So One Thing Stood Out To Me

as I watched the movie I Am Not Your Negro. This is something we know, just need to be reminded of it. Probably often.

Things change when one person stands up and says something isn’t right. As I watched James Baldwin recount the history of African Americans in the United States, I was reminded that the few do the work of the many until change comes.

I saw the lonely few frightened faces of children as they integrated schools against crowds 10 times their size.  I watched folks beaten and battered against more cops than they could keep up with.

So as we face the great odds against us, remind ourselves that we are in good company.  My words to you, keep fighting even if you are the only one in your circle fighting because that it how it is supposed to be.  Continue to fight peacefully for what is right and true. It will be a lonely fight, but worth it.

Let them see the fire in your eyes that “we hold those truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal.”

All men and women on this planet have been created in the image of our Creator with power to give Him glory.  He doesn’t treat us as slaves, but as His own children.  ISIS can’t take it away. White supremacy can’t take it away.

Some days you will be the only one taking the stand, saying “That is not right!” I am going to do it whether you join me or not. As the movie reminded me, the fight has been a lonely one for a long time.

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Destiny’s Dilemma is Now Available on More Platforms

An African American woman moved home to take care of her dying mother giving up the opportunity to experience a world beyond segregation. Zoraida Hughes Williams finds that some things have changed about her hometown of Fort Worth, Texas while some have stayed the same, like Hell’s Half Acre, an area where saloons, prostitution and gambling runs wild. Like most of the residents, she wants to keep her head down and stay away from trouble, but it comes in the unlikely form of an Anglo Baptist preacher. He messes up everything and almost gets them killed.

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This book is now available on more digital platforms such as Apple,  Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Inktera, Indigo and several more.

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I am writing the best book I have ever written

I can tell because everything wants to distract me. You know what I mean, you stop to do something that should take five seconds and it takes five hours. You have a section that is not working, so instead of going to another section, you watch TV.

God is not playing with me on this one. He said focus. I am trying.

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With each lead female character  write about there is something, a scene, a task, that stays with me.

Whenever I am frying anything in a pan, I think of Zoraida.

Whenever I am driving down the street and my arm is hanging out the window, I think of Sandy.

This new character has me all messed up because she is always with me.  This could be part of the writing process, but her love story has me.  It haunts me, It speaks to me. I think it will knock you out too.

I tell stories because it is what I do, It is what I was created to do.  I still write by hand some things. (I know I am old) But I love how God uses me to tell these.

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Well, I have to get back to work. I have procrastinated long enough.  I don’t know how this story is going to change the world, but it is certainly working its way through me. I can’t wait to share it with you.

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