NEW YORK - Castropolis.net talk host Rob Redding's "Dark Soul", a book which deals with how black and brown souls are viewed in society, this week became No. 1 in the world.
The book released on Amazon.com on Monday topped the leading bookselling site rankings at No. 1 on the Hot New Releases "Philosophy Reference" list.
"'Dark Soul' touts the value of the Dark Souls, at a time when a dying George Floyd called out to the grave for his mother's help," Redding said. The groundbreaking book, which talks about the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, argues that "white soul’s suppression of the black soul (seen by most whites as the marginalized and minimized “dark soul”) is wide-reaching.
The book, which is second on Black Lives Matter, also deals with other issues around death and dying beginning with a powerful narrative about Redding's loss of his mother.
"Today, our society has been conditioned to believe that words such as white or pure directly coincides with the word heaven and the word dark directly coincides with the word hell," he writes. "People have also been taught that white means pure and that dark means bad in the phenotypical context. I disagree with the latter."
"Dark Soul" adds to his list of 10 consecutive bestselling books. His last bestseller was Bisexual Book Award-nominated "The Professor: Witnessing White Power." The Professor, which was released in 2019, was his first No. 1 book since “Why Black Lives Matter: How Borigination explains how to get police and whites to treat blacks like people" in 2015 and “Not a Nonviolent Negro: How I Survived Obama” was released in 2013.
Redding’s – the first out bisexual black radio talk show host – national talk show is listened to by a black mainstream audience in 20 states on his subscription-only ReddingNewsReview.com and Sunday's at noon on Castropolis.net. He has won numerous awards for his website and show.