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April 2009 Blog Posts (62)

May Edition of From A Writers POV

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New Weekly feature by: Marjorie



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New Book Ad with Jean Holloway

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New Business Ad with Dana Pittman

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Added by Dominique on April 30, 2009 at 10:45pm — No Comments

QUESTION: Should you offer "CONGRATULATIONS" before "COMPENSATIONS"?

One of the reasons that I decided to do THE b.r.burns SHOW, is to introduce the fan base that I have been so Blessed to accumulate over the years, to some VERY TALENTED PEOPLE! However, more important than the exposure, hopefully the support that all Up and Coming Artist / Entrepreneurs / Etc., need to survive, will be the end result.



As a "Starving Artist", I can tell you that I have heard "congratulations" more times than I can count. Don't get me wrong, I know as Artist /… Continue

Added by brburns.com on April 30, 2009 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Celebrating National Poetry Month with Sisterhood, the Blog - a poem about the power of social media in women's lives





Celebrate National Poetry Month by reading Sisterhood, the Blog’s signature poem below. Sisterhood, the Blog is a social media project that will launch in late June. It will provide sacred space for twenty-first century women to explore self-discovery through sisterhood connections and communities, spirituality, self-care, self-expression, storytelling, social media, and social justice advocacy. Visit… Continue

Added by Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke on April 29, 2009 at 10:31pm — No Comments

47 Tools to Build Your Network

There are 2 ways to get more done.



1) Work more yourself



2) Leverage your network



Successful people have large networks.



Imagine the power of thousands of friends..

each ready to do a favor when needed.



In the past, Networking was a lot of work,

going to events, following up, building up a

relationship of trust.



You want to be persistant but not "pushy"

and you have to keep track of it all.



YOU WANT… Continue

Added by C.F. Jackson on April 29, 2009 at 11:42am — 1 Comment

The Black Bail Out

Greetings Family,



I am writing you to inform you that WTLZ Radio is launching an initiative called the Black Bail-Out. It is offered as a solution to the crisis we face as a family. Thank you for taking the time to read it.







The Black Bail-Out







Essentially The Black Bail-Out is a National Build Black/Buy Black Campaign, led by a national coalition of Black Church leaders. It is being presented as an alternative to allowing the further… Continue

Added by Adisa Franklin on April 29, 2009 at 4:16am — No Comments

"put down the keyboard and step away from the rhymes"

this shit is habit-forming ..."help, i'm rhyming and i can't stop!"



4-21-09

Dude,


you just a little too gotdamm rude



Muthafucka

When the left come ducka

Right to the gutta --chump

Where you gonna go--sucka



Dumped, to your knees by two piece combo

a hook then a uppercut

Shootin out the dough blow



Can you box

goldilocks?

What the fuck you know?



“Four score and seven years…
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Added by diallo sekou on April 28, 2009 at 11:06pm — No Comments

The Decline Of Black Radio

Greetings Family,

(Contact Information At The Bottom Of The Page)



It's your friendly neighborhood "Digital Drummer" again...smile



The Black Agenda Report (www. blackagendareport.com) has a good article on the decline of Black radio. Managing editor, Bruce Dixon points out how the corporatization of Black radio has silenced the voice of the Black community.



When the Tom Joyner Morning Show was pulled first from Chicago, and then from other markets early this… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on April 28, 2009 at 4:13pm — No Comments

QUESTION: "When you're in a relationship, is it ever okay to lie?"

SECRET LOVERS: Have you ever been dishonest with your friend / spouse / lover or yourself? Have you ever cheated? Are you keeping a terrible secret? Join us TONIGHT on THE b.r.burns SHOW as we talk "LIVE" to Author TIMOTHY MICHAEL CARSON. Author of the New Novel - "When The Truth Lies".



THE b.r.burns SHOW

"Everybody Has Issues!"



Tuesday, April 28, 2009

7:30 p.m.… Continue

Added by brburns.com on April 28, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

President Obama and the New American Racial Contract



Let’s face it, just a few months ago, if you would have asked any number of African Americans if they really believed that they just might actually live to see a Black American President, you could be certain that almost if not all to a one they would have responded with a resounding ---“No!” Today, most of the country still seems to remain somewhat mystified by this latest example of the nation’s lingering racial divide. Nevertheless, whether… Continue

Added by TS Aschenge on April 27, 2009 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Mother's Day is coming "May 10, 2009" Give the perfect gift

Mother's Day... My favorite time of the year... All Mother's are honored on this special day......

Although personally I think Mother's Day should be everyday....



My first book is dedicated to Mother's all over the world. I would like to see billboards dedicated to Mom's every once in a while...........



