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    Never in my wildest dreams (and yes I have wild ones) would I think a short observation would spur such a nourishing conversation! Thank you @richardmurray, @Troy and @Kalexander2 for you evocative perspectives!
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    I never heard this before, but it is a brilliant observation.
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    Okay, WOW! I am going to make a notebook to keep up with this information. Thank you @Mel Hopkins I am going to break this down and digest this. OMGOSH! I can understand this.
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    @Chevdove Thank you for asking!!! (I'm so excited)...ACCESS = LOCATION and refers to where people are most likely to get information about something that interest them. Example - If you are interested in creole cooking - you're are likely to show up to a location that either serves creole food or teaches creole cooking. You will most likely search for creole recipes and even find a creole history club to join locally or the internet. You may even show up here AALBC to look for books on the origins of creole culture or if experts post here. You might even start your own thread about creole culture. NOTE: business owners provide what customers need so the customer can get what they want. Your interest in creole cooking means either you or loved one wants to eat it. So business owners fills the need - by selling a cookbook, opening a restaurant or inviting you to take a trip to the source. So, someone who is promoting, lets say Louisiana travel tours, will make sure they share their information at all those access points where you are likely to show up. They will be at the places where you might look for information creole cooking. It may be advertisement or even information about authentic creole cooking spot on the tour - or even the best dish and include a recipe... Now they have your attention you may even jot down their information for future reference - and remember them when you plan your trip so you can get some good food. This is how the best marketers are getting noticed in today's marketplace. EDUCATION = A MOVEMENT A lot of independent authors think they don't know their audience. My suggestion is to start of movement of one. Ask yourself, "what do I believe needs changing?" I did something similar when starting this blog. I believe Marketing = Change. Marketing is a force that shakes up the status quo. I believe independent authors are unaware they use marketing in the course of their daily living. Therefore, my mission is to help authors realize they can create change through intentional use of the marketing techniques they unwittingly use daily. I was the first person in my "marketing is a four-letter word" movement. I was the first one in the audience. I'm so passionate about this topic, I just want to spread the word to anyone who will listen. I believe, "If you don't believe in your movement or are passionate about it - no one will be." Creating a movement of one is the first step. It will help you clarify what you intend to change. Then, you will be able to identify the people who are interested in your subject matter. You'll notice there are "followers" who will agree with your mission. (note: it might not happen immediately - that's why you have to be patient and passionate.) These people are your core audience. Don't waste your time trying convert anyone who is not interested. Focus on those who are interested. -These "followers" will become your ambassadors who will bring other like-minded people to the movement. How to start a movement: Now, the best thing about being a writer is ideas and words are our movement. We just have to educate others and lead them to the goal we he hope to accomplish. If we didn't believe in changing something we wouldn't write in the first place. And the best way to help others make a change is by sharing information (Education). So when you start your movement answer "Who, what,where, when, why and how." from there you will understand what information you need to share to build your audience.
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    @Troy The action is here! Some of Independent authors here seem to echo the same thing "I didn't know how to market my book." Except, they do. -It appears they're not strategic in their marketing practices. I was the same way with my first novel - I knew what to do but I didn't work my plan. I like how you call it a (book marketing )"clinic" because it is! We, independent authors, already know what's wrong - we just aren't consistent with our "outpatient" care. I'm writing this out for me too. I believe this is one the best places for original content on the subject. By the way, I like that I don't even have to repost it to my profile - the software keeps track of all my postings as long as I'm signed in. Oh! I'll check out @dtpollard. @Troy OMG @hen81 is my writing "hero"! He didn't come here to play with us one-book every 20 year folks !!! 65 titles according to his last post! 😀
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    You are giving a clinic now @Mel Hopkins. DT PollarUsed to posr here quiet regularly. He really was cranking the ebook several a year (or so it seemed).
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    @richardmurray Thank you! Happy New Year! @Troy LOL! You don't miss a chance to give facebook the boot LOL GOOD JOB!!! Facebook and anything it touches is anti-life...
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    Making money trumps (pardon the pun) serving the community everyday of the week. Johnson made it clear the "E" stood for "entertainment," not enlightenment or education. The reality is that it stood for enrichment, Johnson's personal enrichment, and that is the legacy of BET.
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    true @Troy Just today @Mel Hopkins the mayor to new york city, blamed trumps election or racial biases publicity in the usa on rupert murdoch or fox news. He blames someone whose role is to make money through the media for placating how white people raise themselves in their community. It is not murdoch's fault that he saw a mob and played to it, to make money, in the usa, where making money is the way to anything. Again, merit does not matter. De blasio today suggest a certain philosophical merit must come before fiscal profiteering when the fiscal profiteering is the philosophical merit. One note, when chernobyl happened the soviet russian government had soldiers pick up the waste, all those soldiers died of radiation sickness. Over 10,000 have died from the world trade center wreckage, but if we all recall, mayor guiliani let those people ,fiscally poor people or municipal workers,pick up waste just like the soviet government did the military at chernobyl... ah welll
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    The irony of this article dated May 7, 2018 appearing here as a post is that I believe it was inspired by awesomelyluvvie article - dated April 17, 2018 - 😐 Still, It drives home the point that unless a black woman's feelings are echoed by a woman of non-color - then those words are just another "fart in the blizzard." Further, tears of woman of non-color are assigned as the attributes of all women especially black women. And if we don't cry at the drop of a hat then we are labeled Angry black women. Or we're not women at all, or rather we're acting like "men"...because we don't act weak. When in reality women are not weak at all - but women of non-color just play men that way. Now, they've joined the me-too movement to kick men out of their offices all the while playing victim but getting the corner offices in the process. All I got to say is "well-played women of non-color; well-played. 😛
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    @richardmurray: Doubt sister Hopkins meant where that's going, but i'll leave it up her to check it up!
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    @Mel Hopkins true:) but, what separate a baby from a program is a baby while it is created at least physically through parents, its design is special. the parents can not determine what it will be, like all the rest created from humans. @Kalexander2 yes , the one key thing that black people must state or remember is that our vote would not had changed it. The presidential election in the u.s.a. is fifty elections. whomever get the majority vote in a state gain all their electoral votes, except for two states, where the votes are divided upon the percentage. Black people do not have a majority vote in any state in the usa, and the white vote this past election voted as a block for donald trump. The black vote voted against trump, all non white votes , voted against trump side carson, but none of them separately or together did and do have the quantity to win it alone, as the white vote proved.
