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FED Publishing Releases New Book, “Ensuring Justice, Fairness, and Inclusion in America: Managing Equity in the 21st Century” (Part 1 to 4) by Charles A. Washington

Ensuring Justice, Fairness, and Inclusion in America: Managing Equity in the 21st Century, (Part 1 to 4) by Charles A. Washington, sets a bold direction to managing equity in today’s society.

Cleveland, OH, USA — Charles A. Washington’s Ensuring Justice, Fairness, and Inclusion in America: Managing Equity in the 21st Century, (Part 1 to 4) is not a partisan polemic or an academic tome. It is meant to be a “how- to” book. It is meant to be a democratic (small “d”) manifesto. It is meant to be a user’s manual for the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. This book is meant to serve many purposes with regards to America.

The world is currently plagued by polarization, hyper-partisanship, authoritarianism, Majoritarian Democracy, Identity Politics, zero-sum politics and economics, inequality, racism, sexism, populism, Nativism, and dystopian societies. There is a desperate cry for solutions to these problems. This book is dedicated to solving these problems. This book identifies the extent of the problems as they are manifested in America. Then, this book takes the novel approach of operationalizing Justice as Fairness as the foundation of it uses the myriad works of John Rawls to devise solutions to these problems. Specifically, it uses Rawls’ “Justice as Fairness” as the foundation of a revolutionary set of solutions to these global problems.) This book is at once observational, diagnostic, prophylactic, and prognostic in its focus.

This book takes an observational, diagnostic, and prophylactic approach to solve the problems above. According to Rawls, “Justice as Fairness” is an exercise in “ideal (metaphysical) theory.” This book goes beyond the metaphysical, by rendering Justice as Fairness into the realm of “nonideal (real world) theory.” It does this by first deciphering and explaining Justice as Fairness’ challenging concepts using ideas borrowed from many disciplines. The book then moves on to develop a Justice as Fairness Logic Model which identifies the structures, mechanics, and dynamics of Justice as Fairness. Then, this book operationalizes Justice as Fairness through the creation of a revolutionary management system, “Equity Management,” and a companion license-fee-free web-based software system, “Plato.” Equity Management-Plato was developed using Justice as Fairness, Systems Theory, program evaluation techniques, the judicial principle “strict scrutiny,” and Environmental Scanning and Forecasting. Finally, this book outlines how Equity Management-Plato can be used to manage six public sector environments ultimately creating a level playing field and just, fair, and inclusive circumstances for all Americans.

Genre – John Rawls, Justice As Fairness, Social Contract, Equity Management-Plato, Representative Consensus Democracy; Justice, Fairness, Inclusion, Positive-Sum Politics And Economics, Reconciliation, E Pluribus Unum, New Coalition Of Conscious, Global Democracy Project, Saving Liberal Democracy, Better World, Realistic Utopias, Polarization, Hyper-Partisanship, Authoritarianism, Majoritarian Democracy, Identity Politics, Zero-Sum Politics And Economics, Inequality, Racism, Sexism, Populism, Nativism, Dystopian Societies

Ensuring Justice, Fairness, and Inclusion in America: Managing Equity in the 21st Century ISBN 9781506906850, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 198 page print book version, ISBN 9781506906843, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
Charles A. Washington
+1(941)921-2607
cwashington1988pg@outlook.com

Washington & Associates, Inc. (W&A) Launched a Strategic Plan Designed to Help Save Liberal Democracy, Unify Peoples, and Resist Authoritarianism Worldwide

W&A is a “startup” whose mission is to help save the liberal world order by reimagining and reinventing democracy.

Solon, OH, USA — W&A, a former holding company that is transforming into a “virtual startup’ geared to implementing a strategic plan and creating an international movement oriented to saving liberal democracy, unifying peoples, and resisting authoritarianism worldwide, had its official launch of the strategic plan.

Worldwide, tottering democracies coupled with “unfettered capitalism” are in crisis largely because their rhetoric does not match their reality. Rather than being the guarantors of opportunity, freedoms, equality, justice, fairness, and inclusion they have proven to be architects of oligarchy, kleptocracy, corruption, racial, gender, religious, class, and representational inequality, hyper-partisanship, polarization, identity politics, and zero-sum politics and economics. Authoritarians are taking advantage of these vulnerabilities by engaging in campaigns designed to subvert democratic processes, “weaponize” democracy’s (and capitalism’s) vulnerabilities and thereby destroy the liberal world order.

