Category Archives: African American Writers and Poets

How to Add Diversity To Your Reading

I learned years ago that some of the best stories and most  interesting novels have to be searched for. No one is going to tell you where to find them. You have to browse around the internet or library until … Continue reading

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Black for a Day: White Fantasies of Race and Empathy by Alisha Gaines

The book is based upon real experiments conducted by journalists. In 1948, a journalist named Ray Sprigle traded his whiteness to live as a black man for four weeks. A little over a decade later, John Howard Griffin famously “became” … Continue reading

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Toni Morrison Quote

After the re-election of George W. Bush in 2004, Toni Morrison wrote: This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. … Continue reading

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400 Years Since The First Captured Africans Arrived In Jamestown, Va. June 6, 1619.

    Why is 1619 an important year in African American history? And for American as a whole? This is a very important date. It’s important because it marked the starting point of what this nation would eventually become. A … Continue reading

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The Smorgasbord Sunday Interview – Getting to Know You – The Militant Negro™

via The Smorgasbord Sunday Interview – Getting to Know You – The Militant Negro™ Rarely  does I reblog an interview if it isn’t my own and do not blog all of my own but I know this one is worth … Continue reading

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Still I Rise – Poem by Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk … Continue reading

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Phenomenal Woman – A Poem by Maya Angelou

Phenomenal Woman – Poem by Maya Angelou Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s … Continue reading

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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But … Continue reading

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The Female Misogynist by Rachel Hightower

I was asked to review another manuscript by Ms. Hightower. I’m honor she considered me as beta reader. She’s also the author of Girl Child in the UnPromised Land. A book which takes a close, unbiased look at the life … Continue reading

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