Allied Multicultural announced that we are working alongside Audible on the release of Hollywood producer and bestselling author Devon Franklin’s heartfelt and inspiring Audible Original, It Takes a Woman.

Available on April 21, It Takes a Woman offers listeners an emotional journey of tragedy, triumph, and healing, as Franklin introduces us to the women who raised him and his two brothers after his father’s untimely death.

Affectionately referred to as his “village of love”, DeVon celebrates and honors the sacrifices of his mother Paulette, and his five living great-aunts, (Aunt Nuna, Aunt Ida, Aunt Enis, Aunt Sondra and Aunt Donna)  a remarkable village of Black women as experienced through the eyes of a Black man. 

The candid conversation— covering everything from marriage, death, divorce, regret, and colorfully frank advice about dating, sex, and money—uncovers old wounds that are still fresh, pain that is still piercing, as well as a family bond that is unbreakable. There’s an African proverb that says “It takes a village to raise a child.” DeVon Franklin offers a personal twist: It Takes a Woman

Named by Variety as one of the “Top 10 Producers to Watch” and by Oprah as “a different kind of Spiritual Teacher,” DeVon Franklin is a Hollywood Producer and New York Times bestselling author blazing his own unique trail with an unwavering commitment to uplifting the human spirit through entertainment. DeVon serves as President and CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a dynamic production company in conjunction with Paramount Pictures and CBS TV Studios. He’s the driving force behind some of Hollywood’s most successful inspirational films including BREAKTHROUGH  and MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN and the soon to be released movie FLAMIN’ HOT for Disney and KINGDOM BUSINESS tv series for BET.  In addition to his work as a producer, DeVon is also the author of multiple bestselling books such as THE SUCCESS COMMANDMENTS and his new Audible Original IT TAKES A WOMAN which is a deeply personal look into the tragedy that transformed his family’s life forever. DeVon serves the greater Hollywood community at large as Vice-President of the Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. DeVon is a graduate of the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles. 

About the Author

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.