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Well, if you are into controversial books. Books that may go against what you've been taught your entire life...this may well be the book. Candace Owens has a very different take on black history, current black struggle and politics. She's a hardline Republican (I am loyal to no political party - for those wondering) which in most peoples eyes is strange for any person of color. (I however don't think it is)I like Candace. I like her charisma. I like her passion and more importantly...I like the fact that she isn't afraid to stand on a hill and say, "this...

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You know, this is one of those books I heard about for years (before I actually enjoyed reading) and never took the time to check out. I have to say, I am glad I added this to my list for my program. The Alchemist is book 3 of my #448Refined program and it was a good one!I had a buddy of mine text me and tell me; "you're the Alchemist...". I said, "what? huh, why do you say that?". He said, "just read it and when you're done message me." I am done now and I can see what he...

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So, I should start this off with the fact that this book is written by a high school friend of mine, Tonya McKenzie and I am damn proud of her for writing this. This was book 2 of 4 for my #448Refined program. In a nutshell, this book is about Tonya's upbringing in San Jose, CA coming from a broken home and dealing with demons that a lot of families deal with and to be honest; never talk about publicly.It takes a lot of guts to write a book like this and I am sure she struggled emotionally when she was...

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You’ll notice I often share what I’m reading at the current moment. I’ve grown to love reading over the last few years. Ive purchased more books over that time than any other time in my life...it’s been a hunger of mine to just keep gaining knowledge. In sharing my readings I have had numerous people reach out to me for book recommendations or to discuss a specific book. My current book is “The War of Art” which continuously popped up on my “suggested reads” so much that I finally had to purchase it. The author is Steven Pressfield. Now, I’ve...

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