The Book Of Obsidian Fundraising Campaign!

Update posted by Mumia Obsidian Ali On Mar 11, 2021

Please Do Me A Favor? Leave A Review Of "The Book Of Obsidian" Over On Amazon - And Thank You!

5:00 AM 3/11/2021 Thu

What's up fellas,

Well, it's been a week since the official announcement of "The Book of Obsidian" being dropped in bookstores worldwide, and as I had anticipated, the haters have started to come out in force to try to put some salt in the game. But that's where you come in, because I'm relying on all of you to give me an honest review over on Amazon for my book.

And while I'm on that point, let me be totally honest with you: The ONLY reason why I'm even bothering with Amazon at all is because of the reviews. My publisher BookBaby can offer the same point of sale services that Amazon has, they just don't have the cache' and prestige Amazon has when it comes to books and whatnot. And in these days and times, Amazon book reviews and star ratings is the measuring stick by how well a book is doing or not. And, I'm gonna need a lot of those if "The Book of Obsidian" is to be a success.

So, that's my big ask for today - please do me a solid, and give my book an honest review. I appreciate it!

GET "THE BOOK OF OBSIDIAN" ON AMAZON KINDLE NOW!

https://amzn.to/2MJGUR7

Forward,

MOA

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Update posted by Mumia Obsidian Ali On Mar 04, 2021

10:22 AM 3/4/2021 Thu

Since I'm having a bit of trouble with the messaging system here at GoGetFunding, I thought to simply post this as an "update".

First off, I want to deeply thank all of you who have donated your hard earned money to this project. I am very happy to announce that "The Book of Obsidian" has become a reality due to all of your help! It's available for sale worldwide as we speak, and here are only two of the many places that people can purchase it:

GET "THE BOOK OF OBSIDIAN" ON AMAZON KINDLE NOW!

https://amzn.to/2MJGUR7

GET "THE BOOK OF OBSIDIAN" IN PAPERBACK NOW!

http://bit.ly/3rgRePs

BUT, since all of you have contributed to the project, you all get "The Book of Obsidian" as a "thank you gift"! Here's the thing, though:

In order to make sure everything is everything, I need you to email me your "proof of donation" to: [email protected], and I'll get out your copy of "The Book of Obsidian" ASAP! Thanks again!

MOA

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Update posted by Mumia Obsidian Ali On Mar 04, 2021

This just in-my advance copies of "The Book of Obsidian" just arrived! Stay tuned for info on how you can pre-order. Let er rip! MOA

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Update posted by Mumia Obsidian Ali On Jun 07, 2020

6:30 AM 6/7/2020 Sun

Good morning,

I'd meant to do an update on things last month, but May 2020 has been very busy for me, which is always a good thing in my book, pardon the pun! So, much to report, so let's get right to it!

First, I am very happy to report that "Vol. 1" of "The Book of Obsidian" is now complete! Just had to tighten up the glossary section of the book, but it's all over but the shouting now and that one is in the can. That brings me to the second item on the list today: "Vol. 2" of "The Book of Obsidian" is NOW underway, with a baker's dozen's worth of chapters done! In fact, I'm hoping to have both that book and my "top secret" third book project done just in time for the Fall 2020 season to begin, so we're looking at late Sep of this year, if not sooner!

So, that means that there's still plenty of time for what's known in the book business as "co-creation" - if YOU have any ideas for "The Book of Obsidian, Vol. 2" that you think should be included in the book, please let me know - you can hit me up at: [email protected]! It will follow the same format as Vol. 1, with the book being divided into two sections: the "Macro", where I discuss contemporary dating and mating issues from a bird's eye point of view; and the "Micro", where I deal with these issues but from the individual Black man's perspective and what he can do to maximize his chances out on today's Black American dating and mating landscape - a minefield for sure. Much of the material will once again be drawn from my weekly columns over at "the Black Juggernaut" the Negromanosphere website and once again I am indebted to Mr. Oshay Duke Jackson for his eternal support.

In reference to the aforementioned "top secret" third book project I'm embarking on, I've been pulling together the notes for it for quite sometime now and I am now ready to get writing in earnest, which is projected to take place between now and late Sep 2020 (hoping to wrapup sooner!). I can't go into much detail about it, other than to say that it will be quite different from the first two books, both in format and topic - and if you think that the first two were something, just you wait until you see this one! Whew!

Finally, a word about another major event and milestone for me and this little thing of mine I call Obsidian Radio. As many of you know, I had been in self-imposed exile from Facebook and had never even looked at Instagram for nearly five years(!). I was able to accomplish much without active, engaged use of social media, something I admittedly wasn't very good at. Since operations began five years ago, I've been able to build a viable business, proving that "Black Male Media by Everyday Brothas, FOR Everyday Brothas" COULD work - and DID work.

