Resource Based Economy


Need Help Writing or Publishing Your Manuscript?

Kiiton Press and 1up Entertainment/Consulting are currently looking for good manuscripts to publish on African/African American History and Life.    Inquire here

who i am

We want manuscripts dealing with the social, political, economic, religious and cultural conditions of the peoples of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa—especially on Liberia.   We publish books of interest to a broader audience and not so broad audience as well.

What Kinds of Manuscripts Do We Need?

Fiction, Non-Fiction, Short Stories, Scholarly books, Cookbooks, Family History/Family Tree, Church History, City History, Organization History, Book of Poems, Corporate History, Training Manual, Children’s Book and Paperback Text Books, Masters Thesis and Dissertations.

We also help promote and sell your book to libraries, (public & private), bookstores, (schools & university bookstores), jobbers, wholesalers, and book dealers. Your book is listed in Books In Print, and other book information sources.  A review of your book is placed in the appropriate magazines, journals, and newspapers.  We can even help arrange a book signing party in your local community library or church and school. We promote your book on the Internet.


Also, let us know if you need help with any of the items below:

(a)  ISBN [International Standard Book Number

(10) digits
(13) digits

(b)  A Library of Congress Catalogue Number
is assigned to your book while in publication.
With those numbers, every library will be happy
to secure your book because the numbers
they need from the Library of Congress to
catalogue your book are already on your book.

(c)  Barcode:  Some of our books are sold in
book stores, department stores and even
supermarkets.  They use scanners to scan
the price of your book at the chash rigestrar.
Without the barcode, they will not accept
your book.

(d)   Copyright your book with the Library of Congress

Contact us below:

These are Authors of the first
Liberian Writers Series.

Business Hangout

Here’s a list of some additional features/benefits of Business Hangouts. Each item line below is sometimes the only reason why a client has chosen BHO:

Extends Hangouts capacity beyond 15 persons thanks to integrated Viewers
Self-registered Meetings (vs. invitation only) : Have your attendees register themselves.
E-mail centric (vs. G+ notifications): invitation emails, reminders, follow up emails are automatic and fully customizable.

Avoid the Google+ user interface,: Control how much “social” your event is.
Let non-plussers attend your meetings thanks to the Facebook and LinkedIn connectors or a neutral sign in with just any email address.

Private Meetings: Unlisted HOAs, See who is watching live, who effectively attended, how much time they watched

The Unified chat: moderated chat, drag & drop, highlight, broadcast for Q&A.
Invite a viewer to the panel on-the-fly and make them participant, return them to their seat.
Share Interactive Content: Poll, Quiz, Video, Call-to-Action

Business Hangout

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African Kingdoms

African Kingdoms

Specific African Kingdoms


Ancient Egypt

Asante Empire

Benin Empire

Ghana, Mali and Songhai Empires

Great Zimbabwe Empire

Hausa States


Kingdom of Ghana

Kongo Kingdom

Mali Empire



Songhai Empire

Wolof Empire

Zagwe (Zague) Dynasty

1up Reading Guide

1up Reading Guide

Many of the books below have been influential to how I view the world. As founder of the 1up movement and an advocate for critical thinking and social entrepreneurship, I would suggest that you read as many of the literary works on this list as possible. Listed are the names of the books and the authors. Several of the links provide the entire PDF version of the book, while others just provide an overview, or a brief description. Listening to documentaries and lectures can be very informative when evaluating the views of an individual, but sometimes, firsthand is the best way to go, when evaluating information. When reading books directly from the author, you get a firsthand perspective, and you can form your own interpretation of what the author is expressing, not to mention, books usually provide notes and indexes, allowing you to see the sources which may have inspired the author’s views.

Below is the must read guide to for the 1up movement and a must read guide for anyone interested in consciousness, critical thinking, and social entrepreneurship.

The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey: Africa for the Africans
by Amy Jacques Garvey

The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley
by Malcolm X, Alex Haley and Attallah Shabazz

Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?
by Martin Luther King Jr.

