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    @Troy et al , recently discovering and uncovering the success of Kennedy Ryan speaks volumes of how important it is for black writers to continue to do their thing - but also participate in PWIs (Predominately White Institutions) in an effort to get the notoriety. It would be nice if we could remain self-contained and eventually get our recognition in "the establishment." But I see, once again we have to work twice as hard to get half as far. Where as people of Angles descent only have to promote to one gatekeeper - those of us of the African diaspora must first promote to the black community and then go out to mainstream. I'm thrilled I found that article but I wonder if she didn't win the RITA award would she have even landed a story on NPR? Think about it. Ryan had a 4-book deal with the Hachette Group and I never heard a peep. Now that she's chosen the self-published route - she wins a coveted award and we get to learn that all along, she's been writing about the black community and the controversial issues we face. In addition, I'm even more excited that a place like AALBC.com exist for me to post Ryan's story. I didn't even post her story on my website - I came here first to share it. I'll share a review here too once I finish reading her award-winning book.
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    Yep @Mel Hopkins I found 16 books for her: https://aalbc.com/authors/author.php?author_name=Kennedy+Ryan#books
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    Special MVmedia announcement! E-books are now available directly from my site. The e-books are in EPUB format, so make sure your e-reader device is compatible. As always, thank you for your patience and your support. Please share! https://www.mvmediaatl.com/e-books
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    Hey @Pioneer1, @Kareem you are probably already aware of this site, but in case you are not check it out: https://trudreadz.com/ The articles seem to align perfectly with your world views.
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    I wasn't aware of it. But I'll be trying to contact the brother and see if he wants to exchange content.
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    Ok @Troy. I accept the challenge. I think this will be fun. Ms. Lebanon will be the first subject. But there are many romantic stories from my childhood that I'd also love to tell. One white girl was sent away to live with her distant cousins in Salt Lake City after her racist white parents saw us kissing. That was the life of a black boy in white middle America. I didn't choose to date white chicks. They were simply all that was available to me; and they liked me. Give me until mid-2020. I got a deal with a Puerto Rican printing house for 2,000 copies of a book for cheap that I never used on a previous work. Need to contact them and hope the place wasn't destroyed in the hurricanes.
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    @Troy all looks good again! I signed in with my phone and now commenting with ease. Thank You!
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    Hi @Mel Hopkins I just updated the forum to the latest version of the software. Please tell me if the problem persists. If it does can you share a screen shot and let me know what platform you are using (which version of safari and model of Iphone you are using). I'll use an emulator to see if I can reproduce the problem and report it as a bug -- thanks
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    Well that is jacked up. There are actually two incremental upgrades to the forum software that I have yet to apply. Perhaps one of those upgrades will correct the problem. I'll will apply them evening or the next, and reach out to you to see it this corrects the problem. @Mel Hopkins, thanks for letting me know.
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    Sounds like the start of a romance novel... 🙂 Wow this is news to me. One hundred lost books... deep. I believe this. I believe I've met angels before. I also believe we can all be Angels from time to time.
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