NBAF Announces 2024 Black History Month Program: 

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Blacklisted! Banned Book Fair on February 24 & 25, 2024 in partnership with black writers weekend  ATLANTA, GA, January 30, 2024 – NBAF proudly announces our Black History Month program, Blacklisted! Banned Book Fair + Conference in partnership with the Morehouse College Movement Memory and Justice Project, South Fulton Arts, United Against Book Bans, the … Read more

Unlocking My Creativity at AAMBC

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Unlocking My Creativity at AAMBC As someone struggling to find my place in the design community, I knew I just needed to get myself out there and find my creative itch but to find a community of other well-minded individuals who would help and push me. Being in school one would think, “Well that is … Read more

From Setbacks to Triumphs: My Transformative Journey with AAMBC, Inc. and the Power of Perseverance in Pursuing Dreams

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The year was 2022 and I didn’t know what path to take. After planning a major move to California, quitting my job (finally), ready to make my dreams come true, and just go for it, well let’s just say it didn’t happen. Everything started to fall apart. My spirit was crushed. After I cried my … Read more

“It all started with a Tweet!” Embracing Opportunity: My Journey with AAMBC Inc.

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It all started with a single tweet. Tamika, the visionary founder of AAMBC Inc., sent out a blast on Twitter, calling out to writers and creatives. Little did I know that this seemingly ordinary message would catalyze a transformative journey. As fate would have it, my boyfriend spotted Tamika’s tweet and took a chance by … Read more

Embracing New Beginnings: My Journey with AAMBC Inc and Lit Diaries”

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As I navigated through significant life changes — a divorce, moving out on my own, and the quest to rediscover my identity — I stumbled upon a transformative experience at Lit Diaries on March 21st, 2023. This particular open mic night aimed to rekindle my love for performing spoken word poetry, and little did I know that it would … Read more

Transformative Year: From Imposter Syndrome to Empowered Ghostwriter

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Introduction: Who would have thought that a mere twelve months could completely reshape the lens through which I view life? As a disabled African-American woman, my journey has been one defined by embracing change and seizing unexpected opportunities. The pinnacle of earning my PhD should have been a time of unbridled elation, yet it ushered … Read more

Black Writers Weekend Contest Winner Announced: Alida Davis-Abdullah Chosen by BookLogix

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BookLogix is pleased to announce the winner of its contest for Black Writers Weekend 2023 is Alida Davis-Abdullah. Her book, Skoolz R Dumb, has won a full publishing prize package from BookLogix. In Skoolz R Dumb, Alida challenges the education system using her experience as aneducator, parent, and reform advocate. Her book strives to draw … Read more

In Conversation with Derek L. Jackson on Sept 23rd on Youtube

Don’t Get Married!  Unless… Synopsis I truly believe you should not get married.  Yes don’t get married unless you are prepared to put in the work to have a successful, sustainable marriage.   Are you planning to get married and need an idea of what marriage is about?  I have found that most couples don’t go … Read more

Black Writers Weekend returns August 2022!!

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Inspire Create Dream Out Loud Enjoy a recap of the 2021 festival BLACK WRITERS WEEKEND WAS LIT Subscribe for Updates In 2020 we went virtual, in 2021 we went hybrid, and now for 2022 we’re back in full SWING in Atlanta! Lit Conversations + Amazing Black Creatives Black Writers’ Weekend 2021 had a total of … Read more