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  • raleigh, nc
  • United States
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oronde ash commented on Authoress Tamika Newhouse's group African Americans on the Move Book Club
"what else is coming up on this site?"
Jan 23, 2010
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This book clubs promotes black authors, interviews authors on our syndication radio show as well.
Jan 23, 2010
griffstarr replied to oronde ash's discussion Excerpt from chapter fourteen of "17 to Life: A Black Boy Memoir". Author Oronde Ash describes his struggles in adolescence to define a black identity as a wanna be writer in the group The Critique Castle
"Wow, James Baldwin turned me on to how life was for blacks back in the day too. Great read, I enjoyed it."
Jan 21, 2010
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In this excerpt from chapter fourteen of "17 to Life: a Black Boy Memoir", author Oronde Ash describes his struggles in adolescence to define a black identity as a wanna be writer

Below is one of the later chapters in my book, 17 to Life: A Black Boy Memoir. I spend most of the book trying to get out of my head, live the way I want to and not play the roles ascribed to black boys in America. In my teenage years, I literally had conversations with MY SELF --the person I knew I was but had yet to express-- about what was right for me. Slowly but surely, I began to dismiss the negative BOY in my head --my fears,…See More
Jan 17, 2010

ORONDE ASH --INTERVIEW FOR 17 TO LIFE: A BLACK A BOY MEMOIR, 4/4/2008

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Hometown:
st. vincent and the grenadines
Currently Reside In: (City, State, Country)
raleigh, nc
I'm a . . .
Reader, Writer, Artist, Publisher
Website:
http://www.lulu.com/content/7466878
Have You "Freed Your Inner Book" Yet?
Yes
What You Need to Know About Me:
NEW BOOK 17 to Life: A Black Boy Memoir (On Becoming a Human... Being in America) AVAILABLE NOW http://www.lulu.com/content/7466878 for purchase, enjoyment, enlightenment. Contact me bygincpresents@live.com or visit www.orondeash.com for review or discussion.

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At 5:25am on November 5, 2009, malcome said…
Hi Oronde, thanks for the friendship , I really appreciate it , Take Care , Mal,..
At 8:24am on November 4, 2009, Al said…
I am basically doing it on my own setting up stands on the streets in different places and selling my book signed to people. It's hard work but I am willing to do it. I been in Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan and without a car a got to get around by subway and carry table to the different boroughs to set up...very difficult but people do purchase my book which keeps me motivated.
At 5:49am on November 2, 2009, Daniel Williams said…
I started writing when I was twelve years old. I been writing for six years.
At 9:13am on November 1, 2009, Dr. Glenda Clare said…
I am working on a couple of manuscripts. What about you?
At 7:29pm on October 10, 2009, PurpleZoe said…
Peace ^_^

Hope all is well on your end.
It's been a minute.
ConsciousInk switched focus awhile back. It wasn't generating much activity with the group focus. A few of us were announcing others works actively but not enough of us to make the difference it was intended to make. We were all supposed to be looking out for each other and making sure to push diverse works forward with a communal effort.

ConsciousInk is now primarily acting as a magazine column, and announcement engine for speculative fiction finds written by people of color and featuring characters of color.

Hope all is blessed with your works.

Shine on
-PZ

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POETRY MONTH SUBMISSION --OCT. 8, 2009

Black like…



Black like sand is infinite

And ice flows in rivers that once ran in clouds



Black like night is a dandelion rising in the noonday sun

And blue is the final flame of the cool dung



Black like coal is hot diamond on the hand of a young couple promising eternity

Black like time is never done



Black like on and on

And every sum was a black one



Black like… Continue

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