A Few Freelance Writing Job Resources

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Here are a few writing-related sites you can check into for freelance or contract gigs. Most of them offer a lot more than jobs, too.

Freelance Writing Gigs: http://www.freelancewritinggigs.com/  “Whether you’re a seasoned writer or a beginner, the information you need to be a successful writer is at your fingertips here at Freelance Writing Jobs!” (check out the Resources for Writers tab off the main page; business tips, job hunting tips, writing tips, and a lot more)

Make a Living Writing: http://www.makealivingwriting.com/  “I’m Carol Tice, an award-winning, fun-loving freelance writer living in the Seattle area. I’m obsessed with helping writers earn more from their work.” (a lot of free resources; podcasts; downloads; monthly membership-fee community; and a lot more)

If you’re looking for work in New Hampshire, I recommend the NHJobsList Yahoo Group: http://www.nhjobslist.com/  “NH Jobs List is a mailing list focused solely on jobs in New Hampshire.” (If you sign…

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Usain Bolt Secures 11th World Championships Gold

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BBC reports that Usain Bolt collected his 11th World Championships gold medal as Jamaica won the 4x100m relay in Beijing, while Great Britain failed to finish. It was Bolt’s third gold of the championships after victories in the 100m and 200m. CNN says that “the winning Jamaican time of 37.36 seconds was the best of any nation this year and another exposition of the country’s supremacy in short distance events.” Fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce also won in the women’s sprint relays.

BBC writes: Bolt anchored his quartet to a world leading time of 37.36 seconds. GB were third going into the final changeover but James Ellington did not get the baton to anchor Chijindu Ujah. The USA finished second but were disqualified after a faulty final changeover, meaning China were promoted to silver and Canada bronze.

The Jamaicans completed a sweep of the sprint relays with the women, anchored by…

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“Women’s Voices and Caribbean Literature”—A Literary Salon at the Brooklyn Book Festival

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Check out & Support this upcoming event…

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The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY—in Collaboration with Penguin Press and The Network Journal—presents A Literary Salon “Women’s Voices & Caribbean Literature” with Naomi Jackson (The Star Side of Bird Hill) in conversation with Rosalind Kilkenny McLymont (The Guyana Contract) on the voices of women and Caribbean literature. The salon will take place on Saturday, September 19, 2015, 2:00-4:00pm, at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA).

The museum is located at 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, New York. This is an official Brooklyn Book Festival bookend event. You must RSVP to ensure space. Recommended donation is $10.00.

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Blogging your way to a PhD?

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The Thesis Whisperer

Calvin Ho (@calvinhyj) is a PhD student in Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He researches skilled labour immigration policies in Western countries. Through the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program at UCLA, he also mentors minority students planning to pursue doctorates in the humanities and social sciences.

Calvin is an avid blogger and in this post he will tell you how blogging can help you with your PhD writing. If you want to see how PhD students blog, have a look at our page of PhD blogs. Take it away Calvin!

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 3.37.05 pmAcademics don’t often talk about how they write. By how, I mean the nitty-gritty how. Sure, you may set up your laptop in a coffee shop and open up a Word document, but how do you go from blank page to finished thesis?

One strategy is to write blog posts. Many academics are wary of…

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September in BU: Registration is open!

YES!!! GlobalSisterzMedia recommends ALL Bloggers, Writrepreneurs, Brand Strategists to participate in these sessions…


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September is a big month for Blogging U! Get your blog off the ground with Blogging 101: Zero to Hero, help it reach more readers with Blogging 201: Branding and Growth, or cultivate a writing habit with Writing 101: Finding Everyday Inspiration.

Note: you cannot take Blogging 101 and Blogging 201 at the same time — but both courses run frequently throughout the year, so there are plenty of opportunities!

Blogging 101: Zero to Hero runs from Monday, September 7th to Friday the 25th, and gives you one new task each day to help you publish, customize your blog, and engage with the blogging community. Learn more.

Blogging 201: Branding and Growth runs from Monday, September 14th to Friday the 25th, and helps focus your blog and grow your readership. Learn more.

Writing 101: Finding Everyday Inspiration runs from Monday, September 7th to Friday…

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Cultural Appropriation: The Fashionable Face of Racism

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Although Media Diversified is on a site break for the month of August while we develop exciting new projects, we still want to continue delivering challenging, insightful content to our readers — so we’ll be going into the archives to bring back some of our most-read articles.

Chimene Suleyman’s “Cultural Appropriation: The Fashionable Face of Racism” deals with the cultural violence of white mainstream fashion commodifying and profiting from the traditions of people of colour.

Cultural Appropriation: The Fashionable Face of Racism

by Chimene Suleyman 

There is a painting in my parent’s house that my mother made. It is a self portrait; green eyes looking back between the black cloth of the headscarf painted around her face. It is a beautiful painting, carnal even. The assigned image on my phone for my father is a photograph taken from the same time as my mother’s painting. He sits straight, regal, the…

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UHURU:UBUNTU — Open Letter From Assata

My name is Assata Shakur, and I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the US government’s policy towards people of color. I am an ex-political prisoner, and I have been living in … Continue reading UHURU:UBUNTU — Open Letter From Assata