Posts filed under: success

Does A One-Star Review Really Define A Book?

Negative reviews are inevitable. Every writer gets them and that includes the greats. The article “10 Bestselling Books with More Than 80 One-Star Reviews”, written by Jason Boog and published at Mediabistro, illustrates this perfectly. It’s such an interesting read, I decided to share the details...
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The Huffington Post: Heavenly Reunited (Extra)

On May 20, 2013, my uncle Rashia Lee Tatum, Sr. passed away at the age of 96. I was able to write something special about him at The Huffington Post. Here is an excerpt. “It was the summer of 2006, when...
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BestsellerBound Recommends: Getting To Know Lawrence D. Elliott

In case you missed my Getting to Know interview from January 11, 2013, at BestsellerBound Recommends. Once again, I’d like to thank both Darcia Helle and Maria Savva for the opportunity and honor. Getting To Know Lawrence D. Elliott Today we have...
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Black History Month: Diane Judith Nash

Diane Judith Nash was born on May 15, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois. She was a leader and strategist in the African-American civil rights movement in the 1960’s. Nash initially attended historically-black Howard University in Washington, D.C., then transferred to Fisk University, another...
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Black History Month: Charles B. Brooks

Charles B. Brooks  was an African-American inventor, born in Virginia in 1865. He eventually moved to Newark, New Jersey, in the 1980’s. It 1896, he invented the street sweeper, a truck which had revolving brushes attached to the front fender. He...
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If 2012 was “The Year of the e-Single”, what about 2013?

I just reread an article by Laura Hazard Owen at PaidContent, titled “Why 2012 was the year of the e-single”. If you’re a writer, I suggest you read it because it definitely shows the impact this new medium will have on your future....
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Bernice King on Barack Obama and her father’s legacy

  Bernice Albertine King, second daughter and youngest child of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaks with the BBC about President Obama, poverty, guns, and her father’s legacy. Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, America! Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to...
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Who was Michael King?

Michael King  was born to James King and Delia Linsey King in Stockbridge, Georgia, on December 19, 1899. He was the eldest of nine children. When he was young, he left Stockbridge and headed to Atlanta, where he eventually attended Ebenezer Baptist Church. In 1926, after...
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