Author Dr. Karen R. January Presents “Lessons Mama Never Taught Me” at Barnes & Noble with Actress, Imani Hakim, Former Child Star from UPN’s “Everybody Hates Chris”

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“Lessons Mama Never Taught Me” becomes a guide for Mothers and Daughters to understand each other, and for Men to understand Women and how to raise their Daughters

"Lessons Mama Never Taught Me"

"The Talk" between a mother and daughter is a rites of passage ceremony that will allow our young women to travel with some degree of confidence and knowledge through the matrix of life.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7pm EST, Barnes & Noble will host Dr. Karen R. January’s Book Signing at their Upper West Side location 2289 Broadway New York, NY 10024 to present “Lessons Mama Never Taught Me”. The Q&A will be moderated by Actress Imani Hakim, Former Child Star from UPN’s “Everybody Hates Chris”, Netflix’s “Burning Sands” and Syfy’s “Sharknado 4”.

"Lessons Mama Never Taught Me" (LMNTM) addresses universal issues which impact women, men and children of different cultures, and shares how to overcome life's burdens and challenges. “LMNTM captivates readers with candid stories about extramarital affairs, abortion, internet dating, abuse, chemical dependency, mental illness, rape, gender identity, and topics that have been minimally addressed or not addressed at all. The book follows dramatic real - life stories of ten women who fell into the depths of darkness because of specific lessons never taught by their mothers.

Imani Hakim will ask “taboo” questions during the Q&A in a colorful yet sophisticated way to bring forward answers to questions many are afraid to ask and answers all women should have in order to feel worthy of healthy relationships.

Imani landed her first television role in 2005 as one of the leads in the hit TV show “Everybody Hates Chris,” followed by guest star appearances on many shows such as “ER,” “CSI,” “State of Affairs,” “The Replacements,” “Wizards of Waverly Place,” and others.

In 2014, Imani earned two Movieguide Awards portraying 13 year-old Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas in the Lifetime movie “The Gabby Douglas Story.” Her performance awarded her “Outstanding Actress in a TV Movie or Mini-Series.” In feature films she had a lead role in “Chocolate City” co-starring Vivica Fox, and most recently in the Sundance feature “Burning Sands” with Alfre Woodard and Steven Harris.

Dr. January has 25 years experience as a teacher, counselor, administrator and behavioral specialist in the Chicago Public School system. She has been a professor of Psychology at Chicago State University, an on-line advice columnist for the Chicago Defender Newspaper and reoccuring guest on WVON 1690 The Talk of Chicago radio show.

Dr. January has initiated numerous youth programs that earned her the prestigious Oppenheimer Family Foundation Award. Dr. January’s credentials are a B.S. in Special Education with a minor in Psychology, an M.S. Ed in Counseling and Guidance, Community Mental Health and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership.


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For more information about Dr Karen R. January, “Lessons Mama Never Taught Me” or Guest Speaker Booking visit For Media and Interviews, please contact Lakita Backum with Lasakb Public Relations & Marketing by email at LakitaBackum(at)lasakb(dot)com.

For all media inquiries and appearance requests regarding Actress Imani Hakim, please contact Deborah Griffin (publicist) by email at deborahmckj(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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