Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
Hate multiplies hate,
violence multiplies violence,
and toughness multiplies toughness
in a descending spiral of destruction….
The chain reaction of evil —
hate begetting hate,
wars producing more wars —
must be broken,
or we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Strength To Love, 1963
Hello Creatives ,
I’m back to continue in the spirit of creating and promoting meaningful works to help you learn and live by. I hope that we continue to have compassion and empathy for one another and that Dr. King and other fighters of wrongdoers did not die in vain. Let’s stay prayerfully awake, aware and continue to speak on the need for accountability.
I’ve been writing tirelessly during my blog sabbatical and have received many emails seeking help on meaningful projects from other creatives in their work to combat bullying, hatred and violence.
You can view links to some of these concerns here:
I’m not overly concerned about winning a popularity contest with my blogs by way of comments or followers. I’m more interested in making a positive impact that leads to change in the world, and so I sent an email to Arianna Huffington, (former founder & editor-in- chief) of Huffington Post, where I shared some of what I, as a woman of color could bring to the conversation on violence and race in America, as a Huffing-ton Post contributor. I will share bits of her response at a later date, but you can read my latest article here:
I’m also writing, editing and submitting old and newer works to various publications, and recently, among some poetry and short story rejections there have been positive results and I’m grateful and thankful for my gifts: https://thebluenib.com/tag/Clara-Freeman/
I contributed to this anthology on true life lessons learned from failed relationships. The author will compile a series of books on the subject. Check her out here: www.BloggingDrAlonda.com
I always write to maintain balance in my life and I’m blessed to be well versed in several genres. I’m sure you all would agree that writing is therapeutic. My writings keep me grounded and humbled and feeling blessed (I’m too blessed to be stressed, y’all!) Anyhow, I haven’t gotten any new updates on the release of Unleash Your Pearls Empowering Women’s Voices from my publisher, which is a bummer, but patience is a virtue:)
Here are some great upcoming contests for y’all to check out and hopefully find something of interest in your genre. Some contests are fee based and some are not.
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“… but those of us who use our writings to make a difference are not solely centered on the grind for the sake of the almighty dollar. We are successful at sharing our work, knowing that somewhere and with someone, we have aided in making a life better.” So true Clara. And congratulations on the Huffington Post gig! Blessings.
Thanks Lynette! And thanks for bringing us great works from various creatives at Memoir Notes-including yourself, Sista!
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You are doin what you do best. Congratulations on your Huff Post appearance. Very powerful and oh so important especially in these times.
Howdy Sistah! Thank you. I’m so happy to see you’re on the mend and back doing what bring you joy. I just love your new site! Trust & believe, I will be a constant presence over there:)