1 More Week Until the 4 New Revezia Books Drop!

One More Week!

C. M. B. Bell's Writing Universe

1 More Week, Everyone! Come get these upcoming Revezia books!

Infrasound Larceny (Cell Phone Novel for 99 cents): https://books2read.com/b/mqG6ge

Electrum Volume 1 (Novelette for $1.99): https://books2read.com/b/4jeXAv

Electrum Volume 2 (Novelette for $1.99): https://books2read.com/b/4DOpRd

Electrum Volume 3 (Novelette for $1.99): https://books2read.com/b/bQ6YVd

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2 More Weeks Until 4 New Revezia Books Drop!

2 more weeks, people! The books range from 99 cents to $1.99!

C. M. B. Bell's Writing Universe

2 more weeks, everyone!

Feel free to get these new books in the Revezia universe!

Infrasound Larceny (Cell Phone Novel for 99 cents): https://books2read.com/b/mqG6ge

Electrum Volume 1 (Novelette for $1.99): https://books2read.com/b/4jeXAv

Electrum Volume 2 (Novelette for $1.99): https://books2read.com/b/4DOpRd

Electrum Volume 3 (Novelette for $1.99): https://books2read.com/b/bQ6YVd

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Hollandus Landing turns 2 years old! — C. M. B. Bell’s Writing Universe

Can you believe it? My biggest cell phone novel Hollandus Landing was first serialized 2 years ago on this blog. Time really does fly around here. 2017 was an important year for me as a writer because that was when I FINALLY decided to show some of my fiction projects after writing books and short […]

via Hollandus Landing turns 2 years old! — C. M. B. Bell’s Writing Universe

Listening to Congolese Music: Konono No. 1


Mbote!

I’ve been on a huge African music kick and I wanted to check out the music in the big DRC. That’s the Democratic Republic of Congo for those not familiar with that initialism. I discovered this band called Konono No. 1 who are from Kinshasa (No, it’s not just Shinsuke Nakamura’s finishing move) which is the capital and largest city. These musicians don;t sound like anyone else. It consists of singers, drummers, and three thumb piano players that are hooked up to DIY amps. The frequencies almost sound like distorted guitars which is crazy with how full their sound is. They incorporate traditional rhythms with avant-garde electronics.

Feel free to check them out!

4000+ views!

More people have been checking out my blog and I got to this amount! Thank you to everyone who read my blog. Whether it’s my poems, music, news stories, opinions, or mentioning my other creative works, I appreciate it.

I have been thinking about this blog since I feel like I’ve had an identity crisis with this page. This was supposed to be for my poems and music, but I lost track with other things that I feel like no one cares unless it’s content from my other pages. I really need to streamline things on here.

Quote by Miriam Makeba on the Misrepresentation of Africa in the Media — African Heritage

I reblogged this post from Dr. Y’s Afro Legends blog which is so true that I just had to post it on here. Dr. Y is an awesome blogger and person who taught me a lot about African history and cultures that they NEVER teach you in school (at least here in America or the West as a whole.

That quote from Miriam Makeba is inarguable with how Western mainstream media treats the continent. At best it takes place in a fictional country that no one will ever visit (see: Wakanda in Black Panther). At worst, the whole continent is either war-torn, super poor, and uncivilized.

The Tarzan example is spot on. Granted, I’m more familiar with the Disney version, but it only proves my point since that company was too cowardly to put any Black characters in that film. That and having a certain other movie which has no humans at all also proves Makeba’s point (**cough** The Lion King **cough**). It’s as if Hollywood sees Africa as either a giant zoo, some conflict-torn continent, or a place where they can get their rocks off by exterminating Black people offscreen in their movies much like aforementioned Disney movie examples.

Thank for sharing, Dr. Y!

“People in the United States [the West] still have a ‘Tarzan’ movie view of Africa. That’s because in the movies all you see are jungles and animals . . . We [too] watch television and listen to the radio and go to dances and fall in love.” Miriam Makeba

via Quote by Miriam Makeba on the Misrepresentation of Africa in the Media — African Heritage

#PreyingMissionaries Pt. II: Petition to get justice for the innocent Kenyan orphans abused by Gregory and Mary Rose Dow

https://www.change.org/p/kwitu-pa-kenya-women-in-the-us-pennslyvania-chapter-justice-for-kenyan-orphan-children

I’m glad there’s a petition for this case, too.

After watching the Preying Missionaries documentary on YouTube, I was beyond sickened by hearing the stories of those poor Kenyan children that were beaten, starved, raped, and some of them even killed by the Dow couple. It was even more infuriating that Gregory Hayes Dow was a registered sex offender and child molester (his victim was his own daughter, by the way) before opening up an orphanage in Kenya and got away with it for nine years.

Don’t you dare complain and cause a fit about Bill Cosby or R. Kelly when you stay silent about sexual abusers like the Dows or those who look like them. You are hypocrites and cowards if you do that. It makes me wonder if those same people barking about those two are getting away with violating children while accusing those of a certain complexion.

I hope justice can be done, so all those children can know something happened to these monsters who ruined their lives. I hope Gregory Dow and Mary Rose Dow serve hard time especially when there are people in jail who have served decades for non-violent crimes assuming if they were guilty to begin with.

#FirstThem