New book addresses race relations between Police and Urban Communities

Contact: Shafiq R.F. Abdussabur
365 Whalley Avenue #123
New Haven, CT 06533

New book addresses race relations between Police and Urban Communities

(Atlanta, Georgia – July 24, 2010) Talk about irony. It has been approximately one year ago that Henry Louis Gates arrest was a page directly out of the newly released book A Black Man’s Guide to Law Enforcement in America. In chapter three of this book, author Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur writes, “ Historically, most circumstances that have involved conflict between police and young African American and Latino/Hispanic males have been the result of a “failure to communicate” by all parties. What you need to know is if the police come up short on communication skills, it will not result in the officer going to jail. You will be the one to pay the price! So pay close attention!”

Written by a Black cop who is still an active “street cop” in a major urban police department, A Black Man’s Guide

To Law Enforcement In America reveals the mystery behind DWB (Driving While Black), racial profiling, vehicle registrations, misdemeanor arrests, and motor vehicle laws for the general public. It gives the reader step-by-step instructions on how to avoid costly arrests and deadly encounters with police. It is packed with valuable money saving information that many people pay lawyers thousands of dollars to learn. A Black Man’s Guide to Law Enforcement in America is an in-depth look at modern day issues that involve police and minority communities. Now available at Barnes and Noble & Amazon for $11.95 Paperback.

Now right in time for your iPhone-4, start reading A Black Man’s Guide – Driving While Black on your iPhone-4 in under a minute for a special $5.99. Also available on  Kindle for iPad, Kindle for PC and , Kindle for only BlackBerry  $5.99.This book takes readers behind “The Blue Wall” of law enforcement and gives them a first-hand look at the disturbing issues between police and people of color.

Issues revolving around racial profiling will not just go away because of someone Is Not Acting Stupidly. It will take a process of educating both the police and the communities of color on racial profiling solutions that could eventually end racial profiling.  A Black Man’s Guide To Law Enforcement In America takes the reader on an educational voyage behind the Great Blue Wall of law enforcement and gives them a firsthand look at the real issues between police and people of color.

Read the reviews:

Praised by Law Enforcement and Advocates alike, Reading the “Urban Guide to Law Enforcement in America” gave me pause to feel proud to be an African American police officer. This talks directly to the community that so often feels the brunt of “bad hair days”, “bad attitudes”, and just plain bad cops. While putting everything in an easy to read and understand format, this “tells it like it is.” Charles P. Wilson, National Chairman/CEO, National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Inc.

This is the hottest ebook of the summer!!

About The Author

Shafiq R.F. Abdussabur is a law enforcement officer in Connecticut with over fourteen years of community-based police training and experience. In January 2007, Abdussabur was appointed coordinator and program writer of the New Haven Street Outreach Workers Program, a proactive social development program aimed at reducing violent crime among youth and young adults. Within its first five months, New Haven posted an 86 percent reduction in homicides. During that two-year period, Abdussabur served as the chief executive officer for the New Haven Police Department under Police Chief Francisco Ortiz Jr. In June of 2008, both CTRIBAT Institute For Social Development Inc. and the New Haven Street Outreach Workers Program were awarded the All-American City Award in Tampa, Florida.

For more information about, A Black Man’s Guide To Law Enforcement In America, please or contact Shafiq R.F. Abdussabur at


Published by BOLDMINDS LLC

Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur is an author, public speaker, racial profiling consultant, entrepreneur, and retired law enforcement Sergeant. His unique views and approach to urban violence prevention, racial profiling prevention and community based policing have been featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, NPR-Where We Live, New Haven Independent, NPR-All Things Considered, WYBC-Electric Drum, New Haven Advocate, Russian Radio, BBC, PBS, New York Daily News, New Haven Register, Hartford Courant, and Al Jazeera America. His repertoire continues to grow consistently. He has appeared as a guest host on WNPR's “Where We Live.” He is also a contributing writer for the Huffington Post.

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