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BOOK REVEALS THAT MOST AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN SPEND THE MAJORITY OF THEIR ADULT LIVES UNMARRIED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2009

CONTACT:
Nika C. Beamon
denali17@optonline.net


IT'S A STARTLING FACT: MOST AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN SPEND THE MAJORITY OF THEIR ADULT LIVES UNMARRIED


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Author - Nika C. Beamon

Newark, NJ (BlackNews.com) - A new non-fiction title: I Didn't Work This Hard Just to Get Married by Nika C. Beamon examines this trend through the eyes of single Black women. Statistics show that 70 percent of African American women live without a man, despite traditional expectations within the community this trend.

Advance Praise:

"...I Didn't Work This Hard Just To Get Married is filled with statistics, great information and details on how society views black women and our obligations to our children, families, and communities. We are also privy to some quirky tales of marriages gone wrong, single parenting, baby-mama drama and much more...

This book is for women of all ages; women who believe their clocks are ticking and are running out of time. Women who feel like they need a man to define them, you will definitely enjoy this book from cover-to-cover as you take this journey into finding yourself."

-- Reviewed by: Cheryl Hayes, APOOO BookClub

"What an incredibly liberating and inspiring collection of stories...about learning to be comfortable in your skin and what u got--and that we are not alone in our journey. Thank you Nika for this gift."

-- Terrie M. Williams
Author, Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting

"This is an exciting book that fully explores the option of single status and the lives of the women who choose it...Nika Beamon gives women making life choices a window into the thought processes of other women who have made similar choices. It is an important addition to work on the lives and options of African American women, and it is an absorbing read."

-- Julianne Malveaux
President, Bennett College for Women

"Although I am an award-winning filmmaker, TV personality and author, many of my family members feel as though I lead a shallow and empty life because I choose to be unmarried without children. In this well-researched and thoughtful tome, Nika Beamon has given a voice to true choice among women in this post-millennial era."

-- Abiola Abrams, BET host
Author of the novel, Dare


I Didn't Work This Hard Just to Get Married: Successful, Single Black Women Speak Out
Release Date: May 1, 2009
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 978-1-55652-819-4

To read an excerpt: log onto www.mcbeamon.com
To preorder the book: log onto Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com
To watch video trailer for the book: Log on to Youtube.com


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
MTamanika (Nika) C. Beamon is an African-American female currently residing in Newark, New Jersey. Currently, she is a Writer/Producer for WABC-TV Eyewitness News in New York; the number one station in the country.

In her fifteen years as a journalist, she has worked at various television stations including WABU-TV in Boston, ESPN Classic and WABC-TV in New York. She also served as Coordinating Producer for "Like It Is with Gil Noble," the country's longest running African American public affairs show, airing on WABC-TV.


CONTACT:
Jen Wisnowski
312-337-0747
Jen@ipgbook.com




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