W&A has responded to these challenges by developing a universally applicable strategic plan designed to save liberal democracy, unify peoples, and resist authoritarianism and nationalism worldwide. The plan is contained in a recently published book entitled, Ensuring Justice, Fairness, and Inclusion in America: Managing Equity in the 21st Century, written by its President, Dr. Charles A. Washington, and in a series of five (5) white papers and promotional gear. The book and the strategic plan mark the first ever attempt to fully operationalize John B. Rawls’ seminal concept, “Justice as Fairness.” The strategic plan details a revolutionary (Rawlsian) management system called “Equity Management,” and a web-based software system called the “Plato Management Information System,” as solutions to this crisis.

Democracy’s problems are multi-faceted, and the solution must be as well. Saving democracy requires that it be reimagined and reinvented. Further, democracy must be saved in America first if it is to be saved at all. In response to this crisis, newspaper correspondents, think tanks, individual scholars, major universities (Harvard University, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Pennsylvania), etc. have begun examining the crisis of liberal democracy and capitalism seeking ways to save them. These early efforts have no viable solutions to offer to date. W&A’s “Rawlsian solutions” call for establishing new social contracts in tottering democracies with emphasis on the promotion of representative consensus democracy, justice, fairness, and inclusion. The solutions that W&A is offering are the first and only real-world, comprehensive, practical solutions designed to save liberal democracy, unify peoples and resist authoritarianism worldwide (and by extension save capitalism) that can actually work.

Pursuant to its mission (“creating one vision and empowering one future”), W&A is soliciting all like-minded countries, governments, corporations, organizations, and individuals who are concerned about the current state of democracy and capitalism in America and around the world and who want to do something about it, to heed this clarion call. Explore our website. Download and read the white papers. Buy and read the book. Buy the gear from our flagship store on our website or from our standalone satellite store and display it proudly. Sign up (organizations and individuals) and join the movement. Help us make the changes we all want. W&A will commit a substantial portion of the profits from the sale of the book and the gear to jump-start the implementation of the strategic plan.

About Washington & Associates, Inc.
Washington & Associates, Inc. is an S Corporation domiciled in Ohio. Its mission is to “create one vision” (“E Pluribus Unum”) and to “empower one future” (stable and legitimate liberal democracies worldwide).

Media Contact:
Dr. Charles A. Washington
(216) 798-0607
cwashington1988pg@outlook.com

FED Publishing Releases New Book, “The Famous Miller and Smith Detective Agency” by Rachel Joel

The Famous Miller and Smith Detective Agency, by Rachel Joel, takes us deep into a mystery alongside the delightful antics of our pair of pre-teen detectives.

Port Orchard, WA, USA — Rachel Joel’s The Famous Miller and Smith Detective Agency starts of with the quirky relationship of Jenny and Dan and quickly snowballs into a fast-paced who-dun-nit they absolutely must solve to save their loved ones as well as themselves.

I decided to buy this book after a friend recommended it to me. I was surprised and delighted with what I found. The author writes with intelligence, zest and enthusiastic charm. I’m looking forward to reading this book with my kids. I found out that the author is actually very young (a teenager?) and to be honest I was a skeptical about what I would find… and yet I’m not surprised she’s won so many writing awards — this is an up and coming author we need to keep on our radar! ~Sierra November – Amazon Books

Jenny and Dan become detectives for fun, their first case being a recent murder. Soon enough, the two are involved over their heads in finding out who did it as things become more serious than ever. Will they find the killer before he/she strikes again? Will they figure out whom to trust? Can their friendship stand the test? And, most importantly, will they come out alive enough to tell the tale?

Author Rachel Joel took to writing stories at the early age of 8. She loves to read adventure books and write action-filled stories. She wrote this book during her free time in sixth grade, publishing it a year later. Rachel has won several awards (such as an award in the Duke TIP writing contest conducted by Duke University, several times in the PTA Reflections contests, and the President’s Award for Educational Excellence) before reaching the seventh grade. She is a member of National Junior Honor Society.

Keywords: Detectives, Mystery, Adventure, Strategy, Police, Middle School, Fiction, Crime Investigation, Children’s Book, Friendship

The Famous Miller and Smith Detective Agency ISBN 9781506907871, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 132 page print book version, ISBN 9781506907864, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers. (Children’s Chapter Book, Ages 7-11, Grades 3-6, DRA Level 40, ACR Level 4.4)

Media Contact:
Rachel Joel
+1(941)921-2607
joelebenezer@ymail.com

First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “Tambov the Tugboat” by Mark F. King

Tambov the Tugboat, by Mark F. King, is a delightful trip through the protected harbors of individuality.

Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada — Mark F. King’s Tambov the Tugboat lets this little tugboat make its way in a broad changing world and still remain relevant and important. A much needed reminder for finding one’s own strength and using them to their fullest.

Tambov the tugboat was the most useful tugboat in the harbor. She was small, and speedy. Tambov could dart in and out of the docks and around big ships. She was special.

A story of facing adversity and remaining true to your own standards, Tambov is a little steam engine that finds her place in a world of big diesels and gas powered tugs. Just because you are not the biggest or the most powerful doesn’t mean you don’t have a place in this world!

This story helps reinforce hard work and persistence, as well as belief in oneself.

“I love this book and so does my daughter. I really enjoy reading this to her and creating the sound effects, we both enjoy the detailed illustrations. I wish that more books published today like Tambov the Tugboat. This reminded me a bit of the Little Golden Books.” ~Amazon Verified Buyer

Genre – Tugboat, Steam Engine, Adversity, Challenges

Tambov the Tugboat ISBN 9781506906782, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 58 page print book version, ISBN 9781506906775 and ISBN 9781506906805 is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
Mark F. King
+1(941)921-2607
sibirsk@hotmail.com

Emily Stalder Johnson Encourages Readers to Have Hope

Author Emily Stalder Johnson was in first grade when her teacher assigned her to write a story for a younger student. From that day onward, she hoped and dreamed that she would become an author one day.

San Antonio, TX, USA, March 26, 2019 — In the words of Desmond Tutu, “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” Emerging author Emily Stalder Johnson was in first grade when her teacher assigned her to write a story for a younger student. From that day onward, she hoped and dreamed that she would become an author one day.

Always an avid reader, Johnson, author of “A New Hope: Second Chances and a Forgotten Boy” was 14 years old when a dream gave her an idea for her first book. “I have always loved writing. I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a teacher or an author,” said Johnson. “This book is 17 years in the making, and it is very close to my heart.”

The story centers around young Dublin Pearson, whose life is suddenly changed for the better when Andy Caldwell saves him from his abusive father and the hopeless life he suffered. Andy takes Dublin in as his own son and shows him love and kindness, teaching him about his horses and of God. Months later, tragedy strikes and Dublin must decide for himself if he can trust in the Lord.

“Each character in my book has some of myself in him or her, and Dublin’s journey toward faith is inspired by my own journey,” says Johnson.

Before she came to know God, Johnson says that she would delete her book files and start over. “I want readers to know of my own experience of coming to know the Lord. I was 27 when I came to know Him.”

Publisher Lisa M. Umina comments, “Emily’s book is a touching tribute to all families that are brought together by God’s will. One of the main messages I took away from this book was how powerful God is and how belief in Him has the power to change lives.”

For more information about Emily Stalder Johnson, visit www.halopublishing.com. “A New Hope: Second Chances and a Forgotten Boy” is now available at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Books a Million in Hardcover, Paperback, and as an e-Book.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa Michelle Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International, Inc
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176,
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 216-255-6756
contact@halopublishing.com

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FED Publishing Releases New Book, “You Will Save The World” by Chase Overstreet

You Will Save The World, by Chase Overstreet, takes you and your child through the start of a wonderful transformation.

Tulsa, OK, USA — Chase Overstreet’s You Will Save The World is a message to the children of our Earth.

Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one. – Marianne Williamson

Grown-ups have messed everything up. The planet is dying, money controls politics, freedom is faltering, fear is rising and bringing hate with it. This book is about doing things different, starting over with love and compassion. This book is about learning from where we’ve gone wrong and changing everything before it’s too late.

Author Chase Overstreet is a ceramic artist, painter, and criminal defense attorney. Passionate about returning Earth to its pristine condition, ending mass incarceration, and radically improving education, Chase’s newest plan to save the world is a children’s book.

Genre – Injustice, Pollution, Revolution, Love, Compassion, Change, Meditation, Yoga, Empathy, Introspection

You Will Save The World ISBN 9781506910222, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 36 page print book version, ISBN 9781506907888 and ISBN 9781506908007 Hardback, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
Chase Overstreet
+1(941)921-2607
chaseoverstreetlaw@gmail.com

First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “Messy Larry” by David J. Perri

Messy Larry, by David J. Perri, helps you connect with your creative child through an inspirational tale of a delightfully ‘messy’ hero.

Wheeling, WV, USA — David J. Perri’s Messy Larry is about being who you are, and about becoming who you were meant to be.

