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…

103, 2020

Honey, Let Me Tell You Something! 18

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“Man In The Mirror” Guest Writer: R. L. Norman               I’m so jazzed and proud that author, performer, and podcast host Mr.  R. L. Norman has returned to WYATTEVANS.COM!  So Y’all, get ready for more of R. L.’s topical, scintillating and thought-provoking prose!   And his new novel, “Honey, I Can’t Stand the Rain: The Story of Survival,” drops in April.       Ready?  Aight…let’s do it to it!       "Can I buy you a [...]

1602, 2020

Old School New Kid 9

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"A Writer's Work Is Never Done"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham         One thing this Old School New Kid has learned is that my writing is ever-evolving. Honing one’s craft and writing style is an ongoing process, especially when writing is one’s passion. I remember my days as a child when my stories were largely about animals.      In [...]

1201, 2020

Old School New Kid 8

By |January 12th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

"Never Give Up" Preview  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham    A exclusive! A tantalizing excerpt from “Never Give Up,” the much anticipated and soon-to-be released tome by Mr. W. D. Foster-Graham!  Through the lens of Judge Berry’s wife, Juanita Langston Berry, here is a preview of one of the pivotal events of my upcoming novel, “Never Give Up. On the evening [...]

1310, 2019

Old School New Kid 7

By |October 13th, 2019|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

"Authenticity—To Thine Own Self Be True”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham      “To thine own self be true.” I’m sure that somewhere, at some time, brothas have heard or read that phrase. As an Old School New Kid, it has deep meaning when dealing with not only coming out, but being out as an LGBT man of color.      True, [...]

1108, 2019

Old School New Kid 6

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“Never Give Up”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham   Believe in dreams and never give up.      For this Old School New Kid author, this motto has seen me through my ongoing journey. July has been a productive month for me, as well as one for fun and some me-time. On the fun side, I took a road trip to [...]

707, 2019

Old School New Kid 5

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“Fatherhood”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham          June is when Pride Month is celebrated. It’s also the month when Father’s Day is observed. For far too long, there’s been a myth that the two are mutually exclusive. As a Black gay man of a certain age (or SGL) who is also a father, I wish to share my [...]

906, 2019

Old School New Kid 4

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“REFLECTIONS FROM A BROTHA OF A CERTAIN AGE”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham      When I hear the word “Reflections,” the old school in me immediately thinks of the hit by Diana Ross and the Supremes in 1967. Of course, that was one of Motown’s go-to songs when your man has dumped you and you make a late-night visit to [...]

505, 2019

Old School New Kid 3

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“You Never Know”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham “YOU NEVER KNOW” “You never know what hand in life you’ll be dealt.” That is a motto of the Edwards family, in the next book of my series, ‘You Never Know: A Christopher Family Novel’. Yes, there were Black folks who came from old money—we simply didn’t hear of them because they didn’t [...]

704, 2019

Old School New Kid 2

By |April 7th, 2019|Categories: guest|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“Self-Determination”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham      In my first column, this Old School New Kid mentioned the learning curve as an independent author. When it comes to writing, some see it as a hobby, others their passion, still others a business, and a very few regard it as all of the above. I am one of those few individuals, and [...]

1002, 2019

Hot Tea and Ice 19

By |February 10th, 2019|Categories: guest|Tags: , , |1 Comment

“Lessons in Love and Loss”  Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins            Greetings, veteran Hot Tea and Ice Sippers--and those new to the blend of wisdom I offer!  It has been more than a minute since my words graced this space. A lot has happened to me: some good, some bad, and some I haven’t quite figured out—and how exactly to understand the [...]

902, 2019

Old School New Kid

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“I'm an ‘Old School New Kid’--and I Own It.”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham      Yes, that's what my teenage Millennial son would call me in this age of social media, iPhones and Internet branding.  How did I, that 21-year-old version of myself, survive without the bells and whistles of 21st century technology?  But hey, I'm a Baby Boomer and [...]

3103, 2018

Hot Tea and Ice 18

By |March 31st, 2018|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

“Loving U Is Beautiful”  Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins        Greetings, Hot Tea and Ice Sippers!  I send you all springtime wishes of non-allergy inducing days and seasonably warm nights.  This is the time of the year we spring forward and make plans to shed our winter woes and embrace a new season of potential.      One thing I encourage everyone to put away [...]

2701, 2018

Hot Tea and Ice 17

By |January 27th, 2018|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

“Taking All the Time You Need”  Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins          Greetings Hot Tea and Ice Sippers, and Happy 2018!  Trusting the New Year has treated you well and the novelty of snow days hasn’t worn off.  It’s amazing how a weather occurrence that brought many of us so much joy when we attended elementary and middle school evokes so much misery [...]

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