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    @richardmurray ... OMG!!! this is true of everything we create. Understanding the creator reveals the creator.. I knew this to be true of my writing ... to read me is to know my heart - (good bad or indifferent). BUT now looking from your perspective I'd say this is true of what we consume. @Kalexander2., "It's not that I have something to hide. It's that I have nothing I want you to see." ~ANON (Netflix) @Kalexander2 If I understand this premise correctly, if the state is receiving the money - then why aren't officials distributing the HUD funds based on needs - rather than using the cash to integrate communities. One challenge, however, is to make sure millionaires such as Fox News Sean Hannity don't get the HUD money and then fix up buildings in areas - and charge exorbitant amount of rent for each apartment. https://www.11alive.com/article/news/sean-hannity-under-fire-for-allegedly-using-hud-money-to-help-buy-housing-property-in-georgia/85-548596246
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    Remember @Kalexander2 every machine purpose stem from its creator, not itself
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    The esteem commentary here is encouraging and I'm especially happy to hear Black folk speak this way. All too often people tend to hide from themselves, who they are and how they feel. While I'm no great admirer of anyone putting all their cards on any table unnecessarily, I do believe anyone with something to hide exposes everything about her/his self. Machine learning, AI, data mining, analysis, etc., does indeed seek to learn in efforts to control and manipulate to gain some advantage over others; to little avail, because there is no 'human' touch (or intimacy). There may be an advantage, however, when people, government advance programs based on such intelligence; what they think they see or know, because a person's true feeling, beliefs, and principles get ignored in all the excitement of so-call innovative technics of 'social engineering,' (use of centralized planning in an attempt to manage social change and regulate the future development and behavior of a society). Thanks guys, for giving me an additional way of seeing things.
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    @richardmurray , interesting perspective and one that makes a lot of sense - especially with the history of humans seeking to control each other.
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    I see @Mel Hopkins yes, one member in the masses at a time:) Nice line Data analysts can collect all the information in the world; sift through it and concoct part of our stories but it will never be accurate. It will always lack intimacy. For me, artificial intelligence will never be truly intelligent. Merely an illusion alluding to intelligence that serve the vanity in humans to be masters to something.
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    @richardmurray & @Troy I hadn't thought about involuntary ways we share our stories. I was thinking more about how we share moments, and events with each other. For example, I can tell a part of your story, Troy, that took place at Brooklyn Tech because it was my journey too. Or Richard, I can share a little of your writing journey as I know it from AALBC because both of us look for ways to get our words to the masses. But your responses allow my little observation to become so much more than I'd realized. Data analysts can collect all the information in the world; sift through it and concoct part of our stories but it will never be accurate. It will always lack intimacy. Humans are too fluid. We possess innate ability to connect with another human in a way that allows us to feel what the other person is feeling in that moment. This is one reason, Artificial Intelligence will never become the standard. It can never be intimate - because it doesn't understand vulnerability. Such as the intimacy of community. In a community, we allow ourselves to see others and " be seen" by them. Looking through our data and trying to figure out the human experience is as hard as looking through our excrement and understanding WHY we eat the things we do. To know WHY we eat, takes sharing a meal and feeling the nuances of the story we tell. Speaking of meal and stories, -Amistad author Michael W. Twitty, won the James Beard Foundation Award for his book - The Cooking Gene. But I digress. I happened to stumble on this early tedtalk yesterday and while the speaker rambles on, he expands on this concept when he said "emotional empathy, feeling with the other person" His talk reminded me of why it is a lot easier to turn humans into robots than it will be for Artificial Intelligence to reach the level of humanity. Humans will always have shared stories; AI, not so much.
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    That would pretty much be anyone with a smart phone. Even tbe senior citizen with all those plastic rewards card attached to their keyring. It is hard not to freely share your information.
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    I amend:) especially today:) I do not have the numbers but how many people had their informatios shared from others, given freely from others in the internet age.
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    @TSegal, those are some views you got there, brother! However, this mess goes a lot deeper than most people realize. For the sake of this discussion let’s say that instead of 400+ years for European White folks to get it together; they had over 1000+ years of planning. I must use caution here as all I say must be accurate, though ever so unpopular. Allegations of ‘anti-semitism’ holds must greater penalties than violations of civil rights. Here we go! Since before the Roman empire was established, Jews who separated from other European Whites were prosecuted by virtually every society on earth, they got tired and got smart. Really evil smart. More than 1000+ years developing the theory of ‘double entry (modern-day accounting); 1000+ years studying (sizing-up their enemies) habits, likes and dislikes; 1000+ years stealing (plagiarizing) ideas, philosophies, science, ways of ruling a nation, and medicine from Black Africa (there were more than 2000 Black/Muslim universities in Africa) while infiltrating the very government they were subject to. Gaining trust, even marrying into families of their taskmasters. How astute would that group be after 1000+ years trial and error, and what would they do to the people who looked down upon them? Yes, it has always been White on White crime before the phrase was invented. Never forget for one moment, or underestimate the resolve of greed and power, and how even innocent children are fair game in the name of maintaining that power and feeding that greed. NO! No sir, White folks are not hypocrites, they not fools; they have always practiced what they preach. What they preach are all lies, contrary to the theologian riddled metaphor “mixing lies with the truth.” They always lie and cause us to think it’s the truth. I’ll prove it to you, right here and now! How often do we hear Blacks (you and me) asset that we are entitled to the same rights as White folks? What are those rights, I might ask? Freedom of life liberty and pursuit of happiness. Freedom for White folks is ethnocentric related (right to marginalize anyone different from them), kill whoever they want whenever they want and; freedom to follow the hegemony, their own. SORRY, but I am not entitled to, nor want that kind of freedom. Happiness for White is living perversely. I don’t to be a pervert. Just look at the most basic insignificant ways of living in modern society today, from the substance to subsistence, from what is acceptable to what is looked down upon. What rules and social values would you ordain right and wrong? All on the one hand. On the other hand, it does cause one to think (again), and reconsider principles of theology, all of them, excluding none. You’re on the right track, brother, keep up the question asking!!
