Back when Black writers like Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and Langston Hues would throw darts at each other, they pointed out an interesting truth: most Black writers lack integration of their characters with the holistic view of the American scene. In other words, the characters are often victims of America rather than problem solvers who enhance American life. This is not true for at least three females in my novel.
I am no different. I have lost all faith in journalism. The term fake news has become more real to me than ever before. Now, I find more credibility in the ordinary WordPress blogs than I do in ABC or CNN. News is not journalism anymore; it morphed into sensationalism. The free press is up for sale. During this election, Joe Biden will raise more than 100 million dollars from people who donate cash. It is very saddening that so much of that goes to buying the free press, sensationalizing half-truths, and blindsiding the American people with Deep State agendas and coverups.
Circling back to Mel's claim about 400 million dollars per year being invested in racially based issues, more groups have taken the market share of financial resources. The NAACP had a 27 million dollar budget in 1999. (Bartlet, 2004)The Antiracist Research & Policy Center received 1.5 million from the Rockefeller Foundation this month (Yahoo News, 2020). Black Lives Matter Global Network manager, Kailee Scales, proclaimed that George Floyd's death sparked national outrage, "a watershed moment for all black-led groups." (Loiaconi, 2020). I will admit that watershed doesn't mean wealth. Still, when we consider that one recent Black Lives Matter petition alone brought in $5 million in online contributions (Loiaconi, 2020), it is safe to assume that Mel is right. Racism is a goldmine.
I was just barely twenty-years old when I caught the paranormal fever. It started with a movie; I don’t remember the title, but it dealt with an Angel that came to earth for some mission and fell in love with a woman. Sense then, I’ve been drawn to similar books and movies until perhaps five … Continue reading The Paranormal Genre