PoC Reading Challenge

Book Review: Orange Mint & Honey

04.26.2012

***REPOST*** Relationships,  whether good, bad or ugly, we all have them.  These  relationships, especially those with close friends and family shape our entire existence.  The most unique relationship is the mother-daughter bond, even if that bond is broken; it still exists.  In Orange Mint and Honey, author Carleen Brice takes us on an emotional roller […]

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Author Interview: The Darker Side of Lust by Abigail Ekue

04.08.2011

    I had the opportunity to review The Darker Side of Lust: A Collection of Short Erotic Fiction by Abigail Ekue.  I was interested to know how she would confront a subject that still happens to be taboo in some circles, homosexuality.  After reading many of the short stories I often wondered who told […]

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Book Review: Yummy by G. Neri

03.31.2011

In August of 1994, 11-year-old Robert “Yummy” Sandifer—nicknamed for his love of sweets—fired a gun at a group of rival gangmembers, accidentally killing a neighborhood girl, Shavon Dean. Police searched Chicago’s southside for three days before finding Yummy dead in a railway tunnel, killed by members of the drug gang he’d sought to impress. The […]

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Book Review: The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley

03.31.2011

    In Psalm 90:10, the scripture tells us, “Seventy years are given to us! Some even live to eighty.”  In the words of my grandma, Ptolemy Grey is definitely “on borrowed time” baby. At ninety-one years old, Ptolemy Grey is one of the world’s forgotten: by his family, by his friends, by even himself. […]

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President’s Day Review: of THEE I SING by Barack Obama

02.21.2011

I remember learning the lyrics to the unofficial American anthem, America (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee), as a child.  I’m not sure why I had to remember but I did and when I came across the book, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, I started humming the song. Don’t ask me why.  […]

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