Toyia Alexander Explores Life in the Black a Simpler Place & Time in New Book
"Before there was the hood there was the neighborhood."
Atlanta, GA - November 2012 - A decline in family values, dilapidated housing, a sub-par educational system, depressed economy, drug and alcohol abuse and a lack of positive role models has caused the "neighborhood"
Life in the Black a Simpler Place & Time takes a walk down memory lane reflecting on the neighborhood and its family members, especially the matriarch grandmother who is sorely missing today. She was the very glue that held the family together with her poise and wisdom. Although there is humor within these pages one cannot help but reflect on a simpler place and time as they read the chapters on Communication, Discipline, Fashion, Family, Food, Innovation, The Neighborhood, Recycling and Wisdom to name a few. Life in the Black a Simpler Place & Time is available for $21.95 soft cover (149/pages) at www.toyiaalifeintheblack.com, ISBN 978-0-615-51442-
Toyia Alexander a writer, poet and freelance graphic artist is a native of Detroit, Michigan; she now makes her home in Atlanta, Georgia. As a spoken word artist Toyia released her first CD titled, "That You Might Come," in 2004. For the last 14 years she has worked as a Licensed Optician giving her access to a wide array of people. Known for her wisdom and her sense of humor she quickly recognized that from coast to coast and even across the waters that black people engaged in some of the same behaviors. Based on her findings she was inspired to write "Life in the Black a Simpler Place & Time."
For more information about Life in the Black a Simpler Place & Time, please visit www.toyiaalifeintheblack.com or contact Toyia Alexander at (678)583-6246.