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CEO and Author Modi Says “Some Women Prefer Hell” With New Book Release

Chicago -Modi, author, entrepreneur and CEO of Chicagoland’s chain of Premier Child Care Centers, is exploding on the literary scene with the absorbing and intriguing new fiction, Some Women Prefer Hell. A must-read for women who often precariously seek out ‘bad boys,’ thinking the outcome will be all good, Some Women Prefer Hell lends engaging insight into one young woman’s set of circumstances behind this preference of choice.
It has always been said that ‘some women like it hot,’ well Kana, the young teen protagonist in the sweltering ‘urban lit’ offering, Some Women Prefer Hell, is one of those women.  Some Women Prefer Hell unravels with 14-year-old Kana’s world falling apart all around her. Her mom’s recent divorce finds the family living in Flossmoor, Chicago’s upscale suburban community, with her new man, Mike. Mike epitomizes gangsta’ swag from his 6’5″ frame to his fast car lifestyle and Kana’s mom, Kim, is possessed by him. A violent argument between the two sets off a whirlwind of events that catches Kana off guard, leaving her to figure out how to navigate life’s turbulent waters on her own.  
With her mom as her foremost role model, she acts as she has seen, and falls into the arms of her very own bad boy, 18-year-old high school senior EJ. Kana is quickly propelled into womanhood, coming to a deep understanding of owning one’s choices and dealing with the consequences. A revealing narrative and think piece told in the voice of a young teen, Some Women Prefer Hell will pull on the hearts of women young and old as the curse of “crazy love syndrome” is a universal one defying age and logic.
Budding book author Modi is following in the footsteps of her celebrity mom, Tamera Fair, an actress, on-air personality and founder of Chicago’s distinguished Premier Child Care Centers. Carrying on her mother’s legacy, she has held reign as the CEO of Premier Child Care Centers since the age of 23. As the author of the new release, Some Women Prefer Hell, Modi, now 25, is carving out her own path and claiming her own personal legend.   
A graduate of Fisk University, with a degree in English, Modi fell in love with literature. In fact, words became her lifesaver when she found herself battling a serious bout of depression. Depression can be a crippling disease, but Modi was resilient and refused to let it get the best of her. At the beckoning of her therapist, she took pen to paper and Some Women Prefer Hell was born! Her first entry into the world of urban literature, the book has already garnered her media accolades with appearances on Fox32 in Chicago as well as Chicago’s WGN-TV. 
“It was a deep heartbreak that rendered me immobile and depressed. I created Kana in “Some Women Prefer Hell” as an extension of my persona and my personal pain. Sometimes the path toward love that we choose is hell. But no one can tell us anything different until we get the lesson for ourselves,” offers Modi.  “So many women suffer from unrequited love. On the surface, yes, it may seem like we prefer hell, but our real preference is just to be loved. Kana, as a young teenager, grows into this understanding, and her life lessons were my life lessons. Hopefully, the reader can garner some teachings from her wild and crazy tale as well!”  
Modi is raising the bar for millennials everywhere. As the CEO of Chicago’s Premier Child Care Centers, the enterprising young executive stays busy overseeing four state-of-the-art locations that have served the city for over 30 years now. Educational activities incorporated into the vast curriculum include French, Japanese, Spanish, computer classes, etiquette classes and Pre-Fit (preschool gym). In addition, each classroom suite includes a computer lab, library, cafeteria, indoor playground, an on-site kitchen, and soft top outdoor playground.
Visioning a full-fledged “Modi-vational empire with the intention of inspiring her peers to keep pushing forward, no matter what love brings or doesn’t bring, Modi is planning a movie sequel to the book, additional fiction releases, and she has launched a “Some Women Prefer Hell” product line that includes lashes, hoodies and scarves.    
Some women prefer hell, but Modi knows heaven is the real answer.  Keep cool with Modi at and on Instagram at @justmodi_ and on Facebook at @Some Women Prefer Hell.  

Prince Memoir Coming Out This Year

Prince’s memoir tentatively titled The Beautiful Ones will be in stores by the end of this year. Prince met with editors weeks before he died in 2016 and they made a deal. The late superstar worked with author Dan Piepenbring on the project and wrote 50 pages of the manuscript. 

Saturday, April 21st, is the 2nd anniversary of his passing and his estate is not settled. Prince’s siblings have complained to a judge that administrators have made significant money from their brother’s estate but they have not been paid. The Minnesota prosecutor will announce on Thursday if anyone will be charged in Prince’s death from an opioid overdose. 


The Celestial Baseball Association Hits a Home Run with New Book Trailer for “Old Timers Day”

Las Vegas – Riding the wave of the World Series momentum, the Celestial Baseball Association has released their exciting new book trailer for “Old Timers Day: As Told by God to Richard LoPresto.” Authored by Richard LoPresto and co-written with Jerry Schafer, “Old Timers Day” is an epic tale about the forces of “Good vs. Evil” battling on the baseball field. Produced by Markus Watsonthe production genius behind Your Video Ninja, the book trailer also serves as a teaser for the upcoming film to be directed by Foster Corder. 


Chuck D Is Releasing A Book On Hip-Hop History

On October 10, Chuck D Presents This Day In Hip-Hop History will be available at all major retailers and Amazon. The book is a chronology of hip-hop’s history beginning with a 1973 house party where Kool DJ Herc debuted the break on his turntables. The anthology gives the history of the art form from those early days with Herc up until the present. Portraits created by Shepard Fairey of more than 100 major figures in hip-hop brings the history off the page and makes each entry flow. LL Cool J says,

“Reading this book is like reliving my life all over again”

Kendrick Lamar gave his recommendation:

“If you want to understand our culture. To learn knowledge itself. Truth about the art form of poetry in motion. The struggle of our community through rhyme and rhythm. This is the book that inspired me long before I found my place in hip-hop, The power of self-expression. Unapologetically. Taught by the teacher himself. Chuck D!!!.”

The Public Enemy frontman just saw the release of the self-titled debut from his other group Prophets Of Rage.


Godfather of West Coast Rap Alonzo Williams Emerges Defiant In HBO Documentary and New Audio Book Release

Los Angeles – The acronym N.W.A. are three explosive letters loaded with controversy within the unpredictable genre of hip hop.  But for one man, those letters mean only one thing – Not Without Alonzo.  Alonzo “Lonzo” Williams is widely acknowledged as the definitive “Godfather of West Coast Hip Hop” and considering his historical stance pioneering the birth of west coast hip hop, it is clearly understood why.

Alonzo Williams and Dr. Dre

Williams can purposely take credit for brokering not only some of the biggest connections in hip-hop but also for discovering some its biggest names, including Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and Eazy E.  With the July debut of the highly-anticipated HBO series, “The Defiant Ones,” about Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, Williams’ truth will be told.  And to further clarify the matter, he has released a narrative in his own words, “N.ot W.ithout A.lonzo,” a memoir and audio book, narrated by him and packed with the personal punch, flavor, and charisma he is known for.
A sought after hip-hop historian, Williams is often asked to provide commentary about west coast hip- hop and its iconic artists. He has been featured in numerous documentaries and even portrayed in several films, including the motion picture blockbuster, “Straight Outta Compton.”
But it is his contribution to the HBO four-part documentary, “The Defiant Ones” that has him most excited. The special details the musical and business partnership between Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Directed by Allen Hughes, the film will include numerous in-depth interviews including Bono, Nas, Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg and Alonzo Williams.