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    Yes Troy, afromerica is my site and we still around. We were on hiatus for awhile but came back last year. Google has filtered some sites but we started back in 2000 so the Internet has not spit us out yet.
  23. 2 points
    Fear is tool that provokes are real-life response. Fight or Flight... Prolonged fear leads to mental breakdown. It's not easy to just resist because most people are approaching psychotic breaks. Most people of EVERY color. We are not just humans; we are human animals and animals all react differently when they're afraid. Some animals play dead, faint and poop when they're afraid and there are animals that make themselves bigger when they're afraid and if pushed to their limit, they will attack. This is where we are today - you can't use a weapon without expecting a weapon to be used against you. Use of fear has pushed everyone to mental instability. Danger is real and it also provokes the same response as those experiencing fear... Fight or Flight. There is another way to combat danger and its through the use of CHAOS... Clear Head Assess Observe Situation then respond. Response requires training. Those who are in imminent danger are usually not of the mindset to survive the danger... especially those who have experienced duress due to prolonged fear. So first we must learn how to respond to a situation. However I suggest first locating the fire (the danger) because fighting smoke (fear) is a waste of resources.
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    Happily ever after is the problem, in literary terms. I will reply to your personal query but after I speak on the problem with the entire modern relationship genre. The first problem is where happily ever after came from. It came from a change in european fairy tales. Originally fairy tales were meant to refer to tales concerning the magical. A fairy traditionally is not positive or negative, in literary terms fairies is a magical label, how the magic apply to humans or the human world depend on the fairies, the humans, the various natural aspects. Most of these fairy tales were variations on pre christian stories from various places in europe that were becoming or would become heavily christian, at the zealot level. The christian clergy to their part, maintained the original christian method, making non christian things negative. This is why the word villans means criminal or peasant is low class compared to urban, where the christian church started, in modernity.Originally fairy tales had many unhappy endings. Some meant to scare, some meant to educate, others cause the story was good. But, over time, as books were being created, some writers decided to omit the unhappily ending fairy tales and only include the happy ones, or convert the unhappy ending ones into happy ending ones. This was the way in the european literary world; that coincided to the european global colonial age. The funny thing is that many of the conquered peoples native to <using commonly used geographic nameplace, not appropriate ones>: Africa/Asia/America had their own fairy tales which reflected the same style that the original european fairy tales did; but, these non european or non white fairy tales were barely transcribed or remembered or recalled through enslaved or genocidal histories. This lead up to modernity, in the united states. The U.S.A. media traditionally likes an inhuman position. From davey croket <is that the correct spelling> to the founding fathers , whether referring to real or unreal history the u.s.a. puts a happily ever after spin on all tales. When, the world wars are ended, the USA through its relatively advanced media machine, spread the happily ever after style and embedded it in films or entertainment. Artists who tried to reject this had to be independent or their work was undermined in advertising. The original scarface black and white film/comedy shows on early television/tales from the crypt comic books are all examples of media in the u.s.a. where someone was telling a story that did not end happy ever after and in each genre rules were set up to enforce a happily ever after product. From the movie ratings to comic code to prewritten shows on television. The artistic goal was blocking unhappily ever after from being experienced. Now, in modernity, the film industries technological capability has allowed an audience to see some of the most fantastic written elements absent reading or use of their imagination. The non science fiction or high fantasy fiction genre's like relationships or biographies are where books are making the most money. And, with centuries of happily ever after saturating the media in anglo led ,u.k. then u.s.a. , humanity you get to the current scenario. Now to answer your query, I believe in being happy in the now and not expecting anything tomorrow. Time is a teacher, treasure each moment you live, hope for the better tomorrow, praise the best from yesterday. Expectation is the enemy to a happy life, cause humanity live in nature, not dominate it, nature will give sad days, unhappy days, and nature is no sinner for it.
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    thanks @TroyImagine if we can get aalbc to grow more:) wouldn't that be great @Mel Hopkins as the online black community, this should be our goal, to make a black owned website more popular:) Ok Mel:) private message me on here, we will work something out. I will say this, the promote or social share is not present on blogs and i think is not needed. let us be honest. more and more online people, spend their time with photo viewing or tweeting but very few of them spend alot of time with in depth looking at any level. So, social promotion is good but in the end of the day, we have to come up with ways to engender them to us. many people today have filters to their social experience that grooms it.
