The Book


“L.O.V.E. Is The Answer: The Ohana Way Of Improving The Police-Community Marriage” is the perfect companion book to our award-winning film. “Ohana” is a Hawaiian word meaning family and extended family, which also includes friends, neighbors and others.  The book is perfect for casual ready by individuals, detailed studies by small groups or discussions by book clubs. Colleges, high schools, middle schools, law enforcement agencies, ministries, civil rights groups and other organizations will want to use this book as their guide to improving police-community relations

At the heart of the “L.O.V.E. Is The Answer” book are these action steps:

LEARN about your community and the people within it.

OPEN your heart to the humanity in the community.

VOLUNTEER yourself to be part of the solution in their lives.

EMPOWER others to do the same.  

In addition to A.J. Ali sharing “25 Things I’ve Learned During My First 25 Years Of Marriage That Can Be Used To Improve The Police-Community Relationship”, approximately 30 reconciliation experts and social justice visionaries will share their real-life experiences, lessons learned, best practices and refreshing new ways to foster reconciliation in communities.  This book will be the perfect study-guide to accompany the film “WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer.  Together, the book and the film will equip America to learn how to utilize the power of transformational love to break down walls and build bridges of reconciliation.

Here is a list of some of the amazing people contributing chapters to the book:

  1. Nathaniel “Nat” Alston, Jr., Chairman, National Association of African Americans in Human Resources
  2. Ralph Bessard, Founder, Project Engage
  3. Arthur (Trey) Carlisle, Student, Soka University
  4. Maj. Neill Franklin (Ret.), Executive Director, Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP)
  5. Dr. Chance M. Glenn, Sr., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Houston-Victoria. Also Founder and President of Morningbird Media Corporation
  6. Rev. Dr. Helen Holton, Executive Director, National Organization of Black County Officials
  7. Lt. Tim McMillan, Investigator. Retired Peace Officer, Garden City Police Department, Georgia
  8. John Mutz, Retired LAPD Captain, Senior Executive Coach & Consultant
  9. Avis Ridley-Thomas, Co-Founder, Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles
  10. Dr. Terrance Ruth, Executive Director, North Carolina NAACP
  11. Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq., President, National Congress of Black Women
  12. Lt. Robbie Williams, Peace Officer with Hawthorne Police Department & Co-Founder of Coffee With A Cop

The L.O.V.E. Is The Answer book is a game-changer!  Shipping September 17, 2019.  Pre-sales begin soon!