The Destruction of Black Civilization
by Chancellor Williams

African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality
by Cheikh Anta Diop

Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton
by Bobby Seale

The Wretched of the Earth
by Fanon, Frantz

The Souls of Black Folk
by W. E. B. Du Bois

How to Eat to Live, Book 1
by Muhammad, Elijah

Assata: An Autobiography
by Assata Shakur

The Mis-Education of the Negro
by Carter G. Woodson

Capitalism and Slavery / Edition 1
by Eric Williams

Women, Race, and Class
by Angela Y. Davis

Narrative Of Sojourner Truth
by Olive Gilbert

Southern Horrors and Other Writings: The Anti-Lynching Campaign of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1900
by Ida B. Wells

PowerNomics : The National Plan to Empower Black America Hardcover
by Dr. Claud Anderson

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
by Frederick Douglass

Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life
By Richard W. Paul, Linda Elder

Soul on Ice
by Eldridge Cleaver

Dark Days in Ghana
by Kwame Nkrumah

Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills,
by Abigail R. Gehring

Justice, Justice: A Cry of My People
By Nya Kwiawon Taryor
Speeches, Papers, and Important Documents by Some of the Makers of the Liberian Revolution, Yet to Come, in the Movement for Justice in Africa, MOJA/Liberia

Breaking the Chains of Psychological Slavery
by Na’im Akbar

Ancient Future
by Wayne B. Chandler and Ivan Van Sertima

Start Something That Matters
by Blake Mycoskie

The Best That Money Can’t Buy: Beyond Politics, Poverty, & War
by Jacque Fresco

The Underground History of American Education
by John Taylor Gatto

What Do You Think
By Saye Taryor

Bonus Reading Guide

Guides to grassroots/community organizing

The 1up Way

The 1up WayNow what will you do about it? The idea of the 1up movement is for individuals and organizations, to collaborate, to enhance economic and social conditions, using a process of social entrepreneurship, while maximizing critical thinking techniques.

The 1up movement only exists when there is a conscious effort, or collaboration, of organizations and individuals putting words into action. It’s very essence stems from the combining and sharing of knowledge and resources, all used in a positive way to enhance the economic and social conditions of everyone involved. The movement funnels through social entrepreneurship, and its effectiveness is maximized using critical thinking techniques and practices.


The Underground History of American Education (Audiobook)

An intimate investigation into the prison of modern schooling. This video will take you on a journey into the background, philosophy, psychology, politics, and purposes of compulsion schooling.

Here is a free version of the book (For My Readers)

Community Organizing Guide (A Must Read / And Study)

Community Organizing Guide (A Must Read / And Study)

Please check out the link below. It’s a Community Organizing Guide (A Must Read / And Study)

“This community organizing guide provides a systematic approach to action planning. It describes four steps to develop and implement a community action plan. The guide also includes information about key organizing techniques that can be used throughout your education reform efforts: developing organizational resources and troubleshooting.”

Footnote from Document

“This guide does not dictate a specific action plan. Every community’s plan must be tailored to meet local needs. The only “correct” course is the one that works in your community”
1up did not create this document, and did not write the description of the document above.

Rap Music Manifesto

Rap Music Manifesto


We respectfully demand more from those artists who claim to represent our communities, while they promote violence, guns, sex, drugs and alcohol consumption. As an artist, I also was guilty of sometimes rhyming about such issues, so I am not just pointing the finger, trying to bad mouth others. Let’s make no mistakes here, I am sure some artists give back to their communities annually, and many of their efforts are never highlighted by the media. Despite all of that, many artists still support a system that keeps our communities in turmoil, and in economic shambles. They continue to promote drugs; sex and violence in their music, under the idea that it is just entertainment, and that movie producers’ are doing the same, (which they are) using this as an excuse to hold no accountability and responsibility for their actions. Others claim they are just reporting what is going on in their hood, or bringing light to the negative issues which exist. The analysis concerning the cause of the problems within our communities, and the violence that exist within our communities, have been going on for long enough. Now seriously, who’s still falling for the idea that songs (poetry) about how you smoked the guy who stole your quarter pound of weed, or how you smashed the broad you saw in the club last night, gets people united to solve problems?

