Check It Out: I’m a Prototype thanks to the DC District Diva
I want to say thanks to the DC District Diva and fellow Hampton Alum, Brooke Obie for giving me some space on her site. It feels good to share the inspiration behind my work. I talked about what it was like to write The Blueprint for My Girls in 1998!! Yikes, did I say that? [...]
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Career Day Taught Me: Hip Hop Is Really Mainstream
Today I visited a suburban school in Northern, Virginia to talk about my career as an author / filmmaker. I showed the students the six books that I’ve written and I even showed them the movie poster to my first film, Can She Be Saved? As an extra bonus (in case they didn’t like my [...]
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Lovely Bones: Have you seen it? (Video) I want your feedback.
This movie continues to intrigue me. I’m going to watch it this weekend. Have you seen it yet? Did you read the book? I want your feedback. Here’s the synopsis: A young girl who has been murdered watches over her family–and her killer–from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for [...]
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Allison Helps You Blast Off: New Book Changes Your Life!
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Allison Maslan, author of “Blast Off!”. All opinions are 100% mine. I recently came across an author, entrepreneur, speaker, and business coach who is as serious about creating passion as I am. She is serious about helping people find the things in life that [...]
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Famed Author, E. Lynn Harris Dead at 54
Everybody needs somebody who inspires them–who gives them something to shoot for. E. Lynn Harris was a prolific author who developed the courage to talk about his life and homosexuality in the African American community. He wrote vividly and created unforgettable characters. A lot of my youth readers are probably unfamiliar with E. Lynn Harris, [...]
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Wonder why I write books?
I recently received this letter and I wanted to share it with you. If you ever wonder why I write the kinds of books that I write. This is why: Hello. My name is [concealed.] I just read your book retaliation. I really enjoyed this book. It only took me two days to read it. [...]
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