Publisher: Cauzing Elevation Publishing, LLC
African-American History Examiner (AAHE): What is your book about?
Marie Antionette (MA): The Struggle is an awareness piece written for all, geared towards Urban America. Disturbed by the high incarceration rate of Black men, the high school drop out rate of Black youth and the surreal death rate of Black men due to Black on Black gang violence, the author of The Struggle highlights what contributes to these destructive cycles and their statistics, while addressing how the media and other powers influence such ignorance.
AAHE: How did you pick the topic for The Struggle?
MA: After attending far too many funerals of my peers and funerals for their young; after seeing foreign owned business flourish within a predominately Black community while Black owned businesses simply disappeared; after seeing my elders shut themselves in for fear of what their neighborhoods were becoming, I decided I was either going to become the change I wanted to see, or continue to ignore the obvious and remain a part of the problem. I chose not to chose the later…
AAHE: How is The Struggle different from other books that cover the same or similar information?
MA: The Struggle differs because it addresses today’s issues, today’s youth, today’s circumstances; not the issues of 40-50 years ago. It differs because it addresses the ugly, supported by statistics. It differs because it provides a realistic comparison based on what is, not what’s ideal. It goes beyond the surface and grasp at the core of ones conscience. It differs because it not only provides you with facts, it challenges you to dig deeper. Everyone whose read it says, “It made them think!” The Struggle differs, because it’s written for those who still need to beat the odds stacked against them more so, than the ones who have already beat them.
AAHE: What do you like most about being an author?
MA: Freedom of Speech! The knowledge that through my writings, I can share a piece of myself with the world. The fact that when I’m gone, my work will be my legacy. The feedback from readers who enjoyed my work. The joy of heairng a reader ask, “When are you going to write another book.”
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