How about highlighting news that makes a difference? If people are selling dope, than don’t brag about how much dope you sold or smoked. Make songs explaining that there is a problem with drug use and drug distribution. Explain some of the reasons why people are selling dope. If you’re into creative writing, tell the horror story, and then at the end, let the kids know, you told a story that needs to be resolved. Share your opinions on ways to attack the problem. Discuss these issues during concerts, on twitter, your facebook, and on your website. Share multiple outlooks and ways to improve conditions. Attach information about organizations that help in resolution to these problems with songs, so it won’t just look like your promoting the violence and the foolishness we hear all around us. If you’re a gangster who decided to get out the streets, into the booth, keep it 100, and go for the all-around improvement and elevation. Don’t behave the same way with your mouth in the booth, as if you were still in the streets. In some cases, these “Gangsters” are harder in the booth, than they ever were in the streets. Most of the music promoted by record labels has negative impacts to many individuals around you. Think about being more diverse in your message. If you are really trying to make a positive change out of the crime life, do so. The reality is that most artists are just exploiting this negative lifestyle for self-glorification and for capital. They have sold their souls for a little gold. Many conscious artists are banned from radio and are not picked up by major labels. The ones who are signed are forced by their labels to create songs promoting sex, drugs and violence for financial gain. If they do not comply, they are usually shelved away. We advise artists to break away from the artistic chains, and to create a critical thinking movement, dealing with educational and economic empowerment, within low-income communities. We ask that artists create a new communication line with their fans, getting more positive and useful messages out to the masses. In turn I, and an army of others who support this cause, will help you promote and sell your artistic works. This way, you will no longer have to compromise your integrity and brainwash the minds of our children. Yes, parents are still responsible for raising their own children, but artists set trends and create appeal, and we understand this.

What we ask of the artists:

  • Create and perform more positive and conscious music.
  • Reduce the promotions of guns, sex, drugs, and violence in your music and in your videos.
  • Speak on the problems that exist in your communities without glorifying it in your music (be more creative as an artist)
  • Promote nonprofit organizations, and difference makers in the community, the same way in which you promote alcoholic beverages and clothing companies.
  • Join together and strategically maximize your strengths, by gathering resources, and investing in low-income communities, in order to help build them back up.
  • Clearly explain to younger viewers, listeners and consumers that you are an entertainer and that your negative songs are not to be copied as a lifestyle. Don’t confuse children by promoting violence and drug use in your videos, and later giving charity. Give young people clarity as to what your principals are, and where you stand on social issues.
  • Be responsible for the things you say. We all make mistakes, now it is time to stand up like men and women, and to pull each other up. Instead of waiting for government, and for one great leader among our ranks, use your talents and unite, to make the necessary changes needed to survive in an oppressive, unproductive society.

Consumers and Fans

We have to hold the media and the artists responsible for what they present to us. When they claim to represent our communities in their songs and in their videos, we have to demand that they communicate our needs in a responsible manner, without glorifying only the negative daily events, for capitalistic gain. We have to demand that record companies allow artists to create more conscious and positive music, and eliminate some of the negative images within music videos. On the back-hand, we then need to support the artists by purchasing those conscious and positive songs. Sex, money, and drugs, has always been the key element of the entertainment industry, but we can no longer allow ourselves to be exploited by artists and big businesses. Major radio stations need to play conscious and positive songs, more often than they currently do. The consumer has to demand these changes. Artists with subjective political views are often banned from radio, but artists talking about selling drugs, pimping females, and drinking poison, are often praised with additional rotational spins. Record labels are in business to make wealth, and the power of the consumer dictates how much wealth these labels gain. We need to create financial avenues for those conscious artists who support our agenda. Artists need to be able to break the chains of their record labels, and to be able to make a living. If we support these artists, they can in-turn, freely and sincerely speak on our behalf, without worrying about the consequences of political scrutiny, and record label suppression.

First step is to circulate and create dialogue concerning this article.