30-day Minimalism game! Come out and play!

I love the Minimalism guys! Let's play their game for September!  I welcome  your comments on your progress throughout the month! Inspiration to simplify is on the way, one day at a time! 30-Day Minimalism Game. Here’s how it works … Find a friend or family member: someone who’s willing to get rid of their … Continue reading 30-day Minimalism game! Come out and play!

How to Make a Living as a Writer

WOW. Here’s some great “real-world) advice for aspiring writers!
Mo

A Writer's Path

How to Make a Living as a Writer

by Gary Smailes

So you want to make a living as a writer? Well despite what some writers will have you believe traditional publishing still offers writers a realistic chance of making a living as a writer. However, it’s not easy and it takes some planning, but it can be done. So here’s how to make a living as a writer…

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South African teen girls are protesting against their school’s racist hair policy — Fusion

Wow. I am aghast at this blatant racism against these lovely South African young girls! Great job young ladies. Keep fighting for the freedom to be yourself and love yourself just as you are. Your natural hair is the essence of your beauty as a creation of a loving God. Same stuff goes on in … Continue reading South African teen girls are protesting against their school’s racist hair policy — Fusion

Writers Rally to Save Langston Hughes Home in Harlem via Crowdfunding

Langston Hughes was a fabulous influence on black writers. I hope this project succeeds! Check it out.
Mo

GOOD BLACK NEWS

Langston Hughes (photo via theroot.com)

article by Angela Bronner Helms via theroot.com

The home occupied by one of the great leaders of the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes, still stands on 127th Street in Harlem today.  Hughes used the top floor of the home as his workroom from 1947 to his death in 1967; it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

The current owner, who remains anonymous, listed the unoccupied dwelling for $1 million (which still has his typerwriter on a shelf) a few years ago, but it did not sell.  CNN Money reports that in a rapidly gentrifying New York, the home is now worth over $3 million.

Now that it’s on the market, writer Renee Watson has started an Indiegogo campaign to raise $150,000 to rent the home and turn it into a cultural center.

Over 250 people, many of them black writers…

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Us and Them -My reality shift

My sadness over the reality of our divided society overwhelmed me today as old lyrics rang in my ear, in the form of an old favorite song, Us and Them, by Pink Floyd. I used to listen to this song, hour after hour, with giant headphones, with my best friend, Leslie, back in the 70s. We … Continue reading Us and Them -My reality shift

She Let Go, the poem (my fave meditation)

She Let Goby Safire Rose https://safire-rose.com/books-and-media/poetry/she-let-go She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear.  She let go of the judgments.  She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.  She let go of the committee of indecision within her.  She let go … Continue reading She Let Go, the poem (my fave meditation)