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  1. Recently an article was published on the Oprah Magazine website, “119 Black-Owned Bookstores in America That Amplify the Best in Literature.” While I was not attributed as a source of the list, I know I was because my bookstore list contains at least one bookstore that is not a bookstore . But the list was widely copied so who knows where they sourced the info (including my rouge “bookstore”). Unlike many of the other sites which used the list, Oprah Mag at least included AALBC as a store, so I’m good. Oprah Magazine also created another article, "12 Authors Share Their Favorite
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  2. Yes, @Pioneer1 this, too, may fit under Poetree, but with all the discussions about my people and about me, I felt that this is also fitting in this forum as I express my obsession with black people. I agree that you love who you love. I LOVE black and I LOVE my Black Girl Magic, and I REFUSE to let stereo-types and misrepresentations about me and my people brought upon by the, " How to Make a Slave" brainwashing tactics, that were forced upon my ancestors, keep me in a place of acceptance that is not of my own free-thinking and knowing better. This is for you, Black Beauty.
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  3. Here's what I found out about work for hire while registering the copyright for Ida Bell Publishing, LLC's next book, The Culinary Art Portfolio of Josephine E. Jones, where art and food intersect. The portfolio includes ready-to-frame professional color prints, which can be removed. Josephine E. Jones, now deceased, was not only possibly the first black woman in management at a Fortune 500 company, she was also a culinary artist. What's does that mean? She made food look as good as it tasted, potato salads that looked
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  4. Houston, the only problem I see is that we keep letting people get in our head. I bet none of us can even count the number of inventions, millionaires, discoveries, break-throughs, successes, this-because-of-that accomplishments, heroes, champions, etc.... in which we've contributed, spear-headed, and brought to life so we've got the skills, knowledge, money, intellect, soul, dedication, work ethic, means.... In other words, we have ALL of the ingredients to do what ever it is we want - we just have to <TRUST >each other and stop letting them continue to seep into our head.
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  5. In 2013, Dr. Oba T'Shaka predicted the rise of 45* through the tea party patriots GOP. Wow. :mindblown: This nearly 1 hour keynote address at the "Free Your Mind: A Revolution In Words Literary Festival, Dr. T'Shaka (formerly bill bradley) .shares a lot of insight in what he calls "the San Francisco Freedom movement " I found out about the Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University, when I stumbled upon a book note today, that I left to myself back in 2010. The name of the book is "Return to the African Mother Principle of Male and Female Equality" Pan Af
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  6. The other thing is independent bookstores are also a nodal point for both the reader and the author. It's a culture that supports both and helps them both grow.
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  7. The image above is from a screen grab of a video I saw on the New York Times website (I'm pretty sure). They wrote an article about the election on Tulsa's mayor, a white guy in his early 40's. The most striking thing is that mayor, on his second term, the 4th Mayor of Tulsa in his family going back to the late 19th century! There was at least one Black guy running against him, the Black community is not happy with how the local government is treating their Black citizens. What else is new this is America... But I digress... Pictured s what is left of Tulsa's famed Black Wall Str
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  8. Troy I read the are in contract for a reality TV show. ((shakes head)) See that...... So they're inviting the SAME Caucasians they claim they're trying to get away from....BACK into their community so they can put all of their business on television. And you KNOW how Negroes act when the cameras start rolling...lol. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad warned to BEWARE OF THOSE CAMERAS: Beware Of Those Cameras! Those cameras were worse and more addictive than any drug out there! The only thing more effective than cameras in gett
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  9. Well monitoring the project may be pretty easy. I read the are in contract for a reality TV show. We love to entertain ... even during our revolution huh?
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  10. Here's a few things to daydream over if you're enjoying a nice quiet Sunday afternoon....... If Malik Shabazz hadn't been assassinated in 1965 there would have been no Black Panther Party. The Black Panther Party was formed in 1966 because of the VOID left after his armed OAAU organization disintegrated following his death a year earlier. Had he lived, IT would have been the premiere armed Black organization and there probably wouldn't have been a need for the Panthers. If there had been no Black Panther party there would have been no Bloods and Crips. Y
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  11. Yeah I experienced the surge too. New antiracist book buyer were added to my mailing list, some have bevome repeat customers. The work "moment" was a good word choice.
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  12. Free resources are a good way to get started. Overtime, I typically find it is better to pay for some services. I'll iffer feedback on your site shortly @Ann Bray Smith.
