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DOPE SICK: JOURNEY IN THE OPIOID CRISIS BY MARILYN G. DIAMOND

I have a big smile on my face in this photo, but there was a sense of brokenness filling my soul. My child was sick and it was tearing me up inside. You see, about two years ago I told my eldest son to get an insurance policy on his…

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Writing Sisters Summit in The Sands 2020

The Writing Sisters Summit Takes to the Sands in 2020 The Writing Sisters Summit was born in 2019 with the intent of bringing together writers, male and female, who want to hone their craft with and learn from other writers. In 2020, The Retreat will take to the Sands of…

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WHEN LIFE THROWS YOU A CURVE BY SHELIA M. GOSS

What do you do when life throws you a curve ball? You throw one back. Lately it seems no matter how hard I work, something always wants to get in the way of me achieving my goals. There have been times I will admit, that I wanted to throw in…

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Intimate Conversations

Ebony Farashuu

I AM A WOMAN by Ebony Farashuu Last night, my friend, Jerica, dropped off a book I’d purchased from her and a cute T-shirt that says, “I Am A Woman.”…
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Patricia A. Saunders

Patricia A. Saunders was born and raised in Connecticut before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area nearly 27 years ago. She received her Master’s in Management from the University…
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D. Michele Jackson

Celebrating twenty-five years as a professional nurse, Donna Jackson now adds a writer, published, politically active nurse to her accolades. Having studied Sociology at the historically Black college: Tuskegee University…
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DOPE SICK: JOURNEY IN THE OPIOID CRISIS BY MARILYN G. DIAMOND

I have a big smile on my face in this photo, but there was a sense of brokenness filling my soul. My child was sick and it was tearing me…
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Benilde Little

Intimate Conversation with Benilde Little Benilde Little is the bestselling author of the novels Good Hair, The Itch, Acting Out and Who Does She Think She Is? She has been featured…
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Victoria Christopher Murray

Tracey Edmonds And Shaun Robinson Are Developing 'The Ex Files' At Lifetime The Ex Files: A Novel About Four Women and Faith is reportedly in development at Lifetime from executive…
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Writing Sisters Summit in The Sands 2020

The Writing Sisters Summit Takes to the Sands in 2020 The Writing Sisters Summit was born in 2019 with the intent of bringing together writers, male and female, who want…
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WHEN LIFE THROWS YOU A CURVE BY SHELIA M. GOSS

What do you do when life throws you a curve ball? You throw one back. Lately it seems no matter how hard I work, something always wants to get in…
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Cheryl Lacey Donovan

Motivational Speaker, Talk Show Host, Transformation Expert, National Best Selling Author A mother and a wife by age 18; abused, separated and a single mom by 20, Cheryl Lacey Donovan…
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Dr. Wayne Swan

DR. WAYNE SWAN - Speaker, Mentor, Certified Divorce Coach With nearly 20 years’ experience as a minister and motivational speaker, Dr. R. Wayne Swan has dedicated his life and work…
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Massocki Ma Massocki

Massocki Ma Massocki is a columnist, activist and Pan-Africanist. He has written columns for newspapers around the world as well as articles for regional and international organizations. Massocki has also given…
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Yvonne Evans-Strachan

Intimate Conversation with Yvonne Evans-Strachan Minister Yvonne Strachan is the founder and President of Ministry In Motion in Miami, Florida. As a minister, author, entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, play-write, mentor, humanitarian,…
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Karen Sloan-Brown

Karen Sloan-Brown, Ed.D., grew up Philadelphia, a middle child in a family of six children. Despite dreaming of being a writer or a lawyer and being a practical person, after…
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Pamela Samuels Young

Award-winning author and attorney Pamela Samuels Young writes mysteries that matter. Dubbed “John Grisham with a sister’s twist” by one reviewer, Pamela’s fast-paced novels tackle important social issues. Her most…
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Cheryl Mattox Berry 

Cheryl Mattox Berry has been writing stories since she was old enough to hold a pencil. Memphis Blues was her debut novel followed by Capital Sins. A Memphis native, Cheryl earned her bachelor’s…
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Natasha D. Frazier

Natasha D. Frazier has authored both devotionals and Christian fiction titles. Throughout her writing career, she has published ten books. Out of the Shadows: Love, Lies & Consequences Book 4…
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Cerece Rennie Murphy

National bestselling author Cerece Rennie Murphy fell in love with writing and science fiction at an early age. It’s a love affair that has grown ever since. In 2012, Mrs.…
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Antoinette R. Davis

Creative, a dreamer, loving and helpful, those are just some of the words used to describe Ms. Antoinette R. Davis. “Nette” as she is called by her closest friends and…
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Joan Vassar

New York native, Joan Vassar is an avid reader and storyteller. Joan graduated from the High School of Graphic Communication Arts in NYC which heightened interest in journalism. She has always…
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Dr. Lynda Mubarak

Dr. Lynda Mubarak is an award-winning author and a retired special education teacher. She was an avid reader in elementary school and her love for books continued during her career in…
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Nicki Night

A born and bred New Yorker, Nicki Night delights in creating hometown heroes and heroines with an edge. As an avid reader and champion for love, Nicki chose to pen…
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Patricia A. Bridewell

Patricia A. Bridewell’s first novel was published by an independent publisher in 2009. Her published work includes three books, multiple short stories, online and newspaper healthcare columns. Patricia is a…
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Arlene L. Walker

Arlene L. Walker is a graduate of UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and is a winner of the PEN USA CASP award as well as a finalist in the 2011 PEN Emerging…
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Asia Williams

Asia Williams is an English teacher turned assistant principal for NYC. For 15 years she has dedicated her life to building and uplifting children while raising two of her own. Her…
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Bernard L. Dillard

Intimate Conversation with Bernard L. Dillard Bernard L. Dillard is an associate professor at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. He graduated from Morehouse College with a bachelor’s degree…
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