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Name: Vilma Bigelow
Author: Belinda Blair Young's first book: Truth Be Told: Tell Somebody You're Hurting... and Why.

First, Bless you and thank you Belinda for breathing life into a story that needs to be read, told and reiterated over and over again, one you found the courage and God given strength to write.

I enjoyed this book because it was a quick read for me, I could not put it down. It was overflowing with scandal after scandal, betrayals, secrets and deceptions.

I too am a native born Washingtonian and I had almost forgotten some of the iconic landmarks mentioned in your book, but your referencing them brought back many memories for me.

Belinda's characters keep you grasped in their journey from innocence, to developing characteristics of: deceit, manipulation and non-communication . One could readily identify what circumstances occurred with them that created these characters into individuals with so much anger and bitterness.

The message of this book should be shared with adults, teenagers and even some younger groups because the earlier we expose these hidden crimes the sooner many individuals suffering from its stigmas and shackles will be able to gain their freedom back and find themselves and brake the vicious cycles associated with it. If we want to be free from these stigmas and shackles we must learn to "Tell Somebody."

The cycle of bitterness and anger described in this book can continue to be handed down or shut down. Thank you Belinda for this wonderful insightful book that is helping us to, Shut It Down. I am look forward to your future publications.....
Added: Sat, 22nd March, 2014


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Name: Douglas J. Bell
"Truth Be Told" was a fascinating journey through what all too often is the childhood memory for a lot of us in the Black community. We either experience it firsthand or know someone very near and dear to our hearts that has.

I enjoyed the book because I too was born and raised in Washington, DC. I'm one of five born to my mother, a younger sister and three older brothers and we seen it hard we seen it kinda rough! I can remember the iconic landmarks that are mentioned during the story. "Truth Be Told" if you are hurting tell someone why.....
Added: Wed, 19th March, 2014


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Name: Judith Lewis
I would first like to say -- WOW!! -- and then WOW!!! again. I read "Truth Be Told" in 2 days because I was unable to put it down. I was so moved by the story that was being told, and so impressed with the author's strength and courage to write it, that I immediately purchased 3 more copies for family members who needed to read it. (No, I was not willing to give my copy away -- I figured I'd never get it back). I would also like to recommend that every "girl", "young adult female" and "every woman" read this book because it preaches, it teaches, it soothes and comforts, and it encourages those who have been through an ordeal such as this, that they are not alone and that this too can be the healing salve that starts their journey of recovery. I applaud my Sister Pearl for her courage to step out and put a subject, that is so well hidden in our society, out there so that the healing process can begin -- not only with her, but with so many others. This book is a MUST read. I am so very happy and so very, very proud of my Sister Pearl and I am very much looking forward the SEQUEL. Pick up a copy as soon as you can -- you will not regret it. ....
Added: Tue, 18th February, 2014


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Name: Lisa Borders Muhammad (Diva's Literary World)
Truth Be Told!, February 7, 2014
By Lisa Borders "Diva's Literary World" (Virginia) - See all my reviews

This review is from: Truth be Told (Kindle Edition)
Truth Be Told is a thought provoking gripping true tale of bullying, abuse, secrets and betrayals. It touches upon the very issues that society chooses to keep secret or requires you to keep secret. The author, Belinda Blair Young takes you on her personal journey and how it affected her until she was a young adult.

As children we are taught, "what goes on in our house stays in our house " but in reality, that very statement has caused abuse to happen as we are afraid to tell anyone about what we are going through. Society places a stigma on these things and we go into hiding.

Although long winded at times, it is the author's style of writing that helps you to understand why certain things need to be said....when they are said.

The message is precise in this book and needs to be heard by teenagers and adults. It pulls all of the pain out of the author as she puts her heart and soul into this novel. It shows you that no matter what you are going through, Truth Be Told, you will survive.

