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  1. I'll be giving a presentation, at the 2019 Austin African American Book Festival, on a subject related to entrepreneurship and the book business. I'll also be selling select titles. If you are in the area please try to come by.
  2. April 21, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lois Smyth, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, lsmyth@braf.org, (225) 387-6126 Mukul Verma, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, mverma@braf,org, (225) 362-9260 Baton Rouge Area Foundation Opens Entries for 13th Annual Gaines Award August 15 submissions deadline for $10,000 prize BATON ROUGE, LA. – Entries for the 13th annual Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence will be accepted through August 15. Information on criteria and entrance forms for the award, which includes a $10,000 cash prize, is available at www.ernestjgainesaward.org. Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, the Gaines Award was created to honor outstanding literary work from rising African-American authors while recognizing Louisiana native Ernest Gaines’ extraordinary contribution to the literary world. The upcoming Gaines Award will honor outstanding fiction – novels or short-story collections – published in 2019. Galleys for 2018 publications are also accepted. A native of Pointe Coupee Parish, Mr. Gaines’ critically acclaimed novel, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, was adapted into a 1974 made-for-TV movie that received nine Emmy awards. His 1993 book, A Lesson Before Dying, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. He is Writer-in-Residence Emeritus at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. The Gaines Award winner is chosen annually by a panel of professional writers and academics. The award has found promising writers early in their careers. For instance, two previous Gaines Award winners have later won the $50,000 Whiting Award. Another was chosen a MacArthur Fellow, a $625,000 award given over five years. Previous winners, starting with the latest in 2018, are Jamel Brinkley, Ladee Hubbard, Crystal Wilkinson, T. Geronimo Johnson, Mitchell Jackson, Attica Locke, Stephanie Powell Watts, Dinaw Mengestu, Victor Lavalle, Jeffery R. Allen, Ravi Howard, and Olympia Vernon. The Ernest Gaines Award event will be held Thursday January 30, 2020 at the Manship Theatre in downtown Baton Rouge. About the Baton Rouge Area Foundation The Baton Rouge Area Foundation is among more than 700 community foundations in the country. The Foundation works in three ways to improve the quality of life in Baton Rouge and across south Louisiana. The Foundation and its fund donors 1) grant about $40 million each year to nonprofits; 2) provide fundraising and management advice to nonprofits; 3) take on projects for civic good, such as reclaiming inner city neighborhoods. For more information, please visit BRAF.org. ###
  3. I can understand why sites don't allow guest posting so many abuse the privilege. It is a pain to manage.
  4. @Chevdove i don't do Instgram either and would like to see it destroyed. I was half joking with you though about nit embracing my comment 100%
  5. Yeah I guess I dont really know how i would act if I were scared and the person did not want to go to the hospital and the person is adamant about not going.
  6. Just hit the play button on the picture and the video will play @Chevdove.
  7. That is interesting. Deviant Art requires creating an account to comment. Too bS they stopped allowing embedding
  8. Happy Hardcore Easter 🙂



    1. Mel Hopkins

      Mel Hopkins

      Love it! This is Art!


      Happy Holiday!!! 💐

    2. richardmurray


      happy holidays brother:)

  9. Yeah these videos are not available to view in the US. I'll need to use a VPN to watch them. But I will :-)
  10. @Chevdove What, don't you cosign the bit about Instagram?
  11. @Cynique I hear you. If you don't do it I'll do it for you :-) It would be best with your input. It would be interesting to read you take on GOT after the series ends. Yes the violence and the sex was gratuitous. In the later seasons they seemed to have back off on the sex and no one died in the season opener so... My kid and her coworkers have a pool and chart for who will die first this season. So far those who picked no one are winning :-) The acting and production of GOT in on the scale of a major motion picture. My favorite character is Tyrion Lannister, that dwarf is too cool! But was he too trust of his conniving and incestuous sister? @Delano I was not familiar with the series American Gods it looks worth checking out. But I don't have access to Starz. I'll check to see if it is on Amazon Prime before I allow my subscription to lapse.
  12. Hey @Chevdove thanks again for sharing your story. You know me I was like the message should have sent to 9-1-1 not you :-) Seriously, why didn't those folks, on the job, call 911 when the girl looked like she was about to pass out? Why didn't you drive her to the emergency room? Trust me, if you looked "gray" and "waxy," and then passed out in my call we'd be headed to the nearest emergency room. Why didn't the boyfriend take her to the hospital or to see a doctor? Also, reading this story it seems to me that religions are the underlying cause of all of this difficulty. Is this something that you'd ever considered?
  13. Well any little girl who has a parents that would allow her to see this film has bigger problems to deal with than this film. Look, this is a dumb comedy that was critically crapped on and will have zero cultural significance. We have bigger fish to fry like Facebook's Instagram.
  14. @Pioneer1 you've missed the point. Don't you see that the video I shared is part of a strategy to get a wage increase? You are speaking as if the professors are complete morons without agency. In the short time I've been teaching my wages have increased twice once retroactively resulting in a 4 figure check. Not a ton of money, but what i make working part time, from home, is the more than what some wage earners make working full time. The adjuncts are unionized. I posted the video because the claim we make poverty wages is hyperbolic and I thought it might be interesting to share my story of poverty 🙂 Look, no one will get rich being adjunct, but poverty is a bit extreme. Again, it is a part time job and if it is your only source of income, living in NYC, then yeah, you are in for a world of hurt.... Of course I also feel more resources should be directed to education.
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