Devin C Hughes (Speaker & Author) to appear on AM1490WGCH to discuss his new memoir

Contrast: A Biracial Man’s Journey to Desegregate His Past isn’t a book about race; it’s a book about acceptance, perseverance, and love.
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Nov. 2, 2012 - PRLog -- November 2, 2012 (San Diego, CA) - Author and speaker, Devin C. Hughes, The Chief Inspiration Officer has been speaking around the country about his new book, Contrast: A Biracial Man’s Journey to Desegregate His Past, will be a guest on the radio show “Let’s Talk with Bianca Tyler” on November 8th at 8:30pm EST.  The Greenwich, CT-based radio station is also available online at

“Let’s Talk with Bianca Tyler” is a weekly, live, interactive program featuring conversations with newsmakers and experts in a variety of fields and exploring a wide range of issues and ideas, including the parenting, relationships, single parenting, marriage commitment, intimacy, loss of a spouse, communication, raising phenomenally close & thoughtful children, economy, politics, health care, education, culture, and the environment.

About the Book

In 1967, the Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage in America. Devin Hughes was born two years later to a black father and white mother who fled to Washington D.C. to escape the racism of the Deep South. Of course, bigotry still ran rampant, and light-skinned, green-eyed Devin felt its pull from both ends: strangers who didn’t know he was half-black and friends who didn’t care he was half-white. With questions of race and identity always cluttering his mind, Devin still found himself more consumed with his dysfunctional family life: a father who offered an alternative education in the form of hookers and religious exploration, and a mother whose drug use zombified her for most of his childhood.

Despite his parents’ flaws, they were Devin’s greatest believers. From his dad founding a neighborhood baseball team to his mom advocating for him in school, they taught Devin that anything imaginable was within reach, that their mistakes needn’t be his choices, and that his destiny was for greatness. Ultimately, Contrast: A Biracial Man’s Journey to Desegregate His Past isn’t a book about race; it’s a book about acceptance, perseverance, and love.

Hughes spent many of his adult years not acknowledging his mixed race background; he began to realize that by speaking of his own confusion, he could be a catalyst for change. He intends to share many of the lessons he learned along his journey and hopes to provide a bridge-a conduit to help those who are trying to connect and find a place where they belong. "You can find a way or find an excuse, and I hope my story helps you find a way," he said.

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About Devin C. Hughes

Devin C. Hughes, The Chief Inspiration Officer is an award winning speaker, best-selling author and former college basketball player who speaks to a variety of groups, organizations and teams who have a desire to break down cultural barriers  and make communication easier through greater self-awareness and understanding of each other. His website:  The book is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple iTunes.
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