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Nia Malika Dixon
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I make films. One word at a time.
I make films. One word at a time.

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Monday Motivation! Choose friend wisely.
A lot of times we accept the people that are in our lives because they are family, or friends we've loved, but we've outgrown them. DO YOU! Continue to grow! Find the people who think and love and work and play like you do. They are out there, and when you ...
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Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
#BlackWriters Who Helped Shape My Storytelling Maya Angelou, 1985 #BlackWriters Who Helped Shape My Storytelling February 12, 2016 I became enthralled by the manipulation of language. Maya Angelou crafted her story with a clarity and lyricism I had never re...
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Alice Walker, The Color Purple
Alice Walker, 1985 #BlackWriters Who Helped Shape My Storytelling February 11, 2016 Alice Walker, The Color Purple At ten years old, I was transformed.  Reading this book changed my life. The Color Purple was my first adult novel. I chose it purposefully. I...
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Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones)
Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones,) 1985 #BlackWriters Who Helped Shape My Storytelling February 10, 2016 Amiri Baraka, "Black Art" I don't know what turning eleven did for me, perhaps there was a major cosmic event that caused a shift in my astrological universe. ...
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Nikki Giovanni, Ego Tripping
#BlackWriters Who Helped Shape My Writing February 9, 2016 Nikki Giovanni, Ego Tripping (there may be a reason) 1980. Nikki Giovanni “ego tripping (there may be a reason)” was probably the most influential piece of writing I’ve ever read. My first, very lyr...
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Ntozake Shange, 1985
Ntozake Shange, 1985 #BlackWriters Who Helped Shape My Storytelling February 8, 2016 Ntozake Shange,  for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf Ntozake Shange first performed  for colored girls who have considered suicide / wh...
Ntozake Shange, 1985
Ntozake Shange, 1985
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Sonia Sanchez, Homegirls & Handgrenades
#BlackWriters Who Helped Shape My Storytelling February 7, 2016 Homegirls & Handgrenades by #SoniaSanchez 1985. I was eleven that year, and slaying dragons. This #poetry gave me life at a crucial point where #BlackGirlMagic was all I needed. #BlackHistoryMo...
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Eloise Greenfield, She Come Bringing That Little Baby Girl
#BlackWriters Who Helped Shape My Storytelling February 6, 2016 Eloise Greenfield,  She Come Bringing Me that Little Baby Girl  1974, illustrated by John Steptoe This book was awesome for the title alone! The painted illustrations by John Steptoe lured me, ...
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Virginia Hamilton, Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush
#BlackWriters Who Helped Shape My Storytelling February 5, 2016 Virginia Hamilton, Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush First published in 1982, Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush ,
by Virginia Hamilton, was my first supernatural thriller. The main character,
14 year-old...
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John Steptoe, Stevie
#BlackWriters Who Helped Shape My Storytelling February 4, 2016 John Steptoe, Stevie One of my earliest memories is reading with my mom the #library book Stevie, written & illustrated by John Steptoe in 1969. (We read it probably 7-8 years later.)  My mothe...
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