March 21, 2017 by admin Uncategorized 0

How to Become an Author: Your Complete Guide (

Jerry Jenkins | Write Your Book | Posted in: Writing So you want to become an author… Well, I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news. The bad news first: Writing your book won’t be easy. If you’re in the middle of that process, you’re nodding right now. But here’s the good news: All that work is a small price for the amazing possibilities it can open to you: Getting published Enjoying a career you love Impacting people with your writing Media attention Royalty income In this extensive guide, my goal is to give you an honest look at how to become an author—using lessons I’ve learned from 40+ years working with some of the top publishers in the world. Having written 21 New York Times bestsellers myself, I’m confident these lessons will help you in your writing journey. Ready? Let’s do it. What You Will Learn Here’s the short version of everything I cover in this complete, step-by-step post: 1. DON’T Try to Become an Author Until You’ve… I get it. You’re antsy. You’re ready to pen your bestseller right now. You’ve read or heard of writers who had never written a thing before and yet scored with a million-seller on […]

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March 7, 2017 by Leslie House Uncategorized 0

Your Chakras Your Energy Your Higher Self (Downloads Available)

There are 7 major energy centers of the body.  And all are important to creating balance physically, emotionally, and spirtually.  In the studio tonight, Mia Pickens and Steve Benedict will help guide us on how to align our chakras, and connect with our higher selves.   We hope you tune in, ask questions, and will be enlightened. Chakra [ chak-ra] – Sanscrit meaning wheel or disk.  “Wheel of spinning energy.” Lifeforce energy centers of the body 7. Sahasara – Crown (top of the head) Violet    To Know Fully connected spirtually.  Inner and outer beauty.  Awareness, intelligence, understanding I am intelligent and aware I am one with everything I have endless great ideas   6. Ajna – Brow center, Third Eye Indigo    To Perceive Focus on and see the big picture.  Intuition, clairvoyance, dreams, to have vision I am intuitive and follow my inner guidance I always see the big picture I avidly follow my dreams   5. Vissudha – Throat (throat) Blue    To Express Communication, self-expression of feelings and the truth I know my truth and I share it I am guided by my deepest purpose My life is guided by divine synchronicity   4. Anahata – Heart center (center of chest, […]

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March 2, 2017 by Leslie House Uncategorized 0

#BankBlack #BuyBlack

We’ve got to get our money right!  We have to start, spend with, and invest in Black businesses!  Money is one of the loudest forms of protest… and if businesses are going to thrive under the administration of a “businessman”, then it’s time to reap the benefits. First things first… what’s your credit score? Annual Credit – Federal law requires each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies to give you a free credit report every 12 months, if you ask for it – Black Banks OneUnited Bank – the nation’s largest Black-owned bank and first Black internet bank Carver Federal Savings Bank – the nation’s largest Black bank – – – Black Business Directories Spendify Wants to Help You #BuyBlack BlackBusinessList.Com – free online directory Black Owned Business Network BBNomics – 100 Black-Owned Businesses to Support 365 Days A Year Black Wall Street Official –            

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PitchFeast Indy

Kendrea Williams, PitchFeast CEO will be joining us this month to talk about entrepreneurship, and why she created PitchFeast.  We will also discuss the organization’s involvement with this year’s Lemonade Day Greater Indianapolis! PitchFeast is a 501(c)(3) public charity and crowdfunding dinner, which serves as an innovative fundraising program for small businesses, under-resourced entrepreneurs and creatives. It is a monthly community meal in which a ticket gives you now only food and fellowship, but also the opportunity to FUNdraise for a creative, Indianapolis idea. The next event, is February 27th, 6:30pm at The Speak Easy.  Click here to purchase tickets via the Givelify app.  Or click here to submit a proposal for your own pitch!  Find more PitchFeast Event dates on — featured image:

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Black Inventors throughout American History

Black Inventors through American History Below is a list of some of the greatest inventors in Black History. See full list here: Download PDF   George Alcorn Not many inventors have resumes as impressive as George Edward Alcorn’s. Among his credits, the African-American inventor received a B.A. in physics, a master’s degree in nuclear physics and a Ph.D in atomic and molecular physics. Despite such impressive credentials, Alcorn is probably most famous for his innovation of the imaging x-ray spectrometer. Benjamin Banneker In the Stevie Wonder song “Black Man,” the Motown marvel sings of Benjamin Banneker: “first clock to be made in America was created by a black man.” Though the song is a fitting salute to a great inventor (and African Americans in general), it only touches on the genius of Benjamin Banneker and the many hats he wore – as a farmer, mathematician, astronomer, author and land surveyor. Dr. Patricia Bath Imagine living in a world ranging from hazy, clouded vision to that of total darkness for 30 years. Before 1985, that was the plight of those with cataracts who did not want to risk surgery with a mechanical grinder. Now imagine sitting in a doctor’s office without […]

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February 2, 2017 by Leslie House Uncategorized 0

Simon – Moms and Dads (regular part-time position) Circle Center Mall

Job description Description PRIMARY PURPOSE:Ensure the guests of the shopping center have a positive shopping and entertainment experience. Work to develop a positive relationship among the youth at the mall, tenants and security officers. This will include interfacing with youth at the mall and enforcing the Moms and Dads Policies. Click here for more information …

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February 1, 2017 by Leslie House Uncategorized 0

Black History Month: Edmonia Lewis

Google honors sculptor Edmonia Lewis, the first Haitian and Native American sculptor to receive international recognition. Born in 1844, appreciation for Lewis’ work came to prominence during the Civil War. – Her most famous piece, “The Death of Cleopatra”, resides in the Smithsonian American Art Museum . – Google Arts & Culture: Edmonia Lewis Edmonia Lewis: Why Google celebrates her today  

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January 12, 2017 by Leslie House Uncategorized 0

While You Were Sleeping…

One thing I would like to personally encourage during this new administration, is for everyone to start watching/streaming CSPAN.  This channel is not only informative, but gives us access to elected officials in a way most of us would never have the chance to see.  It allows us to get a sense of WHO “represents” us, beyond the campaign handshakes and commercials.  Who shows up for legislation that is important to us and for us – as a community, and as a nation. –     What does this mean?  It means the Senate majority voted to repeal the taxpayer funded portion of the ACA, which includes mandatory coverage.  Young adults covered under their parents’ plan, and preexisting conditions are not included in this repeal.  

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December 31, 2016 by admin Uncategorized 0

Let’s Get This Started

In the mainstream media everything is either a headline, or filler.  And that unless it is a tragedy, the stories of everyday people are considered filler.  But not to us.  The Grey Area was created to present the topics you want to know about.  What’s being talked about from the salons and barber shops, to the church pews, and into the streets.  We will host conversations that ignite grassroots action, for the good of our families and communities. Check out some of what has our attention, and let us know what you think.  Tell us about the topics you want to discuss.  We welcome your participation! Thanks for starting the new year with us.  We promise you won’t be disappointed! –   novel 1969; movie 1973 In Greenlee’s novel, social worker Dan Freeman becomes the first Black agent in a newly integrated C.I.A.  Or rather, the agency’s first “token”.  Yet unbeknownst to the agency, Freeman is a Black Nationalist.  And upon his resignation from the agency, recruits and trains young black men, utilizing C.I.A. tactics. The movie and novel were so controversial, theaters found themselves under pressure (believed to be the F.B.I.) to not show the film, making it difficult to find copies of the book or film. Sam Greenlee, Writer, Producer, Government Agent, Dies at 83 […]

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