Saturday, January 30, 2016

ALL THINGS BLACKNESS



There are a few things I'd like to confirm for you since we get an extra day of Black History Month in 2016.  They will also apply when we go back to a 28 day February.  Also, feel free to follow links to the supporting testimony that pictures and prose below will bring you to.



Yes, BLACK LIVES MATTER and THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES.


Yes, BLACK GIRLS ARE MAGIC.





Yes, BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL.




Yes, I fully believe in and celebrate BLACK EXCELLENCE.






Yes, NATURAL HAIR IS GOOD HAIR.





Yes, WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS.  I repeat, WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS.





Yes, BLACK VOTES ARE CRITICAL.





Yes, BLACK COOL NEVER GOES OUT OUT STYLE.





YES, I don't care if you think I'm hotep or conscious or a cornball brotha or whatever. And it's none of my concern if you only celebrate BLACK HISTORY MONTH in February. I embrace it 365 days per year.






Monday, January 4, 2016

By Any Means Necessary?













They agree to review electronic & print ARCs IF/WHEN provided by major publishers, as if those are the only books that may be any good.



I'm sure that author saw such comments one too many times & said F it. Stick Penguin logo on letterhead & suddenly book is review worthy.





























I envy Instagram models. They don't need a corporate stamp to get hits. Just post pics & if they look good, or if they don't, feedback comes















Amazon’s New Review Rules


Best of luck in 2016 and beyond to all of the writers out there who are doing all they can to live that life.