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C is for Contradiction

C is for Contradiction. A contradiction is a combination of statements, ideas, or features of a situation that are opposed to one another.  In classical logic, a contradiction consist of a logical incompatibility between one or more propositions.

I’ve had a lot of positive feedback on my book and Its message. It is extremely exciting to see people support and exercise genuine pride and concern in myself and the books contents. But not everyone is so pleased with me or the book.  Some say that I may be a contradiction to the principles presented in my book.

This was hurtful to hear at first but at second and third and fourth, I’m not so surprised and I’d like to offer more of my perspective.

Truly I am a contradiction.  My income and my domestic situation have never represent well of my capacity and aptitude. Because of my chronic struggle with situation and serial business failures I am the object of many on-looking opinions and prejudices.

I am supposed, presumed, and assumed to be so many negative things as a struggling young Black man that to have a principled perspective and the aptitude to express it creatively is a absolutely a contradiction to each of those proposed assumptions.

Then as an author with the ability to express himself creatively and literally I’m again classified in to a young Black male that is better than a young Black male without this blessing.

I do believe that I am a contradiction to many of the stereo-types, prejudices, and expectations of others judgment.

But I don’t believe that I am a contradiction to many of the principles presented in this great book.

I represent it well, I apply it, and embody its principles as an example.

I encourage others to do as well despite any negative perception of you.


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The ABC’s of a Black Man’s Principles by Mark Anthony Howard “The Gritz” is now available on Feel Free to order from this amazing site and enjoy your copy of the most powerful new book in print.

The ABC’s of a Black Man’s Principles” Book Tour

image“The ABC’s of a Black Man’s Principles” on Amazon Books.

Check here for this fall/winter tour dates and appearances including readings, book signings, and pop-up booths by author Mark Anthony Howard “The Gritz”

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Sorry cool momma


S/o to my momma…
I was soully truthfully but I really went hard on my mother in an acknowledgement to her in my book, The ABCs of a Black Man’s Principles.

It had nothing to do with the book or even I how feel about my mother now. It’s just something I wrote and ended up published. I have a hard time explaining and justifying the presence of such harsh address in the book at all.

I contemplated, considered, and sought perspective on whether I should take the two paragraphs out all together.

I felt bad of it sometimes and proud of it at others.

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Readers show support for The abc’s of a Black Man’s Principles


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As the books come in the true excitement starts.

The books are ready to be distributed and sold.

30% of all book sales will go to Greyland Youth Organization in San Bernardino Ca and distributed amongst Greyland’s reading, baseball, and homeless outreach programs.

Mark Anthony Howard “The Gritz”

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Mark Anthony Howard “The Gritz” is the author of the 2014 release “The ABC’s of a Black Man’s Principles.”  Through many ups and downs and personal struggles,  Mark or “grits,” has found his true voice in his writing.  His many failures in ambitious persuance of his en·tre·pre·neur·i·al goals give him a practical perspective of how-to, and especially how-not-to in life.

His Gritty style of writing and strong convictions make his perspective a most interesting literary consideration.  The book “The ABC’s of a Black Man’s Principles” is Mark Anthony’s first and addresses a need for both collective and personal growth within the community of Black American Males.

Mark Anthony Howard "The Gritz"

The Book contains 46  principles which Mark Anthony writes definitively as reflections of his own quality.  

“I’ve really been through alot in my young lifetime.  Most people go through things and dismiss or omit the unpleasant emotions that they’ve  experienced.  I’ve been blessed with a curse of retention.  I am really able to reserve emotion and process thought into the application of beneficial lessons or principles.  This book is my first share of what I’ve always known of myself as a distinguished and orginal perspective.  I hope the consideration of my writing encourages the same personal growth in others that Ive experienced for myself.”

The book “The ABC’s of a Black Man’s Principles” is now available on with promise to be a bestseller in its social science/ specific -demographic/ Black studies categories.

The ABC’s of a Black Man’s Principles

This is the first official mention to of my book “The ABC’s of a Black Man’s Principles.”  Im so proud of the attentive focus Ive placed toward the contents and presentation of this book.

I believe its contents to be such an essential element necessary in the Black community. The book is a directed address to all of Black men but the practicality make each covered point extremely applicable and relevant across culture and gender.

Its Foundational principles may be some men and young mens first introduction to such essential life values.

Not only is the book full of vital content it also is a great contribution from a black male in the literary community.

Please stay tuned for its published release  and availability as early as January.

Mark Anthony Howard – The Gritz