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Welcome to the CWSC Volunteer Library & Reference Center…

Here you’ll find useful information on volunteering, nonprofit development, management and leadership training resources, or research and opinion pieces. Email us with a recommendation.

May, 2016 – The State of Black America®, the National Urban League’s seminal annual publication now in its 40th edition, has become one of the most highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics, employment, education, health, housing, criminal justice and civic participation. We’ve provided  the executive summary. See the full report here.

October 2015 The Black Family in America in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Ta-Nahisi Coates. American politicians are now eager to disown a failed criminal-justice system that’s left the U.S. with the largest incarcerated population in the world. But they’ve failed to reckon with history. Fifty years after Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report “The Negro Family” tragically helped create this system, it’s time to reclaim his original intent..

New Africa Radio Archived Lectures of Imam W. Deen Mohammed (ra). Enjoy a comprehensive online study library featuring speeches and writings of Imam W. Deen Mohammed. African-American Statistics.  Discover a one stop statistical research site on African-Americans. See statistics on culture, geography and income to health, religion, politics and more.

The Hurston/Wright Foundation –  Discovering, Developing & Honoring Black Writers. The Hurston/Wright Foundation has made a career-changing difference in the lives of a national and international community of writers! 

YearUp Empowering Young Adults. YearUp seeks to close the “opportunity divide” by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. 

December 12, 2012 Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2012 by the Numbers. A special report from the National Conference on Citizenship (NCOC) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

May 30, 2012  Transition From Charismatic Personality-Based Leadership: The End Of A Messianic Era – Part 1, Genesis of New American Leadership: A Muslim Commentary – Online…Faith-based knowledge and tools for institutional and community excellence.

May 15, 2012  Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success, by Napoleon Hill.  A revealing discourse on how fear, procrastination, anger, and jealousy undermine true human potential. (Use promo code CWSC at to save and benefit CWSC.)

April 24, 2012 The Third Alternative: Solving Life’s Most Difficult Problems, Stephen R. Covey. (Use promo code CWSC at to save and benefit CWSC.)

September 18, 2008 – Imam W. Deen Mohammed and the Third Resurrection, Dr. Sherman Abd al-Hakim Jackson.

September 15, 2008 – An Apology: Heartfelt Reflections on the Passing of a Legendary Black American Muslim Leader, Azhar Usman.

February 2001 – The Third Resurrection From Decentralization to Interdependence. Genesis of New American Leadership: Building the Community Life with foreword by Imam Omar Shaheed afterword by Imam Plemon T. El-Amin. (Use promo code CWSC at to save and benefit the CWSC.)


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  • The KNOW ME no me ins-stitute is proud to announce that the young minds are continuing to evolve by being involved in the local community. Yusuf Abdush Shakoor is preparing for his GED, Jabril Abdush Shakoor is preparing to come out of the twelfth grade; Isaiah Abdush Shakoor just signed up at the local Pinellas Technical Education College and he is employed at the local Nursing Home Facility; Imani Abdush Shakoor is in eleventh grade and keeping track of her classes and studies. Nathaniel Williams Perez, Shamel Williams Perez and John Robinson are in their last year of school and are working on weekends;
    A host of other ones involved with the KNOW ME / no me ins-stitute are paying close attention with the help of their loving parents and assistance and advice from KNnm ins-stitute and The Tampa Bay Area Muslim Association, The St. Petersburg Islamic Center, The Masjid Sunnah, The Childs Park Neighborhood Association, The City of St. Petersburg Mayor Office and The Florida Conference of Muslim Americans.

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