There was a period of 10 years where the conventional wisdom was Black shows don't sell overseas, therefore nobody is interested.
I began to discover that, in addition to her stunning achievements, there were flaws as there would be in any person's life. I wanted to tell Madam's story in an honest, frank way.
Madam Walker, as part of the first generation out of slavery, really was inventing the way that she operated in the world.
Natural hair is just my personal preference.
I've found that once people are introduced to Madam Walker's story, they are inspired but also perplexed about why she was omitted from their history lessons.
I don't have prejudices against anybody. I have opinions, based on a lifetime's experience.
The more there is on offer, the more you don't want. Fifty options of cereal does not hone an epicurean expertise in the finer points of puffed rice, it murders appetite.
Gordon Brown is a character from a tragic opera, twisted by ambition and a Presbyterian sense of fateful destiny. He has waited 13 years, mostly in Tony Blair's shadow, for this poisoned chalice and has a pessimist's luck.
Texting isn't writing. It's not like letter writing. Texting is short scriptwriting. It's a collaborative soap opera where nothing happens.
Because there is no better tool for writing than experience. It has very little to do with grammar and everything to do with knowing.