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Author Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke's May News

Happy May!



Stop by www.lovestroubadours.com and celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Essence Magazine, Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks, Mother's Day, and Women's Health Week. Learn how Author Ananda Leeke's debut novel Love's Troubadours - Karma: Book One is connected to these celebrations.



Check out the new women's health links and DC May Yoga Events located on the home page. www.lovestroubadours.com



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Added by Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke on April 30, 2008 at 11:34pm — No Comments

My magazine From A Writers POV

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Added by Dominique on April 30, 2008 at 11:31pm — No Comments

What is important to me.

The most important thing in my life is breaking the chains of mental slavery that bind African Americans today. Liberating us from the belief systems we learned in slavery is paramount to any other thing I can do in my lifetime. We hold on to the things we learned in slavery and they are detrimental to our psyche, they debilitate us, they cripple us emotionally and psychologically, and we defend those things to the death. It is of the utmost importance to make my people see that the things that… Continue

Added by AfroerotiK on April 30, 2008 at 10:36pm — No Comments

God's Plan

I’m tryna stay within Gods plan and live legit



But every check I receive from my job they garnish it



From some credit card debt I assumed when I was twenty



Now for every hundred bucks I earn they take fifty



After all my bills are paid my pockets are sooo empty



Its like God is taking away my dranking money intentionally



But I focus on prayer when I feel pressure, so I don’t fold



Prayer got me off that white, I don’t… Continue

Added by INeed Money on April 30, 2008 at 12:41pm — 1 Comment

DIVAS OF LITERATURE TOUR 2008 AUTHORS INTERVIEW, APRIL 30TH 9:00 P.M. EST

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Added by IN MY PAJAMAS SHOW on April 29, 2008 at 12:43pm — No Comments

WRITERS CRAMP HAS A NEW BTR RADIO - CHECK IT OUT!1!

In My Pajamas show is expanding - we have created a "BTR RADIO" for WRITERS CRAMP and would like everyone to join in as listeners to the upcoming show - May and June will be one of the best months - on the 30th of April we will be closing the month with an all-author cast of the DIVAS OF LITERATURE TOUR 2008 AUTHORS interview and you can listen to their interview just click to the link.



We also have a new Ning Network for WRITERS CRAMP and we are inviting everyone to join us there… Continue

Added by IN MY PAJAMAS SHOW on April 28, 2008 at 10:18pm — No Comments

Day 28 National Poetry Month

This is day 28 of National Poetry Month but for a true poetry April is every month.





Once Upon A Time Ago



Once upon a time ago

Our Ancestors lost

Their way

Enslaved in a country

Stripped of all they knew

But they never forgot

How to pray

They tried to keep up

Their culture and customs

From the Motherland

They loved

Generations past

And they forgot

The true Message

Was sent from… Continue

Added by Ruth El on April 28, 2008 at 10:03pm — No Comments

Day 25 Ntl Poetry Month

APRIL 25, 2008



IT'S HARD TO SAY GOODBYE




It's hard to say goodbye

To one who was so close

Who stood by your side

Who talked to you the most



It's hard to say goodbye

To someone that you love

The fear of not seeing them

Below or up above



Why is it so hard

When you know

Death is not an end

They go on to smoother seas

Where their life starts again



It's so hard to say goodbye

When this… Continue

Added by Ruth El on April 28, 2008 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Black Women Against Racism Empowered BWARE

Peace,

I just wanted you to be aware of my friend Dr. Attallah Brightwell’s organization BWARE (Black Women against Racism United). She resides in Paterson and owns Blocks and Bridges daycare in Teaneck. She is also a professor at Passaic and Bergen Community Colleges.



Sincerely,



Kamal



http://www.myspace.com/b_ware_2007 This is her Myspace… Continue

Added by Kamal Imani on April 28, 2008 at 4:54pm — No Comments

The Feeling You Give.

This is something that I wrote on April 5, 2008. I'm not a writer but sometimes I just can express myself when the time is right, I would like your comments to be honest because that is the only way I can learn and grow. Thank you.



The Feeling you give...



The feeling you give is like a cool gentle breeze on a hot summer day,



the feeling that you can accomplish anything that stands in your way.



The feeling you give can make the worst day seems… Continue

Added by Trudi James on April 28, 2008 at 12:35pm — 4 Comments

What Does Your Email Address Say About You?

Having an email address that's branded

with your domain name creates a marketable

and professional email address.



Are you using the hotmail or yahoo

email services when it comes your

business, such as business cards,

flyers, or website?



