Perspectives

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I was talking to a friend of mine from Los Angeles a few days ago. It made me recall a time, some years prior, when I had told him I was coming to visit. “Cool,” he said. “There are some dynamite strip clubs in LA.” I responded, “My brother. I don’t go to strip clubs in Cleveland, why would I …

Why Donald Trump will Never be as Wealthy as John Lewis

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A guest blog by my daughter, Lia P ___________________________________ Donald Trump began buying properties in the 60s. By 1973, he and his father Fred were sued by the US Justice Department for excluding black residents from its buildings in Brooklyn, Queens, and Norfolk, Virginia for alleged violations of the Fair Housing Act. During the 80s, Trump continued to build his …

J. EVERETT PREWITT RECEIVES FIFTH AWARD

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:Montrie Rucker Adams, APR Phone: 440-684-9920 Fax: 440-684-1556 Email: mra@visibilitymarketing.com Cleveland, Ohio, October 28, 2016…The Independent Publishers of New England announced that A Long Way Back, by J. Everett Prewitt was a first place winner during its October 2016 publisher’s conference. In A Long Way Back, Black soldiers thought to be killed in action mysteriously reappear in …

Unintended Consequences

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They say people are often inspired by small things–an encouraging word, a pat on the back, or even a wink.  My writing inspiration came from a different set of circumstances. A few years ago, I along with other former African-American Ohio University Bobcats, was asked to write of a memorable experience while at the school. All wrote positive stories about …

A Long Way Back Receives Two Awards

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Just in. Congratulations on your literary success! It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2016 Literary Classics Book award honorees.  You can be very proud to be in such esteemed company. Our judges were thoroughly impressed by the level of excellence demonstrated by this year’s entries. Literary Classics P.O. Box 3362 Rapid City, SD 57709 A LONG WAY BACK was also …

A Long Way Back is an Award Finalist

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Novel about black Vietnam soldiers IS A FINALIST FOR TWO AWARDS A Long Way Back by J. Everett Prewitt is a finalist in the 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. ForeWord Reviews says, “Each year, Foreword Reviews shines a light on a select group of indie publishers, university presses, and self-published authors whose work stands out from the crowd.” A Long …

The Ambush

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Nineteen-sixty-six is the 50th year of my graduation from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the oldest historically black college and university in the United States.  As my friend and fellow alumnus, Ed Hill, and I reminisced, I reminded him it was also the 50th year that a group of students set an ambush for the Ku Klux Klan, who, according to a …

So

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I was talking to a young African-American man a couple of months ago who was moving up in corporate America. He shared how everybody thought he had gotten his engineering job through affirmative action, when, in fact, he had scored the highest of all the applicants. It reminded me of my short stint in corporate America, but also of a …

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Reader Views Review of A Long Way Back

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A Long Way Back by J. Everett Prewitt is an excellent read that follows a post reporter who is sent to Vietnam to report on the war effort. What he uncovers is the disgusting truth about race in the military and a cover-up designed to protect those in power, while ensuring those who were betrayed are never allowed to have …

Literary Classics Seal of Approval

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Literary Classics is pleased to announce that the book, A Long Way Back, by J. Everett Prewitt, has been selected to receive the Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds …