Blitter, a new social networking app created by Patrick Francis, made its debut on October 5, 2017. The Blitter profile listed in the iTunes Store indicates: "Blitter is a social network built on love, passion, and empathy. Blitter does not condone racism, sexism, harassment, bots, or hate speech whatsoever. We are 100% independent from any investors... Continue Reading →
The difference between self-publishing and trade-book publishing is formula. Just like blockbuster movies that feature “Beautiful WASPs having sex”, trade-book publications follow a format, a safe comfortable, format. One that programs and conditions us to perform a certain way and keeps us “wanting” so that we remain consumers. Some self-published books simply tell a story... Continue Reading →
I'd probably watch any Shirley MacLaine movie and while I was online tearing up folks' safe spaces today, I found "The Last Word" . If I had to guess the movie's plot - it would be moppet (Ann' Jewel Lee), a young black girl saves old white woman who saves young white woman (Amanda Seyfriend).... Continue Reading →
When opportunity knocks don't jam the door on it. In 1989, Super Music Producer Doctor Freeze offered the song "Poison" to our girl rap group, Flexx, to record but we passed on it. The R & B group Bell Biv Devoe went on to record it and sell more than 4 million copies! #oldschoolrap #90s... Continue Reading →
Before Instagram, there were picture books with a complement of editorial copy that could be considered the literary version of the popular social networking site of today. One of those books, I consider one of the most enlightening books that I've read on Africans in America is "A Pictorial History of the Negro in America"... Continue Reading →
For more than ten years, I lived in a town whose name was loosely translated into The Place of the Skull. The name allegedly originated from a curse leveled on the town by a Delaware Indian tribal chief whose family members were slaughtered during the Native American Trade of the 1700s. Legend has it, when... Continue Reading →
#TBT Sometimes when I write, I hear music. This time, in particular, I got the chance to put my words to the music of famed saxophone player ("Blow, Danny" - Super Freak) and music producer extraordinaire Danny LeMelle (Gold Mine Studio). Here we go - all the way back to 1992.
"Spoken words are ephemeral but the written word is permanent. What most people, or at least the unsuccessful ones, are unaware of is that life gives us exactly what we ask from it." Currently rereading The Instant Millionaire : A Tale of Wisdom and Wealth by Mark Fisher
For some, an unfulfilled and unsatisfied life can lead to a life-long battle of potentially fatal addictions; but others find there’s an alternative to fill those often evasive and unidentifiable empty spaces.