“I identify as both African-American and Black. It depends on the forum. If I am filling out an application which states black not of Hispanic origin then I identify as black. In researching my ancestors, I search for the terms colored, Negro, or black as that is what they had to claim to census takers during a certain time frame. When I identify as African-American it is in a more professional environment or in the midst of having a heated discussion with members of another race whether on facebook or other social media sites. To me, identifying as African-American is the strongest statement one could make. We are put down and belittled not only by white people, but other ethnic groups as well. The reasons stated above is why I will always either claim black or African-American. “
Empress Simone is from the Bronx, New York City, a mom of three children, a contributing journalist, an avid genealogist and published Urban Fiction Author. She has over 14 titles to choose from. Genres include Urban Fiction, African-American Romance, Erotica, Street Lit and Interracial Romance. Check out her Amazon author's page. Here's the link : www.amazon.com/Empress-Simone/e/B00XM7I1TK.
Being the wife of a hustler is all Sky Cunningham has ever known. The love he bestowed upon her was more than welcomed. It basically saved her life and taught her to have high self-esteem. However, due to certain circumstances, she is now on her own. She faces the scorn and contempt of his old partners as they try and hold her accountable for his mistakes.
In order to eat and keep her newfound rivals off her tail, she has become her own boss of a crew consisting of three other females. She struggles with trusting their loyalty to her and the daunting question of who to keep in her circle of team members?
Will Sky keep her crew together as it stands or will she allow new team members to take the place of the old? What will Sky decide? Tag along as she decides who joins her winner’s circle.
website is www.empressedforlife.com.