Blue Black: Rising Above Prejudice in the Modeling industry

Nia Mason, a stunning young black girl from the city, finally lands her dream opportunity as a model, unbeknownst to her, the agency has hidden intentions. However, their deceit is eventually exposed, leaving them to face the consequences of their actions. This inspiring tale highlights Nia’s resilience and triumph over adversity.

Meet Melissa Hudson

Melissa Hudson obtained an MFA degree in English and creative writing, a Master’s degree in education, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She has appeared on two national television talk shows, and spoken on various radio channels across the country. She was featured in an International women’s magazine and named an international woman of Faith for her extraordinary passion to spread the name and fame of Jesus Christ. Ms. Hudson is an Amazon Bestselling Author of four eBooks. She is a children’s picture book author, a self-help relationship writer, and a novelist. She enjoys spending time with her son, traveling, and writing inspirational materials that seek to make a difference. She is a widow, has one son, and lives in Georgia.

Afro-Caribbean Organisations Served Afro-Caribbean Needs in Manchester

Racial discrimination including police brutality was widespread, so Afro-Caribbean residents in Moss Side in Manchester established organisations to fight it and to provide various services that were not available to the Afro-Caribbean community. The education system discriminated against AFRO- Caribbean children to the extent that many of them were being made educationally subnormal, according to Bernard Coard in his book on the subject in which he gave examples of the situation. Many working Afro-Caribbean mothers had difficulty finding suitable places to leave their children because of discrimination and because of the unsuitable opening hours of the nurseries run by the municipal corporation. Most Afro-Caribbean families crowded into Moss Side because they could not afford the high rent for places in the more genteel areas on the outskirt of Moss Side. Afro-Caribbean organisations formed social and sports clubs because they were not accepted as members in such clubs run by white people. They were discriminated against by white Christian churches so they formed their own black churches. It is ironical that the main purpose of Christian churches in the Caribbean is to convert black people to Christianity but when black people go to Britain they are not wanted in white churches. This book is the findings of a study of the non-formal educational services that four Afro-Caribbean organisations provided for the Afro-Caribbean community in Moss Side in Manchester in England.

Meet Samuel Roystone Neverson

M.ED from the University of Manchester. Worked with the Commonwealth Secretariat. Lectured in many countries including the CARICOM countries, India, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, Manchester and several others.

Blood on Their Hands: Weaving a Tangled Web

A racist attorney faces a crisis of conscience when reluctantly defending a black man brutally beaten by police and charged with resisting arrest.

Hiram Garbuncle is a veteran criminal defense attorney—as well as a racist, miserly alcoholic. His life revolves around hoarding money, following sports, pursuing sex, drinking—and the prideful practice of law.

Alec Monceau is a black man working to support his daughter’s family in Trinidad. It is 2008, and his car carries an Obama bumper sticker. This political advertisement leads to a superfluous traffic stop and a brutal beating by police.

It goes against Garbuncle’s grain to defend a black man from a charge of violently resisting arrest, but he is so confident of winning that he is negligent in the jury selection, and a mistrial occurs. He then discovers incriminating evidence on the two cops, and his new challenge becomes how to keep himself and his client alive pending a new trial.

Meet Bob Brink

Bob Brink is a journalist who worked with several large newspaper organizations and a group of magazines. His byline has been on thousands of news stories, features, and entertainment reviews.
He now is embarked on authoring books. His newest book, the legal thriller Blood on Their Hands, follows Murder in Palm Beach: The Homicide That Never Died, a roman à clef about a real, sensational 1976 murder that made headlines for 15 years, and recently made news again with a new development in the case. The book became an Amazon best seller.
His other books are: Breaking Out, a coming-of-age novel, The Way We Were: Short Stories and Tall Tales, and A Tale of Two Continents, a ghost-written memoir. He is working on a book of creative nonfiction about a woman who led an incredible life of crime.
Brink has won numerous writing accolades and several awards, including three for Palm Beach Illustrated, which won the Best Written Magazine award from the Florida Magazine Association after he became copy chief and writer.
Besides dabbling in short-story writing over the years, Brink immersed himself in learning to play the clarinet and tenor saxophone. He performed many years with an estimable, 65-piece community symphonic band, and played a few professional big band gigs.
A product of Michigan and Iowa, Brink has a bachelor’s degree in English and German from Drake University in Des Moines and completed graduate journalism studies at the University of Iowa.