Soles for Sale, the book by Mora Spicer II and Hassahn Liggins, is poetic and packs a brutal punch. It brings the reader experientially into an established underground economic system that is hiding in plain sight, and exposes the dark world of segregation, exploitation, addictions, crime, and death endemic to that world. ”

— Thomas Kenemore, Ph.D.

Mark 8:36

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain 

the whole world, and lose his own soul?

About the Book

“Soles for Sale” gives a detailed history of a phenomenon, which hit the Black Community with a devastating blow in the middle to late 1980’s and continued through the end of the twentieth century. Effects of crack cocaine have continued well into the twenty first century. This book details most, if not all, of the “players” or contributors to the devastation, which nearly generated a knockout blow to the Black Community.

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