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How to (Try to) Edit a Book #LikeABoss -Reblog

I thought this article contained a lot of useful pointers to use in editing. It’s an important part of creating a book. I thought about the present day editing process when I was reading a play in which the writing … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Passed.

When we think of people who made a real contribution to the betterment of America, John Lewis came to mind. There isn’t a person in America whom the Civil Right Movement didn’t affect. Mr. Lewis was at The Selma to … Continue reading

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Why buying a house today is so much harder than in 1950? And how it affected future generations.

I came across this topic when I saw how the pandemic maybe going to create a massive wave of homelessness especially among young adult, renters who lost their jobs, and young families. This predication is due to the common practice … Continue reading

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Manchild in the Promised Land-A book published 55 years ago holds true today.

  I studied Manchild in the Promised Land as a social studies compendium in college. It was published in 1965 as autobiographical novel. It was written by Claude Brown. It chronicles of the author’s coming-of-age story amidst poverty and violence … Continue reading

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“They said she couldn’t become a writer recognized by the world, but she did it.”

Zora Neale Hurston is perhaps one of the greatest American writers to have ever lived. The reason being she recorded America as it truly was and still is depending on who you are and where you live. Without work like … Continue reading

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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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DEVADASI -What was Devadasi system in South India?

This topic has been on my mind since learning although the practice was made illegal in 1988 it still exist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08nvXZQf-cA [In my research for a book character I discovered some disturbing things.] The tradition of Devadasi culture can be … 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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