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    http://centerforblackliterature.org/call-for-submissions-springsummer-2016-killens-review-of-arts-letters-deadline-feb-1-2016/ Call for Submissions: Spring/Summer 2016 Killens Review of Arts & Letters. Deadline: Feb. 1, 2016 Call for Submissions Killens Review of Arts & Letters Spring 2016 Embracing Difference Please send your submissions no later than February 1, 2016, to “Spring 2016 Killens Review” (in the subject line) to writers@mec.cuny.edu. The theme of the Thirteenth National Black Writers Conference, “Writing Race, Embracing Difference,” is indeed an engaging and inviting one. Writers of the African diaspora have worked in earnest for decades to compose text that represents African-American experiences in its complex and various conditions. As stated with regard to the National Black Writers Conference: “If one is to write what one knows, then that writing will represent their perspectives and points of views of racial, cultural, and geographical space in the world.” More recently within genres such as sci-fi, mystery, historical fiction, and biography, writers of the African diaspora have connected the experiences of Black America with a broader appeal. Pulitzer Prize-winning writer James Alan McPherson, author of Elbow Room and Hue and Cry, once commented in an interview: “I’m going to be called a Black writer until I die. But the point is that when I write at my best I try to look for the human situation….” The programming for the 2016 Conference came about as the result of wanting to examine how and whether Black writers “write texts” knowing they are creating works out of spaces that are constructed by race i.e. is race at the core of the works of Black writers, no matter how candid or subtle. For the Spring 2016 issue of the Killens Review of Arts & Letters, we want to continue that exploration of “writing race, embracing difference” in the works of Black writers. Under the theme “Embracing Difference,” we seek submissions of fiction, essays, poetry, memoir, and artwork in which writers and artists create works that embrace race and differences with regard to the aesthetics, belief systems, politics, sexual identity, and cultural heritage that are reflected in the narratives and texts they compose. The Killens Review of Arts & Letters is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes Black poets, novelists, short story writers, playwrights, journalists, essayists, scholars, yet-to-be discovered writers, and artists whose literature and artwork speak to the general public and to an intergenerational range of readers represented throughout the African Diaspora. Submission of Material The Killens Review of Arts & Letters is published once or twice a year by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY. The Killens Review seeks book reviews, essays, short stories, creative nonfiction, art, poetry, and interviews related to the various cultural, sociopolitical, and historical experiences of writers and artists from the African diaspora. The aim is to provide well-known and lesser-known authors as well as educators and students opportunities to create and expand the canon of literature produced by people of color. While the Killens Review of Arts & Letters welcomes unsolicited material, we prefer to publish original material, i.e. first-ever publication. Unless otherwise selected by the editors, we cannot run a piece that has previously appeared elsewhere in print or on the Web. Please submit to only one category at a time: essay, fiction, interview, poetry, prose, and art. We aim to respond to your submission within two months. 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The Killens Review seeks book reviews, essays, short stories, creative nonfiction, art, poetry, and interviews related to the various cultural, sociopolitical, and historical experiences of writers and artists from the African diaspora. The aim is to provide well-known and lesser-known authors as well as educators and students opportunities to create and expand the canon of literature produced by people of color. Please submit to only one category at a time: essay, fiction, interview, poetry, prose, and art. We aim to respond to your submission within two months. Electronic and Postal Submissions Kindly e-mail material to writers@mec.cuny.edu and CReynolds@mec.cuny.edu with "Killens Review" in the subject heading. Please include a brief introduction of yourself and of the work being submitted. On the first page of your submission be sure to include: 1. Your name 2. Telephone number 3. E-mail address Please make sure the pages are numbered. 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    Very concise! I wanna read this book! Was one actually written om this subject or was this just example?
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    Yes, that was it @richardmurray ! I mistakenly identified audio with musical but this is what I was referring to when I mentioned you had extensive experience with Kobo. Thank You for the update!
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    Title: Calligraphy Mirror- Kiss of a dagger Artist: me https://richardmurrayhumblr.tumblr.com/post/186271367166/calligraphymirror-kissofadagger
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    The collage makes more sense after you read the book's excerpts.
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    The Tiger inspired from The Tyger from William Blake Tiger Tiger, burning bright, In the fairway's grown in night; What media mouth or statry, Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant green's or tee's, Burn from fire in thine ease? To what break's dare he conspire? What the hand, dare seize the iron? And what ankle, & what art, Could twist the sinew's of thy heart? And when thy heart began to beat, What dread hip? & what dread feet? What the driver? what the wedge, In what furnace burn'd all hedge? What the blade's? what dread club, Dare the deadly dimple's snub! When the bet's cash'd in their doubt's And water'd clicker's with their eclout's: Did he smile his work to see? Did he who made the Lamb's make thee? Tiger Tiger, burning bright, In the fairways grown in night; What media mouth or statry, Dare frame thy fearful symmetry? The Lamb https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43670/the-lamb-56d222765a3e1 The Tyger https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43687/the-tyger
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    @Mel Hopkins Everyone,I repeat everyone, in the usa is in a mental conditioning program to suggest merit not making money is the key. My pleasure, but we all suffer from that. As someone who prefers efficient municipal structure, I do not know how many time I spoke truth to inefficiency in the usa /nys/nyc municipal structures when in truth i wasted and still waste my breath; cause said systems are not meant to be efficient but tools for those who have the most money to control. The true answer is always in the usa, very simple. Make money and do what you want. Crude, inefficient, non sustainable but that is the way in the usa. When DT first went bankrupt who saved him. new jersey and the banks led by goldman sachs who held his real estate transactions as well as alot of atlantic city property. If DT went bankrupt the first time, like many fiscally common folk <red/black/white/or other or any> Atlantic city would had plummeted in value and caused a severe depreciation in the banks. Whom we all learned later had too many DT -esque deals they were holding which is why the federal elected official class did to the banks what the banks side the elected officials class from the state of new jersey did to trump, made the later too big too fail. Sequentially, Donald trump did not strictly go bankrupt the first time and the last two were mere repetitions to the first. DT calls it the art of the deal when it is simply modern global fiscal capitalism. People who have money are deeply connected and will protect each other's finances to protect each other's finances. I don't know what they gave obama/clinton/emmanuel/et cetera for that blank check but they all paid when trump was elected as president. the party of lincoln party elders lost leadership to a man who has allegiance to nothing but his personal benefit. the party of andrew jackson was exposed as internally deeply dysfunctional. Returning, DT's fiscal condition is about protectionism from the fiscally wealthy and people do not admit it, though it was said enough to be common knowledge. We all know the truth behind DT yet we do not say it. We all know the truth behind the too big too fail but we do not admit it. Obama himself talked about the system falling down. that is a lie and we all knew. the banks falling down side all but one from the major usa car companies falling down would not had caused chaos. but it would had deleted many fiscally wealthy people's finances. And, those people used their money or power from money to maintain their fiscal wealth. Does it mean the banks or car companies are educated? how educated are the people in the banks in the center to the global empire when they have every advantage to make profit while be stable and failed? how educated are the people in the car companies when they are in the center of the global empire and yet fail to make a cost efficient technically superior automobile? How many people in the banks or car companies merited their job or were given their job? Many people allude to merit to everything else but having money and being cutthroat or coercive to keep it, no matter what.
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    Part to the end of this article is what I would had written otherwise, you wrote: "The reason, however, is this; Apple is run by people whose goal is to make money by any means. So, if you find you're in a place far different than you'd envisioned for yourself. Stop doing what you've always done. Lose the fear and do whatever it takes to allow you to live your dreams." I would had rewrote the last line:"Lose the fear and do whatever it takes to allow you to live your dreams." as "Lose the fear and make money whatever it takes to allow you to live your dreams." I know just one simple part. But, when you talked about apple's fiscal profiteering, your point is true. The USA or the european colonies that preceded it,financially, is a place for money makers. From those early whites, to the white murderers to red folk or enslavers to black, to later yellow or black folk in the fiscal illegal world, money making is the way it happens in the u.s.a.. Labels and rank don't have a value that you may find in parts to europe/africa/asia. I think sometimes people in the usa, do not speak bluntly enough to that. That is how donald trump went bankrupt three times but and came back financially from each.
