If you don’t know who Teri Woods is, you need to find out, she is one of the best authors in the game, I got my writing skills from her and I have read just about every book she has written, she is truly an amazing writer.
The author is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and she worked to become a successful writer and she self-published her novels that dealt with urban fiction and some were based on real events.
She completed her first novel, True to the Game, in 1992 while working at a law firm in Philadelphia. She spent six years submitting manuscripts to several publishers, who rejected her. I definitely know that feeling, I was rejected too many times to count, but a book agent told me to continue sending out my manuscripts because all you need is one publisher to say yes. My first book, entitled “Damaged,” was released in 2008 and my book was urban but based on real events that occurred in my life or friends I came across.
Howwever, In 1998, Teri had copies of her 1st book printed herself and began to sell her book to stores all around the Philadelphia area and, eventually, it paid off because she started Teri Woods Publishing, a self-publishing company that she was able to release herself as well as other authors.
In 2015, it was announced that True to the Game was being produced into a film and if the film is as great as the book, she will succeed even more. This is a movie I am definitely looking forward to seeing.
The film stars Columbus Short, Andra Fuller, Vivica A. Fox, Nelsan Ellis, Evan Ross and Jennifer Freeman. An all-star cast, this movie will be phenomenal and read her other books, she has so many and they are true page turners!! You go Ms. Teri Woods, I am aspiring to write as well as she does and to get my novel on the big screen.
Angela Yee’s All Black Affair
NAACP Awards 2018
On the day we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, he had a dream that we would live as one nation, without his faith, his words, his bravery and his pride, we wouldn’t be able to live the lives we live today, so I thank him for standing up for what’s right and in the end his lost his life.
The 49th annual Image Awards 2018, ironically aired on Dr. Martin Luther King’s holiday, the NAACP Image Awards honors people of color in entertainment, acting, directors, producers, the list could go on forever. The NAACP Awards also acknowledge those who give back to their community. This was a great a show and Anthony Anderson, as usual did his thing as the host. He’s funny as HELL but he is also a serious actor, he has many talents and we love him as the black man he is today.
Below are a list of the winners:
Entertainer of the Year
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Octavia Spencer, Gifted
Outstanding Motion Picture
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC)
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Omari Hardwick, Power (Starz)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson, Empire (FOX)
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Jay Ellis, Insecure (HBO)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Marsai Martin, black-ish (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Joe Morton, Scandal (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Naturi Naughton, Power (Starz)
Outstanding Television Movie, Limited, Series or Dramatic Special
The New Edition Story (BET)
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Idris Elba, Guerrilla (Showtime)
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited,Series or Dramatic Special
Queen Latifah, Flint (Lifetime)
Outstanding News/ Information
Unsung (TV One)
Outstanding Talk Series
Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series
The Manns (TV One)
Outstanding Variety or Game Show, (Series or Special)
Lip Sync Battle (Spike)
Outstanding Children’s Program
Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior)
Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series)
Caleb McLaughlin, Stranger Things (Netflix)
Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special), Individual or Ensemble
Roland Martin, News One Now (TV One)
Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special), Individual or Ensemble
LL Cool J, Lip Sync Battle (Spike)
Outstanding New Artist
SZA (RCA Records/Top Dawg Entertainment)
Outstanding Male Artist
Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
Outstanding Female Artist
Mary J. Blige (Capitol Records)
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album
“That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
Outstanding Song – Traditional
“That’s What I Like”, Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
DAMN., Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
Outstanding Song – Contemporary
“HUMBLE.”, Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
There were so many outstanding actors and entertainers who were nominated, but their was one winner for each category. That’s the way the cookie crumbles.