Reading is empowering

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For me, reading books never felt so good. I have to mention who influenced and motivated me to start reading books for human growth, maturity, academic excellence, educational merit and pleasure.

Since my high school and college years, I was always around African-American females who read books for enjoyment. These bright, intelligent and articulate ladies read books with such enthusiasm, dedication, passion, conviction and intensity until I became fond of their loyalty for book-reading.

When I travel through airports, I constantly see African-American females sitting reading books or holding books waiting to be read. I also encounter large numbers of these ladies in bookstores purchasing books of interest.

African-American female readers truly are responsible for actor/comedian/radio show host Steve Harvey becoming a New York Times best-selling author for his renowned and sensational book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.

More than 1.5 million copies of this book were purchased, likely by a large segment of the African-American female population. To be honest, these ladies are at the top of their game as it relates to reading. And they’re not limited in their reading choices because they read across all genres.

Are these ladies hard-wired to be avid book readers? Reading is a pathway to success. It’s significant for these brilliant minds to get the word out that reading books truly allows one to excel. It’s imperative for them to let others in their communities know that book-reading is fun, exciting, educational, therapeutic and beautiful. Ladies, let’s do this!

E. Maner

Augusta

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deestafford
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deestafford 07/15/14 - 10:54 pm
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This is perhaps...

This is perhaps the most accurate letter E. Maner has ever written.

My question is why does he see only black females reading and not black males as well?

Reading does open up a world no other media can do; however, the man can become polluted if one does not read the books that provide truth rather than propaganda. Therefore, one must read a variety in order to know when they are reading the truth.

Trying to explain how to find the truth while reading is something I can't explain. All I can say is one has to look deep inside and look at their core values and couple that with a strong reading and studying of history.

Begin with the Founding documents and the writings of the Founders. There one will find a foundation upon which to build their understanding of what the country is supposed to be about.

Coupling that historical reading with self-improvement readings will make a well rounded person--black or white.

deestafford
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deestafford 07/16/14 - 07:20 am
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KSL Thanks so much for posting that...

KSL, Thanks so much for posting that. Many people have heard of Alinsky's Rules for Radicals but have never taken the time or money to purchase his book. Your posting puts in easy for all to see and become empowered.

Alinsky also said to never enter into a conversation or debate with your adversary because it humanizes him and hurts your efforts. Notice how Obama never enters into a true conversation with anyone with whom he disagrees. He will say a few words and walk away.

I hope the E. Maner's call for people to read takes hold and people read more and empower themselves. It is so easy to become less ignorant today because of the wonders of the internet.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 07/16/14 - 09:01 am
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This letter was about the joy

This letter was about the joy of reading books, yet two posters managed to politicize it's message.

There is an obsession going on here...

KSL
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KSL 07/16/14 - 10:30 am
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Truth

I posted here merely because I was following the rules of posting. It was on topic.

KSL
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KSL 07/16/14 - 11:02 am
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And if truth in deed matters,

And if truth in deed matters, the so called useful idiots need to be exposed to it.

deestafford
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deestafford 07/16/14 - 12:26 pm
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I would like to recommend to E. Maner...

I would like to recommend to E. Maner that he and those whom he knows read the books written by Dr. Carson. After digesting those I recommend he tackle some written by Dr. Thomas Sowell and Dr. Walter Williams.

When he has read the writings of these three great Americans, who happen to be black by the way, he will have a well-rounded expansion of views.

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Darby 07/16/14 - 12:41 pm
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"My question is why does he see only black

females reading and not black males as well?"

Well, Dee.. I had the same question. To me, his laudatory letter seems a bit patronizing.

My (both very white) daughter and my granddaughter (not so much my grandson) were almost never to be found without a book in hand.

People who take whatever steps necessary to improve their minds are to be applauded.

What is the point or benefit of pointing out their pigmentation? After all,

....Reading IS fundamental!

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