The Black Problem In America - And It Ain't Racism Nor The Cops

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1940s & '50s,1980s & '90s,2000s,20th Century (multiple decades),Contemporary

Steven B Lofton

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The Black Problem within America. Many African-Americans ask themselves how is it that our community has died beneath the Leadership of so many of our own kind? My book documents the answer to that question.



Short Summary

Nothing works within the Black inner-city; political, social, nor religious. Does Black America which by and large exists on the economic bottom rung of American society deserve a leadership that makes jail, welfare, poverty, and even death our only alternatives?


Los Angeles, CA

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Tragedy,Internal Journey/Rebirth,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions,Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Steven B. Lofton

Age: 64

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Empathetic,Underdog,Patriotic,Blunt,Selfless,Outspoken,Funny,Unapologetic

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About The Author

I studied at the Los Angeles University of Hard Knocks for almost a lifetime. The courses heaped upon me there forced me to finally accept the truth about the nature of my own African-American leadership; political, social, and religious despite my great unwillingness to do so and the facts. It may be the reason many black people remain poised to cry racism at every turn. I come from both a unique and odd experience. Yet I have no criminal record which is a rarity when it comes to black men although I've been jailed many times. Our almost entirely Democratic Party affiliated African-American leadership has attempted to resolve all of our problems through the welfare system for the past half-century. Its consequence has been the total annihilation of the African-American family. This practice by my own leadership consequently even gave birth to the Los Angeles gangs known as the Crips and the Bloods the byproducts of broken black female led homes. The African-American so called educated middle-class has failed to pull its weight for it allowed this leadership to continue to exist unchecked making me wonder if they are functionally illiterate. Is not the purpose of education still to build your community? For the black middle-class education serves them to flee the Black community believing somehow they can solve the problems of everyone else rather than to take notice of those facing their own kind.That's why I have published "The Black Problem in America - And It Ain't Racism nor The Cops" for Americans were angered enough by their Washington based politicians on both sides of the isle where our former President Barrack Hussein Obama sat center stage to send Donald Trump to the Oval Office. The world has now gotten a glimpse of our previous African-American President Barack H. Obama and the same unmerited black middle-class arrogance about self that we within the inner-city have existed beneath for half a century. You just can't reach them up there in the ivory towers of government or their various offices where they have caused the total breakdown of law on the civil side of the system within the Black inner-city then retire to the white suburbs where they live at the end of the day as we Black folk die beneath their malpractice.There are African-Americans within the inner-city who have asked themselves how on earth is it that we have fared so miserably beneath our own kind? My book answers that question. At the age of 64 years old I am a first time recent newlywed to Estella Louise Lofton and we finally jumped aboard the flee Los Angeles bandwagon as multitudes of other folk are doing for both the Black inner-city Los Angeles and the State of California are to us a lost cause.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Steven B. Lofton

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available



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