African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund Launched to Increase Diversity in Historic Preservation


Madam C.J. Walker’s “Villa Lewaro,” the home of the country’s first female African-American millionaire. (Courtesy National Trust for Historic Preservation/Madam Walker Family Archive)

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A new multi-year initiative to help preserve more African-American historical sites, and address funding gaps in the preservation of current sites, was announced today.

TheAfrican-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, a partnership between the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Ford Foundation, The JPB Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations, will establish a grant fund for protection and restoration. Actress and activist Phylicia Rashad, who previously campaigned to protect the Brainerd Institute in South Carolina, a school established in 1866 for freed slaves, will serve as an advisor and ambassador.

“There is an opportunity and an obligation for us to step forward boldly and ensure the preservation of places which tell the often-overlooked stories…

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NO FEE Submission call + editor interview – Summerset Review, DEADLINE: Always open

Trish Hopkinson

The Summerset Review is a quarterly online literary journal originally founded in 2002. They publish unsolicited fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. I really like the approach they took with their guidelines, which are brief, informative, and link to additional resources, such as Recommended Reading and Additional Advice.

I wondered how and why this lit mag came to be, so I asked editor Joseph Levens a few questions to find out. See my interview with Levens and a link to their submission guidelines below.

For more info on how to submit to literary magazine and journals, read my Submission Tips here.

HOPKINSON: Tell me a little bit about Summerset Review.

LEVENS: We are a quarterly journal devoted to publishing unsolicited fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We have never gone on reading hiatus, we respond within three months to ninety-nine percent of our submissions, and we have never charged a reading fee. Work originally published…

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Three Line Tales, Week 94

Only 100 Words

Welcome to Week 94 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales week 94: old pots in a sink photo by Scott Umstattd via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

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Review of WordPress | Why You Should Upgrade to Their Feature Plans

Flawed Masterpieces

Review of WordPress

Hey folks.

I want to take time out of your today to sell you something that might be too good to be true. See, I’m a big fan of this platform called, which for me has been an awesome way to launch my magazine Flawed Masterpieces. Which is why I want to write this review of WordPress.

As someone who writes regularly, one of the greatest things I’ve found in gaining an audience has been using the platform. Designed for amateur and professional writers and artists, this website is awesome for anyone just starting as a blogger.

While anyone can join for free, there are a few upgrades you should consider if you’re at all serious about taking your blog to the next level.

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Here’s the prompt

If you were asked to share one experience you had with someone you knew which was experienced as a gift or transmission, what memory would that be? Close your eyes and see what arises. Which gift will you pass on?

Exploration Challenge 12.jpgTHE WALL

By Neel Anil Panicker

There are two types of educators: those who do what they are tasked to do out of love and those who don’t do what they are tasked to do out of hate.

Now doing something out of love is entirely different from doing something because it needs to be done.

And the needs could be any and varied. It could be commanded by the every elemental need for survival. I mean people teach for the money that it provides, necessary money that helps feed  themselves and their families.

But then that would apply to…

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Wind And Waves At Sunset

Photographs of waves never turn out the same as what I saw in my head. Beautiful in person, boring in images. Mix in a little setting sun and cold wind…a bit more interesting.

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This is a quick sequence of waves coming in right before the sun went down. Cold wind off the ocean is cold no matter where you are.

Click any image to view the gallery.

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