The Black Cloud Within Me




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/23/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9781425105457

About the Book

If you're looking for an average black mans perspective on the world, why the African American community is the way it is and possible solutions to this communities illnesses, look no further. Author Keith Horton shares the stories of his childhood in the South, his college years, his advancement within the military and his observations made through his community service projects.

But The Black Cloud Within Me is more than just another memoir. Horton shares the wisdom, insights, and opinions he's amassed, including:

• Why Historically Black Colleges and Universities represent an outstanding opportunity for young African-Americans
• Why other countries hate the United States and what we can do about it
• Why collegiate sports is akin to prostitution, especially for the black athlete
• Why the Church should be a Hospital and not a Welfare institution
• What every man should tell and want for his daughter

About the Author

Keith was born and raised in Georgia and is a product of the Georgia Public School Systems. He is the only child of Arthur and Pat Horton of Albany Georgia and was active during his childhood in church and sports activities. He earned a football scholarship to Albany State College in 1982 and played one year before accepting a three year R.O.T.C. scholarship. After graduating from college, he was commissioned in the United States Army at the rank of Second Lieutenant. Keith married Lisa Poller in 1989 and they were blessed with two children, Laura and Aaron. In 1996, he completed a masters program at South Carolina State University in Individual and Family Development. Keith devoted a substantial amount of his off duty time mentoring "at risk" young men before retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He now works in the public sector and is active in his community.