Vote for Just Mic a/k/a Mike Williams for The 2016 National Poetry Awards “Spiritual Poet Of The Year”

Vote for “Just Mic” a/k/a Mike Williams as The “Spiritual Poet Of The Year” in the National Poetry Awards – www.TheNationalPoetryAwards.com .

Just Mic a/k/a Mike Williams is an Inspirational Spoken Word Artist and song writer completed his first album (My Poetry) in Dec. Of 2012 and is a two-time published author in P.O.E.T Anthology Vol. 3 as well as his own personal. Novel ‘Poetic Scriptures’ The Life, Growth And Journey.Just Mic spends a majority of his time hosting open mic events organizing and directing outreach concerts, volunteers with community events, mentors, coaching sports, a talent scout for On Da Reel Productions Film Production company, as well as being an Activist in various communities!
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*Unlimited Daily Voting for “Just Mic” a/k/a Mike Williams as The “Spiritual Poet Of The Year” in the National Poetry Awards – USA atwww.TheNationalPoetryAwards.com .

 

Poet & Author Michael Downey a/k/a Mr. MD

I’d like to thank my brother and new friend Michael Downey a/k/a Mr. MD for allowing me to interview him on The  WWIAAL Blog Talk Radio Show with DJ Gatsby. His level of professionalism and dedication to his craft was very evident in his answers as well as the way he interacted with the callers. We spoke mainly about his writing and hi latest book “My Life, My Mind, My Ink”. And i must say after reading it that it is very different than anything I have read recently.
downey 1“My Life, My Mind, My Ink” is basically 3 books in one with each Chapter holding it’s own and taking you to a different place as he shares His Life, His Mind and His Writing. If you are looking for a 5 Star Read this summer this is the book I recommend to you. Both Men and Women will find themselves being both pleased and satisfied with the time MR. MD has taken to Enlighten, Educate & Entertain us all.
*Listen to the complete Radio Interview @ http://www.BLOGTALKRADIO.COM/djgatsby

“Money By Blood In The 845” by Baby Boy

The book game is so full of new authors that you can hardly keep track of them all. The industry has almost become a “Female Dominated” endeavour with so few male authors releasing books these days. But there is a brother who is determined to turn some heads with his new book “Money by Blood In The 845”. Its not you typical “Run Of The Mill Because The Mill Don’t Run” Street Fiction book ,says Author Baby Boy a/k/a Rashid Tha Author.

 

pizap.com14667303743761.jpgIn his upcoming interview with WB Media Group for DJ Gatsby Book Club he sets the story straight and answers all of the rumors about the book. “Money By Blood In The 845”  is the first book in this 3 Part Series and he wants the Readers, Haters  & Fans alike to step into his World, his Reality and his Domain.

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“Money By Blood In The 845” is scheduled for an August 23rd 2016 release ( WBMG Publishing) and he is anxious to see what the world has to say about his unique perspective of the “Money” and “The Blood Shed” in “The 845”.

 

15 Rules of Engagement For Facebook Group Administrators #Facebook

I’m Jeff “Gatsby” Wilson the Administrator for 5 Facebook Groups and I think these tips are great ideas and that they will help you Manage your groups. #TeamGatsby

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A Facebook group is a great way for your business or brand to engage with your customers on a personal level. Of course it also means that your customers will be engaging with each other – and this can cause serious problems. That is why today I’m going to share with you the 15 rules that need to become part of your group house rules.

 

The 15 Rules of Facebook Group Engagement

#1: There will be no cursing in this group – ever. That includes words like X, Y and Z. It also includes any statement that the group admin deems inappropriate in nature.

#2: Do not advertise your business on this group. We are not interested in your career, only in your opinions and relevant information as per the group guidelines. [Link to them]

#3: All opinions will be treated with mutual respect, unless they violate the aforementioned rules. Treat your fellow Facebook group members with that same respect.

#4: If a single individual starts a discussion that all other members disagree with, it may, at the discretion of the group admin, be considered trolling. Trolls will be booted out of the group.

#5: If a member personally attacks another member with words that are harmful, threatening or not in-line with our mutual respect policy, that member will receive a warning. Three warnings and you’re out.

#6: Please stick to the mission statement of this Facebook group. Irrelevant content does not belong here it belongs on other pages. See our compiled list here. [Add links to other groups]

#7: Do not post graphic or disturbing photos, videos and other media in this group. If you are not sure about the content that you want to post, email the group admin [insert email].

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#8: If someone mentions you by name please respond directly to that person on the same post. If the comment is inflammatory please report it to the group admin.

#9: Think before you post! This is Facebook, one of the biggest sites on the internet – what goes up can never really come down. Respect the privacy of others!

