Attorney, witness clash in George Zimmerman trial

From the Associated Press, via ajc.com: SANFORD, Fla. — In testy exchanges, George Zimmerman’s defense attorney insinuated that the young woman who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin shortly before he was fatally shot was not believable because of inconsistencies in her story. But 19-year-old Rachel Jeantel held firm in her testimony about what she heard over the phone…

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Legendary singer Bobby “Blue” Bland passes

RIP Blues legend Bobby “Blue” Bland, who died Sunday at age 83. From The Washington Post: GRENADA, Miss. — Bobby “Blue” Bland, a distinguished singer who blended Southern blues and soul in songs such as “Turn on Your Love Light” and “Further On Up the Road,” died Sunday. He was 83. Rodd Bland said his father died due to complications…

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Tales from Varmintville: Pulaskipalooza!

  Or, why does Charlie Sherman think Pulaski, Tennessee sits atop the mouth of Hell? Check out this excerpt from Brambleman, winner of the 2013 Benjamin Franklin Award for popular fiction. It it, Charlie Sherman discovers the root of some evil. From Chapter Thirteen of Brambleman, a novel by Jonathan Grant (all rights reserved): * * * Isaac Cutchins’s parents…

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A review and dialogue with Dr. Louie Crew

An old friend posted his review of Brambleman on my facebook timeline, and I wanted to memorialize it on Brambleman’s website before it was carried down the river and disappeared.  Dr. Louie Crew is an emeritus professor of English Literature at Rutgers University. A prominent voice for reform in the Episcopal Church, Louie was and is a crusader for LGBT rights—from…

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1994 articles on The Way It Was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia

Here’s a link to a wire-service version of the Jim Auchmutey article that ran in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in February 1994 about finishing Dad’s book. The Way It Was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia went on to win Georgia’s “Book of the Year” award that year and was selected as Editor’s Choice at American Heritage magazine. If you want…

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Brambleman is the book of the day!

At Kindle Fire Department. Check it out! Meanwhile, here’s the scoop on Brambleman, along with news about the major award it recently received.  

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