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Back to the basics, writing, soulfully.

Back to the basics, writing, soulfully.

then you_realize you need to get it together life is not waiting on you so.u.do.better. the news comes the after/affect/effects notes blown through a horn written by yours truly_you homegrown then we realize its about the way we live our lives obituaries archived daily did you vote? sipping coffee, shop espresso thinking about the hate you … Continue reading

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I am a social change agent and always thinking about how to best serve the global community. I believe that we all have a purpose on this earth and if nothing else it is to treat others as we want to be treated. I have no fear - none at all. And, neither should you!

Read my latest scholarly work entitled: 'The Electric Life of Prince Rogers Nelson' in the Journal of African American Studies. The latest published edition (September 2017) of the journal is dedicated to the life of the artist formerly known as - a great artist, musician, and humanitarian. *Click on image to access article.

Now Archived: ART | library deco's Summer Digital Photography Exhibition: Jewell R. Mazique: The African American Library Clerk spotlights nearly 20 still-life images taken in 1942 of the activist, writer, library clerk, and mother by John Collier for the U.S. Office of the Coordinator of Information. Additionally, the digital photography exhibition will feature archival materials including scholarly articles, rare documents, and press about her life. Click on Image & Visit Online Exhibition Today.

The Art of African American Vintage Genealogy is now published and available for all genealogy gurus! Learn how to search for your family history in four phases. About the eBook. The eBook is designated in four phases including: Intro to Databases, Military Records, The Freedmen's Bureau, and Maps, Books, Newspapers, and Rare Documents. Click on eBook and invest in your future.

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