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Philadelphia Artist…Questlove

Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born January 20, 1971), known professionally as Questlove (stylized as ?uestlove), is an American percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, music journalist, record producer, and occasional actor.  He is best known as the drummer and joint frontman (with Black Thought)  for the Grammy-Award winning band The Roots.

The Roots have been serving as the in-house band for The Late Night  Show Starring Jimmy Fallon since February 17, 2014.  He is also one of the producers of the Broadway musical Hamilton

On June 18, 2013 Questlove released a memoir, Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove.

On October 22, 2013, Harper Design published the Questlove authored book, Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation.

Questlove released his third book, Something To Food About: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs, along with co-author Ben Greenman and photographer Kyoko Hamada, which was published by Clarkson Potter Books on April 12, 2016.

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Source:  Wikipedia

 

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Shonda Rhimes…

 

 Born January 13, 1970 is a television producer, author and screenwriter.  She emerged on the scene in 2005 with the hit show drama Grey’s Anatomy.  Rhimes also has her hand in the following…How to Get Away with Murder, Off the Map, Scandal, The Catch and Private Practice (a spinoff Grey’s Anatomy).

Rhimes has a plethora of awards and nominations (which would take way too long to mention…lol).  She’s on top of her game and is definitely one to watch!

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geelovestowrite discovered a rising figure in the poetry community…

Kevin Young…

(born November 8, 1970) is an American poet and teacher of poetry. Young graduated from Harvard College in 1992.  His work is strongly influenced by Langston Hughes,  Emily Dickinson, John Berryman and  artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.  Young is currently the director of  the  Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.  He has written eleven books on poetry and has won various awards.  Young’s latest nonfiction novel, Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News  will be released November 2017.  The Washington Post deemed Young- “One of the most important poets of his generation.”

Young will also take on the role of Poetry Editor of The New Yorker in November 2017.

Some of his works are:

Blues Poems

Jazz Poems

Jelly Roll: a blues

Source: Wikipedia &  kevinyoungpoetry.com

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WHEN IN JAMAICA…DO AS THE JAMAICANS DO…

Colin Channer…

(born 13 October 1963) is a Jamaican writer, often referred to as “Bob Marley with a pen,” due to the spiritual, sensual, social themes presented from a literary Jamaican perspective. Indeed, his first two full-length novels, Waiting in Vain and Satisfy My Soul, bear the titles of well known Marley songs. He has also written the short story collection Passing Through, and the novellas I’m Still Waiting and The Girl with the Golden Shoes. Some of his short stories have been anthologized.

Channer currently resides in Brooklyn, NY with his family.

 

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geelovestowrite presents…

Maria Louise Baldwin

 

(September 13, 1856 – January 9, 1922)
was an African-American educator and civic leader born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After teaching for a time in Maryland, she returned to Cambridge to teach at the Agassiz Grammar School. In 1889 she became principal, the first African-American female principal in Massachusetts and the Northeast. She became master of the school when it was expanded through high school grades and held that position for 40 years, establishing the Agassiz School as one of the best in the city. She was involved in black intellectual and progressive circles. During the summers, Baldwin taught teachers in other regions and also lectured publicly.

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Source: Wikipedia

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Novelist…

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

(born 15 September 1977) is a Nigerian writer of novels, short stories, and nonfiction. In 2008 she was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant. She was described in the Times Literary Supplement as “the most prominent” of a “procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors [that] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature”.

Her works include:  Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006),  The Thing Around Your Neck (2009) and  Americanah (2013).  She has a long list of nominations and has received other recognition for her work.

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Source: Wikipedia