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31 Aug

Incognegro is graphic novel revolving around the title character’s efforts to use his penman’s anonymity for good.  Due to his fair complexion, Zane Pinchback, and his ability to pass, allow him access to a world which would be not only closed off but dangerous for a black journalist to enter.  Using multiple personalities, Pinchback infiltrates lynchings, usually organized by the Klan, and publishes details that would otherwise be lost to the media world.  The story becomes more complex when he finds himself on the brink of retirement but is pulled into his last story due to a personal connection.  Smart, gripping, and an interesting commentary on race, as well as a critical lens into our country’s history, Incognegro is a must-read (particularly to those who can truly identify with the illusions of race and appearances).


A Souvenir for my Mom.

1 Jun

This past year, we’ve been a part of something truly historic. The monumental election of our great president, Barack Obama, had the entire country experiencing something we’ve been yearning for for some time now – a true unity that was beyond words.

Nnamdi Osuagwu of Ice Cream Melts knew that this was an event that needed to be documented. Because so many of us couldn’t make it out to the inauguration, something like “A Souvenir for my Mom” is priceless. Nnamdi walks around to the multicultural, multiracial, multireligious, multi-everything crowd at inauguration and gets comments and very different perspectives from the onlookers. 

The very beautiful, emotional accounts of the 2009 inauguration that are featured in “A Souvenir for my Mom” are definitely something worth checking out. Take a peek here:

for more info visit the “A Souvenir for my Mom” site, or visit Nnamdi at Ice Cream Melts.

About Ice Cream Melts:

Ice Cream Melts, LLC is a cutting edge Publishing and Production Company that specializes in ‘Human Element’ projects within film and literature. Human Element projects capture the raw emotions and energy of the people.

All of the books published by Ice Cream Melts,LLC are interactive and have an associated online social networking component. These components enable readers and site visitors to interact on the company’s website (www.IceCreamMelts.com) through blogging, vlogging (videoblogging) or just sharing comments based on topics read in the book.

get unplugged.

14 Mar

So your BFF’s birthday is coming up and you want a really great cake for her soirée. Brimming with excitement, you skip down to your local bakery…only to find out that they plan to charge you an arm and a leg for said cake. Haven’t they heard it’s a recession??

Instead of buying over-priced baked goods, why not make them yourself? In her new cookbook, Baking Unplugged, Nicole Rees shows you how to make budget-friendly masterpieces without using expensive kitchen equipment (have you seen how much a  stand mixer is lately? Jeez.) Rees uses only items that would be found in almost any kitchen: bowls, spoons, whisks, rolling pins, and measuring cups. And the book is chock full of easy to make recipes like Maple-Frosted Banana Cupcakes, Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns, Cherry-Berry Pie,  and Classic Tiramisu. So go ahead and let out your inner Betty Crocker…without breaking the bank.

“Baking Unplugged” by Nicole Rees. Available at Amazon.com

bad economy + old books = gold mine.

28 Feb

This dwindling economy has brought out the more creative side of folk. According to Forbes.com, though we are suffering there is one segment of the market that is booming – the sale of used books. That’s right, you read correctly. Apparently one man’s garbage is another’s treasure, so start picking up those old reads and textbooks in your library and blow the dust off of them!