“The major sources of wealth for most of the super rich are inheritances and in life transfers. The big reason is racial differences in access to resources to transfer to the next generation.” – William Darity “The top 10% of families own 75.3% of the nation's wealth. The bottom half of families own 1.1% of it. The families squished in between … Read More » about Reparations Are Not Enough: Thoughts on Inequity and Justice
Tabitha couldn't believe it. She was 10 years old washed up. A failure. Never going to win anything again. How had this happened? She flopped down on the purple blanket that covered her single bed under the window that she loved. It was her second favorite view to the world. Tabitha looked up at the big maple tree that shaded her room in shades of green and brown. She listened to the crows, calling to each other outside. At least they were happy. She'd been so sure her experiment was awesome. But it wasn’t. How could Danny have won? Danny's experiment was stupid. At least Tabitha thought so. Some dumb slingshot thing. Anyone could make a slingshot and trace the arc of a walnut flying through the air and crashing to … Read More » about Tabitha Takes the Prize
Books I Like
“The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin This is my all-time favorite book. I return to it again and again and my paperback copy from the 1960s has grown a bit tattered. Baldwin’s compassion, intelligence, and sheer presence stalk through every word and phrase. This book is a must read for everyone living in the United States, period. It is also an important read for anyone interested in topics of justice, race, sexuality, and passion. Baldwin is one of the great thinkers of the 20th century. His work stands the test of time, mostly because we have yet to learn the lessons he tried to impart. "Yes, Chef" by Marcus Samuelsson and Veronica … Read More » about Books I Like: Non-Fiction
…and Other Things
I'm in a promo! Have you read my novel To Raise a Clenched Fist to the Sky yet? For a limited time, you can download the book for FREE, along with 35+ other great SF & fantasy reads --Plus you’ll have a chance to win a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet! Find your free books here: bit.ly/2tb1z5B I can personally vouch for Ria's Web of Lies by Nigel Henry and Faery Tales by Leslie Claire Walker. Also, Book Two of The Panther Chronicles – To Wrest Our Bodies From the Fire – officially launches July 25th, but you can pre-order the e-book now from Amazon. Thanks for your support, and enjoy the books. … Read More » about Book Giveaway News!