Dr. James A Mays releases ‘Los Angeles Promenade of Prominence’

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New book honors neighborhood heroes, community leaders through Watts’ version of Walk of Fame

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a fitting tribute to Watts' Promenade of Prominence which honors neighborhood heroes and community leaders.

GARDENA, Calif. – Known as the “Dr. Welby of the ghetto,” Dr. James A. Mays shares the work that is being done in Watts, Los Angeles. The influence he has in the small neighborhood, located within the famous Californian city, is a step to making “Los Angeles Promenade of Prominence” (published by Xlibris).

Dr. Mays started the Watts' version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame after realizing that the area needed a shot of confidence after gaining a national reputation as a symbol of a neglected community. Mays try to turn that perception around by establishing similar sidewalk monuments in cities nationwide.

As a physician who is widely recognized for his philanthropic works and his enlightening talks and walks, Dr. Mays continues his cause of educating prostitutes, “street people” and the youth to transform the once neglected place to a thriving community.

“Los Angeles Promenade of Prominence” is a fitting tribute to Watts' Promenade of Prominence which honors neighborhood heroes and community leaders.

“Los Angeles Promenade of Prominence”
By Dr. James A. Mays
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 496 pages | ISBN 9781499081336
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 496 pages | ISBN 9781499081343
E-Book | 496 pages | ISBN 9781499081329
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
James A. Mays is a true renaissance man: poet, scholar, popular novelist, songwriter, cardiologist and civil leader. His individual achievements are such that he was the recipient of the George Washington Medal. Other notable recipients of this prestigious award are Barbara Jordan and the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Mays has written several songs, one of which, “Happy Birthday Mama,” was recorded by Bill Cosby. He also co-wrote several songs with H.B Barnum. As an author he is responsible for nine novels, including his latest “Trapped,” which is in preparation to become a movie. He is a lone parent with four sons.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.
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