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  13. Not just listening but watching too.
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  14. Talk to any cop and they can tell you stories like this. They hate domestic disputes. Dude be kicking his ole lady's butt, they show up, pull him off her, next thing you know she's jumping all over the cop... people are crazy. This nonsense isn't even newsworthy ... is it?
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  15. Black. Woman's. Beauty, Her. Spirit. Like. The. Sun. Glows.. Knowledge-And. Knowledge. Of Self. Important. She. Knows. Not. Hair. And. -Designer. Clothes. . Passion. And. Compassion. In. Her. Heart. And. Soul. . Uplifting. Her. People. She. Proudly. Shows. And. The-Essence -Of Her Beauty A Poet. Or Writer Could Easily Compose.....
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  16. And I would add “Editing.” I can write and a lot. It’s the editing that gets me all twisted. It took me practically no time to write my first novel but nearly 10 years to edit it and THEN hand it over to my editor.
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  17. This statement overlooks my initial expression of optimism, versus happiness - " my optimism regarding the inclusion of Black writers, producers, directors, etc. is palpable." I am optimistic that the Black producers, directors and writers who DO subscribe to the notion that awards (Grammy, Oscars, etc.) are markers of success will use this REACTIVE strategy as a catalyst. The fact is obvious that Black culture is the nucleus for creativity in America; it's appropriated, borrowed, stolen and bartered. However, if society is demanding change and an organization actually
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  18. Publishing a book is relatively easy part. Writing a good one and selling it is the difficult part.
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  19. https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/books/2020/08/27/oprahs-magazine-makes-guide-117-black-owned-bookstores-america/5651873002/
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  20. I'll admit that I often use excessive words to try to get people to understand a point I'm trying to make. It's a habit from years of having advisory and executive roles in community organizing where I often had to keep repeating myself or use numerous examples to get the same relatively simple points across so that the average person in the community could understand them. But some of the ways to break the cycle is by: -Establishing our own AfroAmerican owned and controlled NATIONALY BROADCAST media in order to speak to each other freely and without permission by Caucasian pla
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  21. My goal is not to use the Twitter platform, but to use this one. Twitter is a tool to amplify this site not the other war around. Getting folks to use the #readingblack section of this site is up to the participants.
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  22. I could not find a category for this, so here goes. I am need a black web designer who is willing to work within the design constraints of an already- designed website. The book page needs to be redone so each book (I will soon have two books) can have its own page. The same way Troy has it here. The web designer must be able to do this using the woo-commerce plug-in. Please contact me at idabellpub@gmail.com. Here's a link to Ida Bell Publishing, LLC's bookpage: https://idabellpublishing.com/shop/
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  23. LOL I forgot about this Del! No steady boo yet.
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  24. It would be interesting to see what sites like ancestry.com report when it comes to the ancestries of American's. The census is self-reported and people like to tell stories. I suspect the percentage of African Ancestry would be much higher if we used DNA. Race is a social construct. Ethnicity really is a much better way of thinking about different groups of people -- it is certainly better than using skin color. @Delano the original quote may be is "Free Your Mind ... and Your Ass Will Follow" --Funkadelic (from the title of one of their early albums)
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  26. How about digital money or a coupon to a bookstore? Welcome to the forum @Yvonne.
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  27. When you are new you may miss some of the requirements. " reviewing your title "Auntie I Don’t Want You To Get Married: Danielle Girl of New York" and there are a few issues that need to be fixed before we can send it out for distribution. Issue: Title stated in the opening track does not match the title on the cover image or the title that is listed in the metadata. Everything must match 100% Issue: The opening track cannot contain a dedication. The dedication must be placed in a separate track Issue: Incorrect spacing. Each audio file must have 1 se
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  28. I agree, but people who only care about themselves don't think that way.
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  29. If you are poor no amount of money can change your perspective. You are just a poor person with money. Donald Trump is poor and will most likely end up broke as well.
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  30. Black. Panther. Star. Dies ,Chadwick Boseman . He. Was. A. Great -Talent. Great. Loss. . Former. Pro. Basketball. Player. C!ifford-Robinson-Died, Played. Mostly. With. Portland.. 40 Years. BET Channel -Among -The. Years. BET. Genocide. Music ,Glamourizing. Crack Cocaine -Gangster. Life ,Pimp ,Prostitution ,Now Sunday Best Crap ,With That-Idiot Kirk Franklin. Best Gospel Singing Contest. BET Will Not Talk-About Preachers Murdering Their Wives ,Raping Children ,Not -Molesting ,Child. Raping ,Many. Black. Preachers. Have. Been -Arrested,-Preachers. Stealing. Millions. Of Chur
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  31. Dee You're welcome Sis. When I hear the name "Dee" I think of Rog's sister from What's Happening...lol.