Here are a few gift ideas......1st on the list...



1)A New Book (Guided by Mom's Wisdom & Secured by Her Love) written by yours truly or perhaps a Cook… Continue

Added by Jdabrain on April 27, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Events 2009

Greetings Brothers & Sisters!!!!



Just wanted to send you the latest updates as far as events are concerned. Festival/convention/bookfair season is just about to start up for the 2009 season. These are the latest updates that we have heard about through the festival network:



East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention

May 15-16, 2009

Crowne Plaza Philadelphia City Center

Philadelphia, PA

www.ecbacc.com



Book Expo… Continue

Added by Universal Africana on April 27, 2009 at 12:38pm — No Comments

April 25th Is The Last Night To Check Out The Pocketbook Monologues In Atlanta!

pocketbook monologues

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You've all heard of the Vagina Monologues...Well this is the POCKETBOOK MONOLOGUES…

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Added by Da Vinci on April 24, 2009 at 10:42pm — No Comments

Roses are the Color of Brown Sugar

Roses are the Color of Brown Sugar



Sculpted in time by the hand of God

Swaddled and presented to man in mature form

Eyes closed not yet exposed to light

Until finished, every curve of your frame made perfect.



The earth needs you

To help accent the colors of the rainbow

Give proportion to the mountains

Be the central thought to birds that sing

You have caused the wind to blow

Look how the autumn leaves dance at your… Continue

Added by Savaslas Lofton on April 24, 2009 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Celebrate 20 issues with From A Writers POV! You could win a free gift!

We are looking for four writers to submit "The Best Book Synopsis" Writers will submit a well written synopsis that will make readers want to go out and buy the book. The synopsis can be from a book the writer has already written or is in the process of writing. Four writers will be picked and then readers will be able to vote on each synopsis each week. The winner of the four writers will receive a free $20 gift card from Borders or Barnes and Noble. The winner will also receive FREE… Continue

Added by Dominique on April 23, 2009 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Advertise with From A Writers POV! Prices as low as $5!

Our advertisement prices start as low as $5 for one full month. Advertise with From A Writers POV for the month of July. Here are some of our packages:



1. Monthly Corner Advertisement: We provide 5 sections throughout our magazine that allows business owners to advertise their business, store sales, events etc. Anything that you want to advertise can be put in these spots.



2. Half-Page Monthly Advertisement: We provide 2 sections throughout our… Continue

Added by Dominique on April 23, 2009 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Seeking Products & Services That Can Assist Authors & Aspiring Writers



I'm C.F. Jackson, Author and CEO of Organized Thoughts Publishing,

a continuous education book marketing resource.



We are looking for potential sponsors for our upcoming LIVE workshop

opportunity, to be presented in Las Vegas, June 18-19, 2009 for the

Black Writers Reunion & Conference. See the Attached Sponsor Package

and Info on Website Makeover Workshop below and let's do business.



Website… Continue

Added by C.F. Jackson on April 23, 2009 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Free Mystery Novel

You don't have to wait until June 13th when Russian Roulette is released to read the latest Hannibal Jones Mystery. I'll send you a free advance copy of my latest novel. Check the details here - http://www.ascamacho.com/contest.htm

Added by Austin S. Camacho on April 23, 2009 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Sojourner Truth - First Black Women In US Capitol

Sojourner Truth Becomes First African American Woman With a Memorial in United States Capitol





WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire- USNewswire/ -- On April 28, 2009 American history will be made.



The National Congress of Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) will introduce Sojourner Truth as the first African American woman to have a memorial bust in the United States Capitol building amidst hundreds of guests. After nearly a ten year effort spearheaded by the late Dr. C. Delores… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on April 23, 2009 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Promoting Your Book or eBooks Online

I recently received an email about Book Promotion, and I wanted to share my response with you. As an online entrepreneur and self published author I've learned quite a few things about promoting my products by myself and on a small budget!



The email stated:

First of all I would just like to commend you on all that you are doing to inspire and up lift our people. I just happen to come across your site one day when I was looking for a way to connect to other black… Continue

Added by LaShanda Henry on April 22, 2009 at 6:43pm — No Comments

MWINDO

The mythologies created by the peoples who have dwelt for countless millennia in Africa are as sweeping and compelling as those of any culture in the world, including the ancient Greeks, Romans and Norse. They are also astonishingly diverse, as to be expected from a continent in which more than 700 languages are spoken.



Among students of African folklore and mythology, the epic tale of Mwindo, told by the Nyanga (sometimes called Banyanga) people of the Democratic Republic of Congo,… Continue

Added by Charles R. Saunders on April 22, 2009 at 5:50pm — 1 Comment

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