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December 2008 Blog Posts (105)


Broken Promise

As I open my eye's from darkness to light

from this sleep I had last night

My eye's gaze upon your beautiful face

A face that reminds me of a golden sunrise

that's fresh as a breath of air with a morning dew

So softly lit sprinkling beautiful rays of love over everything

I remember your smile

A smile so bright it can light the world

A kiss so soft an sweet

when its time to go to sleep

I can't wait for our lips to… Continue

Added by Gregory Sargent on December 31, 2008 at 10:52pm — No Comments


I Surrender

Tonight I give up fighting you off

Trying not to be that guy

Tonight I give up pushing you away

Tonight I’m going to let you have your way with me

Making love to me

The chase is over

You see when I’m away from you

for more then 10 minutes

My heart bleeds for you

Every time I see you smile I

Want to be your knight in shining armor.

The one you can turn to in your time of need

I want to be… Continue

Added by Gregory Sargent on December 31, 2008 at 10:50pm — No Comments

There You Stand (For the spoken word)

There you stand on the corner

Trying not to smile, cause you want to look hard

Yeah, you’re a thug now, a killer

A real nigga

There you stand on the street

Just wishing a motherfucker would step to you

Cause now you’re a real man

Cause today you’ve got a Glock tucked in your waistband

And that shit makes all the difference doesn’t it?

From now on you’re going to have your respect

That’s what cold hard steel does for a… Continue

Added by Christopher Bynum on December 31, 2008 at 5:12pm — 7 Comments

Jumpstart January by tuning into 3 episodes of BAP Living Radio - January 4, 8, and 28

Tune into the January 4th episode of BAP Living Radio at 7:00 pm EST for a discussion on "Soulful Living: Wisdom on How to Live Your Best Life in 2009." Dr. Anita Davis DeFoe, an author and entrepreneur, will be interviewed about her book, A Woman's Guide to Soulful Living. For more information, visit Click here to listen to the show:

Mark your calendars… Continue

Added by Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke on December 31, 2008 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Get Spiritually FIT in 2009!

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year!

I plan to get spiritually fit in 2009! I'm revamping my ministry Ladies Of Christ Proverbs 31 and working towards expanding my organization Take the Challenge...I Dare You.

I encourage everyone to start 2009 off in a spiritual way. My column at From A Writers POV will be about Staying Focused on God in 2009. You can tune in here:

I also plan to post a daily blog about… Continue

Added by Dominique on December 31, 2008 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Glorifying the birth of Christ

Matthew 2:1-12

“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the King, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem” (KJV). Our scripture verse tell us who came to worship the baby Jesus and where these men came from; history also tell these were religious learned men who specialized in astrology, medicine and natural science who came to praise and worship the new born king. Another gospel writer (Luke 2:8-20) tells of shepherds who were abiding in… Continue

Added by Dr. Willie B White on December 30, 2008 at 7:22pm — No Comments

A new beginning

Genesis 1: 1-26

As we begin the New Year we will witness history being made in our government and many other history making events will occur with less notoriety and many of us will make New Year’s resolutions. As we begin the New Year, let us reflect on the events that occurred in our scripture verses and remember who created and sustains all creations, and then recognized that our creator is worthy of our renewed commitment to Him and His moral laws.

What are some of the… Continue

Added by Dr. Willie B White on December 30, 2008 at 7:19pm — No Comments

From Within

From Within

Deep within the emblazoned core

Of my cerebral cortex

Lies saturated chromatic visions

Cinematic, vivid, and surreal imagery

Of bygones , current moments ,

And forth coming aspirations

Trials,tribulations,and conquest

Streaming through my mind

Swiftly and persistently

Overflowing ,and gushing

Impulsively, composed into sing song

Literature,of poetic prose

As,I zone

Into the sacred sanctuary

Of my… Continue

Added by Jill on December 29, 2008 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Book Marketing Strategies With Matt Bacak The Millionaire Internet Marketer & Author

Just a few weeks ago I engulfed myself into over

40 hours of seminars: personal, financial, business,

and internet developement.

The bulk of my 40 hours came from the three day

event hosted by Matt Bacak. It's events like these

that have helped me gain a better understanding

when it comes learning how to sell your book

,… Continue

Added by C.F. Jackson on December 29, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Need Money - How Good Is Your Business Plan

Greetings Family,

(Contact Information At The Bottom Of The Page)

It's your friendly neighborhood "Digital Drummer"

In these troubling economic times many Black business are looking for funding…..Have you considered Business Plan Competitions?