I look forward to reading more from the author and wish her much success on her journey to healing and getting the message out to all of those who need it.
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Added: Fri, 7th February, 2014


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Name: The Author Belinda
What an amazing year this has been! I want to THANK each & EVERYONE for the LOVE and support that has been shown to my book and I! Please accept my humbled appreciation and Best Wishes for a Happy Holiday season and a Blessed New Year...xoxo....
Added: Thu, 5th December, 2013


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Name: Susan Crawford
Read the book Truth Be Told and loved it! Invited Belinda to come and speak to my ladies at a halfway house and much of the book resonated with those ladies in regards to their struggles and why they be ame incarcerated. It brought tears to some and freedom to others as they faced their demons through the reading of this book. Thank you Belinda for sharing your story. You are truly a blessing not only to those ladies but to every one who reads this book!
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Added: Mon, 18th November, 2013


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Name: Truth Be Told
Getting ready to share my story in Texas......Praying for a GREAT outcome in the "Big State" because Common reminded that Truth Be Told------>The past cannot be changed, forgotten, edited, or erased. It can only be accepted. Don't you AGREE?....
Added: Tue, 11th June, 2013


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Name: Belinda
http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/22507882/facebook-fan-of-the-day-belinda-kay-blair#axzz2V9LLEYzc
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Added: Fri, 7th June, 2013


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Name: Gwendolyn L Knight
Looking forward to reading your first novel and being a part of your beginning to a great future. Wishing you much success.....
Added: Sat, 6th April, 2013


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Name: Truth Be Told
Join us TONIGHT at TGIF in Laurel Lakes for another book signing event. The will be FULL of Fun, Food, Friends & Fellowship! Come out to join in and bring or pick-up your copy to be signed. Don't forget that you may also purchase a copy at the John 3:16 Christian Bookstore in Lanham, Maryland.Also the option to purchase online is available too here from the website! Have a Blessed afternoon and evening!....
Added: Wed, 27th March, 2013


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Name: April Pratt
Congratulation on your first Book... And many. many more to come.........
Added: Wed, 27th March, 2013


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Name: Truth Be Told
So happy to announce that you will be able to purchase your book and other Truth Be Told items at the John 3:16 Christian Bookstore in Lanham, Maryland.....effective 3/23/13 {{Happy Reading to ALL}}....
Added: Sat, 23rd March, 2013


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Name: Truth Be Told
*******Pleased to Announce********
You are welcome to join us for more upcoming book signings in DC/MD. Join in the Fun Weds. March 27th at the TGIF's in Laurel, Md 5:pm-9pm. Also again on Saturday March 30th at Twelve Lounge in Wash.DC 5:pm-9:pm....
Added: Wed, 20th March, 2013


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Name: Loryn
Belinda, I'm so happy for you. Sounds the beginning of a long enjoyable writing career. I wish you all the best !....
Added: Wed, 20th March, 2013


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Name: Nettie Payne
Congratulations Belinda,can't wait to read it.....
Added: Wed, 20th March, 2013


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Name: Regina Haynes Cosley
I looking forward to reading your book. I'm always willing to support our Blair Alumni. May God continue to bless you!....
Added: Wed, 20th March, 2013


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Name: Brenda Blair-Gordon
Congrats BIG SIS. This book has been a long time coming and I am proud to call you my sister. I look up to you; am in complete awe of you; and tip my most expensive hat in your direction. I hope I can get a signed copy (I'm just saying...).....
Added: Sat, 16th March, 2013


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Name: Lonell Battle
Babygirl I went to school with you bee knowing you practically all of my life ,and I am so proud of you god is truly good in your life to give you strength to speak honestly about your trials and tribulations that you've been through you are truly an admiration to me and other ! Thank You ! ....
Added: Tue, 5th March, 2013


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Name: Your oldest child........Keyonna
I am very proud of your determination and dedication. You stuck to it and concord thru all your trials and tribulation. I wish you much success. You definitely showed us that Thru Christ all things are possible.

