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Black Authors & Published Writers Directory [9th Edition 2015]

Subject: What you’ve been waiting for. . .
Subject: The 2015 Edition is finally here!

Hello {First Name}

It’s hard to wait for an entire year when you’re so highly anticipating the release of a great collection of work. 71 more words


Lady Killers. Racists. Their Wives. Black Women: For Germoña

When did they stop killing Black women in public? Some grand turn of events. Suffrage movement perhaps, or maybe the racists are starting to read bell hooks or Warsan Shire and deciding that, after all, Black women are ladies just like the racists’ mothers are ladies, and when they were punished by the racists’ fathers, it was always done behind closed doors. 242 more words

Darnell Lamont Walker

A few thoughts on race and gender and childhood....

Someone from my high school class posted a video of 50s rock and roll, kids like ourselves dancing to Danny and the Juniors “At The Hop”, and the first thing that struck me was that, just as I remembered, a number of the couples dancing in the video, just as we did at the time (knowing nothing about Lindbergh or the “Lindy Hop”), were girls. 549 more words


Shedding light on the negative experience in Black hair salons

When I decided to begin taking a stance against the mistreatment of customers in the Black hair salon community, I knew it would ruffle many feathers by voicing what so many women experience when getting their hair done. 271 more words



Good night World Wide Web!It’s been a while since I put a pen to paper; or rather fingers to an iPad. I allowed life to consume me and as a result my passion was left to slip by the wayside. 336 more words


Philadelphia on a Platter

My trip to Philadelphia was both a culinary and literary experience.

When I’m at home in the Lou, I more often than not eat at chains when I eat out.   312 more words


Group calls for “Black Women’s Equal Pay Day” to call attention to wage gap between black women, white men

Because black lives shouldn’t only matter after they’ve been taken


An Atlanta group is leading a national coalition of progressive organizations in urging employees to symbolically clock out of work at 2:07 p.m. 578 more words