If you are new to business and have no track record, or credit history; If you don't have a rich uncle or Angel financier; you can enter these competitions and not only get great advice on improving your… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on December 29, 2008 at 12:43pm — No Comments

HAPPY KWANZA!!!!!!!!!!!

History and etymology

An African-American scholar and social activist, Ron Karenga created Kwanzaa in 1966 as the first African-American holiday. Karenga said his goal was to "...give Blacks an alternative to the existing holiday and give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society." The name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanza", meaning "first fruits". The choice of Swahili,…

Added by on December 27, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Wow - The End of Another Year . . .

And another new beginning. I'm not sure, but this may be the happiest time of my life (I say that every year and it's always true). I love what I do and I love the people who have come into my life because of it - you!

It's been an interesting year and I look forward to another one. Like many of you, I've had my personal woes with illness, work, money and family, but it all just makes me appreciate my life all the more. Besides, now I wonder how to write about everything… Continue

Added by Diane on December 27, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

"Kill the Messenger: Gemini" by Johanna Nimley

The Arians are in a rush to build space ships to leave the Earth and leave behind destruction.

You will wonder if this is really happening.

Added by Johanna Nimley on December 27, 2008 at 2:50am — No Comments

Ready for the NEW in 2009

Networking is on the top of my list for 2009. I have vowed to come out of my shell socially and meet and greet in person in an attempt to get the message out there and balance the networking done via the internet by interacting and networking in-state(s) as well.

I am looking forward to speaking engagements across the US in the very near future. I enjoy teaching women how to walk in their truth, to love and accept themselves and to fulfill their purpose.

I am a self-esteem… Continue

Added by Debra P. Declouet on December 27, 2008 at 2:23am — No Comments


As many of you know who read my blogs, I had the honor of meeting Professor Preston King at a Starbucks in-store Dec 12th in Atlanta. Well, Mr. King invited me out to his home (gated, jazz music, wine--you get the picture) and then to a quaint gathering of Atlanta's elite. Included in the gathering along with Professor King were Andrea Young (Andrew Young's Daughter), and Dr. Richard Long, distinguished author and historian.. The gathering was… Continue

Added by Relentless Aaron on December 26, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Anthos and Contests

2009 Romance Slam Jam Aspiring Author Contest

To view this notice in PDF format:

The tanking economy is weighing heavily on the publishing industry. Many publishing houses are scaling back on their author list. If you are an aspiring author, this environment leaves you with few options.

The Romance Slam Jam Conference has a working relationship with several publishing houses. Each year the Slam… Continue

Added by Carole McDonnell on December 26, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments


In the past months, Best Selling author, Relentless Aaron has out-sold all of his competition. That is, if you’re counting how many Urban Lit books are sold in Starbucks stores. With a writing career that began over 12 years ago, and a marketing campaign that launched in 2003, Relentless Aaron has been driving, speeding and hurtling down his own fast lane in the publishing industry. The savvy that he has learned in his writing skills has since transcended all expectation, having… Continue

Added by Relentless Aaron on December 26, 2008 at 11:52am — No Comments

Happy Holidays

From my house to yours:

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Have a joyous Holiday Season!

Michelle Larks

Added by Michelle Larks on December 25, 2008 at 8:17am — No Comments

The Rationalization behind Racializing Reading

I came across this article, Reading Too Much Into Race, written in the Washington Post thanks to Bernice McFadden’s Facebook page. The article basically talks about December being National Buy a Book by a Black Author and Give It to Somebody Not Black Month and why this holiday is necessary for African American authors. Essentially it comes down to African American authors not being marketable to mainstream audiences.

Of course my thoughts are quite the contrary. With the proper… Continue

Added by Derrick Young on December 24, 2008 at 3:30am — No Comments


Announcing the birth of my baby... my book coming soon. I am the other woman.

Here's a glimpse...

The elevator door opens as everyone heads in their direction. The office fills with people working for their checks, to pay those bills, and for survival. Even though the divorce settlement was well worth the marriage, the city called her to work and she came to answer due to boredom and depression about her failed marriage. Stacie heads to her desk which was… Continue

Added by missscorpio1029 on December 23, 2008 at 7:31pm — 2 Comments

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