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LIVE YOUR PURPOSE

When you wake up in the morning, you should be helping God wake you up because you have a strong desire to get on with your day.  Purpose is the acceptance of being in the world but not of it.  You trust God with your life, you listen to guidance.  The world does not seem as noisy…

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Added by Linda D. Wattley on November 10, 2015 at 1:47pm — No Comments

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

All transformation begins with an intense, burning desire to be transformed. The first step in the”renewing of the mind” is desire. You must want to be different (and intend to be) before you can begin to change yourself. Then you must make your future dream a present fact.  You do this by assuming the feeling of your wish fulfilled. By desiring to be other than what you are, you can create an ideal of the person you want to be and assume that you are…

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Added by Linda D. Wattley on October 29, 2015 at 8:52pm — No Comments

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?



BE THE CHANGE YOU SEEK

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Added by Linda D. Wattley on October 29, 2015 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Think High!

Inspirational Spoken Word.. Think High!…

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Added by J Elizabeth Hardges on October 26, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Who Am I: Exploring My Blackness---Preface

I wrote this book because it is necessary.  It is necessary for the time and also to my state of mind in terms of where I came from, as well as where we are as a people.  The more I meditated on the things contained within this book, the more sorrowful I became.  Just like it is important to learn true knowledge of the Holy Bible, learning who you are as a people will let you know just how lost you are every…

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Added by Jackie Walter on October 19, 2015 at 8:05pm — No Comments

SAVE YOUR SELF

Today we are going to slow down and see how important we are to our self.  We need our self to learn, grow and love.  What is needed by everyone is space to see.  When our lives are filled with clutter of things, people and activity, we…
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Added by Linda D. Wattley on October 13, 2015 at 10:12pm — No Comments

WE ALL HAVE BACKPACKS

Elissa Gabrielle with Sharel E. Gordon-Love and Linda D. Wattley

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Congratulations to Linda D. Wattley of After the Storm Publishing (a division of Peace in the Storm Publishing) on debuting on the Amazon Best Sellers List in the Top 100 for her new book which released today "Soldier with a Backpack: Living and Dying…
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Added by Linda D. Wattley on October 6, 2015 at 10:01pm — No Comments

WHEN A SINGLE MOTHER RAISES SONS

When I look at my life today, I am thankful for having two wonderful sons who have grown up to be two spiritual and strong young men. I have to be honest and admit I find it quite amazing how God blessed our journey for the outcome brings me to tears.

I…

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Added by Linda D. Wattley on October 5, 2015 at 7:48am — No Comments

We Get Tired

Sometimes I think we have to be reminded of who and what we are.  We are children of God.  It does not get any better than that.  We are here to allow our true selves to be known in a world starving for love.  Letting go and letting God  allows for us to be a brilliant light.  

True we have weathered many storms and often times we get tired.  When I say we get tired, I am talking about that kind of tired that has not anything to do with being physically tired.  I'm talking about all…

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Added by Linda D. Wattley on October 2, 2015 at 2:59pm — No Comments

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER IS THE UNSEEN WAY OF LIFE

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We live in a world that promotes Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Lifestyles dictate for us to push and push all day long just to say we are not lazy and we are doing the best we can.

Each time we walk out the door of our homes, we enter into a real live war zone. People are so stressed out, unhappy, and unhealthy because…

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Added by Linda D. Wattley on September 26, 2015 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Thank You!

How often have we been told to give thanks in all things? Quite often I am sure especially when we are struggling and going through difficult times. Recently, I have come to learn the solid significance of these words. But, it was not until I had risen out of my own suffering.



Ephesians 5:20 tells us to give thanks for all things unto God and the Father in the name of…

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Added by Linda D. Wattley on August 24, 2015 at 7:32pm — No Comments

YOU SHOULD WRITE

If you really want to learn something about you, others and life, all you have to do is sit down and begin to write.  You will learn more in that given moment than you would if you read a book.

Why?  Because you will be introduced to a part of yourself that you did not know even existed.  There is great power in written words.  That is why the Bible was written.  At first the laws and teachings of God were handed down by mouth, but eventually it…

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Added by Linda D. Wattley on August 18, 2015 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Score Big & Get The Job You Wish To Have

Have you ever applied for a job and didn't hear anything back? Did you know? You can really get the job you applied for in some simple easy steps! It's possible when you begin to do above average. Countless of people are looking for jobs even though the unemployment rate may have gone down. Many people are still looking to expand or increase their pockets. …

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Added by Mary Rodwell on August 17, 2015 at 8:52am — No Comments

Yes I Can

Yes I Can…

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Added by Mary Rodwell on May 8, 2015 at 9:46am — No Comments

Profesional Lynching

Professional Lynching

Professional lynching your hands were not black

You waited so long to stab a knife in my back

You took it to the highest level

I know your father he is the devil

You think that you have gotten by

I see hatred and relief in your eye

A young black man you were glad you killed

You took his life but not his will

It lives in all of us you see

And you will never abolish me

That's right my soul you snatched away

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Added by elaine taylorbrown on March 20, 2015 at 6:46pm — No Comments

BURN ROPE

They had a wang dang on that Saturday night,when they lynched that young colored boy,who had just got back from world war II,helping in freeing them po' folks in Europe.He was a proud young soldier,strolling about town in that fancy uniform,with all them there stripes and,shiny metals on his chest.…

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Added by Don Wright on November 14, 2014 at 5:50pm — No Comments

October is Black Speculative Fiction Month!

October 2014 is Black Speculative Fiction Month, so tell everyone.  Visit your favorite online book site or visit a local bookstore in your neighborhood. Read some of the great Black authors. Purchase books by emerging Speculative Fiction authors -- there are many writers who…

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Added by Stafford Battle on October 4, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

BLACK MEN ARE ASKING: WHY SHOULD WE CONTINUE TO MARCH?

THE DEADWILEY TRUTH

OP-ED COLUMN

THE “PEN,” WHEN USED EFFECTIVELY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

 

By Eric M. Deadwiley

 

August 25, 2014

 

For well over 60 years, Black people in America have been utilizing the “Archaic” and “ineffective” strategy of marching and rallying to call attention to systemic problems and abuses plaguing our communities. The Honorable Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., successfully utilized…

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Added by Eric M. Deadwiley on August 25, 2014 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

HAD ENOUGH...........

Added by Enoch Mubarak on August 22, 2014 at 9:58am — No Comments

Philly's Famous Fictional Detective is Back in the Deadly Gamble a short story from the Alexander Steele Mystery Series

Mrs. Matthews and Sam the pool boy were having an affair until the two were found murdered inside an old shed locked from the inside.  Can you catch the killer?

Free on the Alexander Steele Mystery Blog

Part #1 …

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Added by Lawrence Johnson on August 16, 2014 at 4:54pm — No Comments

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Diverse Writers and Artists of Speculative Fiction (DWASF), in conjunction with AfroFuturismNet.com and Black Author Showcase, will present a free workshop on how to develop stories in science fiction, fantasy, and horror.“Creators of Afrofuturism Workshop” will take place at the Long Branch Library at 8800 Garland Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20901 on October 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.The event will feature authors …See More
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