My First Book 'When A Purple Rose Blooms' is Available NOW

I am beyond excited to announce that my FIRST book When a Purple Rose Blooms is available!! You can order copies directly from my publisher Nomadic Press. Order here
The book is a collection of essays and poetry about my experiences with black womanhood. There's lots of humor, pain, and love on every page. This book wrote itself. I had no intention of releasing a book of poetry and essays, but when I saw how much I've written over the last 20 years I thought, "why not?" and went for it. 
The book launch is tonight, 7pm at the Oakland Peace Center. I will be launching my book along with 6 other new writers to Nomadic Press. I'm in great, literary company. 
Thank you to every person who has read this blog over the years, attended my readings, listened to my radio stories or read my articles. Thank you for your support. I hope you enjoy the book! 

Chef Chad Cherry on Serving the Community and the Obamas

Chef Chad Cherry
Photo courtesy of Red Bull Amaphiko Academy

Access to quality food is a serious issue in this country.  In some communities you can walk a few blocks to a fast food restaurant, but have to travel miles to reach a grocery store. 

Chef Chad Cherry is the  founder of Chef Kulture, a company based in Ft. Lauderdale that educates the community about healthy eating and is fighting food disparities in low-income areas.

Cherry was one of the few chosen to be part of the Red BullAmaphiko Academy for social entrepreneurs.

He talks to Cocoa Fly podcast host Jenee Darden about the health scare that changed his diet and how former Pres. Obama hooked him up. 

Photo Courtesy of Red Bull Amaphiko Academy