ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Stephen A. Tillett, Anne Arundel County NAACP Branch President, political activist, and interfaith clergy leader, released his first book, Stop Falling for the Okeydoke: How the Lie of "Race" Continues to Undermine Our Country [iUniverse; May 25, 2017; 978-1-5320-1-9; $15.99; paperback] for sale at www.iUniverse.com. As a new featured author, he will be at the BookExpo America 2017 from June 1-4, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City.
Tillett believes we are living in a critical time in our nation's history, a time where people of like interests must come together for their common good, lest we all be overrun by the "Corporate States of America." The lie—the okeydoke of "race"—has kept people of common concern separated for far too long. Genetically, we are all 99.9% the same. We must begin to act like it.
As Dr. King once said, "We must learn to live together as brothers or (we will) perish together as fools."
"You hit the nail right on the head!"- Bishop Felton Edwin May (Retired) of the United Methodist Church
"This book is a very personal and powerful examination of the 'lie of race' that has served those in power well throughout our history and right up to the present day. [His book's] approach dispels pervasive myths and untruths and illuminates the history, science and politics of this destructive 'lie'."- Myla Kabat-Zinn (daughter of Dr. Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States)
"I have known Stephen Tillett for many years, and he has been making big moves all his life. And now he is leading the way again with this incredible book! This book is leading edge thinking and it will have a big impact on America and the world!"- Dr. Willie Jolley, Bestselling author of A Setback Is A Setup For A Comeback and Achieving Greatness with An Attitude of Excellence
Stephen A. Tillett is a native Washingtonian, who received a B.A. from the School of Government and Public Administration at The American University; and earned a Masters of Divinity degree at the Howard University School of Divinity. Pastor Tillett was commissioned as a Chaplain in the Air National Guard in December 1996. He concluded his military career in a Special Duty Assignment at Arlington National Cemetery, where he served until his retirement on January 1, 2017. He is the Pastor of Asbury Broadneck UMC in Annapolis, MD, and the President of the Anne Arundel County Branch of the NAACP. He is the father of three children. He, and his wife, Dr. Sherita Gaskins-Tillett, and daughter reside in Maryland.
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