The caption in the title alone assures me that I love it! ~GD

Building Bridges

Minority voters showed their strength in helping to re-elect President Obama.

Obama won 93% of the African-American votes. Pierre Thomas, Senior Justice Correspondent for ABC News, gave an interesting and insightful analysis of the Black community’s overwhelming support in this election.

He first pointed out that African-Americans have a complicated relationship with Obama. The recession has hit the Black community hard, and the unemployment rate among Blacks is higher than the national rate.

But everywhere he went, interviewing African-Americans for his stories, the one thing that stood out was how they felt about the disrespect that some members of the Republican Party had shown towards the President.

People talked about two episodes in particular. One was the time when Obama gave his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. Republican Rep. Joe Wilson interrupted the proceedings by yelling out “You lie!”

The other was the…

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About G. D. Grace of California

After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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  1. Thanks for re-blogging this! Take care, Emily

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