Today I remember African American music, and as I am reminded of the gift African American musicians have given to American music, I know Carter G. Woodson, the founder of African American history month would be proud.
Carter G. Woodson named February "Negro" history week in 1926. It was named in February in honor of the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. I am thankful to Mr. Woodson, thankful he believed in the heritaged of my foreparents who were dragged into… Continue
The other night I was up watching a re-run of The Dave Chappelle Show and the opening skit resonated with me so much so, that even though I was drifting off to sleep I popped right up to fully take in the message which represented what it is we African American writers have been complaining about.
The skit started with Dave explaining that even though he says some pretty outrageous things on his show, there… Continue
Did you know that there was was a summer resort in Ohio that catered to slave masters and their negro mistresses? Well this is the backdrop of Dolen Valdez- Perkins debut novel Wench
Debut novelist Heidi W. Durrow draws on her on life for The Girl Who Fell From the Sky which tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I. who becomes the sole survivor of a family… Continue
Nathalyia Fontaine's husband died four years ago and now she is the sole proprietor of his restaurant/bar, Fontaine. She hasn't dated anyone in all those years, choosing not to open her heart or possibly reveal her dark past again. That is, until she meets Rafael Dunlap. Rafael is a hostage negotiator with his own issues. Though he loves women, he vows he'll never marry. His job is too unpredictable. But his thinking and game plan of loving and… Continue
Added by Francis Ray on January 21, 2010 at 20:25 —
When the yard call came, I went outside, hoping to find Wakil. I wanted to talk to him about my recent spiritual awakening. The sky was still full of rain clouds. I found other familiar faces and stopped to converse with them. I told of my experience, talking to the angel Mika’il. As I thought back on it, I said, “Al Hamdu li Allah,” (I know that’s not how most people pronounce it, but I prefer it this way) after which, I would feel a warm,… Continue
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Negro/Black Christians in the U.S. why aren't you calling on all black Christians to boycott Pat Robertson and the 700 Club? Do you feel that by default any evils of Voodoo is worst than the longer-running more universal evils of: Judaism, Islam or Christianity? Are you realizing that your silence is telling the world that you too believe that the evils of slavery were God-ordained and therefore the Haitians had no business to go against God and use any means at their disposal to fight anyone… Continue
Added by carol carter on January 18, 2010 at 9:17 —
"...she was not her son’s only influence. It was through his pain, his struggle that she recognized the struggle of all young Black men. In the summer of 2003, Felice began to channel her feelings in her journal about the issues she discovered and hoped to one day help resolve. After a long haul of tears in the principal’s office, juvenile court dates, jail visits, collect calls, letters, miles traveled, probation officers, long suffering and… Continue
Added by Felice Bois on January 17, 2010 at 18:01 —
I spent a few hours today working on a couple of songs I've written. Hope to have a decent mix by Sunday and will post as soon as I can. I've got to work on some other writing projects too. I just thought I'd check in. Peace.
Added by David Rosser on January 14, 2010 at 22:31 —
Ever read a book so good that you had to tell someone about them?
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WHEN LITTLE GIRLS LAUGH (Amazon.com)
My mother was so naïve. She needed to here the truth, and I was ready to give it.
“Mother, that man that you’re so in love with…is a great pretender! To you he may have pretended to be a provider, a
supporter, and even a lover. But to us he became a stalker, a pedophile…a molester…a… Continue
I'm looking for some established authors to collab with on a project. I want to spotlight some authors in the near future on my magazine and I'm looking for established authors to help me do that. This is a big project for From A Writer's POV, my magazine and I'm looking for more ways to bring light to upcoming authors.
If you feel that you are an established author, one that has a lot of experience and can give off great advice, tips and energy to someone… Continue
Added by Dominique on January 13, 2010 at 0:41 —