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November 2007 Blog Posts (47)

Love’s Troubadours Reflection - Black Folks, World AIDS Day & Tim’m T. West

My Brothalove Tim'm T. West and I hanging out

the 14th and U Cafe in Chocolate City, DC

Blessings All,



On Monday, November 26, the Washington Post published an…

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Added by Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke on November 30, 2007 at 11:51pm — No Comments

Love's Troubadours Reflection - New Documentary - black./womyn.: conversations by Tiona M. Productions

Blessings All,



Yesterday, I received a Myspace friend invitation from Tiona M Productions, a film company that recently produced black./womyn.:conversations, a feature-length documentary focusing on the lives and views of lesbians of African descent living in the United States - www.myspace.com/tionamproductions. After I logged on to the web site and read the description of the documentary, I decided to…

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Added by Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke on November 29, 2007 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Should We Spank Our Children?

A few months ago I posted this very question on my blog. I am reposting it again amidst the recent frenzy over a proposed law that would ban the ability of parents to discipline their children with spanking.



Here are my thoughts.



When I had my first son, I can remember declaring that no one would ever lay a hand on my child. His grandparents of course thought that this was the most hillarious thing they had ever heard.



I soon realized that there comes a time when some… Continue

Added by Cheryl on November 29, 2007 at 5:33pm — No Comments

November 27th Virtual Book Tour Event - Interview with St. Louis Blogger/Scholar Dance

St. Louis Blogger/Scholar Dance

Blessings All,



It is hard to believe that November is almost over. So many wonderful things have happened in my life as an author and artist this month. Two of my greatest blessings have been the book readings and online author interviews. They have given me a chance to thank so many people who have inspired and…

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Added by Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke on November 27, 2007 at 5:25pm — No Comments

November 26th Virtual Book Tour Event - Interview with Haitian American Artist and Author Cathy Delaleau

Cover of Cathy Delaleu's first book of poetry

Cathy Delaleu's original artwork - Love and Garden
Blessings All,



Last year, I found…
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Added by Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke on November 26, 2007 at 1:10pm — No Comments

November 23 Virtual Book Tour - Interview with London's HKB FiNN

My cousin Sharon, HKB FiNN, and me in London, Summer 2007

HKB FiNN performing in London

CD Cover of HKB FiNN's FiNNSTRUMENTAL

HKB FiNN…

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Added by Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke on November 23, 2007 at 5:20am — No Comments

My black book



Proverbs are full of poetry and twists. They are made up of words that have been

molded for centuries, if not milleniums, until a minimum of words carry

an extraordinary potential for meaning.

~ Gaston Kaboré ~




Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise

passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the…
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Added by Larry Chang on November 22, 2007 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Black Models Said to be Disappearing from Major Fashion Shows

Greetings Family,

(Contact Information At Bottom Of Page)

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

The article below comes from Robert Taylor, Publisher of the National Black News Journal. It is extremely relevant to our modeling and entertainment community, because it shows that even the mainstream American media is now beginning to speak out about discrimination in the fashion world.

As many of my regular readers know, we're promoting a new…

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Added by Jim Neusom on November 22, 2007 at 1:08pm — No Comments

BlogTalkRadio "Abundant Solutions Hour"interview Best Selling Author, Feon Davis

Featured Interview Nov 19 2007-"Abundant Solutions Hour" Listen Now!

Coming SOON- "Abundant Solutions Hour" interview of best selling Author Feon Davis to be scheduled In December

Added by feon on November 21, 2007 at 2:21pm — No Comments

November 15th Virtual Book Tour Events and Poetry Thursday

My Sistalove Yoginia Monea

My Sistalove Renaissance Woman Camille

My Sistalove Yogini…

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Added by Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke on November 21, 2007 at 10:37am — No Comments

And Then There Were 3

My lady and I were supposed to celebrate our anniversary (5yrs) and she wanted me to come home early from work. It’s a little after 4pm and I’m cruisin home and thinking about what we will do for the evening. I have my top down and it’s a beautiful day, Isley Brothers playing on the radio, Living for the love of you…you know…So I pull up at the apartment, walk up the front steps and I see the old guy who sits out front and talks to everyone. He waves and…

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Added by Soultalk on November 21, 2007 at 8:00am — No Comments

King of The Sheets Part I

The way he made love to her was more incredible than any man she had ever met, he made her body tremble and shake in ways she never imagined. This man who seemed perfect in all ways, he was handsome, successful, sweet and generous. He would go out of his way to do things to make her smile and laugh. She loved his touch; he could put her at ease just by caressing her face.…

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Added by Soultalk on November 21, 2007 at 8:00am — No Comments

"Arise Black Man" "Arise" (From my upcoming book)

“Arise Black Man” “Arise” (From my upcoming book)

“Arise Black Man” “Arise”

N…

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Added by Soultalk on November 21, 2007 at 7:30am — No Comments

"I Write"

“I Write”

I write 2 keep my mind intact

2 make sure my mental faculties don’t lack

I write 2 give my frustrations a point of attack

I write 2 solidify my skills so I don’t slack

I write 2 convey the difference between

Fiction and fact

I…

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Added by Soultalk on November 21, 2007 at 7:30am — No Comments

Run Away Slave, Run Away

Run Away Slave, Run Away

Run Away Slave, Run Away

Run to where you can hear

The sound of your own voice

To where you have the freedom

Of choice

Run to where you won’t be whipped

Or chained and you can have your…

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Added by Soultalk on November 21, 2007 at 7:30am — No Comments

60 Seconds

60 Seconds

Make a positive choice after 60 seconds

You can start over for another 60 seconds to begin

But a negative choice might have you counting

Down to where your life will end

Youth are faced with this dilema every day

Should I give in so I can get…

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Added by Soultalk on November 21, 2007 at 7:30am — No Comments

Love's Troubadours Thanksgiving Poem and Message ... Highlights from 11.18 Book Reading

Folks at Mocha Hut Book Reading on 11.18.07

Me chilling as I answer questions

Photos by Sharon Burton.

Blessings All,

Sunday's book reading and art exhibition at Mocha Hut were a huge success. Many thanks to everyone who showed up for the occasion. I…

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Added by Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke on November 20, 2007 at 4:48pm — No Comments

FAVOR BLOOMS - SPECIAL REPORT

Greetings,

I am excited to announce the launch of my newsletter:

SPECIAL REPORT

This newsletter will feature a wealth of information including:

women's issues, social issues, political and news reports, as well as, financial issues.

Stay tuned for my special series entitled:

'WHEN LIFE LETS YOU DOWN'

A must read for those who are in need of a little…

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Added by Brenda Farrar-Ejemai on November 18, 2007 at 12:43pm — 4 Comments

November 16th Virtual Book Tour Event - Interview with London's Kenny Dust

Kenny Dust sharing his gift of creativity as an emcee and

spoken word artist

Alix, Me and Kenny in London

Blessings All,



Today I am bringing you some groovy news straight from London. It's about Kenny Dust, an incredibly talented,…
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Added by Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke on November 16, 2007 at 9:56pm — No Comments

African American Mystery Writer's Conference

African Voices & Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center Host Writers Conference on Mystery Writing



Author Grace Edwards Hosts Mystery Writing Workshop & Valerie Wilson Wesley is Guest Author…

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Added by Stafford Battle on November 16, 2007 at 12:41pm — No Comments

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