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    I'm glad you took the feedback as it was intended. We can all use Feedback.
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    ethiopian post apocalyptic film enjoy @Mel Hopkins @Troy
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    @Mel Hopkins: As with any venture, there's always the best and better way to benefit; offering cryptocurrency platforms may very well be the best way for Black investors to get involved. That involves manipulation, bold approaches, and deceit seem to always work for the short-run. Remember, banking was a moral success story until the usury was implemented and paper replaced gold, values we placed objects. The question is how much more our human morality are we willing to give-up, in the name of modern success, post slavery? Some things we can make happen, but for Black folk it's mostly about things that's happened us, and even that doesn't account for the way our fractured lives have somehow been held together. Now, I'm about to go off script for a moment here with a totally controversial POV. Going into financial product ventures market today call for completely joining the fray; diving in head first rather than a quick dip. To start justifying, looking at this as an equalitarian method for helping our people is the first step towards something sinister, in my opinion. No, we should not just sit around waiting for the change we need to fall from the sky, either. Nor do I know of any alternative means Black folk can embark on. No one else knows either, which is the point I'm attempting to make here. Shovels break as with all tools some are better than others. Some people get their tools on credit, others with symbolic valuables like cash. I would not feel comforable, to outright try to sell a glass of ice-water to someone living in Alaska. Nor am I of the opinion we should do to each other what Whites do to us, just because some else will get them if I don't. With some reservations, I'm like Sam Cooke's African American song: "A Change is Gonna Come."
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    Stephanie Baskek wrote, 05/04/2018: "When there’s a gold rush on, the thing to do is not to dig. Instead, sell shovels to all the suckers who think they’ll get rich digging for gold. This is one of the lessons that investigative reporter Corey Pein learned when he moved to San Francisco at the height of the Silicon Valley start-up boom. In his analogy, the gold rush is the tech boom, and the suckers are all the start-up wannabes who flock to the Bay Area for a slice of the venture-capital pie. And all of us, the consumers, who fell for the excitement of the gig economy and the lure of a free social network that promised to never sell our data? We’re suckers, too." Cryptocurrencies are the modern-day 'Gold Rush,' this could be gold mine for Blacks with a few dollars to invest, but leveraging the benefits is going to take some 'creative' financial/economic smarts. CAREFUL!
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    @Mel Hopkins our pleasure... I bet one of the wild dreams has an opening line... it all begins with honey:)
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    @Mel Hopkins: Distribution of HUD funds go the developers, builders, and the banks; planners and local housing commissioners who determine community needs decide who get those monies. It's the slop-sided policies and plutocrats who decide community integration; and richer friends in 'lower' places, the louder their voice. HUD, an offshoot from FHA still stand for White community advancement; helped by Black community leaders. Sean Hannity is just another 'bidder' whose RFP procurement application holds greater weight. A better solution would be for more Black developers and builders influencing the community to stand-up to local housing commissioners and demand fair bidding and selection practices. But with RFP contracts going to the most popular, wealthier developers and builders which Black business (usually) depend on as sub-contractors; good luck with that! Your valid concern is one which has been in debate for at least several decades now. @Richard Murray: AND THERE IT IS, in a nutshell. Everywhere we turn the cards are stacked againsgt the Black community. And if the 'popular majority vote' fail, then there's the 'electorial college' to put the slack in favor of White advancement. Though for selection of the president, the electorial college promote policies of the majority, which States recognize.
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    Good Morning good afternoon or Good evening, wherever you are listening. I am richard murray and this is the richard murray fanatacism audible Round 1 May seventh two thousand and eighteen I am in twitter as thetenner10 t-h-e-t-e-n-n-e-r-1-0 congratulations Tigres Feminil to being the Liga MX Feminil champions. Tigres mens team is also in a good era, and with the largest crowd to a women's match, at least in north america, that was a great showing. Tigres Feminil is in Twitter at TigresFemenil spelled t-i-g-r-e-s-f-e-m-e-n-i-l, Three financial points to womens crowds. One, ticket prices, as a pundit once said about germany, if the tickets are set to an affordable price people will come. Many leagues , maybe most fiscally potent sport leagues have ticket prices to high on average between their teams. For womens soccer, ticket prices are not as large. Second,womens soccer like mens soccer will grow slowly. Mens soccer did not grow immediately. Mens sport did not become fiscally prudent originally. The New York Knicks, originally played in madison square garden which was set for hockey, fitted for basketball after.The new york football giants were fiscally unprofitable for many seasons but Tim Mara , the original owner, patriarch to the 50% owners of the current team, stayed the course, even though he lost money. The yankees originally played in the polo grounds,yes originally for polo in an earlier community in harlem after native americans but mostly white , which was the stadium for the new york giants. The yankees were paying the giants rent for stadium use. All big futebol clubs around earth started absent paid athletes or utilizing barely paid athletes and at best had one small stand by the standards to modern machester united, real madrid, juventus di torino, bayern munich, boca juniors, palmeiras, club america. Womens soccer must slowly grow. the shame is that so few people who have the money to invest in womens sports for a long haul are interested or willing in doing it. Third, like in mens sport, some matches will have large crowds, others will not. not every match in ligamx feminil was attended like the final.not every match in the nwsl is attended like the clash in cascadia, thanks to Lura McCoy for the derby name she is in twitter as luramccoy81 spelled l-u-r-a-m-c-c-o-y-8-1 . Speaking to the clash in cascadia, Portland Thorns versus Seattle REign in the NWSL this past saturday was a battle. In the first half fresh legs, derby passion, kept things cagey. In the second half, fatigue, derby passion, made mistakes which led to goals. As Jess Fishlock said on the lifetime telecast, both teams are trying to find themselves and have linking issues. Many players on both teams have not been in the team for a month. Gelling takes time. Both