Time and time again I would hear comments like, “Black people don’t read” or “Black people don’t spend money on personal development programs. How many people are going to purchase a book titled Brothers Are You Listening? Don’t you know that Black men are the last people to purchase these types of books?”
Although I must admit that I was a little surprised by their reactions, I completely disagreed with their conclusions. I knew there was a need for personal development books written by and for African Americans and although most people disagreed with me I decided to pursue my dream any way. As a matter of fact, their rejection inspired me even more. - Michael Taylor
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