The Heat Is On!
My Meetup group decided to host a low-cost (to authors) book fair since many book fairs, we discovered, overcharge for tables, making it nearly impossible for authors to make a profit. Please share this information with as many authors are you know and, of course, please come out with family and friends as book lovers. Authors who want to be vendors should email me at Ayapressbooks@aol.com. Tables start as low as $50. Peace, Marcia…Continue
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MAYOR WAYNE HALL AND OTHERS WILL SPEAK AT A RALLY TO FIGHT FOR JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN. COME OUT AND BE A PART OF THIS NATIONAL MOVEMENT! RALLY BEGINS AT 1 PM AT BRIERLY PARK (ACROSS FROM THE VILLAGE TOWN HALL ON NICHOLS COURT).…Continue
I could go on and on about the murder of Trayvon Martin, but I want to watch the Trayvon Martin special that's coming on BET tonight. Yes, I could get my news from a variety of sources, but none of these sources is handling this story with the sensitivity it deserves. For example, news personality (I can't call the man a journalist anymore since he has fallen very far from that tree) Geraldo Rivera was quoted as advising African-American parents not to allow their teenage sons to wear…Continue
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PLEASE JOIN ME THIS COMING TUESDAY, 2/28/12 AT 11:30 AM FOR WHAT MAY BE THE LAST LONG ISLAND PERFORMANCE OF SISTAS ON FIRE: A NEWSICAL! IT'S LAST, BUT NOT LEAST: WE ARE CURRENTLY NEGOTIATING FOR A SPACE IN MANHATTAN! THIS EXCERPT WILL LAST APPROXIMATELY ONE HOUR, SO PLEASE BE ON TIME.
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I received the following contest announcement, which I'd like to share with you. Please keep in mind that the deadline for submissions is February 29, 2012. Visit the website for additional details. --Peace, Marcia
Write up an Inspiring Tale to enter a contest to inspire others with the power of your words. If you are a Winner, your story will be published in an e-book along with a brief bio, your photo (optional) and a link to your website or…Continue
Added by Marcia L. McNair on January 8, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Cain, Get a Brain!
…so you can stop letting your little head do all the thinking!
Herman Cain’s candidacy is insulting to me for a myriad of reasons. For one thing, I always suspected that his quest for the Republican nomination was some sort of gimmick. Do the Republicans really think that Obama won because he was black? Secondly, we all know Big Business runs America, but suggesting…Continue
A MESSAGE FROM GUAAC:
Hello All !
Best Wishes of Thanksgiving and the Season! We send a sincere "Thank You!" to you as individuals and leaders who are stepping up with a unified voice to improve the outcomes for Our Uniondale Area. Teamwork so far is showing results and it is inspirational! There is a Big GUAAC Meeting on…Continue
Added by Marcia L. McNair on December 2, 2011 at 8:03am — No Comments
Who isn't sick of holiday commercialism? Christmas decorations go up before Thanksgiving, and who has time to be thankful when you're camping out in front of Walmart (or some other store) on Thanksgiving day! As opposed to jingle bells, we're hearing jingle sales, encouraging us to overspend while simultaneously being blamed for living beyond our means. If you're seeing red instead of sugar…Continue
Added by Marcia L. McNair on November 30, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments
Nassau Community College Professor Joylette Samuels, and Coordinator of the Women's Studies Project at NCC, discusses her dissertation entitled Rememory: Memoir and Testimony of Women Human Rights Activists in the Global South. Professor Samuels arges that women who suffer under patriarchal rule trauma have lifelong effects. She incorporates the work of both Toni Morrison and James Baldwin to…Continue
Added by Marcia L. McNair on November 4, 2011 at 7:20pm — No Comments
Black to the Roots: Reggae's Rise, Downpression, and Reascension Part II: Interview with Dr. Shabazz
Tune in for a reprise of one of my most popular episodes: a discussion of the past, present and future of reggae music with author and educator, Dr. R.A. Ptahsen-Shabazz. His book, Black to the Roots: Reggae's Rise, Downpression, and…Continue
Added by Marcia L. McNair on September 28, 2011 at 2:36pm — No Comments
It may seem shocking to some of you that I am covering this topic on the next radio show episode, but I am not afraid to go where no professor has gone before! LOL.
If you want to know what I think, you'll have to listen to the show. However, I will say this: People are questioning the credentialing process like never before, because their degrees don't seem to be translating into jobs. Students and parents…Continue
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I am actually glad that I am posting this announcement on SOF later than I did for my Meetup Group. The details changed substantially from what was originally noted on the Museum's calendar. Here's the latest, hot off of the presses, for all my sistas!
Please note that you will also have the opportunity to be a part of a very important project, which seeks to detail family legacies by offering free portraits during the course of the book fair. Eight professional…Continue
Added by Marcia L. McNair on September 7, 2011 at 8:42pm — No Comments
A Letter from the General Editor of the Harriet Tubman Series on the African Diaspora:
In this United Nations recognized International Year for People of African Descent, it is fitting that the Harriet Tubman Series on the African Diaspora, a collaboration between Africa World Press and the Harriet Tubman Institute at York University, announces the publication of several new books…
Added by Marcia L. McNair on September 6, 2011 at 10:05pm — No Comments
Well, you can imagine how excited I am! Not only is Ida B. Wells one of my sheroes, but Michelle and I have the very same goals as writers! We'll be talking about how to write the wrongs by examining the role of African American female writers past and present.
Writer Michelle Duster, who compiled and edited Ida: In Her Own Words and Ida From Abroad, shares insights about her great-grandmother's legacy as…Continue
Elaine Gross, president and founder of ERASE Racism, will be my guest next Monday, 8/29, from 6-7pm on BlogTalk. You won't want to miss this one, especially if you want to know what you can be doing now to fight racism in its current and most deadliest form. Today's form of racism is worse…Continue
SOF Radio kicks off an exciting new season of interviews with today’s newsmakers, focusing on the current events which inspired Sistas on Fire: A Newsical. In the first episode, I'll read selections, provide commentary, and answer your questions about my first novel, E-Males. The characters may not be real, but their issues are!
The focus will be on a character you haven't heard much about: the sassy, streetwise Johnesha. Johnesha is a composite of many of my previous…Continue
Added by Marcia L. McNair on August 18, 2011 at 9:06am — No Comments