Friday, July 19th, 2013 – Author G D Grace perspective

This past week I have been re-introduced to morning news, and I can honestly say I remember why I took the liberty of walking wide around the informative broadcasts.  Recently, I donated my TV to a worthy cause, so now the only time I’ll be viewing it is when I’m visiting some place that has one.  I must admit, my guilty pleasures are BET’s “The Game” (Thank God for the DVR at work), and I am partial to some of the programming on Oprah’s OWN. I also am a great fan of TVONE’s Unsung because I am an avid music fan.

I suppose the disappointing Trayvon Martin verdict along with the recent SFO Plane crash sparked my inquisitive interest, but what didn’t are the violent protest and the minute rash of armed robberies that have taken place around local college campuses.  When I learned about the first my ears perked up until I heard about the one that took place yesterday.  The headline went something like this: “Three Armed Black Females”

You’ve got to be kidding me! Images of the movie “Set It Off” starring Queen Latifah, Vivica Fox, Kimberly Elise, and Jada Pinkett-Smith flashed across the screen in my memory.  This movie intrigued me because it wasn’t about four women going hog wild, it was about four women whose desperate circumstances led them down a dangerous road to bank robbery.  Anyone who has seen the movie know how things ended.

I ask myself this question, is there ever a time in any of our lives when we ourselves might be put in a similar predicament? I can honestly say, I hope I would never be forced into that place where sound logic and straight thinking were lost.

My prayers go out to the hungry, homeless, jobless, grieving, and afflicted on this twirling blue.

With that sad, have a prosperous Friday.  ~GD

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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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