Author, Filmmaker and Journalist
Eddie B. Allen, Jr. is a published author, award-winning reporter and freelance journalist, who has covered such national figures as President Bill Clinton and civil rights icon Rosa Parks. A graduate of Wayne State University who majored in journalism and Africana Studies, his newspaper and Web contributions include the New York Times, Associated Press, Detroit Free Press,Detroit News, Orlando Weekly, Toledo Blade and BET.com. He lives in Detroit, where he is currently adapting his first book Low Road: The Life and Legacy of Donald Goines into a feature film.
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The family of Rosa Parks share their remembrances of the woman who was not only the mother of the civil rights movement, but a nurturing mother figure to them as well. Her brave act on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 1, 1955, was just one moment in a life lived with great humility and decency.
After the deaths of Rosa Parks's husband and brother, her nieces and nephews became her only family and the closest that she would ever experience to having biological sons and daughters. In this book, they share with readers what she shared with them about her experiences growing up in a racist South, her deep dedication to truth and justice, and the personal values she held closest to her heart.
Donald Goines was a pimp, truck driver, heroin addict, factory worker, and career criminal. He was also one of the most popular Black contemporary writers having published sixteen novels, including Whoreson, Dopefiend, and Daddy Cool. Goines's unique brand of "street narrative" and "ghetto realism" mark him as the original street writer. Now, in the first in-depth biography of Goines's life, author Eddie B. Allen, Jr. explores exactly how one man made the transition from street hustler to bestselling author. With exclusive access to personal letters, treatments from unwritten books, photographs, and family members, Allen uncovers Goines's experiences with drugs, prostitutes, prison, and urban violence. Fans of Goines’s novels will note a dramatic parallelism between his life and fictional tales.