Author Profile: La’Shay Crayton

Author Profile: La’Shay Crayton

                                                      Good morning, my readers. In this week’s author profile, we get the opportunity to learn about the work of La’Shay Crayton. La’Shay is the author of Living Well and Living Well Loved, a collection devotionals, and reflections from her life experiences. She is also a mental health professional, and facilitates workshops aimed at youth in under-served communities. We speak with La’Shay about her writing motivations, as well as how her faith, guides her...
Rants and Retorts- A Commentary on Internet Discourse

Rants and Retorts- A Commentary on Internet Discourse

The state of online discourse is a confounding topic. It appears as though that the worst, and least thoughtful comments just bubble to the top on many websites where feedback is allowed. Journalist Anita Samuels wrote a book to address the culture of hate and slander that we see way too often in online spaces, Samuels, who wrote for the New York Times and the Daily News, discussed her book “Rants and Retorts” at a booksigning at Mist Harlem. In addressing the types of comments that she has received on some of her articles, as well as observing comments in...
Author Profile: Meet Mari K. Bell

Author Profile: Meet Mari K. Bell

Greetings once again, everyone. I would like to introduce you to Mari K. Bell, the author of “The Quarters” In addition to being an author, she turned the story of her church experience into a play. We reached out to Mari to get her thoughts on what motivates her, and what is next. “The Quarters” is available on Amazon. Polite On Society: What is The Quarters about? Mari Bell: This engaging southern tale dates back to the 1930’s.  It captures the lives of two sisters, Louise and Honey and the mayhem that seems to follow Honey.  It’s woven with family,...