#10: Be aware that posting more than 5 discussions on the same day needs to be justified to the group admin, or it will be considered spam.

#11: It is considered impolite to repost or draw attention to the fact that a group admin or another member has deleted your comment.

#12: If you are going to comment, we would prefer it if you could try and add valuable discussion to the conversation. Be friendly, be fair and use common sense.

#13: The Facebook group admin is entitled to deny entry to any member they choose. They are also allowed to boot out members that don’t comply with the house rules.

#14: For any [specific] inquiries please refer to the website address and telephone numbers on the cover photo. This is just the Facebook group, not the business itself!

#15: When you share attachments in our Facebook group please make sure that your settings are on ‘public’ or no-one will be able to see your attachment.

These professional rules will keep your Facebook group functioning like a well-oiled machine. Add them to your house rules document, as a crucial part of your Facebook strategy in the coming months.

– See more at: http://socialmediaimpact.com/15-rules-engagement-facebook-group-administrators-facebook/#sthash.AJ7WYcwT.dpuf

DJGBC “Books Of The Month” April 2016

With the sounds and smells of Spring in the air DJ Gatsby Book Club gets you in the swing with 4 great Spring reads to choose from. Author and books include George Naim Cash “The Sounds Of Sing Sing Prison”, KD McGregor “Backs Against The Wall”,  Lady Qetesh “Lies,Sin & Desire” and National Bestselling Author Sonovia Alexander “Cartel Princess”. As always DJGBC, support your favorite and Authors and #Buy #Read #Review their books.

Sounds Of Sing Sing Prison: A Day In The Life Of A Prison Inmate (Kindle Edition)

pizap.com14529552829119From the moment I arrived the power and history of it’s past surrounded my thoughts. The shear fear of the expected and the unexpected had me in it’s grip. My entire body felt like a clinched fist, with the finger nails digging into my palm. It was my own clinched fist digging into my into my own palm, until the barking of an officer snapped me out of my daze saying, “Eyes Front”.

Backs Against The Wall

kdThere’s only one thing that certain in life: from the day we are born we will surely die.what make life interesting is everything that happens in our lives in between the beginning and the end.the Jordan family were no different from anyone else just a loving family trying to make ends meet in the Brooklyn projects. After the unexpected passing of there of their father, the Jordan brothers found themselves pulled into a life of crime struggling to keep there mother, their girlfriends,and most importantly of all each other from being swallowed up by the mean streets of Brooklyn. How far would you go to protect the ones you love?what lines would you cross? The question facing the Jordan’s is the same one each of us might have to face any day now : What would you do if your back was AGAINST THE WALL

Lies Sin & Desire (Kindle Edition)

lady qChicago native Tabitha Green has always been the “good girl.” College, good job even her dating life is bland. An epiphany sends her down a path she never thought possible, with not one but two sexy eligible bachelors at her beck and call, allowing her to indulge in pleasures and desire she’s only dreamed about. To make things more interesting, she uses her suitors to her benefit, choosing to have her cake, and eat it too. While keepig her secrets close, one of her paramours is keeping a secret of his own. Will those lies lead to Tabitha’s demise?

Cartel Princess (Kindle Edition)

pizap.com14529550634166Meet Adelana, a Puerto Rican Princess that has taken over her father’s business. She is every man’s dream. The itty bitty waist, the long bra line hair, tanned skinned, and a mean streak.  Adelana is the daughter of Julian Hernandez. Julian was known on the streets as God. Whatever God wanted, God got. He controlled the drugs that moved from the east coast to the west coast. God was feared by many, but loved by all.

God was gunned down at JFK airport in NY. There were no known witnesses nor was any one willing to come forth for fear of Adelana and her cartel. From the age of 16, Adelana took over her father’s business. She maintained the constant flow of money to keep her family a float and to maintain her father’s name. Adelana has set out to find the people who were responsible for her father’s death.

Will she live long enough to redeem her father’s name and maintain respect? Who can she trust? Who will she love? Meet Adelana in the trap and find out NOW!!

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The Kwanzaa “Celebration” honoring the values of ancient African cultures

Kwanzaa

Honoring the values of ancient African cultures

by Holly Hartman

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The year 2015 will see the 49th annual Kwanzaa, the African American holiday celebrated from December 26 to January 1. It is estimated that some 18 million African Americans take part in Kwanzaa.

Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday, nor is it meant to replace Christmas. It was created by Dr. Maulana “Ron” Karenga, a professor of Black Studies, in 1966. At this time of great social change for African Americans, Karenga sought to design a celebration that would honor the values of ancient African cultures and inspire African Americans who were working for progress.

Kwanzaa is based on the year-end harvest festivals that have taken place throughout Africa for thousands of years. The name comes from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza,” which means “first fruits of the harvest.” Karenga chose a phrase from Swahili because the language is used by various peoples throughout Africa.

