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June 24, 2019

Back at the Pc

For a number of reasons, it has been close to nine months since I’ve penned a blog or did any significant writing, but I’m doing my best to slowly get back into the swing of things. Besides dealing with our illnesses, my...

Mary Elizabeth Bowser - A Hero

Harriet Tubman is probably the most well-known African American woman recognized for leading slaves to freedom and fighting for the total abolition of slavery. Before Harriet Tubman, there was Sojourner T...

            Most people had never heard of a free black town before the 1997 movie Rosewood. As depicted in the movie, Rosewood was settled approximately five years after the war between the states. Howev...

July 9, 2018

This Land is Mine

I watched an episode of the History Channel’s documentary, The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen – Live Free or Die Part 3. This episode chronicles the dispute between President Andrew Jackson and Davy Crockett on t...

April 18, 2018

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This is a collection of African American short literature.

The Short Story

It is difficult to say exactly when the short story came into existence but its origins...

March 13, 2018

When the writing of Dark Legacy was coming to an end, I was struggling for an ending that would be both climatic and engaging. I wanted something that would make readers eager to read the final book in the series. As I searched librar...

Saturday, June 30, 1832

            Last night was another of those nights when the heat of the day did not cool after the setting sun. It was too hot to sleep, yet I was too tired to just lay awake. I dozed off and on until the wee ho...

It has been a very unsettling few weeks for all of us. It seems that some sort of disaster has occurred in our country (including the island of Porto Rico) every couple of days. Hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, fires, and even a mass...

As I have written before, my husband and I sold our house and moved into an apartment. We are finally settled in but it has been quite an adjustment. One of the things I have to adjust to is not having a backyard, I have to walk my do...

(The Vance Legacy begins in 1832 and Lillian is a slave. She is unable to read or write at this time. However, her diary is based on what she would have written if she had a diary and was able to read and write.)

I woke up this morning...

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