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If there’s one popular saying that Steve Carter brings to mind it is that “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” Of course, we must add that there’s no pun intended since this article greatly addresses Steve Carter the author. At first glance, one would probably peg youthful...
Street literature has become quite popular over the years due to society’s fascination with promiscuity, violence, love, lust and juicy drama. While authors may rely on those story lines to produce passionate love stories reminiscent of Bonnie and Clyde, Rodney Wilson chose to use his talents to share terrifying...
Nia Witherspoon Writes to Excavate the Authentic Nia Witherspoon is a multidisciplinary Brooklyn/Phoenix-based artist.  She investigates the social and spiritual realities of blackness, gender/sexuality, and intergenerational trauma. The artist/sch0lar/playwright uses a process of excavation to find the "authentic, both inside and outside of me that needs to be said." Witherspoon...
The Other Side of LA The city of Los Angeles is held up as the world’s entertainment capital and is known for its tropical weather. Most days are warm, sunny, and perfect for a walk down to the beach. As for LA native Robert Renteria, a motivational speaker now residing...
Reality Versus Perception of Spoken Word  What is the first image many people conjure up upon hearing the phrase “spoken word performance”? For many it is one of bearded and sunglasses-wearing Beatniks in smoky coffeehouses playing bongos and babbling incomprehensible free-verse poetry. Or, for younger generations, the template perhaps shifts...
"Pass Over" Joins Biblical and Present Times “A courtyard in the projects, any Ghetto USA.  But also a plantation.  But also Egypt, a city built by slaves.” That’s the setting description for Antoinette Nwandu’s new play “Pass Over” which premieres as part of the Cherry Lane Mentor Project on April 13....
Aaron Samuels is a 26-year-old Los Angeles-based poet.  Write Bloody Publishing released his first collection of poems Yarmulkes and Fitted Caps in 2013.  The collection explores the central theme of identity through the lens of Samuels’ experiences as both a Black man and a Jewish man in the United...
Ubeda is on a Mission The ever encouraging Ubeda has a mission. He wants to help you through what he calls  life’s Holding Patterns.  Best known for providing leaders with what he calls, the“blueprint to leave their fingerprint”, the self proclaimed life coach’s captive audience consist of business owners, and...
Songwriter and Lifetime Poet Poet and songwriter Suzi Q Smith has been writing poetry all her life. Since her teens, she’s been setting yearly goals to better her art, and ten years later she is a recognizable voice in poetry. Now she is using her lyrical talents to help others...
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