black on black gun violence, and "Southern Exposure: Over Exposed", a story depicting the racial and cultural divide between blacks and whites in southern America, which received a Literary Award from Clark Atlanta University, 1996. Upon leaving public education, he currently works as a Counselor at the Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA, Dr. Maya Angelou Teen Center, Atlanta, Georgia, where he was inspired to continue writing for "change". He also serve as Associate Pastor of Community Outreach with Trinity Tabernacle Baptist Church, Mableton, Georgia, where the Rev. Dr. Portia Wills-Lee, is the Senior Pastor.

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