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New Book from African American Pastor Examines How Black Voters Have Been Misled and Used by the Liberal’s Agenda

In what is sure to be called a “controversial” new book, Rev. Bill Owens, President and Founder of the Coalition of African American Pastors, asks an important question: What has happened to prevent black Americans from achieving the dream outlined by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and other civil rights leaders?

The book, titled A Dream Derailed: How the Left Hijacked Civil Rights to Create a Permanent Underclass, considers the many ways in which leftist policies wielded by cynical politicians have hurt African Americans and derailed Dr. King’s dream. From abortion and education to economics and the family, the policies embraced by the Left have been disastrous for African Americans.

Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr states, “In A Dream Derailed, Rev. Owens does more than outline the harm caused by these policies. Using Biblical values as a framework, Owens demonstrates what African Americans – and all Americans – need to do to break free of the lies and find their way to the Promised Land.”

As someone who marched with Dr. King, Owens takes issue with the way many have fallen away from its Christian foundations. No one – even black leaders and politicians – is exempt from criticism. In A Dream Derailed, Owens writes:

“Today, we find that many black leaders have forgotten what inspired that struggle. Many of these leaders urge black Americans to look for inspiration from government and political agendas that undermine the moral fabric of the Church – the same Church that guided the civil rights movement! Abortion, same-sex marriage, and government encroachment – which subverts religious liberty – are now all proclaimed as ‘freedoms’ by many black leaders. To be sure, the leaders of the civil rights movement saw these as evils and evidence of sin –not signs of freedom.”

Part memoir, part-history, and part call-to-action, A Dream Derailed is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the reason why Christians and minorities are abandoning an increasingly radical Democratic Party.

Already, A Dream Derailed is garnering praise from Christian leaders and conservative activists. Ralph Reed, Founder and Chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, said:

“Rev. Owens is a patriot, a visionary, and a renowned and respected faith leader at a critical time in our nation’s history. I strongly recommend A Dream Derailed for anyone who wants to be inspired and encouraged to keep fighting the good fight to restore America to moral greatness.”

A Dream Derailed is set to launch on October 16th. You can preorder copies through the Dream Derailed website

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New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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