teams want to play through the midfield but the best linkups, the telekinesis gained over time playing side each other does not exist. Jenn hildreth , side aly wagner on lifetime stated that a majority of the five goals came from a set piece, and that displayed how the midfield battle was neutralizing but the set pieces, which either team has not worked on as much, is where both are more open at this stage in their respective projects. Great battle, i have watched nwsl every year in its existence, the north west teams tend to have the most lively crowds, and especially in geographic rivalries. Jess Fishlock is in twitter as Jessfishlock spelled j-e-s-s-f-i-s-h-l-o-c-k, Jenn hildreth is in twitter as jennhildreth spelled j-e-n-n-h-i-l-d-r-e-t-h, aly wagner is in twitter as alywagner spelled a-l-y-w-a-g-n-e-r , The rivalry between mls side ligamx in Concacaf continue to be dominated from ligamx , Chivas Guadelahara defeated Toronto FC for the title of best team in concacaf and continue the ligamx dominance in the confederation. The reason to the dominance from ligamx is many things; one, a clausura/apteura system utilizing relegation and promotion which pushes teams to be strong in two halves of the calendar year. basically while in the average Western UEFA league, it is one long marathon, near a calendar in distance. in mexico it is two long marathon, one for each half in a calendar. Thus, while leagues in Western UEFA based on second half of season results show huge changes in table positions, Liga MX show the truth, while also utilizing relegation side promotion which pushes anyone out who is below a quality line, giving another club an unbegged for , totally earned opportunity, to come in and prove themselves; two, teams in ligamx get very good talent from conmebol,though they also get uefa talent, that may cost less than talent from uefa but i think comes hungrier. third is history, teams in mexico are used to big battles, have alot of experience competing in the game. Major LEague Soccer like any league will gain experience through time, and cause it is based in the usa will fiscally be able to afford top quality players from outside the usa, making mistakes or wise choices along the way. But MLS lack of a highly competitive,I repeat a Highly Competitive, calendar is always going to make ligamx sides stronger. People think competition is based on presence. If an athlete is present they will compete. Yes, college players in the usa compete, yes, paid players in many leagues compete, but the collegiate environment is lacking relegation or promotion for teams or money for players. How can you expect them to compete like they are being paid or have a risk of being relegated as a team? yes, paid athletes are paid in the usa, but absent fear to relegation how can you expect them to compete like the team has said risk , even while paid. I do like the NASL,currently unavailable, that uses a double calendar like in mexico, and I hope the NWSL, national womens soccer league, consider making a calendar similar to NASL or LigaMX , even absent relegation side promotion. One financial point, in UEFA, La Liga from spain, dominates the confederation club competitions, even though the english premier league or the bundesliga make more money or are from a fiscally wealthier country. Like Mexico , Spain dominate its confederation while not being the fiscally wealthiest country or having the fiscally wealthiest or most positively growing league. But, in UEFA many people in england/germany/italy/france will accept LA Liga is the strongest league in UEFA. But in concacaf, i rarely hear ligamx stated in english media as the best league in the confederation and I think it has negatively stymied the media popularity mexican teams have in the usa or canada , especially outside latino communities in said country. I think it is time for the english speaking media in the usa or canada to honour ligamx as the best league in concacaf and honor ligamx teams as the dominant teams in concacaf. I extend this to the caribbean football confederation. Players from jamaica/trinidad/haiti/puerto rico seem willing to go to the the u.s.aa./france/the u.k. before mexico and that is fiscally foolish. if you are a player, from concacaf, why do you want to travel to uefa or conmebol before you travel to the best league in your confederation? Every player from the usa/caribbean/canada/central america need to try to make it in mexico first, it is the best regional league in the area. if you can't make it in mexico why do you think you will make it in brasil/argentina/france/england/spain, especially if you come from caribbean countries or canada. Go to the dominant league in your area. Concacaf players/fans/coaches let us start to honor ligamx as the top league in the cofederation. Olympique Lyonnais,the most dominant team in UEFA , have won Division Une for another season,their twelfth straight, sixteen in total, after progressing to the UEFA womens champions league final,their third in a row, this time against Wolfsburg. OL in division une or ligue un under Aulas ownership tend to do thise long eras. The seven straight from OL in ligue1 is a record in the mens game in western UEFA. The Womens teams is in that same zone. I recall when PSG new qatar based ownership came in and tried to mirror the strategy in ligue un in division une and it failed. SO much so that now, Montpellier former second team to OL now battles PSG for another season for the second spot at the end of the season. The truth is, in mens sport you can build a team from money and push above domestic competition but the investment levels, the global player pool does not exist yet in the womens game for the psg model that works in ligue1 to work in Division une. Sadly, this will be the last season for Camile Abily. Like Bompastor/Necib side others before her, she is retiring an OL player. I wonder will Elodie Thomis retire as an OL player as well. OL's opponents in the UEFA womens champions league final is wolfsburg, a team like OL that successfully challenged the dominant mens team female representative from mirroring the success in the mens game in the womens. I will never forget when Alexandre Popp,the german international did like didier drogba for chelsea against bayern, and played as a defensive winger in phases to stop the attack from OL and won the uefa womens champions league, I call her the big wolf, this uefa womens champions league final will be a batle ... wolfsburg defeated chelsea ladies. Camile Abily is in twitter as cam10abily23 spelled c-a-m-1-0-a-b-i-l-y-2-3 Alexandra Popp is in twitter as alexpopp11 a-l-e-x-p-o-p-p-1-1 Chelsea defeated Arsenal in the FA womens cup. The two goals were from Ramona Bachmann side Fran Kirby, kirby is also the player of the year. Kirby said she want more trophies as part to the team than individual. Chelsea are rising as a team slowly but surely, thanks president John Terry, coach emma hayes. This season we , yes i support chelsea, have the fa cup and are leading in the fa wsl table. I hope we can win the double. But the consistency from the administration in staying in support to emma hayes, even when MAnchester city came in and forced the team to improve , even through injuries to players like Kirby that destabilized the team. Chelsea administration has stuck to the plan, and that is what I have been