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A Review of He’s Just A Friend by Mary B. Morrison

This is the third installment in the Soulmates Dissipate series by Mary B. Morrison.In this novel, readers meet Fancy Taylor, a twenty-two-year-old who wants to marry a rich, handsome man with status. The problem is that while she’s on the hunt she will use anyone to get what she wants even her best friend Desmond who can’t seem to shake her damsel in distress cries.

Fancy is a diva and a selfish one who wants everyone to constantly cater to her. Her friends SaVoy and Tanya are sometimes no more than a backdrop to her. SaVoy loves the Lord and bad boy Tyronne who sleeps around town. Tanya is involved with William who keeps her on a very tight leash bordering on mental abuse. Desmond, her best friend is a mechanic with a dream of going to law school but gets no support from her. It took him several tries to save her from herself and from her other lovers before he realizes he needs to be with Carlita, a more mature woman with four kids.
There’s a lot of drama and moments where I simply s…

Interview with Mihir Jaiswal, author of Sculpting Revenge

Author’s Bio: Mihir Jaiswal is an avid traveler, keen observer, an able orator and a storyteller. He has written several screenplays, short stories, travel stories, poems and technical documents. Among exploring many places and people, he traveled to an Eskimo village in Arctic region of Alaska. His passion to bring strong characters and their triumphs to life motivated him to venture into novel writing. He has a PhD in Bioinformatics and is currently a visiting associate at US Food and Drug Administration. His first novel Sculpting Revenge was well received and now he is getting ready to publish the second, The Last Day of Randolf Garrett.

DL: What inspired you to write your book? MJ: I enjoy watching theaters. I watched ‘Marx in Soho’, a one-person play in an intimate theater in DC. My expectation was a political documentary knowing it was a one-person play. The lady who played the re-incarnation of Karl Marx was incredible, but storytelling touched me the most. It was not at all a po…

Interview with Jack L. Daniel, author of Negotiating a Historically White University While Black

Author’s Bio: Jack L. Daniel grew up in Johnstown, PA beginning in public housing. In 1960, he was admitted on academic probation to the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He subsequently earned three degrees over the span of 8 years (B.S. in Psychology, M.A. in Speech Communication, and PhD in Speech Communication in 1963, 1966, and 1968 respectively). He was an American Council on Education Fellow at Stanford University during the 1973-74 academic year and was a Harvard Institute for Educational Management Fellow in 1986. 

After serving as the first Chair of Black Studies, he served as a Dean, Vice Provost and Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He taught courses and conducted research in Black Communication. In 2010, he received the National Communication Association Black Caucus’ Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2018, he received a National Communication Association Presidential Citation for Service and for Outstanding Scholarship and Activism Chronic…