But, as 2020 loomed into focus late last year, I came to realize that I had taken things as far as I could on my own; it was time to incorporate that much-dreaded social media - and to be more precise, that Facebook/Instagram hybrid - into my plans.

So, beginning with the New Year, that's exactly what I did. Shortly after New Year's Day, I created an Instagram account; and in Apr of this year, I rejoined Facebook. After studying others in the field (who, in a very real sense, it can be said that they are more peers now), I learned that a major reason for their success was due to their very engaged involvement with and usage of these platforms; and that if I wanted to get my message out, I would have to do the same.

So, beginning last month, I've been making lots of "ad buys" on Facebook and Instagram - starting slow and small, just to see how things would go. To my pleasant surprise, the reception, reaction and feedback has been warm and inviting! I have now begun an active, ongoing promotional budget to use with FB/IG (Twitter as well, but more on that in a future update - stay tuned!) - which, if you will kindly refer to the "Book of Obsidian" GoGetFunding frontpage, is "baked in the cake" in terms of budgeting, etc. (the pie-chart says it all). And actually, ad rates and the like are MUCH cheaper than I had initially planned for - meaning, that I'm getting a lot more bang for the buck! What a bargain, right?

So, now more than ever, I thank you all for your ongoing support. You can contribute to the book fundraiser as early and as often as you like, no amount is too big or too small - and by all means, please tell your friends! It's about time that the Non-Select Guy has had a Champion...

Now, he has one.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

In much gratitude,

Mumia Obsidian Ali

Jun 7, 2020

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Update posted by Mumia Obsidian Ali On Apr 20, 2020

"The Book Of Obsidian Fundraisers" Campaign: Apr 2020 Update

10:35 AM 4/20/2020 Mon

What's up fellas,

I thought to give you guys regular updates as to what I'm doing now that it appears that we're going to be settling in for the long haul with the Coronavirus pandemic.

As you all know, I've put all live in-person events connected to my upcoming "The Book of Obsidian" until further notice last month. Since that time though, more developments have come down the pike that have given me great pause:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/18/health/coronavi...

https://www.aei.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Nat...

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/health/coronavirus...

The above links repay very close study and I strongly urge all of you to take the time out to do so. They form the basis of my update today.

As the third link indicates, the Essence music festival - a major event on the Black American social calendar - has been canceled and instead be held next summer (hopefully!). It was on my stop for the book tour, and since the other stops on the tour were in predominantly Black cities around the country - cities that were hit particularly hard during the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic - I strongly suspect that major book-related events will be canceled there as well.

Therefore, in light of these developments, I am officially putting off the entire book tour for this year. This will also include any other in-person, live events.

According to the best information I've been able to find, the soonest a vaccine will be developed, safely tested and ready for widespread use, will be the fall of 2021. Until then, there's the hope that successful treatments to the disease will be found and available in a broad-based way. However, as the above links attest to, this is a daunting task on either front; there are questions of capacity, resources and of course, time that all have to be considered and contended with.

What all of this amounts to for me, is that I have two major considerations of my own: one, my own health and safety; and two, that of the health and safety of all of you. I simply cannot risk the possibility of any of us getting sick and very possibly dying as a result of an event I hosted or was a part of. Aside from obvious liability concerns, I would never be able to forgive myself if something like that were to happen.

So, until I am satisfied that the Coronavirus matter has been meaningfully addressed - again, either by means of successful treatments or a vaccine, whichever comes first - I am canceling everything in terms of live events for the rest of the year and into next year.

As a prepper, I am well-stocked with all the supplies that I need to remain "sheltered in place" for the duration and I am hoping that all of you have been able to do the same. I've done many prepping podcasts over the years for precisely times like these; and I am hopeful that many of you have found them useful.

With that being said, my plans for the rest of the year are as follows:

1. Go back and tighten up "The Book of Obsidian", which I'm doing as we speak. The extra time these days has given me a chance to have a second look at my work. In fact, I'm tightening up the glossary section as I type this.

2. Start writing "The Book of Obsidian, Vol. 2" which is already underway, beginning last month. I've projected the principal writing of the book to run until the end of Sep, 2020, and my members only columns will resume in earnest next month, which will also be included in the book. Thus the format will be just like "Vol. 1" of "The Book of Obsidian", just with more and updated material and meant to act as a continuation in that regard.

3. I've also got plans to begin writing a third book, the specifics of which I won't go into here but will be an extension of the first two books just in a different direction, and I'm due to begin writing in earnest this coming Jun, 2020. My plan is to knockout the principal writing for this book in Jun-Jul 2020 and be ready for copy editing, etc. a month later.

Thus, whereas originally I was planning only to write one book this year, I will now be writing three! And I just may drop all three in 2021 - we'll see!

