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Ray Hollar-Gregory

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Ray Hollar-Gregory last won the day on August 2 2016

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About Ray Hollar-Gregory

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    Mentoring young adults, reading and writing, golf, fitness
  1. Kindle Countdown

    Kindle Countdown Deal beginning 10/27-29. Other Side from $0.99-$2.99. 3Rs: Read, Review and Rate. Other Side Ray Hollar-Gregory http://www.amazon.com/author/rayhollargregory
  2. Promotion

    Other Side price reduction now $2.99 Kindle ed. at http://www.amazon.com/author/rayhollargregory
  3. Other Side a Gentle Reminder

    Two Days remaining. Other Side is a riveting psychological tale set in the New York City metropolitan area and is available for free from August 18-19. Download to your Kindle device or use the Kindle App. See https://www.amazon.com/author/rayhollargregory. I encourage you to review the story and place your reaction here and on the Amazon site. Thanks.
  4. Other Side a Gentle Reminder

    Two Days remaining. Other Side is a riveting psychological tale set in the New York City metropolitan area and is available for free from August 18-19. Download to your Kindle device or use the Kindle App. See https://www.amazon.com/author/rayhollargregory. I encourage you to review the story and place your reaction here and on the Amazon site. Thanks.
  5. Other Side

    Other Side is a riveting psychological tale set in the New York City metropolitan area and is available for free from August 17-19. Download to your Kindle device or use the Kindle App. See https://www.amazon.com/author/rayhollargregory. I encourage you to review the story and place your reaction here and on the Amazon site. Thanks.
  6. Other Side

    Other Side is a riveting psychological tale set in the New York City metropolitan area and is available for free from August 17-19. Download to your Kindle device or use the Kindle App. See https://www.amazon.com/author/rayhollargregory I encourage you to review the story and place your reaction here and on the Amazon site. Thanks.
  7. Obama Gave Birth to Trump

    It is inconceivable that someone of Trump’s limitations would be in the position he is today. Unfortunately, here we are. Since 2008 and Obama’s improbable victory and subsequent second term in 2012, the privileged class and its political establishment has sought to delegitimize the Obama Presidency. Beginning with the clandestine Republican meeting within days of his inauguration, Mitch McConnell, Senate Republican Leader, declared it’s primary legislation objective was to obstruct the Obama administration’s agenda. It is no coincidence that the first black president has faced such extraordinary vitriolic resistance, e.g. Tea Party, Congress, “you lie” during State of the Union and Fox News. I think it is unprecedented resistance because of cognitive dissonance (intellectual disorientation). How can a black man be president, given our ingrained conscious and unconscious perceptions? Enter Trump, his journey began with the birther movement that proclaimed President Obama’s election as unconstitutional. He is the leader to redeem the divine and legitimate authority, wealth and power that was wrested from the privileged/advantaged class. It is not progressive or future oriented; it is a throwback prior to President Obama, coded as “Make America Great Again.” This is a clash of tectonic values (culture and demographics). Larry Wilford of Comedy Centrals Nightly Show aptly describes the movement: Many Americans are eager for more than an end to Obama’s presidency but what they sense is the ascendancy of nonWhite Americans, their concerns, interests and experiences. “unblackening” is a political moment… The “unblackening” is happening now, or is it? Your thoughts about our future and past Check out my book Other Side at reduced sales prices. Available at: https://www.createspace.com/6178731 https://www.amazon.com/author/rayhollargregory
  8. Book Promotion

    Just reduced pricing on my book Other Side (ebook) at https://www.amazon.com/author/rayhollargregory Free Kindle Ebook promotion now through August 19th. Download to your Kindle device or use the Kindle app. Be sure to review, rate and enjoy.
  9. Black Lives Matter

    Everything seems so incidental after seeing the heartbreaking Facebook video posted by Diamond Reynolds as her boyfriend Philandro Castile, is dying after execution by a Minneapolis police officer because of a broken taillight. Compounding the tragedy is the sympathetic voice of their four-year-old daughter who witnessed his brutal slaying. Day’s prior a similar horrific depiction in New Orleans ((Alton Sterling). The pattern is statistically unavoidable---minor traffic infractions, selling looseys or CDs, wearing a hoodie, are a pretext to stop, frisk, searches and shoot black people, see http://mappingpoliceviolence.org/unarmed/. Profiling of African Americans is sanctioned for government control, historical/contemporary oppression and revenue. We must candidly face the systematic devaluation of black lives in all our institutions, not just criminal justice system. When all else has failed the courts and prison become societies response to racism, disparities, poverty, unemployment and hopelessness. The prison removes the reality from view and is the least capable institution to resolve the racial chasm. Maybe the visual of Philandro’s death at the hands of state action will awaken the self-denial of the majority. I have to assume humanity, empathy and truth will prevail. But I recall saying the same thing after witnessing Rodney King’s brutal beating, Trayvon Martin, Walter Scott, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice and seeing in Jet magazine the open casket of Emmet Till. To the African American spirit that has suffered for so long, this must end. Hearts and minds, in a just society, can no longer accept the inhumanity and ugliness including the police assassinations in Dallas that we all witnessed this week.
  10. Other Side

    Thanks Troy: I appreciate the coaching. I must confess that the promotional/marketing phase is a daunting task. I have presented the theme and storyline of Other Side on other AALBC pages but will follow your counsel and repeat my pitch when the opportunity presents itself. I am a novice and have visited numerous sites and read just as many support articles for indie authors. Patience and a conscientious work ethic similar to the determination to write Other Side motivate me to during this promotional process. I am navigating guidelines and posting to various websites including FB, Twitter, Goodreads etc. I intend to give copies of the book to community “influencers”. Hopefully over the holiday break readers will have time to engage and enjoy my tale. I look forward to AALBC’s selection for review in the future. Thanks again for what you do to support and enhance the creative ability within the African-American community. Just posted a preview of my book Other Side at https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1194970
  11. Other Side

    Shameless post of new book i just published. Seeking reviews at https://www.createspace.com/6178731 (paperback); and https://www.amazon.com/author/rayhollargregory
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