Neighborhood of Dreams – Interview with Author LazRael Lison

Neighborhood of Dreams – Interview with Author LazRael Lison

  Greetings everyone! On this week’s Writer Wednesday feature, we have the opportunity to speak with LazRael Lison, author of “Neighborhood of Dreams” Polite On Society: So, LazRael Lison, you’re originally from Little Rock, Arkansas? I’ve never been there. LazRael Lison: Yep. Winchester and Little Rock. POS: So what was life like growing up in the south? I’m sure it was much different than the life you’re accustom to living now. LL: Totally. But I’m so appreciative of my southern roots because it’s made me the man I am today. We grew up in a two-bedroom mobile home with about...
2018 Colorism Healing Writing Contest

2018 Colorism Healing Writing Contest

By Sarah Webb “Heartthrob never. Black and ugly as ever.” – Biggie Smalls Several years ago, I taught high school English. One of my students was a fraternal twin, whom I will call Henry. Henry was tall, very dark-skinned, with a round nose, full lips, and “nappy” hair. Henry was also classified as an underperforming student and qualified for special education services. In my class, Henry displayed signs of self-doubt, low self-confidence, and low self-esteem. Henry’s twin brother, however, was an honor student and kind of a heartthrob. Henry’s twin also happened to be a few shades lighter than Henry,...
How to Use Your Status For Good

How to Use Your Status For Good

Being a star in the limelight or a commentator offers you an opportunity to change the world. You have an audience who are behind you waiting to hear what you say and do next. The most beneficial move to make is to spread positivity and encouragement. Your status provides you the opportunity to make a difference in your community and beyond. It’s important to realize your power and how it can help others, if used wisely. There’s so much chaos in the universe that it’s refreshing to hear and see someone who’s uplifting and demonstrating admirable traits. See how to...