Sunday, October 25, 2020

The End of Black Studies.

Tweet ( Black Studies, just like the people it chronicles is under attack. And so, on the 50thAnniversary of the Black Studies movement, African American professor, Arthur Lewin, in The End of Black Studies asks, “What is the goal, or end, that Black Studies was created to attain, and whether or not it has achieved it, is it ending... [Read more...]

SURGE into the New: Stand Up Reach God’s Excellence.

Tweet ( Who would have thought we would wake up one morning to a global pandemic? Nobody! But here we are. The question is: what do we do now? We surge into the new! Stand up and reach for God’s excellence. That sentiment is precisely what a new devotional, SURGE into the New, by Pastor W. Eric Croomes, is aiming to instill: to equip... [Read more...]

Book Review; The “Golden Beauty Boss”.

Tweet ( Black hair care is a billion-dollar industry today. However, once upon a time not too long ago black women were looking for ways to embrace products that would be beneficial to their hair growth. The textures varied and it was clear that the products white women used for their hair was not the best option for black women. We... [Read more...]

Book Review; My Victorious Thoughts on Faith Confessions is Timely.

Tweet ( Many religious beliefs, and enforcers of positivity tend to agree that the words we speak shape the life we live. The words we speak are born out of circumstances, beliefs, and life experiences over time. It can be very difficult to see past the challenges that block your way; depending on the challenge it can seem dishonest... [Read more...]

Book Review; Stacey Abrams is Teaching Us to Lead.

Tweet ( We are living in a time whereby we need to see the rise of new leaders. Diverse groups of people with the passion, boldness, character, and intelligence to help move this country forward in every area. For minorities it can be very difficult to navigate the path to public leadership as those paths were originally deemed not for... [Read more...]

“Storefront Memories” the Legacy of Dr Rev Lloyd E Marcus.

Tweet ( Ironically, the principles, values and life experiences of my lifelong Democrat dad, the late Dr Rev. Lloyd E Marcus made me the black Christian conservative Republican activist I am today. I am thrilled and extremely grateful that my book honoring Dad’s legacy is finished. “Storefront Memories: Fond Memories of Growing... [Read more...]

Book Review; The Jackie Robinson Many Don’t Know.

Tweet ( When I think of the great Jackie Robinson breaking barriers in Major League Baseball is what comes to mind. I admit that when he comes to mind the only thing I could reach for is baseball, and that is all I was taught. The way that history was presented wasn’t as if Jackie Robinson was passive…but that his greatest achievements... [Read more...]

Book Review; Who is Nat Turner.

Tweet ( There has been much written about the man we know as Nat Turner, and movies such as Birth of a Nation. Though Nat Turner is a name attached to rebellion and blood in history very little is known about the men. Some say he was a religious lunatic, and others say he was rebel focused on the cause of freedom. Regardless of the stance... [Read more...]

Black Sci-Fi Month: Streetlethal by Steve Barnes.

Tweet ( Steven Barnes should be a familiar name. In addition to his fantasy and sci-fi writing, he has also written television forThe Outer Limits, Stargate SG-1, Andromeda, and Baywatch. With his wife sci-fi/horror writer and educator Tananarive Due and actor Blair Underwood, he wrote the Tennyson Hardwick series. My favorite work of... [Read more...]

Black Fantasy Month: Imaro by Charles R. Saunders.

February 28, 2020 by  
Filed under Book Club/Book Reviews, Ent., Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Charles R. Saunder’s Imaro is a book I’ve been waiting to write about. The first in the Imaro series, it is a landmark in Black sci-fi and fantasy as well as the start of the sword and soul genre of fantasy. Yes, the book is just that important but it tends to get overlooked when discussing fantasy books if folks don’t... [Read more...]

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