Welcome to the OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER of Hope's Promise Publishing and author Evangeline M. Mitchell!
Evangeline would like to extend a personal invitation to you to subscribe to this periodic newsletter. It will provide you with up-to-date information on Evangeline’s upcoming book signings, college tours, happenings, independent publishing adventures, future publications and book projects YOU can get involved in. Newsletter subscribers will also learn of special offers, pre-publication discounts, private book parties, and much more!
FYI: Evangeline’s well-received book “The African American Pre-Law School Advice Guide” - the first and only law school admissions guide for African Americans - is NOW AVAILABLE at Amazon.com, Borders.com, CushCity.com, BarristerBooks.com, TheBlackLibrary.com and BarnesandNoble.com, as well as select book stores and direct from the publisher. It is distributed through Baker & Taylor, Quality Books and Afrikan World Books.
“Profiles & Essays of Successful African American Law School Applicants” - featuring outstanding African American law students and graduates throughout the nation - is due for a special limited release in February 2004 and an official nationwide release in the fall. Look out for this important and groundbreaking publication!
You can check out Evangeline on the web at her publishing company’s website at www.hopespromisepublishing.com. Evangeline also manages the highly-acclaimed, premiere informational website for aspiring Black lawyers - For Future Black Law Students: Information and Support Network which can be accessed at www.forfutureblacklawstudents.com. Tell your friends with law school aspirations about this amazing site which has people talking!
Hope's Promise Publishing is taking the lead in providing greatly-needed informational, motivational and empowering books and products to assist African Americans, other minorities and those from disadvantaged backgrounds in realizing their dreams of getting into and succeeding in law school. . . . And that's not all. We're just getting started and getting better!
We want to THANK YOU in advance for your prayers and continued support!!!!
Newsletter Dated: 12/27/2003 10:08:55 AM
Subject: Nat'l Assn. of Future Black Law Students
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The National Association of Future Black Law Students
P.O. Box 631234
Houston, Texas 77263-1234
December 27, 2003
The First and Only National Pre-Law Association Especially for African Americans Launches Membership Recruitment Drive
Houston, Texas - The National Association for Future Black Students, or NAFBLS, is a national organization created especially for African Americans (although membership is open to anyone) who are interested in pursuing a professional legal education. The association provides those with law school aspirations with the necessary information and support that may not currently available to them but is important to succeed. The founding advisor of NAFBLS, Evangeline Mitchell, a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law, saw a great need for such a positive, proactive networking and support pre-professional organization and called a number of people from all over the country with an interest in law school and together they brought this vision to life.
African Americans are currently underrepresented in American law schools making up roughly 7% of all law students. Just as interesting, a very large percentage of all African Americans who apply to law school are not admitted to any law school. NAFBLS intends to do its part to change those negative statistics by supporting its members and assisting them in the fiercely competitive admissions process as well as providing access to human and informational resources to help them succeed when they get there.
The group is now in the midst of a major membership recruitment drive. Membership to the organization is absolutely free and is open to anyone with an interest in pursuing a professional legal education – undergraduates, graduate students, as well as working professionals. The organization functions on a national level and is primarily web based where most communication is through e-mail, list serve, chats and discussion lists.
Members will be provided with the opportunity to learn more about facing the challenges associated with the admissions process and the highly demanding law school experience. Through modern technology, members can share information, participate in book discussions, and develop relationships with others with similar goals that can support them through what can be an overwhelming process. All members will not only have the unique opportunity to network, and establish and maintain relationships with fellow pre-law students, but also with law graduates and legal professionals.
According to NAFBLS Chairperson Chris Oliver, an engineering graduate of Prairie View A&M University, “Membership in NAFBLS will assist those taking part with the opportunity to become well-informed in order to have a real chance to make their dreams of a legal education a reality. They will have access to a network to share information and support one another that can help them become more competitive law school candidates and law students. This is a phenomenal, young and focused group with the potential to really make a huge difference when we can’t depend on pre-law advisors and affirmative action policies to ensure that we matriculate into tough professional school programs. Getting into and through law school is difficult and many of us go through this process alone. A group like this is sorely needed. We’ve done all of the tough preliminary work to get it up and running, but now we need more vibrant, energetic and motivated people like YOU to make us better and keep us growing!”
If you are or know someone who might interested in joining this exciting new organization, please send an e-mail message to email@example.com. All founding and national executive board members also encourage you to visit their newly launched website at www.nafblsweb.readywebsites.com to learn more about the organization, membership benefits and how to charter a chapter on your college campus.