Category: Article

Harvey Pens Intimate Book on The Life of C. T. Vivian

By Michael August 7, 2020 0

Cascade Publishing House is excited to announce the publication of My C. T. Vivian Story: A Powerful Flame That Burned Brightly, by our publisher and author-in-residence, Harold Michael Harvey.

Vivian, an iconic civil rights leader and Harvey were neighbors for 27-years until Vivian’s transition in July 2020. They often shared private dinners where Vivian mentored Harvey and shared his innermost thoughts on various events that occurred during the civil rights era. read more

New Book Coming from Cascade Publishing House

By Michael July 25, 2020 0

Cascade Publishing House is pleased to announce that it will publish I Didn’t Want to Do It: A Memoir From Sin to Mega-Church Builder by Donald Earl Bryant. This memoir is Bryant’s first book. He recently retired from the pulpit at Friendship Community Church in College Park, Georgia. Friendship is a debt-free megachurch. read more

Freaknik Lawyer On Pandemic Reading List

By Michael July 12, 2020 0

A Review

Larry Fennelly is a veteran columnist for The Telegraph (Macon). He was writing entertaining stories for The Telegraph back in the early 1980s when I left Macon for Atlanta, Georgia, to enroll in law school. We did not meet, but Fennelly worked under Tethel White, now Brown, at what was then The Macon Telegraph. read more

The Duke of 18th & Vine in History Lesson Tool Box

By Michael July 12, 2020 0

Greg Fulginiti, Guest Blogger

A book review:

I’ve read The Duke of 18th & Vine: Bob Kendrick Pitches Negro Leagues Baseball, (Cascade Publishing House, Atlanta, 2020). I own this book and it will be forever in my baseball collection.

The Duke is a great read. Absolutely so!

Harvey uses his joy for baseball and the lessons that his granddad taught him about the game and life to spun an excellent tale around the tremendous volume of knowledge possessed by Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. read more

Atlanta, The Black Mecca, Taken Over by Governor Kemp

By Michael July 6, 2020 0

Since 1975, when Maynard Jackson was elected the city’s first Black mayor, Atlanta has been run by a Black mayor voted into office by the Southwest Atlanta Political Machine.

In the 2014 election, Kasmin Reed barely held off a challenge from Mary Norwood, a white Republican who lives in the wealthy Buckhead community. She came within 900 hundred votes, more or less, of winning. Again in 2018, Norwood nearly wrestled the mayor’s office away from the Black power structure in another close race against Keshia Lance Bottoms, Reed’s hand-picked successor. read more

Black-Owned Book Seller Reaches Out for Help

By Michael July 2, 2020 0

BUY NOW, please!

At Cascade Publishing House (CPH), a small Black-owned publisher, we have been stoic during the COVID-19 shutdown, not wanting to reach out for help, hoping that the virus would leave us alone and that we could get back to safely gathering in public spaces. CPH relies on book sales to sustain its business model. Book signing events in churches, libraries, schools, private homes, and museums are the hallmark of this niche publisher. read more

EnTietainer Interviews Harold Michael Harvey

By Michael June 22, 2020 0

Derrick Hayes “The enTIEtainer” recently reached out to me for an interview. I was humbled and honored that he would ask to interview me for his show. I have followed The enTIEtainer for about ten years.

We meet on Twitter around 2010 exchanging positive affirmations to start our day. I knew that he was a special man with a gift for developing concepts with the letters contained in the simple words we use every day. read more

A Death Sentence in America: Black Skin

By Michael May 27, 2020 0

It’s a hard world out there for Black people in America. Especially hard for Black men. When a Black man gets up in the morning, looks in the mirror as he grooms his face, teeth, and hair, he does not know if the executioner will carry out the unspoken death warrant on his life that day.

It is not easy to muster up the strength to walk out the door at the beginning of a new day, even before COVID-2019 arrived in the fall of 2019. The horrors inflicted on Black men in the full light of any given day on any given street in any given park in America sadden my soul. read more

The Duke of 18th & Vine

By Michael May 23, 2020 0

The Duke of 18 & Vine is an excellent read about how Negro Leagues Baseball paved the way for the desegregation of American society. It is a tale told in 160 pages and highlights how a group of Negro baseball players traveled the country and the world during the segregation era of American history. read more

GBI Arrest Camerman in Ahmaud Arbery’s Murder

By Michael May 21, 2020 0

Two weeks after a father and son duo was arrested for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia, a third man, William “Roddie” Bryan, Jr., has been arrested and charged with felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment. The GBI lodged Bryan in the Glynn County Jail.

From the very start, Arbery’s family have pled with the authorities to charge Bryan in the death of the Black jogger. Several videos show that Abrery frequently exercised in this predominately white subdivision — where the trio Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and Bryan live. read more