My First Book 'When A Purple Rose Blooms' is Available NOW

I am beyond excited to announce that my FIRST book When a Purple Rose Blooms is available!! You can order copies directly from my publisher Nomadic Press. Order here
The book is a collection of essays and poetry about my experiences with black womanhood. There's lots of humor, pain, and love on every page. This book wrote itself. I had no intention of releasing a book of poetry and essays, but when I saw how much I've written over the last 20 years I thought, "why not?" and went for it. 
The book launch is tonight, 7pm at the Oakland Peace Center. I will be launching my book along with 6 other new writers to Nomadic Press. I'm in great, literary company. 
Thank you to every person who has read this blog over the years, attended my readings, listened to my radio stories or read my articles. Thank you for your support. I hope you enjoy the book! 

Pelosi Power and Health Care Reform

Pelosi And House Leaders Sign Senate Health Reform Bill
President Obama keeps making history and proving me wrong. I never thought in my lifetime I would witness an African American elected president. And I didn't think the Democrats could get a health care reform bill passed. Looks like it took some Pelosi power to get it done. I'm talking about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. She reportedly worked behind the scenes real hard to make it happen. This woman is not to be underestimated. The passage of this bill means there's a lot of work to be done. With 30+ million people granted access to health care within the next four years, there's the issue of building more hospitals, patients practicing preventive care, medical schools graduating more doctors, taxes and the list goes on. We're living in historic times. On one hand, it seems like we're moving forward. But with SOME teabaggers shouting racial and homophobic obscenities at legislators, I question how far we have moved.

Moving on...Madame Speaker Pelosi has a lot to celebrate. She turns 70 on Friday.

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  1. Please use the "Name/URL" option when commenting. I don't care if it's fake.

    YOU DO NOT have to type in a URL.


  2. Cocoa Fly, what Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid did was unbelievable. When Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy's seat everyone thought the health care bill was dead in the water. However, Nancy said "we'll get the numbers we need...We'll pass the health care bill." She never wavered, but she stood steadfast, and determined to win health care reform for the American people. Today was a historic day for the American people, and as time passes everyone will be in agreement.

  3. looks like every black person has their hands im my pocket. Nancy must be black.

  4. @ Anonymous #2 So you think the bankers who went in your pockets for bailout money are black too?

  5. the bank bailout was needed why? oh yes, because government forced banks to lend to minorities. bailout was just another bailout for blacks who can't stand on their own.
    I have lost all respect for blacks. Welfare forever is the black mentality.


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