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January 2011 Blog Posts (35)

Changa's Safari: A new Sword and Soul Epic by Milton Davis

Hey y'all, it's been a minute. Just wanted to stop by to announce my latest book, Changa's Safari. It's about Changa Diop, a 15th century Swahili merchant/adventurer. Changa travels throughout the Spice Trade world to amass a fortune that will allow him to return to his homeland and free his people from the evil…


Added by Milton Davis on January 31, 2011 at 7:51am — No Comments's 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With... Carl Mathis, author of Life Is What You Make It

Carl Mathis has brought tragedy to triumph with his national speaking engagements and this book Life Is What You Make It: 7 Steps to Moving Forward. Mathis is focused on helping people make a positive change by being active in reaching their full potential and maximizing their destiny.

Join us as Mathis gives a candid account of what brought Life Is That You Make It into fruition.…


Added by Joey Pinkney on January 30, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments


Added by Enoch Mubarak on January 29, 2011 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Life Of An Ethnic Writer

Moving forward from something or someplace in your life that seemed so final is devasting. Soemtimes, there are no words that can silence the emptiness deep inside your heart. Moving forward from your dreams that have burst, withered in front of your eyes is a daunting nightmare. The aching of those quiet moments that "time" must heal sometimes seem to far off to see the shining light.


But, moving forward from the prayers we have…


Added by Cee Brooks on January 27, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments

Life OF An Ethnic Writer

Today is a profound day for me. Not the joy I would have expected but the humility I so desperately needed. I am humbled today because I am connected to things I have no choice over. I am grateful for the people and things in my life. I am concerned for my family and friends near and far. But, I am wise enough to know to give those concerns to GOD.


I am humbled yall- set into a deep thought of yesturday and tomorrow. I am sadden yet hopeful all at once. I am reminded that I am…


Added by Cee Brooks on January 25, 2011 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Defining Your Value

"When meeting people they ask what is it I do, so they can decide if I hold any value..." -from the song "Economics", Teisha Marie

In today’s economy, being a creative who is sustained financially can seem more challenging than ever before. In 2008, I started a discussion on…


Added by Khadijah "Moon" Ali-Coleman on January 24, 2011 at 12:46am — No Comments's 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With... Mari Walker, author of Not Quite What It Seems

Mari Walker is back with Not Quite What It Seems, a book that will stir up emotion and probably teach you a little something about yourself. Mari has a nack for creating intense characters, and Jadyn Collins has a lot on her plate.

Join us at where Walker gives us her ideas on how to get published and how she was able to secure a traditional publisher, St. Martin's Press, to publish her books. (If you haven't ready my book review, please find it on… Continue

Added by Joey Pinkney on January 22, 2011 at 8:31pm — No Comments

As I Lifted Myself Higher

As I lifted myself higher I sought the next level of life's game,

You see I have always be inspired to push, want and desire for more,

A message from my parents, grandparents, and mentors, always look for the blessing

For if God doesn't open the window, he'll make a way for you to walk through closed doors.


I walked a path others don't often see, private education, college, learning became my jewel

I cashed it in for career goals, took on jobs,…


Added by Nanette Buchanan on January 20, 2011 at 9:26pm — No Comments's 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With... Elissa Gabrielle, author of A Whisper to a Scream

Elissa Gabrielle is a formidable woman in the world of literature. Author/Publiser/Anthologist, she has not only wrote award-winning books but also given readers plenty of great books by great authors over the past few years from her award-winning publishing comany Peace In The Storm Publishing.

A Whisper to a Scream is not your interracial romance, nor your run-of-mill boy-meets-girl love story. Instead, Gabrielle takes us on a rollercoaster of emotions, plots and social issues that… Continue

Added by Joey Pinkney on January 20, 2011 at 5:32pm — No Comments









Added by Enoch Mubarak on January 19, 2011 at 4:43pm — No Comments

A Word on the Journey

A Word on the Journey

Alighting from ashes rose the Phoenix, but no one ever speaks of her life as ground soot

No one ever mentions her moment as embers, dimly lit and exhaugsted, barely breathing

Barely warm

Yet, in her nothingness, she was everything

Gathered in the crevices of the earth that bore of her, in the air that gave her breath, she was in everything

A part of creation, soundlessly  

Gaining momentum, gathering her parts to…


Added by Khadijah "Moon" Ali-Coleman on January 19, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Life Of An Ethnic Writer

Hey All Once Again,


Yesterday, I offically became a student again.... yaay. Crazy after 10 years I am trying it once again. But, I am more hopefully this time than the last. My previous go at college was more of a "prove myself to the world" rather than a "prove myself to me".


You see the World will let you down and leave you devasted - which is unyeilding and brutual. And even thou I said in one of my previous posts that I am my WORST enemy  the other side of…


Added by Cee Brooks on January 18, 2011 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Excerpt of My Work-In-Progress (feedback appreciated)

Ok, working on this piece, tentatively titled "The Portal". Not sure if it is going to be a short story or novel, but it will definitely be supernatural, stretching the notion of the after-life. Would love feedback from some of the sci-fi writers on the site to get some feedback on how you develop your sci-fi/supernatural fiction. How much pre-research goes into your development?



Chapter One

The acrid smell burned her nostrils for only a mere…


Added by Khadijah "Moon" Ali-Coleman on January 18, 2011 at 10:22am — No Comments's 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With... Corey J. Barnes, author of Single for the Night

Whoever said chilvary is dead must not be well-read. Corey Barnes is back on the literary scene with Single for the Night picking up where he left off with What Is This Love Thing All About. Instead of giving your lust and sex and naughtiness, Barnes revisits the theme of maturity in relationships and the place that true love can lead a man.

Join us on where Corey Barnes breaks down the significance of his next offering to the book world.…


Added by Joey Pinkney on January 18, 2011 at 12:02am — No Comments

"Would Dr. King be Disappointed?"




Would Dr. King be Disappointed?

By Eric M. Deadwiley

January 17, 2011


What would Dr. King say if he were resurrected today? I truly believe that he would be disappointed by the corruption, greed and inertia of the civil rights organizations today. Dr. King and other civil rights leaders fought tirelessly for blacks to have fair access to jobs, education and the freedom whites enjoyed.  In the…


Added by Eric M. Deadwiley on January 17, 2011 at 7:09pm — No Comments

The Author's Den February Showcase

Join Authors- Elissa Gabrielle, T.Nicole Robinson, Donneil Jackson, Nanette Buchanan -Poets- Starsky, Michael Richardson,Comedians and others as we Showcase our work. Registration has been extended to January 31, 2011......For more information visit The Author's Den…


Added by Nanette Buchanan on January 16, 2011 at 9:08pm — No Comments

"Obama's take, on Second Chances"




Obama’s take, on Second Chances

By Eric M. Deadwiley

January 14, 2011


President Barack Obama appears to be in favor of “Second chances” for people suffering from the affects of criminal conviction discrimination. This is good news to advocates for rehabilitated formerly convicted people, many of whom have been fighting tirelessly for years, for states and cities all across the country to…


Added by Eric M. Deadwiley on January 15, 2011 at 7:16pm — No Comments's 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With... Madison, author of Scattered Lies II

If you haven't read my book reviews for Madison's Scattered Lies I and II, you need to use that search box on real soon. I think you will want to learn more about both books after reading those in depth book reviews.

The illustrious Madison granted a second interview with me for her latest Scattered Lies II, and she lays down some very insightful and candid views on her position in the book industry. If you are an unpublished author and want a realistc view of what it… Continue

Added by Joey Pinkney on January 13, 2011 at 10:41pm — No Comments

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