African-american stories, books, poems, and more

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Spring decides she's done with relationships. She's skipping the love and marriage and headed straight to the baby carriage with the decision to get artificially inseminated. But then she meets the best man, Bilal, and they click over a mutual admiration for art and geek culture. He's not looking for… Read More

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Forbidden Fruit is define as something that is desired, that all the more because it is not allowed. When the forbidden fruit's essences seep into your life, full of toxic nectar and stings your taste bud, all the more wanted more that is not yours. Loving everything about the… Read More

Book / Other

June 29, 2019

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Erishon finds himself torn between new love and old love. Read More
I walked up the raggedy steps of Crenshaw projects. Avoiding stepping on needles , crack pipes and fisher price toys. I went on back into my room stopping at the gruesome sight that took my breath away. If you are offended by the N word at all i advise you… Read More
Stalking Truth: God, Spirituality & Beyond! is a longitudinal, participant-observer, single subject, case study that follows the initiation, research and discovery of a modern day Native African American as he is guided by Ancestral Spirits through a series of exercises and disciplines that enables him to find the truth about… Read More
Shitty Pants, a bum, is called upon to scout and monitor a drug deal going down near his flat. Read More

Book / Sports

February 21, 2019

Roy Jackson wants to be a winning driver for RedNeck Nascar. He faces not only pro racer Kyle Hunt, but a justice system aimed at making his Pops, whose parole board is coming up, mincemeat for the aliens of orbiting Nibiru, unless the judge witnesses Roy win the Sprint Cup.… Read More
Decades ago a rogue AI chased humanity underground. Now a team has returned to the surface to take their planet back. Read More
The affluent town called William outside of Philly, Pa is under attack. . Read More

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The Devin Shane House

This is my first trip into Sci-fiction, fantasy, or whatever you call it. This is a bloody and lustful story about Vampires and Slayers. Y'all can let me know if I should keep going with it or not. Read More
This a love story between a half giant man and a young black warrior. I would love some feedback on my work, tips and techniques are much appreciate! Read More

Reads: 163

Comments: 1

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Short story about the struggle of people to cope with life Read More

Poem / Poetry

September 25, 2018

Reads: 111

Shelves: 1

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A poem I wrote in college for Latin Heritage month, which was published in The Literary Journal of Bronx Community College, Thesis, 2017. Read More

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This story takes you through an erotic journey of Chris and Cameron's life filled with sex and maybe love. Read More
Amari's world is about to collide with the one he left behind. His son, Georgia, has no idea of his true lineage. Now Amari's father, a nigh-immortal Fairy King, life nears its ends and wants his grandson to inherit the throne. Amari must face the repercussion for the choices… Read More
A group of black men steal a statue with hilarious consequences. Read More
An asshole bad girl named Max Smith finds love, friends, and murder. Read More

Book / Other

January 23, 2018

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A 13 year old has to spend a summer with her ex- friend and he is a pain in the neck he doesn’t think girls aren’t as good as boys. Go along with her as she tries to prove he is wrong! Read More
Outwitting the stereotype... Read More

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Four streetwise Caribbean-American teens from Brooklyn seek fame and fortune in the gritty 1970's music scene. The band makes questionable decisions while riding the roller coaster of burgeoning fame. They struggle with finding that secluded path to certain stardom and million dollar success. Eventually, the… Read More

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Sonya Love grapples with crushing grief and just anger at the death of her big brother, an innocent young Black man gunned down by a White police officer. Struggling to understand what happened, Sonya loses her joy of singing and decides to give up on her future.… Read More

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The SWAT swarm Mona Blaise’s house like heavily armed black bees to a honeycomb. With bated breath, they wait for the take down. The notorious Mona Blaise, drug kingpin, is defeated and finally shut down. Mona is indeed arrested, tagged, booked, and chained. Yet she accepts her… Read More
Davanté's heart sinks to the lowest of depths. He cannot lose his mother now. He is only seventeen years old. He has not learned enough about life to be on his own. He does not know how to live. He is still hiding his artistic talents out of fear… Read More

Poem / Memoir

November 15, 2017

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Comments: 1

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A poem by a somewhat insecure African American woman Read More

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A poem written for Freddie & Trayvon & Eric & Tamir & Philando & Michael & Terrence & Jordan & men that look like me. Read More
ever since reading the new jim crow by michelle alexander, the issue of mass incarceration has sparked a major interest in my intellectual curiosity. it's an issue that is evident and continuously growing which is why i decided to write an essay about it for my assignment. my essay specifically… Read More
Excerpt from "Success Stories Insights by African-American Men" Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr. "Don't you ever stop believing in yourself?" There is the book with 19 contributing authors and two different workbooks, one with five stories and volume 2 with all 19 stories. Read More
Reginald Grant writes a powerful realization of the why and how of the Urban teacher. His mastery and lifetime dedication to inner-city education identifies the social impact and struggle the urban teacher faces. In a world where the unfair distribution of academic resources plaguing young learners and traps both teacher… Read More
A woman scorned is a dangerous woman. Greer Patterson always felt like an outsider. Loathed by her step mother and half siblings for being the green eyed, fair skinned product of her black father's affair with a white woman; she's never truly felt loved by anyone except her father and… Read More
Conflict and confrontation between police and communities of color is historic, based on racism, and has very deep roots. Maltreatment of African-Americans by police .over centuries is so systemic that many police organizations don't recognize the behavior as aberrant or abhorrent. On the flip-side, regardless of how or why the… Read More
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