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This Week’s Guest – Monday, July 24, 2017


Maxine Thompson

Dr. Maxine Thompson,
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July 24, 2017


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July 24, 2017


July 24, 2017


Denise R. Green, MLA
Author of

Work-Life Brilliance:Tools to Break Stress and Create the Life and Health You Crave



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January 4, 2010

Dr. Maxine Thompson

Author of
Hostage of Lies

Voted A Best Book of 2009

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The Power of Voice: An Artist in the Midst of War

By Dr. Maxine Thompson

“Those who commit the murders, write the reports.” Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells was an activist and a journalist. According to Wikipedia: She was born into slavery in 1862, but as an adult, she documented lynching in the United States in the 1890s, showing that it was often used as a way to control or punish blacks who competed with whites, rather than being based on criminal acts by blacks, as was usually claimed by whites. Needless to say, she had a voice at a time when it was dangerous for a black person, a woman at that, to have a voice.

In that vein, I never realized how important my voice was until I lost mine after a thyroid surgery in 2008…. We’re not talking laryngitis, either. Have you ever tried to ask for directions when you sound like a fog horn, and the mailman can’t understand you? Or, have you tried to order a fast-food take-out over the drive-through window speaker when your voice won’t go up enough decibels for the person on the other end to hear you? Or, better yet, have you ever hosted an Internet radio show where you sound horrible, and you know it, but you have to move on because this is part of your calling? Talk about frustrating, and that was only my literal voice. How about my voice in the world?

Well, it started me to thinking about how so many African American authors, who weren’t given a chance to get published back through the years, even up through the 80s, and early 90s, (I was one of them), have now been given a voice. Many have self-published to get their words, their voice, so to speak, out to the world. I know I did. Eventually, I sold 6 books to other publishers, but now I’m relaunching my books under my own company.

Anyhow, some African Americans have been published through traditional, mainstream publishers, but the point is, we now have a voice. The Internet and social media have opened a lot of doors, too. Over the past 8 years, with President Barack Obama as our first African American Chief of Staff, we saw how important the voice of the people can be when we united.

Now we are living in an even more treacherous time, much of which is being documented through technology and social media. But as writers, we need to document. The power of the pen still reigns.

Whether the media forgets, we should never forget. Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Alva Braziel, Delrawn Smalls Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, and on the anniversary of Sandra Bland’s death, everything is the same. Let’s not forget Trayvon Martin, either. Do you recall any convictions for these murder victims? Do you expect to see any convictions for the more recent murder victims, Alton Sterling, Philandro Castile, which were captured on video and live streamed for the world to see? Or more recently, Charles Kinsey, a behavior therapist, who was shot by police Monday, 7-18-16, with his hands held up in the air. Will there be any conviction?

What should we do as writers? We write. My business philosophy, taken from my old job at the Los Angeles County Department of Children Services, is, “If you don’t write it down, it didn’t happen.” For example, if a child was injured or killed in a foster home, or in its parent’s home, and the authorities couldn’t find any documentation in your case, indicating you had made all reasonable efforts to supervise and protect that child, you were in deep trouble.

Likewise, if you don’t write what you are seeing happening here in the United States, you are just as involved in the complicity of these crimes we see around us.

Our job, as a writer, involves taking a stand. What is going on in America is wrong. Systemic racism is wrong. This involves all of its offshoots—mass incarceration of Blacks, poverty, redlining, racial profiling, police brutality, miseducation, and lack of reparations for our ancestors who provided the free labor which built the wealth of this country.

On my last radio show, 7-18-16, where I interviewed 21-year-old author, Terrence R. McCrae, who penned the book, “What Should We All do After the Trayvon Martin Trial?” I’ve cited other books which, (along with the Underground Railroad, abolitionists, and the fact slavery was morally wrong,) helped end slavery. These books include, but are not limited to, David Walker’s Appeal (written in 1829,) Frederick Douglass’s narrative, My Bondage and My Freedom, and even a white writer’s novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. In the 20th century, another white writer, the late Harper Lee, addressed racism in the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, in the brilliant summation given by the attorney’s character, Atticus Finch. One of the best books of the 20th Century, which addressed the internal devastation (yet the triumph of the human spirit) of slavery, was Pulitzer Prize-Winning novel, Beloved, by Toni Morrison.

Let’s face it. We’re in a war. A war on our community. As artists, this is definitely a time that the power of the written word is just as powerful as YouTube, Periscope, and other social media outlets.

Let us never forget. If you don’t write it down, it didn’t happen. I always see it on a deeper level. Without writing our passage down, “we,” as a people, didn’t happen.

