Category Archives: Famous People

Nina Simone’s “Four Women” Performed By Raynetta Manees

In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth and #BlackHistory this is my performance of #NinaSimone’s classic “#FourWomen,” from my 2012 CD “Singing In The Rayne.”  

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Black History In My Novels Part V “All For Love”

Happy Black History Month!  Although I write fiction I incorporate factual Black History into my books, and throughout this month I will be posting excerpts from my novels that reference Black history.  This is the fifth installment, an excerpt from … Continue reading

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH – “Famous, Fabulous Black Women”

In honor of BLACK HISTORY MONTH I invite you to visit my Pinterest page “Famous, Fabulous Black Women.”  There you will find much info about famous sisters, past and present.  But you will also find fascinating info on sisters that … Continue reading

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Black Inventors – Black History Month

In my career as a writer, I have done many #Black #History #Month speeches. In researching information for these talks I have become fascinated with the vast number of inventions the world uses every day that were invented by #Black … Continue reading

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Black History In My Novels Part II “All For Love”

Happy Black History Month!  Although I write fiction I incorporate factual Black History into my books, and throughout this month I will be posting excerpts from my novels that reference Black history.    This is the second installment, an excerpt … Continue reading

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Remembering Rosa Parks on Her 104th Birthday

(Thia article was originally published in 2013.  Today, Feb. 4, 2017,  is the 104th anniversary of her birth) Today is Rosa Park’s 100th birthday.  I had the honor of meeting her and doing an interview with her when I was in college … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Angela Davis, Anita Baker–and Me!

I’m sending a big “THANK YOU” to my readers who sent me birthday greetings last week.  I’ve always been proud of sharing my birthdate with two dynamic sisters, Angela Davis and Anita Baker.  So proud, in fact, that I gave … Continue reading

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