When I received this book, I literally read it twice in the same night. Having personally served with Mr. Berney Flowers (aka, Lt Col Bernard Flowers, USAF -Retired), I’ve come to know him as a Warriors-Leader, a tenacious Action Officer in combat situations, and an assertive researcher. No stranger to complex problem solving, Berney provides the reader the same fervor that he exuded as a seasoned and tenacious military officer serving our country in both Afghanistan and Iraq. With Berney’s recent “Grass-roots or On-the-ground” experience in Maryland, you’ll find his writngs to be one as a true servant of the people. He captures the accurate climate of today’s Black Values in relation to historical broken promises from both sides of the political aisle. Berney’s insight is REAL and FACTUAL as he brings solutions and NOT problems in His well-written Essay.
Rolling up His sleeves in recent Maryland politics, as well as the addressing complex challenges of inner-city issues, Berney diplomatically approaches real-world problems in the Black Community with a very professional, yet uncondescending manner. He is a man of action working “FOR” Baltimore City Residents with a new “Commitment, Charm City Incorporated (CCCI)” whose mission is to “Bring the Charm back to Charm City!” This is a no-brainer…I emphatically state that Mr. Berney Flowers provides that Black Values Matter, but the much larger concept of getting back to All-American Values, and what Our Country stands for. This is no doubt the first kickoff of many writings by Mr. Flowers, My feeling is that he is “just beginning” to Roll. A great read!!!