Black Does Crack

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Crescent La’fleur, a New Orleans native, reflects about the city where she was born and raised reminiscing about her upbringing. She recalls the slogan “Black don’t crack” and its prideful meaning in her community. Her trials in life convinced her that black did crack and was often tested. Crescent takes you on a journey of her life’s highs and lows. More

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About Tasha Moore

Tasha Moore is a New Orleans native. Despite growing up in some of New Orleans impoverished areas, she has earned an A.A.S. in Business Studies, B.S. in Psychology and a M.A. in Human Services. Inspired by her life growing up in the city of New Orleans, she shares inspirational stories of life in the city, hoping to encourage people across the globe.

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Review by: Nadine Hankerson on Oct. 06, 2012 :
Reading this books allowed you to feel the heart of the author. Her sincerity. She allowed the strength of her being to be an encouragement to her readers. I recommend this book to all readers, especially the younger readers. In this period of "entitlement" here in America, this generation need to see, know and feel what TRUTH is. No one owes you anything. But know that "all things can be accomplished, through CHRIST, who gives all of us HIS strength".
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Summer Frazier on Sep. 20, 2012 :
This book you have to be mentally ready to read and armed with your favorite wine! This book is very raw and real. The author lays out the truth very openly and candid. I have finished the book for over a week and keep playing the stories over in my head. The part about how the main character kept sacrificing her sanity, heart and almost entire self just to give her children something she didnt have growing up. The author lets you look at the beloved New Orleans through a different set of lenses. You experience the different levels of violence, class and relationships in this gritty story. Loved it!!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Tiffani on Sep. 13, 2012 :
This book is a MUST READ!!! Its a book you don't want to put down because you want to know what happened next. I was drawn in with the main character and felt every emotion the character was feeling. There was periods of happiness, sadness, confusion, love, as well as pain. The author made sure the reading audiences understood why the characters were feeling a certain way and what outcomes (both good and bad) there was to come if they were to react to the outcomes differently. To me this was definitely an inspiring book that i feel should be read by all. Not just by people who maybe struggling but also by those who didn't have a struggle a day in their life. You never know what someone (friend, coworker, client) had to go through to get where they are today. I don't want to give the story away but I felt closest to the character when she felt confused and angry with GOD. The way she broke everything down and made me understand what needed to be accomplished for herself and her family to have a better life whether in New Orleans or somewhere else was a complete wake up call. For that i congratulate and commend the author for giving us a book like this. It was a pleasure reading it!!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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