“Black Men Don’t Read…..” Author Andre Ray

This is a quote that was brought to my attention. I don’t know the originator of this statement but I do know it’s not our ethnicity.

“Their IGNORANCE is the primary weapon of containment. A great man once said, “The best way to hide something from Black people is to put it in a book.” We live now in the Information Age. They have gained the opportunity to read any book on any subject through the efforts of their fight for freedom, yet they refuse to read.”

So this month and next I want to prove that this statement is WRONG, BLACK MEN DO READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Celebrated Christian Fiction indie author, Andre Ray, was born in New York and raised in North Carolina. After many years of public service, and during a family trip to Florida, he was encouraged by his wife to pursue his God-given gift to write. After praying and seeking the Lord, his two-book series, “Undercover Deacon” was birthed. Since then, his catalogue has grown significantly, featuring the Amazon best-selling titles: “Temptation Has a Price,” “Never Letting Go,” “Serenity Through the Storm,” “No Weapon Formed Against Me Shall Prosper,” “Midnight Hour.” And “Wife without a Home.” 

As a born-again Christian with a calling over his life, Andre has touched the masses with his anointed story lines, scripture-filled manuscripts, and relatable characters. His ultimate goal as an author is to adapt his books into films and plays

“Black Men Don’t Read”

I was asked to answer this statement, I believe this is a major misconception because men have been reading for centuries. From learning to read to gain their freedom from the time of slavery or incarceration, higher education, self-growth, spiritual growth and leisure enjoyment. I believe the misconception comes from our online presence to low attendance at book events. I feel if there were more events that showcase both female and male readers in all activities then this would help bring more male readers out of the shadows into the reading world.  

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