About the Blogger: Dr. Maxine Thompson is a novelist, poet, columnist, short story writer, book reviewer, an editor, ghostwriter, Internet Radio Show Host, and a Literary Agent. As an editor, she has edited numerous best-selling books for African Americans, including many books for men and women who are incarcerated in the prison system. In a down economy, as a literary agent, she has negotiated over 100 book deals for African Americans. She is the author of Novels, The Ebony Tree, Hostage of Lies, LA Blues, LA Blues 2, and LA Blues 3, A Place Called Home (A Short Story Collection), The Hush Hush Secrets of Writing Fiction That Sell, a contributor to bestselling anthologies Secret Lovers, (A Black Expression Bestseller) All in The Family, and Never Knew Love Like This Before, (Also a Black Expression Book Club best-seller, and Kindle Bestseller).

She is also an ebook author of The Hush Hush Secrets of Writing Fiction That Sell 1, 2, The Hush Hush Secrets of Making Money as a Writer, The Hush Hush Secrets of Creating a Life You Love, Novellas, The Katrina Blues, Capri’s Second Chance, and Summer of Salvation, contributor to Proverbs for the People, and Editor/Contributor to anthology, Saturday Morning.

Her novels, The Ebony Tree, (Won a small Pen Award in 1997), Hostage of Lies, (Voted a Best Book of 2009), LA Blues, (2011), and LA Blues II, (2012), which were featured in Black Expressions’ Catalog in August 2012. LA Blues 3 was published in August 2013.




Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows
This Week’s Guest – Monday, June 20, 2016


Maxine Thompson

Dr. Maxine Thompson,
Publisher, Literary Agent, Author, Host of Internet Show is cross-referenced to her other businesses

Dr. Maxine ThompsonArtist First Internet Radio


Dr. Maxine invites you to join her this week on her various shows where she will be speaking with some interesting people.


June 20, 2016


9:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

This Week’s Guest – Monday, June 20, 2016

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June 20, 2016

Cherrie Woods
Eclectic PR Owner,
Author of

Where Do I Start?
10 PR Quesions and Answers to Guide Self-Published Authors


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January 4, 2010

Dr. Maxine Thompson

Author of
Hostage of Lies

Voted A Best Book of 2009

EDC Creations
Black Pearl Magazine

Black Butterfly Press

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Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows
This Week’s Guest – Monday, June 13, 2016


Maxine Thompson

Dr. Maxine Thompson,
Publisher, Literary Agent, Author, Host of Internet Show is cross-referenced to her other businesses

Dr. Maxine ThompsonArtist First Internet Radio


Dr. Maxine invites you to join her this week on her various shows where she will be speaking with some interesting people.


June 13, 2016


9:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

This Week’s Guest – Monday, June 13, 2016

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June 13, 2016

Kathleen Gage
Entrepreneur, Author of

Power Up for Profits


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January 4, 2010

Dr. Maxine Thompson

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Hostage of Lies

Voted A Best Book of 2009

EDC Creations
Black Pearl Magazine

Black Butterfly Press

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Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows
This Week’s Guest – Monday, January 11, 2015


Maxine Thompson

Dr. Maxine Thompson,
Publisher, Literary Agent, Author, Host of Internet Show is cross-referenced to her other businesses

Dr. Maxine ThompsonArtist First Internet Radio


Dr. Maxine invites you to join her this week on her various shows where she will be speaking with some interesting people.


January 11, 2015


9:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

This Week’s Guest – Monday, January 11, 2015

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January 11, 2015

Tara L. Thompson
Author

Novel, Divided Souls


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January 4, 2010

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Hostage of Lies

Voted A Best Book of 2009

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Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows
This Week’s Guest – Monday, December 14, 2015


Maxine Thompson

Dr. Maxine Thompson,
Publisher, Literary Agent, Author, Host of Internet Show is cross-referenced to her other businesses

Dr. Maxine ThompsonArtist First Internet Radio


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December 14, 2015


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This Week’s Guest – Monday, December 14, 2015

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December 14, 2015

LaShaunda C. Hoffman
Award Winning Magazine Owner/Author

Building On-Line Relationships: One at a Time


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January 4, 2010

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Hostage of Lies

Voted A Best Book of 2009

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Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows
This Week’s Guest – Monday, July 20, 2015


Maxine Thompson

Dr. Maxine Thompson,
Publisher, Literary Agent, Author, Host of Internet Show is cross-referenced to her other businesses

Dr. Maxine ThompsonArtist First Internet Radio


Dr. Maxine invites you to join her this week on her various shows where she will be speaking with some interesting people.