How series are you about your product,

your book?…





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Added by C.F. Jackson on April 28, 2008 at 11:47am — No Comments

How to Self Publish Your Own Book?

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"Do You Have a Book Inside You?"
Do you want to see your words in print?

Are you ready to have your words published?

Do you have a… Continue

Added by jawar on April 28, 2008 at 8:56am — No Comments

Black Girl Click Supports Black Businesses Online

The latest websites added to the Black Girl Click AdNetwork. Browse the list, support these black businesses, and learn how to add your own site to the directory - Black Girl Click AdNetwork.…



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Added by LaShanda Henry on April 27, 2008 at 11:31pm — No Comments

The Goal - Part of a Motivational Series

THE GOAL







It’s like reaching for something far away. If you keep on reaching and running without stopping, you will obtain what you are reaching for. Persevering, not quitting, but going after it with all your might, as though you have to have it; that’s the driving force. Don’t look at time as a barrier. Look at it this way, the years are going to pass anyway, so why not accomplish what you wish.



The battle starts in your mind, that’s where it is. It is a war… Continue

Added by Brenda Farrar-Ejemai on April 27, 2008 at 10:34am — No Comments

A ROLLER COASTER RIDE

A ROLLER COASTER RIDE





Up and down, up and down



It’s the pull of gravity isn’t it?



You’re down longer than you’re up



Isaac said it best



It’s easier going up



Slow, steady



But coming down is frightful



Fast, quick



No time to prepare



Up and down, up and down



The unsteadiness is making you sick



You’re screaming



It’s uncomfortable



You wanna get… Continue

Added by Brenda Farrar-Ejemai on April 27, 2008 at 10:32am — No Comments

Divorcing the Devil Book Release Party

We're counting down the days before the official release of Divorcing the Devil on April 29, 2008. Divorcing the Devil made the Top 25 Black Christian Book Distributors Independent Publishers Bestsellers List! In celebration of this momentus occasion, we're having a book release party unlike any other. On Saturday, May 10, 2008 from 4:00-7:00 p.m., we're having a book signing, fashion show, entertainment and dinner at the Gallery Bistro, metro Atlanta's premier banquet and event facility,… Continue

Added by Dwan Abrams on April 26, 2008 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Don't Kill Him. We Love Him.

As he crawled on the ground, just trying to hold on to his life, maintain his dignity she hovered over him. She watched him crawl. Her eyes were fixed on him- then she looked at me and smiled. "Don't kill him. We love him," she said. After she watched him move some more and wander off into the dust, she said, "He just wants to go get some lunch. He likes lunch."

My daughter was talking to me about an ant as we spent a warm afternoon at the park. If a three year old can say about an ant,… Continue

Added by Jahzara on April 26, 2008 at 10:37am — No Comments

Sorry

OUR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER STARTED ALONG TIME AGO.

WHEN WE WERE BEATEN BLACK AND BLUE

WELTS ON OUR BODIES AND FELT LIKE WE COULDN’T

GO ON BY EACHOTHER WE STOOD



WHEN I WAS RAPED REPEATEDLY AND FELT SHAMED,

WITH NOWHERE TO TURN FOR SHELTER

BUT BACK TO THE ONE WHO RAPED ME U WERE THERE

TOGETHER WE HELD ON TO OUR PRIDE AND HELD EACHOTHER CLOSE



WHEN TIMES WERE TO HARD AND WE COULD TASTE OUR FREEDOM

BUT COULDN'T REACH IT WHEN YOU RAN I… Continue

Added by Janise L on April 25, 2008 at 11:35pm — 7 Comments

How to fall out of love?

It's easy to fall in love? But how do you fall out of love? Once you fall in love your heart it held hostage and there's nothing you can do about it. Have you ever fell in love with the wrong person? If so how did you fall out of love??? Is it even possible???

Love and Blessings Lit Queen "B"

Added by NaTasha on April 25, 2008 at 11:01pm — 3 Comments

Breakup Revelations

Breakup Revelations



In hind sight it all seems so clear …



In the first of four years I was hypnotized

A regular junkie

Love 101 flunky

Seeking heart surgery from an unqualified love physician

Wishin’ naïve little girls could ask for dreams too

I fell for you



Second year senses dictated your indifference to my sex and

Envy of my sexuality

You wanted to be inside of me, but only figuratively speaking

I was seeking your… Continue

Added by LaShanda Henry on April 25, 2008 at 2:53am — No Comments

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