"Empowering you to illuminate your presence in your career"

© 2016-2020 | Elizabeth Carter

© 2016-2021 | Elizabeth Carter

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AAPPEAL published the autobiography of My Dad, Peter E. Carter

A BLACK FIRST: The Blackness Continues……. Is a thought-provoking book about the existence of Black Lives, successes therein, and the questioning of that combination.

At the end of this book, author Peter E. Carter asks, “How do Black Lives Succeed?”. As an immigrant, prominent educator, loved and loathed leader, and Black male, he is the epitome of that question.  The answer, “By being exceptionally good at what you do” were the words of his mother he always carried with him.

As the title states, Mr. Carter continues his autobiographical journey, starting from his 2004 retirement to this day in 2021, where the conversations, challenges, and controversies feel like the experiences he shared in his first book, A Black First. An Interim Superintendent, Expert Witness, and Advocate for Children, his post-career service to education, gaining temporary access to some buildings and being denied entry to others in his work, provides readers a peek behind the curtain to learn what school leaders do to ensure all children have the resources to succeed.

Fans of the first book, educators struggling to understand the nuances of educating black children alone, and alongside white children, human beings trying to analyze child abuse, and those being the ‘first’ and the realities of not being ‘next’, will be inspired by this book, and that while life appears black and white, exceptional has no color.

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My Chapter: L.E.A.P. With the Strength of Your ‘D’NA


Inspirations: Reflection of Self and from Others

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A BLACK FIRST is the story of an African-American, Black, Negro, colored man who weathered the storms of racism and bigotry and became a prominent educator in the State of New Jersey among its most powerful leaders for a significant period of time. The book takes the reader from this man’s arrival in the United States as a two-year-old at a tenement building in black Harlem, New York City, to his retirement at sixty years old from a wealthy white school district in Northern New Jersey.

Peter E. Carter shares his journey to several schools and school districts with us as he withstood the slings and arrows as well as basked in the praises and joys of the people he met and with whom he worked as a school administrator in New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. He was a force to be reckoned with as well as a human being to be loved and admired. Join him on his trip with many professional stops along a tricky and exciting route with several twists and turns.

The reader, especially the non-black reader, is welcome to enter a world where the author blazed so many trails previously reserved for whites, and protected for and by them. Mr. Carter was the first of his race to overcome many obstacles, and gain personal and professional recognition. His numerous awards and plaques attest to his prominence and admiration by those whose lives he touched, and the thousands of children he helped to obtain the best education possible.

You are invited to be among the first to learn of his firsts.

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​​​We are our own worst critic, we dwell on the bad and forget the good...

Writing is therapeutic, you can express your feelings on paper and free your mind.

With this uplifting journal, every day you signify whether it was a good or bad day and then proceed to write three good things that happened and one bad thing. The balance of three-to-one helps lean your life towards the positive.

You end by writing one word that will uplift you for the next day. Let that last word be the release of the stress or the joy of enthusiasm. Strive to make more good days than bad days​.

This book is a compelling compilation of inspiring messages designed with one powerful underlying reminder for men and women globally... YOU ARE ENOUGH just as you are to create a life you're in love with, to achieve your big dreams, to make great impact in the world, to transform other people's lives with your unique talents, and to create a legacy that is never forgotten.  This book will inspire, motivate, empower and equip readers just like you to recalibrate their mindset and reignite the fire within to design a life THAT IS filled with  purpose, passion, and possibility.  Oh, and did I mention that I'm a part of this book alongside world renowned motivational guru, Les Brown!!


This book is a compelling compilation of over 40 dynamic men and women who share their unique stories of overcoming and soaring beyond life's greatest challenges, obstacles, roadblocks and setbacks.  This book will inspire, motivate, empower and equip readers to push past their own limitations and challenges in order to win big in life!

My Chapter: Ready or Not, Take your Shot!

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