July 20, 2015


9:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

This Week’s Guest – Monday, July 20, 2015

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July 20, 2015

Alma H. Bond, PH.D., Author of
Novel, Hilary Rodman Clinton On The Couch


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January 4, 2010

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Voted A Best Book of 2009

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YOUR HELP IS NEEDED URGENTLY AND RIGHT NOW!
This is Dr. Rosie Milligan, and I need your financial help with sustaining and keeping Black Writers On Tour alive and well. Black Writers On Tour is the largest African American literary event in California, and Saturday, April 18, 2015, will be its 19th annual event. It will be held at the Congresswoman JMM Community Center, 801 E. Carson Street, Carson, California. I have single-handedly sponsored this event for 18 years. I am tired yet committed to a work that is very necessary because “Literacy Is Everybody’s Business” and illiteracy impacts us all in one way or another. Blacks must fund their own economic liberation. How long will Blacks depend on others for economic oxygen? We must learn economic CPR and resuscitate ourselves. Almost every major event held by Blacks in Los Angeles, California, was cancelled last year due to a lack of funding/sponsorship from non-Blacks. If it were not for White folks’ money, the NAACP and other groups would not be able to hold their events.
It has been two years since Los Angeles has hosted a Black Business Expo. Showcasing Black Businesses is more critical now than ever before. It is important that black businesses survive and thrive— jobs come from businesses. Every time a black business closes its doors, another black person and in many cases, his/her family members who were employees for the family business suffer. Years ago, when one’s business failed, he/she could say, “Well I guess I will have to go back to work for someone else again.” Today, this is not often an option—it’s more critical than you think for black folks. Poverty and illiteracy hurts us all in one way or another.
The late Muhammad Nassadeen slated the month of April as black business recognition month—wow, I miss him. As a way of keeping his endeavor, we have incorporated showcasing black owned businesses with the Black Writers On Tour. Having limited funds and sponsorships, this gives greater exposure for both. The merge creates a win-win situation for black businesses and for those in the publishing industry such as: writers, authors, graphic designer, printers, illustrators, web designers, social media experts etc. When authors need a product/service, they know how to find a black owned business; the black business owners can purchase a book for themselves and their children directly from the author/publisher—the author makes more money. When the business owners need a web designer, business cards, promotional materials, a printer, marketing person etc., they will know how to locate a business that provides that service. America has become the “Great Melting Pot” and every race must take some responsibility for its own welfare and economic existence—REAL TALK.
For those who are saving their money to buy some flowers for my funeral, and for those who are preparing a long speech at my memorial service, I won’t see your flowers or hear your words about how much you loved me and how much I did for you, etc. The money you spend on flowers will not benefit me or my family members, only the florist. I am saying all that to say: I need your help right NOW! Your help today will mean more to me than anything that you could do or say when I am gone. It’s time to make sense out of what we do and how we act.
I hope and pray that even after my transition there will be someone whom I have touched who will carry on the legacy of assuring that our stories will be told. Mary McLeod Bethune stated in her will, “I leave you hope, I leave you love, I leave you a thirst for knowledge.” I want to leave you a thirst for knowledge, and I challenge you to continue to make literacy everybody’s business and to see to it that our stories, not his-story, is passed on to the next generation. I challenge you to leave no Black child behind when it comes to reading and writing. Our stories may not be televised, but they can be written in the pages of history.
Haven’t you noticed that it is our Black children and adults who lag behind in reading and writing skills? So, then, who should be concerned? As a publisher, I see poorly written manuscripts with three hundred pages containing no paragraphs, without proper nouns capitalized, and many more major mistakes. If you don’t believe me, ask your child, even your adult child, to write a one-page summary on any subject and you be the judge for yourself.
The days are gone when one could just call a meeting to discuss, face-to-face, a grievance, complaint, etc. Instead, you are asked to “put it in writing,” and a poorly written communiqué will get no response in most cases. Be it politically correct or not, people tend to judge one by the way they write and speak—so we must do better.
I need your help. It’s not for me; it’s for my people—those who are being left behind in the literary world. You can go to www.Blackwritersontour.com and make a donation via PayPal, or you can send your donations to Black Writers On Tour, 1425 W. Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90047; 323-750-3592.
Thank you in advance for your assistance. You may have friends who want to help. Inform others about this noteworthy event. It is a tax-deductible donation. We appreciate any size donation; no donation is too small or too large. Please visit Drrosie.com and read my article, “Blacks Hanging On Life Support.”
Dr. Rosie Milligan, Founder of Black Writers On Tour




Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows
This Week’s Guest – Monday, September 22, 2014


Maxine Thompson


Dr. Maxine’s Show provides sponsorship for entrepreneurs and the literary community.
Dr. Maxine Show is cross-referenced to her other businesses
host on ArtistFirst

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September 22, 2014


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This Week’s Guest – Monday, September 22, 2014

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September 22, 2014

Vicky Oliver:
Speaker, Business Etiquette Expert, Author, of


Bad Bosses, Crazy Co-Workers & Other Office Idiots


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January 4, 2010

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Hostage of Lies

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Divas of Literature

Queens Book Fair



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Conscious Movie Making: The Journey for making independent film, Hollywood Blues
Dr. Maxine Thompson

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“When you want something, all the universe conspires to help you get it.”

Quote Taken from The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

Dale O’Body.
Producer/Screenwriter/ of


“Hollywood Blues”

Back in 1997, I remember saying, “I want to ‘do’ a movie from one of my books.” I had no idea what ‘doing a movie’ entailed. At the time, I was an overworked social worker, raising the last of three children, and at that time, I only had 2 self-published books. The Internet was new, I had no connections, and the whole idea seemed like an impossibility. But this dream kept haunting me.

Flashforward, 17 years. Last March 30, 2014 at nightfall, I stood hudded in a Watts alley, my hair standing on the back of my neck, aware of my age, (a senior), afraid I’d be shot in a drive-by each time I saw this souped-up car rushing through the same alley where we had tracks laid for the camera to shoot our opening close-up scene, and I can tell you something…. I’ve never felt more alive. I was finally living my dream. My novel, LA Blues, was coming to life before my eyes.

Everything was just falling in place. All the neighbors cooperated in the same manner Antoine Fuqua reported in the “Director’s Cut” while shooting the iconic film, “Training Day,” with which the neighbors from the infamous “Jungle” had cooperated.

I felt like I was watching a miracle happen. I never felt so much love for “my people.” Everyone recognized the sound of the main character’s bark, “LAPD”, when banging on the door to report the murder of a woman. Everyone recognized this was one of “our stories.”

Using a creative approach to shooting our trailer, we had pulled it all together. I guess it’s true. Where there’ s a will, there’s a way.

“It was for such a time as this,” I kept thinking of the Bible scripture. Esther 4:14
“… And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (ESV)

Now all the years I had worked as a social worker, first 7 years in the inner city of Detroit, then followed by 16 years in Los Angeles, made sense. In “Hollywood Blues,” I was telling one of my client’s story, even if it was a fictional amalgamation of one of the foster children I probably worked with. I feel this story has an important message, both tied in with the high rate of African American children in foster care, and the number of young African American men who are murdered, rather through Police violence or Black–on-Black or Brown-on-Black Crime.

Unknowingly, the stars were in alignment. I met my Executive producer, Villalobos Odell Body, at Black Writers on Tour in 2012. He is the host and producer of the show WolfTix Radio on EINRadio (www.exclusiveinfo.net) with over 50,000 monthly visitors. He took my book and wrote the screenplay within two months. Later, I found out he had been a former foster child so he could relate to the story. He is one of the former children who came up in the system and who beat the odds. He saw my vision to help speak for the voiceless—the many African American children in the foster care system and those who grew up in it. He also knows a lot of up and coming rappers as he shoots videos, does documentaries, and writes screenplays. Thus, we became co-producers for “Hollywood Blues” based on my novel, LA Blues.

I met the lead actress/model, Jennifer Renee the summer of 2012 at the Emerge Christian Film Conference in Los Angeles. She even looks like my main character, Zipporah Soldano aka Z. She’s also from my hometown Detroit.

During this journey, I loved watching the play of light and darkness in the filming and editing process. I saw the light and darkness as symbolic of the American Dream and its pitfalls. In addition, I enjoyed writing the voice over, since I knew the voice of the main character, Z.

So now we’re in the fundraising phase.

I call this “conscious filmmaking,” because we are doing this film with a purpose. From the storyline, we would like to give hope to show that urban youth can beat the odds such as the main character, Z, does. Besides entertaining and informing our audience, one of our goals is to educate and empower young men and women in how to make it in production. Our target audience will be urban youth, and those raised in foster care. Later training them in film production will help with juvenile delinquency diversion.

We will also be helping authors shoot movie trailers of their books or do audios of their books. If you would like more information, please contact me at maxtho@aol.com or contact Dale at dale.body@gmail.com.

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