Messy Larry is an educational, feel-good story for the creative, art-inclined child. – Kirstan Nicole

Art is about self-expression and the desire to create. What is the role of art in your life? What if you had no way to express yourself? How would you be different?

Larry is a little different from the other kids in his grade school class. For starters, he’s big, and he’s clumsy, and he looks kind of like a bear! Larry loves art and wants to make art, but his messiness keeps getting in the way, with hilarious results.

At his wit’s end, he seeks out a favorite relative. Great Uncle Ken helps Larry find a way to express the beauty he knew was inside him. But, self-realization is often a messy and uncomfortable process. The undercurrent themes of compassion, acceptance, and understanding will resonate with many children.

A special “things to think about” section in the back provides the opportunity for discussion of these themes, as well as for the child to experience the book in a more interactive way.

Author/Illustrator David J. Perri is a native Pittsburgher who has lived in beautiful West Virginia for the past fifteen years. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Dayton School of Law. He has two kids, works as a federal prosecutor, and likes to paint in his spare time.

Genre – Art, Artistic, Creative, Creativity, Self-Expression, Acceptance, Different, “Fitting In”, Friendship, Kids, Bear, Funny Bear

Messy Larry ISBN 9781506907048, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 42 page print book version, ISBN 9781506907031 and hardback ISBN 9781506907024, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
David J. Perri
+1(941)921-2607
vbpadilla@comcast.net

New Streaming and Radio Aggregator Social Platform to Launch at 2019 SXSW Tradeshow

Houston, Texas U.S.A., 2019-Mar-02 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Dousic Media Group (DMG), a Houston based Company with affiliated offices in Punjab and soon to be registered in Singapore, is set to launch its new Dousic Social Platform at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas between March 10th thru 13th, 2019, located at Booth No. 1239, Halls 2-5 in the Austin Convention, where the newly upgraded Dousic website and App will be unveiled.

Dousic is an interactive social media platform that engages users with a diverse discovery experience. In the Dousic community the public can personalize their content and creators can monetize their products.

“With Dousic we wanted to create a social media platform for people like photographers, models, authors and musicians, so that they have total control of their destiny by owning their brands and products via the website and the App. In addition, Dousic is a fully functioning social media platform giving users a wide variety of connectivity such as chat, audio or video calls, all in one convenient location”, said Michael Ferguson, DMG Executive Vice President/Founder.

DMG Founder and CEO, Brian Moore, emphasized that “the Indie Music Industry has been trying to find its footing for some time and from where I sit there is still a clear lack of understanding of how to ensure that Indie Creators get an even playing field and are being properly compensated. Accordingly, we have designed Dousic to give them back brand control and content ownership.”

Following on from SXSW, our future website and App enhancements will ensure Dousic is a place where Creators maintain full ownership and control, giving them stronger leverage when in negotiations with Record Labels.

Dousic’s Mission is to provide a global hub for an interactive and personalized entertainment experience. We are committed to helping Indie Creators reach their full potential.

Contact-Details:

Michael Dickens
Dousic Media Group
118 Vintage Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77070
832-318-6077
contactus@dousic.com

 

Dearly Beloved, The Latest Single By Alternative Urbane Artist Expands Up-And-Coming ADN Lewis’s Global Fan Base

Dearly Beloved, The Latest Single By Alternative Urbane Artist Expands Up-And-Coming ADN Lewis’s Global Fan Base

NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Feb-15 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Bay Area California artist Adien Lewis aka ADN has been on the go, and is quickly gaining a sizeable online following, thanks to his successful collaborations with several high-profile K-pop artists, such as Taemin’s song “Move” with the record placing third place on US World Albums Billboard Charts and earning several nominations; winning Best Dance Performance Solo at Mnet Asian Music Award with over tens of million views on YouTube. Additionally, ADN was able to write another hit song “JUMP” for Taemin’s group Shinee once again landing on the World Billboard Chart at number four in 2018.

