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White Obsession with Black Compliance

It has been three months since my last blog post. No reason for it other than I have been very busy with my podcast (which is a good thing). I have been trying to process all that is going on. Attempting to understand why George Floyd is on trial for his own murder....

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There is No Hill

The hill we climb is no hill, sistah. It is a plateau littered with Black bodies that are the detritus of white supremacy, jim crow, segregation, and police brutality. Every four years, the casualties climb as politicians come around peddling hope that has become an...

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Sword & Sorcery? Nah. Sword & SOUL.

Sword & Soul. You may be wondering what this is. I was, too. So I decided to do a little research on it.¬†Sword & Soul is like sword and sorcery, but with, well, soul. According to Milton Davis, an author in the field, it is defined as “heroic fiction and...

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Horror Novels: We Belong in This Space, Too

Happy October!! This is the month of Halloween and spooky stories! I’ve been doing a lot of research on Black authors in the Horror genre and I was pleasantly surprised to find that there are way more out there than I thought there were. For the month of...

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A Space Of My Own

Your gift shall make room for you. That was something my paternal grandmother always said to me. It’s from a verse in the Bible. It has taken on new meaning for me lately. As a writer, I have always thought success was when mainstream, i.e., white society,...

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You Let It Grow

Four hundred years. Four hundred years of opportunities to make it right. Four centuries of begging, pleading, praying, yelling, marching, uprisings. But you just let the wound of our anger, our outrage, our moans of grief, fester and ooze and become a puss-filled...

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When There’s Nothing Left to Lose

Have you ever had to go to sleep at night with the image of a black man being murdered seared into your mind?s eye? A vision so horrifying, so heartbreaking, so unimaginable nothing can take it away. It?s burned into your psyche and hovers there like a ghost. Have you...

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Three Things I Learned Writing My Book

My book is finally finished! The last round of self edits is finally complete and I am so proud of what I have accomplished. It has been a long road from the end of 2017 until today, and it has been full of twists and turns, peaks and valleys, victories and...

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Glimpse Into My Life: Day Two

Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s fun fact. Here’s the second photo.   I am an avid backyard farmer. This is me a few years ago with watermelons that I grew myself! At the time, I was leasing 5000 square feet of space and had a watermelon...

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Glimpse into My Life: Day One

  Welcome back, everyone! I hope that you are staying healthy and safe during this time of quarantine. I was sitting here attempting to think of what I could share with you in a blog post for a few days and finally came up with an idea. For the next seven days, I...

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