Guest Columnists

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WYATTEVANS.COM is proud to present an array of authors and writers who bring their distinctive, compelling voices—along with their unique “flava”– to the table for the reader to savor. Having been carefully selected, these Guest Columnists craft thought-provoking prose that engages the mind, inspires the spirit…and fills the heart! Give yourself a literary treat by doing a deep dive and immersing yourself…

2709, 2020

Old School New Kid 16

By |September 27th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

"Staying Sane in 2020"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham                 2020, in many respects, has been a year of insanity. I won’t rehash that which we already know, but the negative energy from it is something we cannot allow ourselves to be inundated with. As a man of a certain age, I have learned much from my 90-year-old [...]

2009, 2020

Honey, Let Me Tell You Something! 21

By |September 20th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , |9 Comments

“The Midas Touch” Guest Writer: R. L. Norman         We were standing six feet apart from each other. Because of the coronavirus, it was the ritual.   We’ve been dealing with this virus for the last seven months, and social distancing has become a part of life. So, here we stand. We’d just finished having lunch and walked to my [...]

1309, 2020

HartStrings 3

By |September 13th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , |1 Comment

"A Devastating Truth"  Guest Writer: Bishop Hartsel Clifton Shirley     History’s gatekeepers often write it, omitting crucial characters and events.   While they shine a more positive light on the misinformation, this does history an egregious disservice. The history of AIDS--particularly in the United States--is no different.  A case in point is the ethnicity of the individual suggested to represent [...]

3008, 2020

Old School New Kid 15

By |August 30th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

"The Right to Be"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham                Indeed, it is exciting to have a new book launched. In writing Never Give Up: A Christopher Family Novel, I wondered in the beginning if I could write a whodunit, given that I love to watch movies and shows like Midsomer Murders, Forensic Files, Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Inspector [...]

908, 2020

HartStrings 2

By |August 9th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

"Return of the Arc"  Guest Writer: Bishop Hartsel Clifton Shirley   The much-anticipated return of Noah’s Arc came and tantalized us just as the series did for two seasons on Logotv.  This time with much more freedom and creative control, Patrik-Ian Polk--the groundbreaking program’s creator, writer, producer, and director--returned to whet our appetites with Noah’s Arc: The ‘Rona Chronicles. The [...]

2607, 2020

Old School New Kid 14

By |July 26th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

"Flirting With 70"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham                Yes, I said it. I haven’t consummated it yet, but I am in the flirting zone with 70.      That was such an alien concept to my 21-year-old brain in the early 1970s, somewhere in the future far, far away, off in my grandmother’s territory. And to be [...]

1207, 2020

HartStrings – Before The Rainbow

By |July 12th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , |2 Comments

"Before The Rainbow"  Guest Writer: Bishop Hartsel Clifton Shirley            Drag queens, female impersonators, transgenders.  We’re very familiar with the terms, even if we don’t personally know someone who is. Throughout American history, these individuals have been taboo, underappreciated--and rejected. In Black America, these persons were “worse than freaks, were abnormal, and the dregs of society.” Therefore, [...]

2806, 2020

Old School New Kid 13 – MARK MY WORDS, YOU NEVER KNOW, NEVER GIVE UP

By |June 28th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

"MARK MY WORDS, YOU NEVER KNOW, NEVER GIVE UP"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham                     Besides the COVID-19 pandemic (which, paradoxically, has given our planet a chance to breathe), there is another pandemic that is front and center at this time, though it has been around far longer: systemic racism. Indeed, George Floyd's murder has sparked a revolution [...]

2106, 2020

Honey, Let Me Tell You Something! 20

By |June 21st, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , |5 Comments

“Pardon Me” Guest Writer: R. L. Norman       As I sit here, I swear I can feel the walls closing in on me. I don’t know how much more I can take of this “quarantine thing.”  But they say, “It’s for my own good.”  I’m not so sure about that:  I’d rather be with my family and friends during this [...]

1705, 2020

Old School New Kid 12

By |May 17th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

"Second Home"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham                 Indeed, COVID-19 has brought about drastic changes in our lives. My state has a shelter-in-place order at this time, and all that goes with it. People overall have been good about compliance here; I must admit it’s weird driving on freeways with hardly any traffic, but I will take it for [...]

2504, 2020

Honey, Let Me Tell You Something! 19

By |April 25th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , |6 Comments

“Jump!” Guest Writer: R. L. Norman             I was frozen with shock. I couldn’t move. My mind was racing with so many thoughts.      “I can’t believe he did that. I can’t believe we did that. Right here in the alley between two buildings. Anyone could have walked upon us.”      At twelve years old, I [...]

1904, 2020

Old School New Kid 11

By |April 19th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

"Never Give Up!"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham            Summer will be here before I know it, and with it the release of Never Give Up: A Christopher Family Novel. True, it is a historical fiction/whodunit, as I have mentioned in my previous columns. However, the story does have elements of romance, which include the LGBT members of the [...]

1503, 2020

Old School New Kid 10

By |March 15th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

"Blue Lights in the Basement"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham            For those of us brothas of a certain age, “Blue Lights in the Basement” was the title of an album by Roberta Flack. When I think of that phrase, I think of a place and mood that took place despite the challenges. Hence, I consider this installment more [...]

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