Attention single mothers who think they can’t live their dreams; Tamika Newhouse became a single mother as a teen and is now a best-selling, award winning, self published author and the founder of a highly successful book publishing company, Delphine Publications. She is also the CEO of Obsessive Soul Media with plans for short films, […]
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Infinite Hope For once in a lifetime I have great expectation Along with confidence No more false hopes Nor empty promises This hope is a trust Transferred the stock From man’s investment Granting sole custody In God I now trust This hope is endless Immeasurable It never runs dry All encompassing A wellspring of joy […]
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It’s odd at first to liken an author to a bar owner; the former tends to be more introverted, working alone, while the latter is usually extroverted and operating among chaos. But when you look at the blood, sweat and tears that go into each profession, the similarities are striking. When you have your finished […]
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What do you love most about being a Black woman?
I love the color of my skin and the kinkiness of my hair. I love how we hold so much mystery: everyone wants to know our secrets. I love the strength we possess and our ability to build and uplift a community.
Who or what inspires you most?
The women who contribute to the magazine who have the courage to share their art and their trust in me to showcase it inspire me so much.
My children’s energy, their big dreams, and their unwavering belief that anything and everything is possible–that inspires me!
Advice for Black men and women?
Sometimes you need to leap before you look. When I started my magazine I didn’t have a 5 year plan or any capital, but I believed in my dream and I took a risk. If you want to do big things, you have to take big risks.
What are you working on that we need to check out?
I am currently gathering submissions and laying out the next issue of BLACKBERRY: a magazine, a literary magazine featuring black women writers and artists. This is my way of giving a voice to those who would otherwise be silent. I hope to continue to expose readers to the diversity of the black women’s experience and strengthen the black female voice in mainstream and independent literary markets.
Where can we find you online?
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You can find my writing at http://www.alishasommer.com
Name and occupation: Te-Erika Patterson, Publisher, MySavvySisters.Com What do you love most about being a woman? Ladies Night- Where ladies drink free all night long! Have you had to deal with much sexism in your industry? No, there is not much sexism in personal development blogging but the lead bloggers are mostly men. I see […]
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