Lisa Bolekaja's Blog (6)

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I keep forgetting that I have a blog page on here!

 

I just joined the board of the Carl Brandon Society, so I'm excited about working with the organization that gave me so much in 2012.

 

Recently I was told that my short story "Throb" will be included in the new groundbreaking speculative fiction anthology "Longhidden". It comes out in 2014.

 

Also, my short story "Throwback" is in the new Genesis 2 Anthology. (Support!)

 

One of the…

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Added by Lisa Bolekaja on October 30, 2013 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Clarion Writers Workshop

So the application period has opened.

I'm trying to decide which stories to submit, and putting out positive energy that there is a spot open for me next summer.

I almost feel that if I get into the workshop next year, that nothing else I ever do will equal that level of excitement. I've been putting off applying for years, but now I feel is the time to do it. Stop worrying if I'm good enough. All I can do is write the stories that I know how to tell, stories that can only come…

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Added by Lisa Bolekaja on December 5, 2011 at 12:13am — No Comments

The Fiction of Science: Cindi Mayweather & Afrofuturism

 

 

See how the black rays of the black race

Have touched the immeasurable wisdom

And therefore the unknown quantity

See how they are not…

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Added by Lisa Bolekaja on July 10, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Got Rope?

A little morning bondage.



I've been collecting BDSM images to finish a new draft of my "Bitches Brew" script. Whenever I work on a story, a script, or a poem, I collect images that I put into my scrapbook. It's kinda like creating my own one sheet/movie poster/book cover. I then put together a sound track of music that reflects the soundscape/tone I'm trying to create in my work. As I write, the music and images transport me, and then I become the characters I write… Continue

Added by Lisa Bolekaja on February 28, 2009 at 11:16pm — 4 Comments

On the Grind in '09 Part 1

So I've committed myself to working hard for my screenwriting organization, (The Organization of Black Screenwriters), and screening films for the Los Angeles Film Festival, but I have to make time for my own writing, especially my short stories.



My goal this year is to take weekend trips out of town for my own personal writing retreats. I find that I am most inspired when I am in a new place, or sitting in church. (Not that my church is boring, but Rev Michael Beckwith of Agape… Continue

Added by Lisa Bolekaja on January 25, 2009 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

I'm dancing on my toes.....

I'm watching Obama take office, and before he even stepped onto the dais, I was rocking my feet like the African women from Kenya to Nigeria, who move their hips, ushering in the elements and pushing power forward through their arms and the ululations they call with tongue and teeth. A martini glass in my hand, and hope in my heart, I'm thinkin', "Damn, this is a new day."



Although I know Obama isn't as progressive as I want him to be, game peeps game when it comes to this historic… Continue

Added by Lisa Bolekaja on January 20, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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February Twenty...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 20, 2019 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Destination Preeminence: Aggies DO!

Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Education, Human Rights, Women's Rights

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an academic community focused on students—providing them with interdisciplinary learning opportunities, teaching them with faculty renowned for excellence, connecting them to cutting edge discoveries in research, and…
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Dr. Percy L. Julian...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 20, 2019 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Percy Julian in the Minshall Laboratory at DePauw University during his tenure as a research fellow. Courtesy DePauw University Archives.

Topics: African Americans, Chemistry, Civil Rights, Diversity in Science, Education, History, Human Rights

In 1935, in Minshall Laboratory, DePauw alumnus Percy L. Julian (1899-1975)…
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February Nineteen...

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April D. Ryan - American Urban Radio Network, CNN White House Correspondent, Morgan State University Alumni Photo - Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta: "The Presidency in Black and White: My Up Close View of the White House and Race in…
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From Dark To Missing...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 19, 2019 at 6:00am 0 Comments

An artist's depiction of the filaments of gas that fill intergalactic space, with an inset chart of how those filaments interact with X-rays from a quasar. Credit: Copyright Illustration: Springel et al. (2005); Spectrum: NASA/CXC/CfA/Kovács et al.

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February Eighteen...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 18, 2019 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Morehouse Alumni), Coretta Scott King and Yolanda King

Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Education, Human Rights, Women's Rights

Miles School of Law…

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National Society of Black Physicists...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 18, 2019 at 6:00am 0 Comments

President Obama, Bill Nye, Myth Busters and members of NSBP (from homepage)

Topics: Diversity, Diversity in Science, NSBP, Women in Science

By the…
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February Seventeen...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 17, 2019 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Meharry Medical College - Instagram

Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Education, Human Rights, Women's Rights

Livingstone College…

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February Sixteen...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 16, 2019 at 5:40pm 0 Comments

Violet Lewis, founded of Lewis Business College, and the first location on Indiana Street in Indianapolis.

Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Education, Human Rights, Women's Rights

LeMoyne College…

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February Fifteen...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 15, 2019 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Image Source: Lawson State Community College (link below)

Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Education, Human Rights, Women's Rights

Knoxville College…

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Apathy, Crises and Zappa...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 15, 2019 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Image Source: Five Thirty Eight blog

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Politics

So what exactly is a constitutional crisis? We should be clear about what does — and, more importantly, does not…
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