Courage to Pursue: A Guide to Greatness by Lisa Blackmon

Courage to Pursue: A Guide to Greatness by Lisa Blackmon

Courage to Pursue is a guide in which readers will experience how they can conquer the spirit of fear to turn their dreams into reality. Each part of this book encourages readers to move out of their comfort zone to find the courage they need to succeed.

Blackmon takes the readers through a series of points to get them to understand their purpose. She gives tips to the readers about what they should do to be all they can be. This book is full of positive affirmations that will allow readers to believe in themselves over and over again. Blackmon uses her life moments to share with readers how she had to use courage to get where she is right now.

She transparently shares with the readers how she refused to allow fear to stop her and encourages them not to allow it to stop them. Readers are prompted to tap into their Five W’s and one H (Who, What, When, Why, and How) to understand and develop their own purpose on earth.

This amazing book not only inspires but also helps the reader to develop into the person they have always dreamed of becoming. Blackmon writer’s voice is similar to that of a life coach. It is inspiring, rather than condescending. This touch allows the reader to understand that no matter what they’ve experienced in life, they can still move forward into all God has for them. Lisa has created a unique and classic guide to develop courage in every individual who has lost hope in completing their dreams.

Spice and Spectrum: Recipes for Resilience by iCan Dream Center

Spice and Spectrum: Recipes for Resilience by iCan Dream Center and Chef Jerome Brown

Spice and Spectrum, Recipes for Resilience is an illustration of the iCan Dream Center students’ passion. This is more than a cookbook – it is an expression of creativity. Many diverse students have internalized the messages that reinforce limitations, but our dreamers are encouraged to be boundless in the kitchen. This heart-warming book is separated into sections that include original entree recipes, dessert recipes, and activities to extend learning in the kitchen.

These pages are filled with sentiments that give a little taste of the iCan Dream Center’s family culture. This is your invitation to join us in a feast of celebrating growth, innovation, and the accomplishments of our learners.  Get your copy today!

The PhD Game: Confessions of a Black Academic

The PhD Game: Confessions of a Black Academic, is a collection of essays detailing the doctoral journeys of 15 African American doctoral degree holders. Although the National Center for Education Statistics named African American women the most educated group in the United States, the quest for doctoral and other advanced degrees is not easy, and is often not completed.

Antoinette Franklin, the book’s managing editor, explained that she started this project to serve as a source of inspiration to future doctoral holders to complete their advanced education.

“The book is a collection of stories of glory, racism, sexism, and happiness,” she said. “It shares their experiences and how they overcame those misfortunes and achieved the pinnacle of education attainment. The book also discusses the issues facing America’s colleges and universities concerning diversity in the faculty and administration.”

Z-Nef 45 Years of Excellence In Scholarship, Community Outreach and Related Research

Introduction to the 45th Anniversary Commemorative History Book

Prepare to embark on an inspiring journey through the 45th Anniversary Commemorative History Book of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority National Educational Foundation (ZNEF). This enlightening publication, set to be available in March at bookstores nationwide, will ignite your motivation to strive for greatness. As we delve into the lives of ZNEF’s founders and their unwavering commitment to others, you’ll be enriched and inspired. This book also introduces the remarkable black women who represent Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., offering a source of inspiration through their stories, achievements, and the transformative impact of their scholarships.


Founding and Core Mission

ZNEF, established by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority members in 1975, was created with an exclusive focus on charitable and educational purposes. This history book commemorates the monumental journey of its first centennial. Its core mission is centered around supporting higher education by granting scholarships and conducting community education programs, all with the overarching goal of enhancing individual and community living standards.