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Toni Ann Johnson is a writer for both film (Step Up 2: The Streets) and television (Ruby Bridges, The Courage… Read More

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There is a place on the South Coast of Jamaica called Treasure Beach where frothy turquoise waves whip violently into jagged rocks… Read More

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Lauren Francis-Sharma’s debut novel ‘Til the Well Runs Dry is a tale of unorthodox love between Marcia Garcia and Farouk Karam… Read More

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Nathan McCall has a life that most authors would envy. If one were to stroll across the campus of Emory University, where he… Read More

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