That brings us to the funding aspect. The fundraising will continue for the original book, but now in light of the current and foreseeable future circumstances, it will be expanded to include the other two books as well. As I've said on the air before, as I have secured facilities to host the book tour, not only in my hometown of Philly but around the country as well at minimal cost, I can now focus the fundraising efforts at getting the books out in all three formats (print, ebook and audiobook), as well as the creation of a personal website that will serve as the point of sale for all three books and their formats. Because of the deal I've struck with the book publisher, I can do all of this at a greatly reduced cost.

So, by all means, please continue to support the fundraiser - no amount is too small or too big (emphasis on the latter!) - and you can contribute as often as you like!

As to when I'll release the books, be that later this year or sometime in 2021: I cannot say. I'm considering all my options, such as they are. Of course, I can release the books and then hold virtual book events via my Zoomcast. And while that certainly can be a viable option, you gotta admit that you're losing something crucial in the "live" events. So I'm still on the fence about all of that. My main goals right now are to finish all three books and secure the funding for all three books and then go from there. So again, please feel free to contribute and support the fundraising campaign!

EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTES TO "THE BOOK OF OBSIDIAN FUNDRAISERS" WILL GET FREE AUTOGRAPHED COPIES OF THE BOOKS. Just be sure to email me with a screenshot of your contribution to: [email protected] so I can add you to the list.

So, that's the plan for yours truly over the course of the rest of this year. I'll be back with more updates between now and then, pending changing developments on the ground, so please bear that in mind. Remember, we're due for a second wave of the Coronavirus this coming fall, the start of the traditional cold and flu season, so be especially careful at that time. Thank you and please be safe!

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Introduction To "The Book Of Obsidian": Why Not Me? #Patreon

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She'll Have The Salad The Book Of Obsidian Interview With Bro Xavier #BATV

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Forward,

MOA

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Update posted by Mumia Obsidian Ali On Apr 17, 2020

3:25 PM 4/17/2020 Fri

Last night I had the chance to chop it up a bit with my good friend, fellow Black male YouTuber, social media and talk radio personality Bro. Xavier of "The Prophet of Thought" radio show! We discussed the backstory of my now finished "The Book of Obsidian", my philosophy to dating and mating in contemporary Black America and most importantly, we talked about one of the most infamous chapters of the book, "She'll Have the Salad"! You'll definitely wanna tune in to this one! Enjoy, let me know what you think in the comments and as always, please don't to like, share and subscribe! And thank you!

#TheProphetOfThought #ObsidianRadio #BroXavier #TheBookOfObsidian #Dating #Mating #Relationships #BlackLove #SheWillHaveTheSalad #TalkRadio

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Update posted by Mumia Obsidian Ali On Mar 15, 2020

8:01 AM 3/15/2020 Sun

Although I've hinted at this during one of last week's Zoomcasts and have given an announcement over the air on yesterday's broadcast on Mixlr, I wanted to make it official in writing today. Effectively immediately, the proposed book tour, signings and related events with regard to "The Book of Obsidian: A Manual for the 21st Black American Gentleman" are hereby postponed until further notice. The fundraising campaign for "The Book of Obsidian" will continue however and I am happy to say that it is coming along; a major concern of mine and why the proposed budget was relatively high was because of my concerns about finding and securing venues in the cities where the book tour would take place. However, since my securing a base of operations here in Philly last month, and that being a gateway to securing venues in the cities cited on the book tour, the proposed costs have fallen substantially. Moreover and as noted above, the fundraising to bring "The Book of Obsidian" has crossed a major hurdle, which is the fees for editing the work. Now, all that remains is raising the money to have the book formatted for both print and ebook and produced, along with the creation of my own website, from which I will market the audiobook version of "The Book of Obsidian". So, by all means, please feel free to contribute early and often! Details on how you can do so will follow below. Finally, I want to urge everyone to please be safe and careful during this time; hopefully, this will all pass soon. Thank you for reading this update and have a great Sunday! Forward, MOA

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via PayPal: www.paypal.me/obsidiantalkradio OR CashApp: $ObsidianRadio. Thank you!

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Update posted by Mumia Obsidian Ali On Feb 08, 2020

Introduction To The Book Of Obsidian: Why Not Me?

https://www.patreon.com/posts/introduction-to-3385...

8:36 AM 2/8/2020 Sat

In light of recent events (*cough, Alan Roger Currie, cough*), and, because I thought it was time to give everyone an update, I've decided to post the introduction to "The Book of Obsidian: A Manual for the 21st Century Black American Gentleman" and make it available to the public. One of the many deeply profound lessons that I've learned over the course of the past seven months or so of writing this book is that Black Americans are deeply cynical people and require that everything you do be produced in triplicate, LOL. Fair enough; so be it.

More details to be revealed on the air today, as I respond to Mr. Currie. See ya on the air at 10AM EST!

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