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May 2008 Blog Posts (147)

City Lights Software Supports Luv4Self

Greetings Family,

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It's your friendly neighborhood "Digital Drummer" again (smile)



As many of my readers know, I talk a lot about participating in industry trade shows, conferences, and events.



We all know the old saying about the golf course being the place corporate leaders make deals...well trade shows and conferences are the working mans equivalent of a golf course. If you want to meet and greet the leaders in your… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on May 31, 2008 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Excerpt: Swimming Through Apologies

Hi all,



Here, just in time for the weekend, is a piece of my most recent publishing, an erotic short currently available with The Erotic Woman Magazine.





"...Standing on tiptoe, and with her hair upswept as it is, she might achieve a height of five feet. A suggestion of impatience describes her physical form, as if in her youth, bored with such tedium as vertical growth, her body had abandoned the undertaking… Continue

Added by Anthony Beal on May 31, 2008 at 12:14am — No Comments

Sistas Are Building Networks on BBWO

The Black Business Women Network is filled with successful sistas making money, supporting fellow black businesses, and building stronger networks within the Black Online Community. Are you curious about what's going on at BBWO? The latest activities and updates include:



- Stories of Black Women in Business. Want to learn how other Black Women turned their dreams into reality? Check out the latest Successful Sista Profiles, which include… Continue

Added by LaShanda Henry on May 30, 2008 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Radio Interview a BUST!

Hi all,

I stated the same thing in a discussion, but I figured i might as well post it as a blog too:

Well, I was all ready for the radio interview. I did all the things that I was asked to do by represetatives of the b.r. burns show... I sent them my bio, I emailed and told all of my friends, family, and associates to tune in, I even bought a new telephone because my old one is a cordless model and can sometimes be unreliable. I psyched myself up, did some additional research on the… Continue

Added by Arnold Wolf on May 30, 2008 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Share your book or site on SistaSense...

About two years ago, I started a series of posts on Black Online Entrepreneurs entitled the Black Business Questionnaire with the goal starting a discussion among entrepreneurs interested in answering some of our most popular questions. I've decided to revisit my old project by adding The Black Business QnA to SistaSense.



The first… Continue

Added by LaShanda Henry on May 30, 2008 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Soul Talk

My soul speaks

She calls from deep within

I'm listening closely

For she's whispering



She's yearning to connect

With something from of old

It's time, my soul cries

It's time now to be whole



He's here, I can feel him

Of whom I've derived

The man that God used

He fashioned me from his side



Come close dear mate

This is what I desire

My soul yearns with this passion

As if I'm on fire



Deep calleth… Continue

Added by Debra P. Declouet on May 30, 2008 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

The Spectrum

Wrote this for a lost love...



The Spectrum



Through black and blue



To love anew



My love remains



Through every hue



Bright yellow smiles



Warm lavender laughs



Take my heart



Surrendered half



Tranquil white peace



Speckled with blood red tears



Loving you free



My love, a colored sphere



Emerald leaves



Growing… Continue

Added by MillsT on May 29, 2008 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

BET Explores the Decline of Black Models

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It's your friendly neighborhood "Digital Drummer" again (smile)



The message below comes from BlackPR.com. It is extremely relevant to our modeling and entertainment community. Please forward to all your friends in the fashion industry.



As many of my regular readers know, we're promoting a new concept in online modeling...Fresh Faces2u.com With the thousands of modeling sites on the Internet, you may… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on May 29, 2008 at 3:21pm — No Comments

BLESSED ASSURANCE



I'm just in receipt of "Blessed Assurance" my third and most recent release. The only thing that I could do was spread my arms far and wide. Feeling just a crisp breeze, the stream rolls and I say Thank You Jesus. I'll get up there with You Lord. It's been a long battle but I'll continue to fight another day. THANK YOU Lord because it was for me that you died! Here's a touch with me and my open heart......





pg 9



“let… Continue

Added by Clevette Harris on May 29, 2008 at 1:39pm — 2 Comments

What IS Important in Relationships?

What I have come to realize after being divorced for many years is my ex-husband and I did not share the same core beliefs. For him, the ideal marriage was keeping a wife "barefoot and pregnant", to use an old phrase. During our relationship before we got married, this deeply embedded conviction, passed down from generations of men in his family, never surfaced. We both way too young to even think about getting married --at least I was, and perhaps that blinded me from recognizing the signs of… Continue

Added by Sharon Moore Stenhouse on May 29, 2008 at 11:37am — 2 Comments

Those Hummm Type of Days....

