Black Mom/Teacher Releases Children’s Book About the HBCU Homecoming Experience


Who doesn’t love the sound of the drummers and the marching band parading through the football field, crisp fresh fall air, and grilled turkey legs?? Well, this young lady by the name of La-Donia Alford-Jeffries decided to relay her experience to kids all across the world. She put that experience into a book, titled ‘Homecoming’.

LaDonia’s first pregnancy was the inspiration behind the book. She couldn’t attend her own Homecoming, at North Carolina A& T one year due to expecting her first child. A bit dissapointed, she tried to dismantle her  fantod  by writing down cherished memories of past homecomings she enjoyed and relayed these experiences to not just her own, but to other children as well. She even tried searching for books on the topic of homecoming, but couldn’t find any. She did find  some literature on HBCU’s but none about the actual experience detailing homecoming, and sororities, and  other events that take place during this sacred time.

That’s when she decided to write and self-publish her own book- a 26 page children’s book, unveiling a story of two African-American parents who brought their three young children to their first homecoming where they visit the fraternity and sorority plots and the buildings where their parents took classes. In the story, the family also enjoy a football game, the drum major, and eat fried food at a tailgate party.

“This may be the teacher part of me, but I remember thinking I want young children to have a book with characters that look like them and characters that they can relate to in terms of what’s happening in their community,” Alford-Jeffries told Greensboro News & Record.  “I just want kids to be excited about college, she said. “If homecoming is what does it, fine by me”.

Walmart has the book available for $15. Click the link to  purchase the book.

Award Winning Author, Erica Pullen Releases a New Book to Empower Children


With all the hatred and racism going on in the world we need more Erica’s around thinking about our children’s esteem and confidence. Especially our black boys who are growing up in a world where just by driving down the road could lead to their ultimate fate of pulled over by the wrong cop.

Erica Pullen had all of this in mind when she created her newest page turner, entitled I Am America’s Most Wanted. Coupled with vibrant illustrations and pictures that send to come alive with each page, Erica hopes to inspire children in the most positive and powerful ways.

Erica has been featured in numerous publications including VEU Magazine ( Atlanta GA) and Pittsburgh Tribune Review ( Pittsburgh PA). She was the former Chief of Staff for the Maryland Dept of Social Services and has obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Carlow University and Master’s degree from University of Phoenix. Go head Miss!

Her books are sold on Amazon for $12.95. Go check it out for your little ones. #supportblackowned.