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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

Author/Poet ME

ME, author of  FOR YOU WOMAN: Spirit Jewels,  was raised in the dirty South: the inner-city neighborhood of Liberty City in Miami, Florida. He considers himself a classic old-school gangsta, a…
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Natasha D. Frazier

Natasha D. Frazier accepted the call to write in 2011. Since then, Natasha has authored three devotional books. Her first book is The Life Your Spirit Craves, a 30-Day devotional…
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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 twenty-five years ago. She received her Master of Management from the University…
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Lynda J. Mubarak

Dr. Lynda is a retired educator and Army veteran. She loved reading as a young child and her love for reading continued during her career in education. The Stations for…
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Alexia J. Hogan

Ama Kuma was born Alexia J. Hogan in Orlando, FL. The pen name "Ama Kuma" was adopted after a trip to Ghana in 2007. As a child, she loved to…
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Raye Mitchell

Dr. Raye Mitchell is a social entrepreneur working to change the way change is made. She is an award winning humanitarian and both a trainer in the field of leadership…
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Vivienne Diane Neal

Deception in Plain Sight by Vivienne Diane Neal Christine Bailey comes from a privileged background, always sees the good in people and swiftly falls for the enigmatic and handsome Awesome…
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Duane Lance Filer

Duane Lance Filer grew up in Compton, California and had one of the greatest, richest childhoods one could have growing up in an “inner” city.  Duane’s dad Maxcy Filer was…
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Tracey Fagan Danzey

TRACEY FAGAN DANZEY is an author, occasional blogger and has been described more than once as a natural storyteller. A long story short is rarely an option for Tracey. It…
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Quentin Holmes

Author, entrepreneur, and brand creator Quentin Holmes (known to his friends as Q) has dedicated his life to empowering the world’s youth through trendsetting literature, media, and fashion. The son…
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AlTonya Washington

AlTonya Washington has been a romance novelist for 15 years. She’s traditionally published with Harlequin’s Kimani Romance imprint, winner of the Romance Slam Jam EMMA Award and two time winner…
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Jo Lena Johnson

Intimate Conversation with Author and Publisher Jo Lena Johnson Jo Lena Johnson, The Absolute Good Resilience Coach, is a Certified Mediator, International Trainer, Acclaimed Author and Writing Coach, Founder and…
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Black Books Weekend

Each year thousands of people - educators, concerned parents, community leaders, authors, poets and publishers - devote their time and resources to presenting the reader with great books! However, too…
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Mitch Margo

A former reporter for The Detroit News and Los Angeles Herald Examiner and a syndicated columnist for 14 years, Mitch Margo is a native New Yorker and St. Louis trial…
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The Soul Movement on BAN Radio

Cheryl Polote-Williamson brings the writers from SOUL TALK and the SOUL BEARERS to a live interview with Ella Curry of Black Pearls Magazine!  Listen to the authors of the Soul…
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Janice L. Dennie, Writer & Filmmaker

Janice, tell us a little about yourself and your work. I am Janice L. Dennie. I write my own line of romance novels and produce them into Independent films through…
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Patricia Anne Phillips

Patricia Anne Phillips currently resides in Los Angeles, California. She has written eight novels, Romance and Women Fiction and is now working on her new novel. Website address: www.patriciaannephillips.com. BPM: …
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Marjorie Vernelle

Marjorie Vernelle, a born traveler, likes to soak up local cultures. Four years in Canada, one year plus in Mexico, ten years in France and 19 in California (a separate…
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Wil Harris

Wil Harris has an extensive background in leadership development, public speaking and community organizing. Currently he is the Executive Director of Transformative Coaching, LLC, a leadership consulting company that is…
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Edward Kelsey Moore

Edward Kelsey Moore is the author of THE SUPREMES SING THE HAPPY HEARTACHE BLUES and the New York Times and international bestseller THE SUPREMES AT EARL'S ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT. Edward's award-winning essays…
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Marlena Lewis

Growing up on a farm in a small town outside of Selma, AL was the highlight of my life. My appreciation for life and wanting all of its success is…
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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…
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J.D. Mason

"J.D. Mason has become a major name in African American fiction. Her stark portrayals of her characters and their innermost thoughts bring the readers right into the emotional center of…
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Christine Young-Robinson

Intimate Conversation with Christine Young-Robinson Christine Young-Robinson is the author of two novels: We Didn't See It Coming and Do What You Gotta Do. Her short story: Miss Amy's Last…
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Teresa B. Howell

Teresa B. Howell is an Exceptional Children’s Director that has two Master Degrees in education and leadership. She has received numerous awards and accolades in her profession, dedicated to mentoring…
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