January 30, 2008 (Raleigh, NC) — In honor of this year’s Black History Month, why not write your own chapter of history? Add to the already rich traditions of African American culture by sharing your story or other creative expressions using Lulu.com, the premier marketplace for digital content on the Internet.
Lulu.com’s diverse digital marketplace and easy-to-use self-publishing process provides a place for African-Americans to celebrate their culture through a variety of innovative forms such as art, personal accounts, cookbooks, poetry, music and more.
One Lulu user, LeSean Thomas, created a compilation of his animated artwork featuring hip-hop-inspired characters that has been featured on “The Boondocks” on Cartoon Network (http://books.lulu.com/content/189605). Daytime Award Winning Producer Jeff Matsuda recognizes Thomas’ work as some of the most dynamic, unique and prolific hip-hop driven visions of today.
With Lulu.com, not only can you produce creative content, but you can also find a wide assortment of already-published works that celebrate black heritage. Soumas Heritage Creole Cookbook (http://www.lulu.com/content/60871) offers a how-to on a number of tantalizing treats that have been passed down through generations of Creole cooks. With recipes like “African Rhythm Drumettes” and “Who-Do-You-Wanna-Voodoo-Dip,” the Soumas Heritage Creole Cookbook celebrates culture through the sharing of delicious family dishes.
Another Lulu publication, The Hip-Hop Education Guidebook (http://www.lulu.com/content/656880) provides advice on how to harness the enthusiasm and energy found in hip-hop music and introduces it to the classroom. Calling for innovation in schools and engaging teaching styles to ensure the success of all American students, this guidebook has been used in schools throughout New York.
Whether you are a seeking to share your cultural story with the world or find books about African American history and culture, Lulu.com offers a variety of on demand digital content and creator tools to celebrate and commemorate February as Black History Month.
About Lulu (www.lulu.com): Lulu.com is the premier marketplace for digital content on the Internet, with over 320,000 recently published titles, and more than 5,000 new titles added each week, created by people in 80 different countries. With just over one million registered members, Lulu is changing the world of publishing by enabling the creators to publish their work themselves with complete editorial and copyright control. With storefronts provided and other marketing support, Lulu creators are fully empowered to profit from their work.