Thursday, August 16, 2018

Interview; Talking Hip-Hop and Radio with Paul Porter.

Tweet ( Paul Porter has been in the music industry, and apart of radio, for what seems like more than a lifetime. He has watched the music change, and the industry itself as the goal became get money at all cost. In his book “Blackout: My 40yrs in the Music Business” he exposed the dark side of an industry that seems to have a valuable... [Read more...]

Interview; D. Revolution: A Journey of Finding Self through Hardship.

Tweet ( I love reading stories of challenge, overcoming obstacles, self-searching and redemption. D. Revolution’s “One Chance to be a Man” takes the reader on a very intimate journey of a man searching for purpose and peace in a world of hardship and chaos. The author bore his soul in the pages with no filter as he gives voice... [Read more...]

Book Review; Never Stop.

Tweet ( It would be easy to categorize “Never Stop” as a postmodern Horatio Alger novel set in an urban community. This memoir has all the ingredients of a rag to riches story. But such a reading has the potential to render all of the pain, failure, and life lessons chronicled throughout its 260 pages invisible. This isn’t fiction.... [Read more...]

Declining Black Readership Is So Problematic For African-American Writers.

Tweet ( I guess that we should not be shocked when a bit of sadness or depression results from the realization that there are very few independent black writers addressing pertinent issues affecting Black America. If one is not careful about their thought processes, they will find themselves believing that the Black Community is a place... [Read more...]

Book Release; What the Bible Teaches About Leadership and Delegation.

Tweet ( After 400 years of living in slavery, Moses had just begun leading the Israelites out of Egypt. His task was to take the children of God toward Israel, their promised land. As we read in the Book of Exodus Chapter 18, Moses was laboring in the middle of the Sinai desert from dawn to very late into the day and night as he attempted... [Read more...]

Book Release; An Advocacy Like No Other “The Fix This Time,” Debunking Trumpism Is Within Your Reach.

September 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Book Club/Book Reviews, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( If your spending ten dollars resulted in changing the world positively for you and your family and future generations; Would you spend that ten dollars? Of course, you would. Would you spend ten dollars, if it resulted in you being just and you seeing for yourself the execution of justice, as required by Micah 6:8? Of course,... [Read more...]

Music Industry Book – BLACKOUT: My 40 Years in the Music Business.

Tweet ( For more than 50 years, commercial FM radio has had the power to inspire, influence, entertain, and inform listeners. It’s also had the power to break artists and sell records. So, from day one, pay for play has been part of the game. But in the past two decades, terrestrial radio has undergone a sea change in terms of... [Read more...]

Four Women: The Novel Explained.

Tweet ( Five years ago Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Florida by an overzealous, prejudicial, profiling neighborhood watch captain. The 17-year-old was immortalized for wearing a hoodie home from the convenience store where he picked up an iced tea, and a bag of skittles to munch on while watching the All Star game.... [Read more...]

5 Black Male Authors You Should Know in 2017.

February 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Book Club/Book Reviews, Ent., News, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( There are so many African-American male authors who have fearlessly examined cultural stigmas, provided intimate life details, presented new ideas and created remarkable fiction through literary works. This list is certainly not limited and can go on forever, but here are five black authors you should know about: Wesley Lowery Lowery’s... [Read more...]

Author T.L. Kirk: Book Review — From Pawn to King

December 19, 2016 by  
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Tweet ( Life is full of transitions, but every now-and-then we become stagnate. We go with the flow and psych ourselves into believing we’re content with life just the way it is.  For older men, we can become lifeless puppets on the job and at home, which is not a healthy lifestyle. But for younger men, being stagnate is a surefire... [Read more...]

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