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    Jet setting, globetrotting, landlocked seafaring, book peddling recovering broadcast journalist wordsmith who dreams vividly and commits it to white space.

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  1. Just like the continents weren't always separated, I don't think we can remember when it wasn't like this. It's not hard to conquer and destroy an egalitarian society. They would simply let go. To the victor go the spoils. And they write the record so we can't collectively access those memories. The avatars you mentioned are the ones who return to remind us of our higher self. Some humans remember and operate at higher vibration. We can no longer see their existence. If you activate your highest self - you will experience nirvana and will be able to operate between the dimensions. Or
  2. Book Wish List 

    • Sympathy for the Devil: An Angela Bivens Thriller by Christoper Chambers - A metaphysical police procedural romance thriller with a Black female lead? How could it not be good? I must read this book! 
    • Trumbull Park by Frank London Brown - I found out about this book from my daughter. Her partner's grandfather wrote this novel about hostile integration at Chicago's Trumbull Park public housing in the late 50s. Ain't that some ish? Public Housing was reserved for whites only but, everyone's taxes fund the project. Good News, though, in 2020, the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame selection committee nominated Mr. Brown's novel for inclusion. It appears from this post from Richard Guzman he was inducted.  BRAVO!!


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    1. richardmurray


      nice story


    2. Mel Hopkins

      Mel Hopkins

      I thought so too!

  3. OMG!!! Wouldn't it makes sense to take the vaccine if Operation Warp Speed is a military operation? Sort of like if we're in a war zone we'd wear Kevlar and helmets? I can't with these folks. Yep! I actually had to go to your twitter page to see the post. All your other tweets popped up in my feed. I'm done with fighting social media algorithms. I respond to twitter posts. I'm not on facebook - and I haven't figured out exactly what I want to post on Instagram or if it's even worth it. I still like readingblack.com - and I'm constantly thinking about what type of ca
  4. People don't believe COVID-19 is a thing. So if you don't think the disease is factual, then the antidote will be fake too. I stopped underestimating the power of stupid long before 45 was elected. I haven't been vaccinated yet -Since I need to sign a consent form to receive it - I'll get the one-dose JNJ vaccine. (Also, my oldest daughter works for JNJ) It appears Georgia's governor got it before he put a halt to it due to the 12 people who got clots from the shot. I recently read it's a go again - so I'll continue to look for an appointment. I've always
  5. I have your notification on - for twitter and I DID NOT See that meme! I think Social Media might have hid it.
  6. O, the Oprah magazine, is partly or maybe even wholly-owned by Hearst Communications. And according to the circulation report, nearly 64% of its subscribers are white.
  7. Writing isn't necessarily about personal experiences. - I'm a veteran journalist who spends a lot of time writing about other people's experiences. The only difference is I process it through my lens. Writing and reading require active engagement. I've recently found watching foreign films and episodic television programs is also engaging. In fact, one must participate too. Not only must you pay attention you also must read the translation. I don't waste my time on anything that is low involvement. Nope, won't do it. So, @Delano change my mind.
  8. This speaks volume of his followers. I've heard a lot of people say trump followers are into cosplay... This is interesting insight. Thank you for sharing.
  9. @Troy You do know the chairman of the Proud Boys identifies as Afro-Cuban. According to reports, the "stop the steal" campaign leader is Ali Akbar, now known as Ali Alexander. He identifies as Black, Christian, and Arab... This group is somewhat diverse. What unites them is what behaviorists call "toxic masculinity." Many say they admire 45* and believe he's the most masculine president in history.
  10. I found another "write 'em and forget 'em" author who signed with a Big 5 publisher and thought it meant the publisher would put in the work to sell his book. Signing with the Big 5 means you're going to get superior distribution - and better access to awards - BUT it doesn't mean they will sell and market your book. I was so disappointed to learn the book was out of print - mostly since the protagonist was a Black woman FBI agent taking on a case that was far beyond her reach. This book was optioned for a screenplay by none other than Angela Bassett and Courtney Vance! I did reach out to the
  11. @Delano It is difficult. I appreciate critical thinkers too.
  12. From mediabistro via Twitter How to Pitch Christina Orlando for Tor.com WHAT IS TOR.COM? Tor.com is an online magazine and community site that covers science fiction, fantasy, and all the many related subjects that interest us as readers - Pay around $75 per article
  13. @Troy Go Engineers! We are definitely the talented tenth! Woo-hoo! Stuyvesant accepted me too. Bronx High School of Science was the highest level of public education available at the time. I didn't test high enough to get in there. Not that it mattered. Mom said, "We live in Brooklyn, you'll go to high school in Brooklyn!" My zoned high school was Wingate/Tilden but since I tested into Tech/Stuyvesant from the 8th grade. I'll never know. @Pioneer1 yes, I graduated with a B average after majoring in Electrical Engineering with a side order of English Honors, C
  14. Time is only relative to space. When I “died” and returned with THE ALL , there was only “now” i.e presence. As soon as my “thoughts” diverged from THE ALL - I found myself back in this dimension and bound by the laws governing this space. There’s probably no “time” here either but since we individuate - it is hard to remain PRESENT because our thoughts are everywhere at once - Also, because of our thoughts we use “time” here to at least have a semblance of “presence.” In fact, we’ve been present in Rome for quite some “time.” I used to believe not
  15. Geez @Pioneer1 so you have a theory about white folks and then you believe everyone acts accordingly? Stawp- just no. There was a troll on this board at the time and @Troy finally got him to flee! Even you said he ran away. I’m not into supremacy bullshyt no matter what ethnic group spews it. While you sometimes border on supremacy talk - you actually, at times, dig deeper - and go down the rabbit hole - and strike gold (even if I don’t agree with your find) That poster - was just your garden-variety troll and I can block/mute them on twitter but you can’t
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