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  1. Please share the latest AALBC.com eNewsletter with anyone you think would appreciate (or need) it. This is the direct link: http://aalbc.it/augbooks or you ay click the image below. I really can use your support. Thanks!
  2. alidawriter

    The impact of Street Lit

    The Impact of Street Lit Throughout the history of American literature, the world of the arts has never attempted to hide the fact that Street Lit is viewed as the ‘ugly duckling’ in the fabled halls of writing. In fact, this much maligned observation, has ultimately, in certain circles, tended to damage the reputation of this genre. The most vocal critics of Street Lit have teasingly termed such writings as ‘literary disasters’. They malign the literary accountability of such work and swiftly point out that Street Lit with its violent sensationalism and subjective attachment to criminal activity has ultimately started a regressive literary atmosphere where the implied emphasis revol This “pointing-of-the-fingers” at Street Lit as a major contributor to high-risk educational behavior with a higher-than-expected literary mortality rate must be understood within the higher literary process at work. Knocked around the universe of urban lit as a cultural step-child whose primary function in society is to produce thugs and video vixens, Street Lit, despite these vicious attacks is not dead yet. And there is a good reason for its survival. Literary fiction, and other mainstream genres as well, pat themselves on the back for inventing, producing, and providing the world with characters who are the movers and shakers of literate America. Yet, when you strip away the achievements of these literary gladiators what you will find is that they have destroyed the very fabric and soul of American literature. Strip off the garb of this type of so-called quality literature and you will come face-to-face with the naked truth: the emotional detachment wrought by such writing is the leading proponent of the literary decay in writing. It is this type of writing that allowed for the hardening of man’s literary artery. This is not to say that Street Lit heals. What this genre does offer is a transformative experience that directs a reader’s mind towards a pleasure that literary fiction snatched away. How can dead writings reward mankind? Street Lit is important is that it does more than restore the magic to the ABCs with its poor grammar and shoddy editing. It opens up new vistas that deepen our understanding and appreciation for what individual men have wrought with the God-given gift of writing. Street Lit celebrates. It is a celebration which is symbolized not by going within and knowing thyself, but in the going-out-and-the-getting-of-material-things. Literary fiction grants mankind the luxury to know himself and to ponder the puzzle of his place in the universe and to be at peace with it. Street Lit shows man the universe so that he can master it. If Street Lit is important, it is important because it is not an literary weapon that writers employ to transform themselves into surrogate-heroes because, in so many cases, Street Lit is an urban gimmick that manipulates its authors into selling their very souls. No, it doesn’t permit its characters to smell the roses or to luxuriate in the setting or rising of the sun. When characters participate in this kind of esteemed literary behavior, they will indeed act upon the edict of doing no harm to eitherneighbor or community. This is not hardly so in Street Lit, but if urban lit is to survive as a genre, then Street Lit must be { better written} promoted on a grander scale. Ignore Street Lit and watch the decline of urban lit continue unabated.
  3. SNAPSHOTS, the new book by Gibran Tariq is not merely a book of 365 affirmations. It is a provocative day-to-day adventure, a daily event that will transform you. It is a cover-to-cover inspirational guide for African-Americans who aspire to understand themselves and the world in which they live. This book will set your soul on fire. It is a key that you can use to unlock the start of each morning and then provide you with a passport into the mystery of tomorrow. The book can be found on Amazon.com in both the print and Kindle editions. Below are the SNAPSHOTS from the first of the year and the one from yesterday.. January 1 Don’t believe the hype! There are only 7 days a year. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. It’s just that they come at U 358 more times in a bewildering array of brilliant disguises. –ali- Until you have made a happy landing at that place called YOU, there is no need to even consider making resolutions since you will merely be addressing “adopted theories” or “misplaced notions” about the true nature of your being when your real worth and value lie buried deep beneath the legacy of lies perpetuated upon you by your parents, spouses, bosses and your own foolish imitations of those you idolize! Without knowledge of self, your resolutions only support your bold willingness to promote and impose behavior on yourself that may not even be conducive to your personal well-being. You don’t know who you are, so how can you choose wisely? Without intimate knowledge of your real needs, you will tend to choose what speaks loudest or sparkles brightest because when you possess no sense of loyalty to yourself, then it is easy to be attracted to sentiments and mindsets that were not fashioned or forged in the depths of your own being. There must exist a continuing sense of loyalty to yourself that affords you the warrant to believe you are worth further development and that your trust in yourself is all the license you need to begin the search for yourself. Next you must strip yourself of all the pretenses you may have acquired of wanting to be exactly like someone else, and then you must crush all the remnants of the person you were molded to be by others. Then you work with what’s left. That’s the framework that leads to YOU. HAPPY LANDING! February 13 The funny thing about love is that you earn from it just what you have leaned from it. -Ali- When love is new, your emotions are like school children on a trip to the zoo. Everything beckons, glowing with sunshine, pulsing with joy. This is a freebie. It can be savored, pored over, luxuriated in, and devoured without guilt. Once it’s gone these moments cannot be salvaged. They were merely attention-getting sensory modifiers whetting your appetite for more, but the rest comes with strings attached. You have to work for them. After all of nature’s preliminary reports are in, alerting you to the mother lode of good feelings still available, you now are required to plumb the depths of another person’s soul to extract them. It is not impossible work if you are perceptive. A lingering touch, a whispered sigh, a wistful glance are all sign posts that point the way. The love is there.Waiting. Get it. To purchase SNAPSHOTS,click on the link below http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0076RB6S0
  4. "The 100 best Web Sites for African Americans" http://aalbc.it/100bestsites On April 4, 2003, Earthlink partnered with MOBE (Marketing Opportunities in Business and Entertainment) to present The 100 Best Web Sites for African Americans. I recently reviewed all of these sites to see how they were making out: http://aalbc.it/100bestsites This was really part of much larger effort I've taken on to identify independent Black websites to add to Huria Search http://huria.org I came across this list while looking for sites to add to the the Huria Search index.
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