Changing my here and now in this mist of the mess; I know is the key to positive evolution. Tomorrow is too late and not a given but, today, this very second, the breath I'm taking now is where I start. This is my world - I only get one shot at it. I realize living by other peoples rules will kill you! Literally... bad days are a state of mind. We allow theives to steal our joy and peace of mind. Whether good, bad, right or wrong- how I see myself is all that matters. The laughter I give off… Continue

Added by Cee Brooks on May 29, 2008 at 10:18am — No Comments

Looking for a Love of My Own

I'm pouring out my heart tonight

I'm hoping to finally get it right.

I've been across this bridge before

this feeling of loneliness builds up in the core

That's why I write,

I want something to call my own

I need something that isn't a loan

I want a brother dipped in gold

I'm tired of holding my tongue

I want my home to be where he belong

I want to hold hands with a man

Have a problem that he'd understand

Pray together and get in the… Continue

Added by Keturah on May 29, 2008 at 1:18am — 1 Comment

When God Speaks: Volume One

"When God Speaks" started out as a one on one bible study with God at the podium. Each chapter encompasses one passage from the bible that is expounded on with the use of the authors personal experiences while endeavoring to live a God Willed life. If you ever questioned whether or not God truly talks to us, this book will confirm it with the spirit of God in you.

For more information or ordering information, go… Continue

Added by M. Jeanette Mays on May 29, 2008 at 12:03am — 1 Comment

Daddy... Benjamin Franklin Moore

Daddy... Benjamin Franklin Moore

by Sharon Moore Stenhouse (aka) a’Kihoro





Benjamin Franklin Moore –no, not the wall paint manufacturer; my father, was the kindness, most gentile man I have ever known. People often flocked to be in his presence. He was born, along with his twin brother Joseph, on a tenant’s farm in Abbeville, South Carolina sometime between 1910 and 1920, no one alive knows for sure. Most in the family called him Ben although I can remember he loved… Continue

Added by Sharon Moore Stenhouse on May 28, 2008 at 9:36pm — No Comments

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: I-BRATIONS

Check the link, and if you're interested please contact us. Thanks.

http://www.geocities.com/firstscribebooks/I-BRATIONS.pdf

Added by First Scribe on May 28, 2008 at 8:34pm — 1 Comment

Richard Wright (Kwansaba) Nat Turner to Native Son, Tick-Tock

Whites created him, but they didn’t know
Until Richard “Bigger” Wright told them so
Holding Blacks down by an abiding fear
Made them destroy what Whites held dear
Using crime to say, “I am human!”
Exposes secret reason for the Civil War:
Bigger Thomas lives at Whites’ back door.

Copyright©2007 by Ronald Steele
Published by Drumvoices Revue Vol. 16,
dedicated to Richard Wright/Centennial.

Added by Ronald Douglas Steele on May 28, 2008 at 4:18pm — 1 Comment

It's Down to the Wire for My Debut as a Non-Fiction Author!

It has been a while since I have posted a blog here, but the news is good!

I co-wrote the memoir, "Unflappable" by Carolyn E. Mosby Williams with Lisa D. DeNeal(ME!!) and we are now in the final proofing stages. "Unflappable" will hopefully be released between late summer and early fall with more than 300 pages on the decades of my dear friend Carolyn E. Mosby-Williams, a marketing and public relations whiz in the Midwest.

The publishing company is gearing us up to set up… Continue

Added by Lisa DeNeal on May 28, 2008 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Dear Dad,

I know we conversed earlier. I was listening carefully.

My heart was pleased, as it is right now.

I just thought that I'd let you know

how much I truly appreciate you,

how grateful I am that you are my Father.

I know sometimes I come to You with selfish needs

and for that, I ask that you have mercy on me.

You have loved me like no other.

I'm not beating up on myself,

but I know that I was hard-headed and at… Continue

Added by Keturah on May 28, 2008 at 4:31am — 1 Comment

Good Morning Beautiful

Good Morning Beautiful

I've been full for a while

I've eaten the finest things in style

these days, I look forward too

being with you has brought a certain calm

to my life, you brought with you the most wonderful things

Good Morning Beautiful

my heart sings

I could make love to you a thousand times

yet, out of body, out of mind.

The dew, the misty rain

my heart sang

I enjoy this union from… Continue

Added by Keturah on May 28, 2008 at 4:26am — 1 Comment

Butterfly

The most beautiful colorful creature

never a bother

just spreading it's wings flying by

A magnitude of growth

many directions

reaching for where ever the wind blows

abstract

red, black

white,

orange

blue and purple too

So many dreams come true

Abstract indeed

Have a destination

trying to find it's destiny

intimate, and lost

caught in it's stages

but breaking… Continue

Added by Keturah on May 28, 2008 at 4:17am — No Comments

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