very happy about. Teams in all sports must comprehend when the system need to change, when the roster need radical change OR wen the roster need to remain, gardless the results. Ramona Bachmann is in twitter as bachmannr10 spelled b-a-c-h-m-a-n-n-r-1-0, Fran Kirby, is in twitter as frankirby spelled f-r-a-n-k-i-r-b-y, coach emma hayes, is in twitter as emmahayes1 spelled e-m-m-a-h-a-y-e-s-1 . Iniesta, one of the last symbols from that la masia era that produced an entire squad for fc barcelona to use in winning uefa champions leagues/la ligas/copa del rey's is leaving Barcelona, repeat leaving, not retiring from the game. Some , like thomas rongen , at Trongen in twitter spelled t-r-o-n-g-e-n, suggest that Iniesta loved Barca more than Neymar. He is correct But the labor problem he did not suggest is the role barcelona have to neymar side the fiscal problem I have in that assertion is the absence to barcelona's money. I am a santos fan. Santos is Neymar's first club, not barcelona. If you compare iniesta to neymar in terms of club loyalty then it is neymar's time in santos not barcelona that must be compared to iniesta staying in barcelona. if santos had money, robinho/neymar/arouca side so many players from Santos over the years never! would had left santos. To be blunt, Pele stayed at santos not merely cause it was his boyhood club but money was given to him. Iniesta was given a top salary at barcelona, not peanuts. Thus, barcelona had the money to keep him, in a way that many clubs like OL who had benzema, MArseille who had drogba, Inter who had coutinho/kovasic/balotelli could not fiscally keep. neymar wanted his own team while making money. he had his own team in santos, who won the copa libertadores having him as the center, santos didn't have the money to keep him. ... Now, to the future, The problem in Iniesta leaving Barcelona, in my view,is team balance to where he goes. Iniesta is not an athletic juggernaut. He is a player that is strong in tactical comprehension or technical skill. but when teams are not cohesive, when players do not comprehend each other, it forces athleticism to have a higher value and that is my worry in iniesta's next locale. Like Pirlo, who went to NYC FC in Major league soccer, Iniesta need Athletic midfielders who have the tactical comprehension or technical skill to support him. Like Pirlo had in juventus with Pogba/Vidal but did not have in NYCFC and I hope Iniesta has wherever he continues his career. I repeat a simple point. The team that brings the CHinese super league an AFC champions league victory and a FIFA Club World Cup, that team will be given a huge reward. Iniesta can be part from a team that does this. Iniesta like Wenger is not retiring, simply continuing their current labor in another organization. Congratulations to Alex Scott, who is retiring from playing the game, after joining the 100 club to Arsenal, but I hope she has great ambition in coaching or administration. Thinking to Iniesta, Alex Scott, i wonder about the great Sonia Bermudez Tribano former rayo former barca forward, has led Atletico Madrid to a title last season and a lead atop of the table this season for a possible back to back reign. She scored the sole goal against LEvante and if the colcheneras defeat Zaragoza, the next to bottom side in the table, Atleti will wear the spanish tiara again. But, looking forward she is thirty three and while ludmila has provided the second most goals in the team with nine. Ludmila need to be a goal scorer in the teens consistently to take Tribano's place as the , Oroguja, golden needle. I hope Tribano can stay and be prolific for at least three more season. Luckily the Colcheneras are on average in the twenties, but Tribano's ability must be replaced at some point. Vital administrative test for Atleti moving forward. But, for now, may thirteenth is the date, the last final of the year for Atleti. SOnia bermudez Tribano is in twitter as sbtribano spelled s-b-t-r-i-b-a-n-o , Ludmila Silva is in twitter as ALudmilaSilva spelled a-l-u-d-m-i-l-a-s-i-l-v-a; Two players also seeing a phase change possibly in Madrid is Gareth Bale side KArim benzema. In the recent edition to El Classico , the match ended in a draw. But, while many fans or bandwagoners from either side suggested foul play, i suggest it was a great match. In the end, both side had chances to win, both failed to do it, and the passion, outside the pitch fueled through the media came through in the players. The one thing I think was not said enough, was the true turning this match showed. Puyol/Xavi/Iniesta had a calm they brought into Barcelona, a sense of communicate passion through playing that this classico exposed may be visibally lacking in future barcelona teams. Many players in Barcelona looked frustrated, including MEssi, but they were never losing the match. Paulinho side Semedo brought a sense of respond through playing in Barcelona but as Iniesta walk off, I realized even though he was captain on the day, he was unable to lead by example to the other players and that is a bad sign once he leave. Congratulations to the Selecao Feminil in BRasil in winning the copa libertadores feminino. The season is early for the Sirens, Santos in the brasileiro feminino as well as for the piexe, the greatest pisces in the sea, santos in the brasileiro who have progressed past the group stage in the copa libertadores masculino is early signs. Another race that is still up for grabs but is nearing its end is the italian serie a feminile race. Juventus is tied in points to brescia with an eight goal differential and one match left to play. The Leonessa have to face seventh place Verona. Juventus have to face third place tavaganacco The scudetto go to the team that make the most points next round, and if both are equal then Juventus on goal differential. Juventus will be a nail biter, they play on the twelfth in may, if they lose are draw, Brescia will be a nail chewer, brescia play on the sixteenth. One race that is finished is the italian masculine scudetto race, serie a tim , Napoli ever since the victory against juventus have let in goals and made terrible defensive mistakes. Sarri in the end, is a great coach, but his inability to accept rotating his squad more, cause his strategy will have to change undid Napoli. No team can play a starting eleven a whole season through all competitions , rarely making a change and not expect fatigue weeks, physically, mentally , spiritually. Sarri was unwilling to change his strategy to fit the players on the bench. The sad thing, sarri did this every season. His first season in Napoli after EMpoli, one can argue was a learning year, his second was sharpening his way, but in this third season he has not accepted , to keep his main squad fresh, a strategy change and he explains why I have doubts to Pep Guardiola in coaching a fiscally smaller team than Barcelona/Bayern/Manchester City. Pep Guardiola does what SArri does; he cuts players out from a team if he does not see them as the player type he needs. Gustavo/Dante after winning the uefa champions league were let go cause pep did not feel they had the right caliber for his system. Sarri does not have in napoli the fiscal ability to sell players and buy news ones every transfer season. I hope Sarri stay in napoli and try to implement another strategy for a bench team that may require it.