The 7 Seven Principles (Nguzo Saba)

images (26)Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa honors a different principle. These principles are believed to have been key to building strong, productive families and communities in Africa. During Kwanzaa, celebrants greet each other with “Habari gani,” or “What’s the news?” The principles of Kwanzaa form the answers.

The Principles of Kwanzaa

umoja (oo-MOH-ja)
Meaning: unity
Action: building a community that holds together

kujichagulia (koo-jee-cha-goo-LEE-yah)
Meaning: self-determination
Action: speaking for yourself and making choices that benefit the community

ujima (oo-JEE-mah)
Meaning: collective work and responsibility
Action: helping others within the community

ujamaa (oo-JAH-ma)
Meaning: cooperative economics
Action: supporting businesses that care about the community

nia (nee-AH)
Meaning: a sense of purpose
Action: setting goals that benefit the community

kuumba (koo-OOM-bah)
Meaning: creativity
Action: making the community better and more beautiful

imani (ee-MAH-nee)
Meaning: faith
Action: believing that a better world can be created for communities now and in the future

Colorful Celebrations

images (23)Families gather for the great feast of karamu on December 31. Karamu may be held at a home, community center, or church. Celebrants enjoy traditional African dishes as well as those featuring ingredients Africans brought to the United States, such as sesame seeds (benne), peanuts (groundnuts), sweet potatoes, collard greens, and spicy sauces.

Especially at karamu, Kwanzaa is celebrated with red, black, and green. These three colors were important symbols in ancient Africa that gained new recognition through the efforts of Marcus Garvey’s Black Nationalist movement. Green is for the fertile land of Africa; black is for the color of the people; and red is the for the blood that is shed in the struggle for freedom.

The Seven Symbols

Celebrants decorate with red, black, and green as well as African-style textiles and art. At the heart of Kwanzaa imagery, however, are the seven symbols.

The Seven Symbols of Kwanzaa

kikombe cha umoja
Meaning: the unity cup
Action: Celebrants drink from this cup in honor of their African ancestors. Before drinking, each person says “harambee,” or “let’s pull together.”

kinara
Meaning: the candleholder, which holds seven candles
Action: It said to symbolize stalks of corn that branch off to form new stalks, much as the human family is created.

mazao
Meaning: fruits, nuts, and vegetables
Action: These remind celebrants of the harvest fruits that nourished the people of Africa.

mishumaa saba
Meaning: the seven candles that represent the seven principles
Action: A different candle is lit each day. Three candles on the left are green; three on the right are red; and in the middle is a black candle.

mkeka
Meaning: mat
Action: The symbols of Kwanzaa are arranged on the mkeka, which may be made of straw or African cloth. It symbolizes the foundation upon which communities are built.

vibunzi (plural, muhindi)
Meaning: ear of corn
Action: Traditionally, one ear of corn is placed on the mkeka for each child present.

zawadi
Meaning: gifts
Action: Traditionally, educational and cultural gifts are given to children on January 1, the last day of Kwanzaa.

Jeff “DJ Gatsby” Wilson the self proclaimed “Voice Of Urban Lit” is back

gatsby promo 2015 Jeff “DJ Gatsby” Wilson the self proclaimed “Voice Of Urban Lit” is back with his critically acclaimed Who’s Who In African American Literature Blog Talk Radio Show. He kicks off the WWIAAL Blog Talk Holiday Season with Bestselling Author Brenda Stokes Lee, Jerod Morinia & Authoress Michele V. Mitchell.

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Bestselling Author Michele V. Mitchell

So join us on Wednesday December 2, 2015 at 6:30pm EST.

*Call and chat with me and the Authors at 347-945-7552 or just listen on line at www.BLOGTALKRADIO.com/DJGATSBY

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The DJ Gatsby Radio Show with Guests: Authors Nigeria Lockley, Khalil Hakim & Athena Dent

The WWIAAL Blog Talk Radio Show with DJ Gatsby
Wednesday October 7th, 2015 @ 6:30pm
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Nigeria Lockley, Khalil Hakim & Athena Dent 

New Release: How A Man Loves His Woman by Andrea Yvette (WBMG Publishing)

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Jeremiah is handsome, successful and totally devoted to his wife, Lena. Their nearly perfect life is missing just one thing – the child they’ve been trying to conceive for 3 years. Thinking something might be wrong with why they can’t seem to conceive lands each of them at the doctor. A nearly fatal illness reveals more about their marriage than could have been expected. As this loving couple works through the “in sickness and in health” part of their marital vows, a deeper level of love, faith and commitment emerge, showcasing in the end, the true meaning of unconditional love.