About the Author
AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY Malik Green is a 52 year old African American, born in Harlem; raised on the Lower East Side of New York City. As a child he loved reading. He was particularly interested in politics, his ethnicity and God. His inherent passion for his African ancestry was evident at a very young age. At the age of 5; which was in 1962, he distinctly remembers African Americans not wanting or liking to be "Black" or "African". He; however, for no specific reason, felt a joy in being "Black" or "African". This was the beginning of his quest to find answers as to why his people were treated the way they were. Why his people didn't seem to appreciate their own heritage and ethnicity. Malik's biological father left him before his first birthday. Malik's first African American role models were Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. These men epitomized what he always thought African American men can be; independent, strong, intelligent and fearless. These men were the early influences in his life and have lead him on a mission to find the answers to some life's most pressing questions. Malik has a unique perspective on the problems and lack of unity that impedes the progress of African Americans; and especially, African American youth. His perspective comes from his own experiences as an African American growing up in America. He dropped out of school at age 17; and with no where to go, he joined the U.S. Army. After spending 5 years in the military he came back to New York and was introduced to "crack cocaine" After two hellish years of crack addiction; Malik, by the grace of some unbeknownst force was able to free himself from this menacing demon. He has been clean now for over 20 years. Over the last twenty years Malik as been on a mission to make sense of the predicament his people are in. He has studied history, politics, business and religion extensively. Basically, Malik is an erudite; one who has acquired knowledge through books and personal experiences. As you read his book you will quickly see that this man has a lot to offer the African American people and America as a whole.