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Photograph courtesy of Angela Stanton-King campaign

Angela sat down with Atlanta Magazine who sent 13 questions to Stanton-King. Here are her responses are below. As of publication time, Williams has not yet provided responses to our questions.

Responses have been edited for length and clarity.

If you’re elected, what does your first day in office look like?
If I’m elected, I want to meet with community leaders the first day in office and start the process of us working together to bring progressive change to Georgia’s 5th District.

How would you rate the local and national response to the COVID-19 crisis? What should public officials have done differently, what have they done well, and what responses do you want to see in the future?
My focus is on moving forward. We need to listen to our experts and make data-driven decisions. I believe we are moving in a positive direction, but I’d like to see us work even harder to practice safety and get our children back in schools and our small businesses back up and running. …


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Halloween just passed and I’ve been looking for scary movies coming out other than ordinary hocus-pocus. I had the opportunity to watch an advanced screening of the new thriller and horror film written and directed by Remi Weekes from a story by Felicity Evans and Toby Venables, His House became available to stream on NetFlix on October 30th, 2020. I was very optimistic about how the content was going to come off and if His House was going to be scary or if I was going to be afraid. We’ve been seeing a lot of black writers and directors step into this genre over the last few years like Jason Peele who released several projects, that have challenged the horror Genre. …


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Melissa Kimble proclaimed, “The world does not move without Black creativity,” and Black Writers Weekend persisted in ensuring Black creativity continued to prevail despite transitioning to an entirely virtual experience. With a plethora of sponsors: Dafina Books, Kindle Direct Publishing, Black Librarians, Goodreads, Wattpad AAMBC Awards, Harlequin Books, Will Packer Studios, and much more the weekend delivered an effortless weekend of safe space for Black writers, artists, and filmmakers to exist in their art’s fullness.


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Living in your truth isn’t an easy feat, and in the age of social media, it can be intimidating to bare it all, but even in the trepidation, one discovers authentic freedom. Tamika Newhouse, the creator of AAMBC Inc., will be sharing her truth in the highly anticipated Season 2 premiere of her podcast Traces of Mika. Traces of Mika chronicles Tamika’s experiences through unfiltered and candid conversations.

In Season 2 of Traces of Mika, viewers will gain insight into her journey through motherhood, relationships, and her resiliency in overcoming painful experiences. Tamika’s vulnerability will inspire and empower others to share their testimony. When speaking about Season 2 she shares, “ When I first decided to begin developing the second season of Traces of Mika, I was nervous because I had revealed so much in season one. I asked myself how am I suppose to come back now and expose my life again? I understand life is about lessons and you’re supposed to share your journey because it could be encouraging or inspiring for others but I’ve never been the one to openly talk about my pain; maybe because I was still healing from it.” …


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Amazon KDP Sponsors Black Writers’ Weekend

Kindle Direct Publishing Sponsors Event Focused on Uplifting Marginalized Voices.

Black Writers Weekend virtual experience will stream online on Thursday, August 27th to Saturday, August 29th. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing has signed on to be a major sponsor.

The theme for this year’s Black Writers Weekend is “Uplifting Marginalized Voices.” Amazon Presents a Town Hall Meeting moderated by Tamika Newhouse with guests Kimberly L. Jones, Jamila T. Davis, Aya De Leon, and Monique Melton wil speak on where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going as African-Americans in the literary industry.

As an official Black Writers Weekend sponsor, Amazon KDP are working hard to remove barriers standing between creators and audiences. Black Writers Weekend wants to be sure that you’re familiar with Amazons’ tools and services provided to assist in your work getting into the hands of readers. The second Amazon KDP sponsored event is hosted by award-nominated, bestselling author Phoenix Williams. Through the Masterclass: Reach More Readers, Phoenix will teach participants how to use the Amazon KDP algorithm to their advantage. …


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Black Writers Weekend is just around the corner and are we excited to partner with media giants such as Goodreads and Amazon KDP.

Join us live in the comfort of your living room and have access to some of Hollywood’s influential filmmakers and Writers. Pass holders will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, creative clinics, and masterclasses and advance their knowledge in network.

We don’t want you to miss vital information and knowledge from these classes and workshops. Register now and prepare for an experience that will change your writing career for a lifetime!


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One word that has been prevalent in this day and time is representation. We have seen the way African American men and women have been portrayed in the news, movies, and books. It is up to all African Americans to do our part and represent the culture for the all goodness that it is. Black Writers Weekend is one event that opens the eyes of many as to what we as a people can accomplish. Black Writers Weekend was created by Tamika Newhouse as a way for creatives and culture lovers to showcase their talents and inspire each other. This event is one of the largest gatherings for Black Talent and will be coming to you virtually this year. Many of the events and panels that are scheduled to take place will show you the importance of representation of the Black Culture. One panel specifically is the Access to Hollywood Panel & Pitch Session. …


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Black Writers Weekend is a 3-day festival of Black talent coming together to celebrate the best in Black creativity. From characters that leap off the pages of books to cinematic creations that we see come to life in front of our eyes, Black creatives are representing in all genres. But no matter the mode of expression, one thing remains the same — they are all storytellers.

One such storyteller taking the mic at Black Writers Weekend is famed screenwriter Sid Powell. But she is no stranger to Black Writers Weekend having spoken in previous years. This year, she will be giving attendees a crash course, better yet, a mini masterclass on creating a logline during her screenwriting clinic. If you are wondering, www.studiobinder.com defines a logline as “a brief summary of a movie, tv-show, etc. that hooks the reader in and describes the central conflict of the story.” …


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Coming into your own as a writer is no easy feat; however, Black Writers Weekend provides a weekend for aspiring and established writers to hone in nurturing their talent, voice, and gift of Black writing and storytelling. Stephanie Lahart stated, “Black Girls, don’t be afraid to use your voice. Your thoughts, opinions, and ideas are just as important as anybody else’s.” One author unapologetically affirming their unique voice is the awe-inspiring Karen Strong. Known for her critically acclaimed middle-grade book, Just South of Home is recognized on Best of Year lists, including Kirkus Reviews Best Books, CCBC Choices, and Bank Street Best Books. Karen crafts book connecting southern culture, the supernatural, and social justice. …


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Tamika Newhouse

Despite COVID 19 continuing to impact the nation, the countdown to Black Writers Weekend persists with Black creatives worldwide in anticipation of experiencing one of the most significant Black literary movements. With over 15,000 attendees since its inception in 2008. Every movement has a pioneer. Tamika Newhouse has balanced being a pioneer and a visionary, continuing to create space for Black writers, artists, and filmmakers to exist in the fullness of their art. Maya Angelou once said, “You can’t use up creativity; the more you use, the more you have.” Tamika Newhouse masterfully embodies a limitless foundation of creativity.

At the age of 12, she discovered her passion for storytelling, crafting stories that allowed her to escape reality by tapping into her love for writing. She would someday manifest into a renowned literary brand. In 2008, Tamika became a full-time entrepreneur, and a year later, debuted her first novel, The Ultimate No-No, securing her a significant publishing contract without any representation. From her musings was born AAMBC Inc. (African Americans on the Move Book Club), an interactive literary-based organization, centering programs advocating for literary arts, literacy, and bridging the gap for Black writers and opportunities. With one of the most influential brands in the industry AAMBC Inc. also hosts a unique entertainment event, the AAMBC Awards, an award paying homage and recognition to literary creatives. …

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Tamika Newhouse

Creator of the AAMBC Awards and the AAMBC Journal

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