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Education

Join a writing group!

December 14, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Philadelphia attorney, Theresa Brunson, member of the Eveningstar Writer’s Group (L) and Diane McKinney-Whetstone (R.) By Karen E. Quinones-Miller One of the questions I’m asked most often when out on the lecture circuit or out on a book tour is: What advice would you give for aspiring authors?  My answer is always the same….

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Allow me to introduce myself….

December 5, 2014

Something just occurred to me! I’ve been writing “The Literary Lounge” column here in the Philadelphia SUN for a few weeks now and I’ve never introduced myself. My bad! My name is Karen E. Quinones Miller, and while I’m originally from Harlem (Holla!), I’ve lived here in Philadelphia for the past 27 years. But that…

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Cosby: His Life and Times

November 22, 2014

By Karen E. Quinones Miller The package arrived last Wednesday – November 12 — and I opened it to see the book I had requested from Harper Collins – Cosby: His Life and Times. When I called the publisher, the day before, the accusations of rape against Bill Cosby had just begun to surface. Old…

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I Am Troy Davis

November 15, 2013

“I Am Troy Davis,” coauthored by Jen Marlowe and Davis’ sister Martina Davis-Correia, tells the intimate story of an ordinary man caught up in an inexorable tragedy. From his childhood in racially-charged Savannah; to the confused events that led to the 1989 shooting of a police officer…

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Hi! My Name Is Loco and I Am a Racist

August 7, 2012

Baye “Loco” McNeil is an African-American who took a most unorthodox path to discovering, confronting and eradicating the racism he found within himself. Born in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, he was raised by parents with a Pan-African ideology, which led to the lad’s joining a cult as a teenager which preached black superiority.

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The African-American Criminal Justice Guide

May 6, 2012

There are over 7 million people either in prison, on probation or on parole in the United States. Of that number, about 40 percent are African-American, which means that about 3 million black folks are currently caught up in the criminal justice system.

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Tuskegee Love Letters

April 2, 2012

If you saw the recent World War II film Red Tails, you were treated to a riveting reenactment of the heroic exploits of the Tuskegee Airmen over the skies of Europe. But a glaring omission from the movie was any mention of the African-American pilots’ pining for their loved ones back in the States.

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