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    Black owned creative outlets I apologize for posting these late cause creativity require time, but if any of you have work, please apply. I sadfully will not be able to apply to the fiyah in time so my work to that I will probably submit in the email listing once finished. https://www.fiyahlitmag.com/submissions/ Issue 7 Theme: Music | Accepting submissions April 1, 2018 – April 30, 2018 Black contributions to musical genres are unmatched. Music is the language of the soul, and for this issue we’re looking for stories where music plays a central role. Maybe the devil really does hand out talent at the crossroads, or maybe that lounge singer isn’t quite what she seems. Send us all of your stories featuring music as magic, music as catalyst, or whatever your devious little hearts come up with. Share your favorite stories on Twitter with #FiyahLit Nubianpoets.com is proud to have Latorial Faison who has been featured along with Iyanla Vanzant, Danny Glover, and Dr. Cornel West in the 2003 NAACP Image Award winning book Keeping the Faith: Stories of Love, Courage, Healing, and Hope from the Black Community as this year’s contest judge. https://madmimi.com/p/79b2db
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    @richardmurray , I haven't seen Get Out but from the clips I've seen and the reviews I've read, it appears to be satire comedy. Not comedy in the traditional sense where the protagonist prevails and has a happy ending. The type of satire comedy that looks at the absurdity of the situation and accents it with humor.
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    #GETOUT was labeled a comedy by the oscars. Forget about the purpose to why that labeling was done. Artistically, how do you define GET OUT and how can it be labeled a comedy? @sabine ziya @Neftali Rivera Jr @Mel Hopkins I define get out as a suspense thriller. It can be deemed in the science fiction mold through the mental paralysis but I think it is not complicated. The complication in get out is not the general plot or the science fiction. It is the wrapping, about black white relations in the usa that is unique and that is the biggest hurdle in classification. if the entire plot involved white people and did not have the concept of white people trying to obtain black bodies in the larger context to the usa. Texas chainsaw massacre- the brood- all deal with similar plots involving white people who harm others through similar means in the film. They key is black people are never in the story. If anything, they are white on white crimes. The legacy/history in the u.s.a. from white on black crime is massive or well documented while not treated as valuable or worthy in films, which are the modern book. So few people see films that are not historical fictions where white on black crime ix exhibited. And thus, the definition to get out is a thriller that utilizes elements from film noir side science fiction. To the comedy label, i know how. the movie does have funny aspect. yes the line i always love is the , she licking your balls and shit. The best friend to the main character is the comic relief, while he serves a greater function as the hero. It is not a comedy though. But I comprehend why oscars did it. The reality is, a movie that displays criminal white behavior from fiscally wealthy/violent/liberal whites to completely innocent or peaceful black people is something that was never done before in the usa, in a relatively big budget film. Get Out if a student film does not have the accessible audience. but cause it could reach a larger audience the themes in it are for white people , unknown in the usa. White people are never criminals like this to black people in a film. it is that simple. I think about movies I have seen, I can not recall many white antoganist to a black protagonist. Film versions of Othello/brother from another planet ; enemy mine or star trek do not count as the inhuman nature to klingons or the creature louis gossett junior played. Story wise, the truth is, the system is not perfect in the film. by default the part that remain from the original people is an echo that by defacto has to continually be suppressed. and the chores are the method to continually repress them, thus the other members are enslaved to the armitages.
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    my favorite trigger is "unmasking"
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    @sabine ziya As always, the best thing to do is submit your work to any publisher when the time comes. You have to be pure to your story and then , resubmit it accordingly if need be. I checked fifty shades of grey, it is listed as contemporary or romance so... at least in kobo you can categorize your work as such. but you should check the publisher you will use for your book
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    how about an AALBC community book? The author to the article describe what he thinks are good methods for a bundle. 1. One theme or one general theme, so Valentine's day, romance. 2. Authors that are willing, initiated; and a way for them to be connected. I suggest connecting on AALBC. 3. Contract should exist between parties for royalties or contral rights. 4. Marketing must be outwardly and consistent. Possible ideas *Please Suggest Before You Read Mine* this year no one did anything for black solidarity day. I saw it on my calendar and I did not make any mention to it, to see what happened. In light of that, I want to honor black solidarity, which as a celebration in the black community in the usa is functionally pan black, globally. Juneteenth is specific to black people whose forebears who were in enslaved in the usa, like me. Kwanzaa is a solstive celebration that reference black african culture, which is my forebears. But, what if you are black and your forebears were not enslaved in the usa, like in ethiopia. what if you are black but not from african descent like some native people in the american continent, like some tribe in south america, or like some in each sector in asia. Black Solidarity is not about any particular tribe in the village, it is about all the tribes, being solid in themselves and making a solid union on earth. Sequentially, I see a title, tentative Happy Besooned Black Solidarity Day Stories or something with Black SOlidarity Stories in it I will suggest my following ideas to the itenerary listed below, please do likewise or similar. 1. Theme 2. Author 3. Contract 4. Marketing 1. Theme - Black Solidarity obviously, each story much contain positive black solidarity in some way or fashion. I think it need to be a short length. Flash fiction to short story, no epics or the novel needed to be written. 2. Author- each other a member of AALBC with their profile page as proof 3. The book is free, so this makes it a matter of want in the first place. I am willing to be the steward to whomever trust me. I will share the ebook through email to each member that I load. 4. Marketing, if each contributor post a link once a week to the page, the number of contributors will dictate the effect of the post what say you? https://kobowritinglife.com/2017/10/10/multi-author-bundles-dos-and-donts/
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    I finally listened, your voice is so sexy, if i ever do a read for a female character, you will be one of the fertile ones:) @Mel Hopkins
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    @Troy i apologize for seeing this late:) I am trying to finish some poetry and see matches... time is squeezing me:) @Mel Hopkins I am willing to help you, to be honest, i never saw a promote feature on my blog and i use it more regularly. The only reason i have been inactive recently is i am working on my poetry book and i reformatted what my weekly blog will be and i am preparing that to both of you, a tutorial is great, but perhaps I should start a blog post , and it can be a place where we members can come and learn how to use aalbc blog platform through our debates and I will be willing if i don't know how to help to figure it out aside the query maker?what say you guys?
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    Great post and awesome collage! Thank you for the link to my article :-)
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    How do you find a place beyond time, is it galaxy wide? Or smaller than an eye?... Always wanted to know because I feel I fit in with no one and no where
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