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  32. I haven't read most of the responses because I'm stuck on the title of this topic, "Conveniently Black". This country thrives off the "convenient" oppressive tactics that "they" use to stay in control and to get what they want. AND they know that the BEST way to get the results that they want begins and ends with us. The moral of the story, We are all Black Wallstreet-savvy & the strength of the Motherland is in our soul! Clearly, we are the chosen one. "Conveniently Black" - yes, we continue to set the stage of evolution and this country continues to reap the benefits o
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  33. Too many people have to do unwise things to survive. The paradox is that these very same people fight to maintain the systems that force them to make unwise choices. They say victims of abuse will often defend their abuser.
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  34. Having never read any of Glaude's previous books, what better way to start than on a book of our man Jimmy.
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  35. How did white supremacy inform the behavior of Africans thousands of years ago? @Chevdove i say "myth" because i do not believe that some guy named Ham is the father of Black people (Africans) and that we have been cursed as a result. As far as African traveling through Europe with being the targets of white supremacy how would you explain the African popes?
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  36. Sorry i forgot who i was talking to. I wasn't talking about myself either. I've been to two of Reginald Lewis' homes and have been to at least one Billionares home on park have a triplex that took up three entire gloor of an apartment building on 5th ave... The vast majority of poor people will not do the things you or i just described. I really careful about taking my experiences and extending them to the general population. You should read a book called Caste by Isabel Wilkerson.
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  37. Define high standard of living?
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  38. @Troy they are legitimate. It’s DC Livers. I just finished an interview with her. I recommend it. She spoke highly of you. She also gave me some wonderful advice. @Jeffrey might want to consider reaching out to her. I am glad I paid for the Power 100. It provided independent content that promotes my book.
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  39. Looks like YOUR mentor is giving a little pep rally to the rest of his support group. Shhh, listen in.............. "Four more years.....that's all I ask. Think you guys can whip up enough hatred to keep me in power? "
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  40. I have wonder whether Pioneer was Black as well.
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  41. I was just looking at the math. 3.8 million for $500,000 investment. That is a model which could be duplicated. The question could be how much did the sponsor put in to secure the financing? But, I am presenting the concept of what is achievable. Too often we don’t know that our dreams aren’t unique because someone else has been there. This is how wealth accumulation is accelerated.
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  42. No 97% of the women I have been with are Black. About 2% Hispanics 1% Asian/White. I am very shallow right now because I am getting the rest of my finances out of the way. And I am too preoccupied with business for a relationship of any substance.
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  43. Yep the article mirrors my experience. This may have been the first time I read any media coverage of this. It is interesting, and good that Graassrootz Book and Juice Bar were selected to be highlighted. I never heard of this store before. I just added Graassrootz Book and Juice Bar to AALBC list of Black-owned of bookstores. I first reported seeing a spike in sales of How to Be an Antiracst, on May 31st -- before I even realized what was coming. Within two days I getting a months worth of sales every day. I believe the surge this time spiked far higher than in any
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  44. I hear you @Pioneer1, but you make is sound like I'M out of touch. Remember I grew up in the inner city. Sure I know what a decent life in New York City is like, I have not had a reported income of more than $40K since I left Wall Street. That is why I got a nice $1,200 check with Donald Trump's signature on it. Sure this year it will be very difficult to report less than $40K, but it is not like I'm as out of touch as you make it seem. I live in the world man, so while I have never been to jail or prison. I know a lot of people you have several are family members. A
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  45. I thought you had wrote more than one book but I could only see JUST the one unless my eyesight is failing me, ha ha.
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  46. It is a good thing I clicked the link @Mel Hopkins I initially thought you were referencing Black Voices the site that AOL took over and the Huff Post ultimately killed (if memory serves). I do track Black Voice News here on AALBC. Sure get the money while the getting is good. But I can't ignore the fact that journalism is increasingly dependent upon the largess of the very entities that help destroy it. Facebook's platforms are almost single handedly responsible for propagating the 5G WIFI, Black people are immune, created in a lab, and God know what other Covid con
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