Harlem Writers Guild To Host Workshop at Queens Literary Arts Festival December 3rd!

Harlem Writers Guild To Host Workshop at Queens Literary Arts Festival December 3rd!

Those who are interested in honing their craft have an opportunity to learn from those who know. This Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, the Harlem Writers Guild will be hosting a workshop at the 8th Annual Literary Arts Festival at the Langston Hughes Library and Community Center in Queens. The title of the workshop will be “The Beauty of the Workshop Experience”, a discussion of the writing process and how a workshop can guide you though it. “A writer is only as good as the feedback he or she chooses to accept.” Meet the HARLEM WRITERS GUILD. This organized group of...
ABENY Conference 2016

ABENY Conference 2016

Good morning all. Yesterday, I attended the ABENY Conference 2016. The Association of Black Educators of New York is an organization about educational empowerment. Founded in 1968, ABENY holds not only a yearly conference, but workshops and events about Black History. This was my first time attending, and I was there as one of many books vendors.  Dr. Alphonso Wyatt gave a rousing keynote speech with the theme of “all hands on deck” in response to the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of these United States. He said that this was a moment where we have to...

The Independent’s Cook Book: Hijacking The Sauce To “Make America Great Again”

It feels like the beginning of a bad movie, I’ll admit that. Donald Trump has won the Presidency of the United States of America and many of us fear the progress that has been gained, not over the last eight years, but over the last 150 years is going to disintegrate in front of our eyes. Trump won by pandering to the fears of many Americans and by validating the hate speech that some kept in their whispers and minds in his stump speeches. He has been crass, abrupt, and unfiltered with rhetoric that resonated with the racist, xenophobic, and small...