Black Diamond Entertainment Press Release - Herbert J. Strather

Detroit, Michigan, January 20, 2007 - Herbert J. Strather, renowned philanthropist, entrepreneur, mentor, educator, real estate guru and now, newly published author has penned his first exceptional "tell all" book, "Getting Rich is Easy". This unveiling and symposium will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2007 from 5 to 9 P.M. at the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren, in Detroit, Michigan.

Strather, a true cornerstone for Detroit's economic and cultural growth, has emerged as one of America's most prominent and successful African-American real estate entrepreneurs. In his book, Strather shares his vision, dedication, unwavering tenacity and commitment to making his dreams become reality for his community and his family. During this event, attendees will receive a power-packed session of knowledge necessary to successful leverage real estate and create wealth.

In addition to serving on a number of boards and committees, Herb Strather is very active in the Optimist International Club, an organization devoted to empowering young people to be the best they can be. Crediting the organization with "saving his life" as a youth, Strather past International Vice President and former Governor of the Michigan District organization has personally built over 115 Optimist Clubs internationally, making him the most successful builder of such clubs in the organizations history. In support of his commitment to Optimist, Strather endowed The Northwest Optimist Youth Foundation in 1999. This organization has been selected as the charitable recipient of this event.

Mr. Strather believes that true power and freedom lies in education, and being a man of action, he founded the Herbert J. Strather Real Estate Academy in 2003. Classes have been facilitated in partnership with Wayne County Community College District and Marygrove College. Students are inspired and encouraged to look at real estate in terms of individual and community empowerment, with class projects being focused on making communities whole from the inside out. Well over 3,000 students have been coached to realize their personal vision of real estate ownership and investment. The year 2006 has brought about another of Mr. Strather's visions with the opening of the Strather Career and Learning Academy. It is the Academy's mission to inspire youth to realize their full potential, focusing on education and career specific training.