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​.


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"Empowering you to illuminate your presence in your career"

© 2016-2020 | Elizabeth Carter

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Inspirations: Reflection of Self and from Others

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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!

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solutions: gaining a.c.c.e.s.s. - the leap series

leadership different than you thought it would be? This book is for you!

Being a leader is a scary thought. You are responsible for individuals who are not related to you and whom you cannot control 100%. This group of people does not look like you, think like you, talk like you, or have the same interests as you. These people may not even like you. Yet, somehow, you have to get them to follow you. Most of these same statements hold true for your role when you are being led. There is someone responsible for leading you. You cannot control, speak, or even think like that person. How can we effectively survive to do and be our best every day? 

In this second book of the LEAP Series, Dr. Elizabeth A. Carter once again provides you access to information based on situations that have impacted her life. Gaining A.C.C.E.S.S. to Lead Others: 14 Activities Critical to Continuous Evolution & Success for Self shines a spotlight on the three elements that have helped, hindered, and heightened her journey in leadership: chemistry, confidence, and communication. Including motivational quotes from pioneers such as John Quincy Adams, Oscar Wilde, Plato, and Helen Keller, Dr. Carter expands her use of alliterations and acronyms to entertain and educate her readers. 

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© 2016-2021 | Elizabeth Carter

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Looking for some quick tips to change your life? This book is for you!

Have you noticed that as you maneuver your life, there is quite a bit of knowledge that is not easily accessible? Even if you are “book-smart," “street-smart," or an Internet junkie, many of us are still struggling and looking for answers.  What we all wish to be is “access-smart." 

Dr. Carter presents Gaining A.C.C.E.S.S. to Lead Yourself: 16 Activities Critical to Continuous Evolution & Success for Self. With quotes from motivators including Jack Welch, Michelangelo, Mark Twain, Tony Robbins, and Nelson Mandela, Carter uses a conversational and candid tone while she shares stories of the bumps, bruises, and braveries that have impacted her life.

​This first book in the LEAP Series provides A.C.C.E.S.S., practical suggestions, reflection and action items in order to provide the missing key to help you get your next job, promotion, or opportunity and reach that lifelong dream or goal.