With the success of all his current projects, the end of 2018 saw the release of ADN’s “Saturday”, ADN has now embarked on a promising solo career. This time he has decided to make his own offering to cover the namesake song “Dearly Beloved” originally by Gamechops and Leg Day. A song off the soundtrack to the highly anticipated KINGDOM HEARTS III, from SQUARE ENIX and Disney. The song is his interpolation of the Hikaru Utada and eight time Grammy Award winner Skrillex’s song “Face My Fears”. ADN being a fan of both the game KINGDOM HEARTS trilogy and all the contributing artist to the soundtrack, he states that he wanted to “pay homage to all their epic performances”. Also out now is the revision to “How to Love- Dusk” just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Contact-Details:

Metronumm
41 Watchung Plaza, Suite 305
Montclair, NJ 07042
Tel.917.213.7410

FED Publishing Releases New Book, “The Liebold Protocol” by Michael McMenamin & Kathleen McMenamin

The Liebold Protocol, A Mattie McGary + Winston Churchill 1930s Adventure by Michael McMenamin & Kathleen McMenamin, continues the chronicles of Winston Churchill’s goddaughter Mattie McGary inside the Nazi empire.

Cleveland, OH, USA — In her latest adventure, The Liebold Protocol, Winston Churchill’s Scottish goddaughter, Mattie McGary, the adventure-seeking Hearst photojournalist, reluctantly returns to Nazi Germany in the summer of 1934 and once again finds herself in deadly peril in a gangster state where widespread kidnappings and ransoms by the SA and SS are sanctioned by the new Nazi government.

It didn’t begin that way. At Churchill’s suggestion, Mattie initially investigates one of the best-kept secrets of the Great War-that in 1915, facilitated by a sinister German-American agent working for Henry Ford, British Empire and Imperial German officials essentially committed treason by agreeing Britain would sell raw rubber to Germany in exchange for it selling precision optical equipment to Britain. Why? To keep the war going and the profits flowing. After Mattie interviews Ford’s German-American go-between, however, agents of Scotland Yard’s Special Branch are sent by Churchill’s political opponents in the British government to rough her up and warn her she will be prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act unless she backs off the story.

Left no choice, Mattie sets out for Germany to investigate the story from the German side and to interview the German nobleman who negotiated the optics for rubber deal with the British. Once In Germany, however, Mattie lands right in the middle of a potential civil war between the SA Brown Shirts of Ernst Rohm who want a true socialist ‘second revolution’ to follow Hitler’s stunning first revolution in 1933 and Adolf Hitler who believes one revolution is enough. Mattie learns that Hitler has ordered his SS to assassinate all the senior leadership of Ernst Rohm’s SA Brown Shirts as well as other political enemies on Saturday 30 June, an event known to History as ‘The Night of the Long Knives’.

Mattie soon learns she is threatened from two sides and must flee Germany to save her life. Not only does the German-American working for Henry Ford want her story on the Great War optics for rubber treason killed, he wants her dead along with it. Worse, Mattie’s nemesis, the ‘Blond Beast’ of the SS, Reinhard Heydrich, is in charge of Hitler’s ‘Night of the Long Knives’ purge and he’s secretly put her name on his list of targets…

The McMenamin writing teams are award-winning, and one should not expect anything different from The Liebold Protocol.

Three-Time Grand Prize Winner Fiction, Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Three-Time Thriller/Suspense Book of the Year, ForeWord Reviews.
Two-Time Historical Fiction Book of the Year, ForeWord Reviews.

Michael McMenamin is the co-author with his son Patrick of the first five award-winning 1930s era historical novels featuring Winston Churchill and his fictional Scottish goddaughter, the adventure-seeking Hearst photojournalist Mattie McGary. The first five novels in the series-The DeValera Deception, The Parsifal Pursuit, The Gemini Agenda, The Berghof Betrayal and The Silver Mosaic-received a total of 15 literary awards. He is currently at work with his daughter Kathleen McMenamin on the eighth Mattie + Winston historical adventure, The Prussian Memorandum. He is also the author of Becoming Winston Churchill, a joint biography of the young Churchill and his Irish-American mentor, the New York lawyer and statesman Bourke Cockran.

Kathleen, the other half of the father-daughter writing team, has been editing her father’s writing for longer than she cares to remember. She is the co-author with her father of the 2018 novella, Appointment in Prague, A Mattie McGary + Winston Churchill World War II Adventure. She also is the co-author with her sister Kelly of the critically acclaimed Organize Your Way: Simple Strategies for Every Personality [Sterling, 2017].

Visit the authors at: http://www.winstonchurchillthrillers.com / http://www.facebook.com/WinstonChurchillThrillers.

Genre – Ernst Rohm, SA Brown Shirts, Socialist Second Revolution, Reinhard Heydrich, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, Mattie McGary

The ebook version of The Liebold Protocol ISBN 9781506907536, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 168 page print book version, ISBN 9781506907529, and hardback ISBN 9781506907512, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
Michael McMenamin
+1(941)921-2607
wsc_mcmenamin13@yahoo.com