Love you always
Keyonna....
Added: Sun, 3rd March, 2013


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Name: Pinki
Congrats !!! ....
Added: Sun, 3rd March, 2013


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Name: al payne
I love working with Belinda....
Added: Thu, 28th February, 2013


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Name: LaWanda
Belinda,
Here before you I hold a glass of whatever ur taste bud chooses, I am toasting U much success and happiness in ur life. May the Truth Be Told that U are a survivor, a Strong Black Woman whom has withered the storm and brought the sunshine upon our eyes. To shine and show awareness to the blind of the unknown of inner strength that is within us...... Proud of U..... Continue to strengthen You as You continue to grow... ....
Added: Tue, 26th February, 2013


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Name: Charlotte Holden
So proud of you my Sista. I KNOW my story is in your book, thank GOD that you put it in print. You have touched countless lives with your story, which, "Truth Be Told" is the story of a lot of us. May GOD continue to bless you as you pursue your endeavors. Luv You!! ....
Added: Tue, 26th February, 2013


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Name: Kim Nalle
Looking forward to reading your book and I'm so proud that you are actualizing your dream!!....
Added: Thu, 21st February, 2013


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Name: Ava Richardson-Simmons
Congratulations Belinda I can't wait to read your book your book I know it is going awesome. ....
Added: Thu, 21st February, 2013


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Name: Sheman Rubin
Thanks so much for the invite..You are my all time favorite smile :D....
Added: Thu, 21st February, 2013


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Name: George C. Horton,Jr
Congratulations are in order. Haven't really known of you for very long, but thru our conversations it seems as if it has been a long time. Based on our conversations I could sense you had a story to tell. ....BTW....is purchase of your book offered on line??....
Added: Thu, 21st February, 2013


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Name: Wanda
Congrats on your new book project! Everyone has a story to tell, and the world needed to hear yours, now others can be set free....
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Added: Wed, 20th February, 2013


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Name: Brenda Blair-Gordon
I look forward to reading this exciting story. Don't run out before I get my copy. Congrats!!!!....
Added: Mon, 11th February, 2013


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Name: Rick Duggans
Just like to say congratulations I will be reading this just keep up the good work and stay BLESSED....
Added: Sun, 10th February, 2013


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Name: Kari DaProphet Bilal
Congratulations, Belinda! Looking forward to a great read! Thanks for sharing your story. Nicely done!....
Added: Sun, 10th February, 2013


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Name: Sydney Marie Rinehart
Belinda,

First of all congratulations on your book and I apologize for not making your reception. Trust I was there in spirit. Secondly, I am so proud of you and honored to be your friend. I can't wait to read your book and I pray and know there is more to come. Keep on doing you which helps all of us!

Sydney Marie
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Added: Sun, 10th February, 2013


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Name: Gwen
Hey there! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!....
Added: Sun, 10th February, 2013


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Name: Linda Scope
Congratulations Belinda on fulfilling your dream. So many others will be blessed by your story.....
Added: Sat, 9th February, 2013


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Name: Carmelita Simmons
Congrats Cuz can't wait to read the book.
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Added: Thu, 7th February, 2013


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Name: Dina Dent
Congrats my sister ! Much success on this endeavor....
Added: Thu, 7th February, 2013


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Name: Garnell Daniels
Wow wow!!!!! Congratulations Belinda! I'm so proud of you this could not have happen to better person!....
Added: Wed, 6th February, 2013


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Name: Melvin Stanard
Congratulations Belinda. You let nothing stop you from getting this book out. Your message will now be spread and you will help others as you intended. I'm proud of you B. Now let's get it going with the Sequel. lol....
Added: Wed, 6th February, 2013


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Name: Ceol- the Beloved
I am so very proud of you!! You finish the course...at least for now. I am excited to see how God is going to use you next!! Love you always in the Lord!....
Added: Wed, 6th February, 2013


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Name: Sharon Smith
Congratulations Belinda!! Continue to explore your passions in life but always remember to make time for yourself.....
Added: Wed, 6th February, 2013


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Name: Julius Young
that is awesome go 4 it.
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Added: Wed, 6th February, 2013


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Name: Nate Johnson
Belinda, we "The Blair Community" are very proud of your accomplishments. There was never any doubt that you had the ambition to accomplish such a feat. You are a true inspiration to your daughters and to us. See you at the book launching.
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Added: Tue, 5th February, 2013


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Name: Melanie Harding
Belinda, I am so excited for you! Wow, now you are an author. I can't wait until your book comes out. I want to be one of the first to pay for my signed copy. Then, I want to read my signed copy. See you at the launch party.....
Added: Mon, 28th January, 2013


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