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Jessica Rae Hartstein

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The Emperor of Ocean Park

Hi, I have had a long term goal of writing this article after enjoying the book probably 15 years ago, and still reading it from time to time now. I'm having trouble getting anyone else to look at the article, I think it's decent but I've been very much working in isolation on it. Many of the sources/reviews described Emperor as being significant in the mainstreaming of modern African-American literature so I was hoping someone here might have their interest piqued, kindly cast their eye over the article, and perhaps expand the bits I'm not an expert in (particularly looking for some help on the Major Themes and Literary Significance sections, in particular around the race issues Carter discusses in the book). Cheers, Fish+Karate 15:12, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Hello and sorry this reply comes so belatedly--what very nice work Fish and karate! Congratulations! I'm afraid I have not read the book yet (though it just went to the top of my list!) so my advice is a bit limited for the time being, but for the reception section I had a couple of recommendation. For one, the section begins by saying most reviews were positive but the paragraph then seems (in my reading at least) more to emphasize the negative; it might be worth slightly reorganizing to foreground more of the positive first and then give reservations, if indeed that's what the balance of the reviews warrant.
Additionally, it seemed to me that might be a good place to mention the broader impact on literature; I see the lead notes Carter's advance had broader effects on the treatment of African-American works as literary fiction, but that's not yet described in the body of the entry, I think.
Hope that's helpful. I see ORES joins me in being very impressed by the entry. Have you thought about taking it to GA? Innisfree987 (talk) 17:23, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
@Innisfree987: That's some really useful feedback, thank you! I have been mulling over trying to take it to GA. I think I'll get through trying to get New England White (Carter's second book) through DYK, and finish off my draft of Palace Council (the third book), then I'll use the feedback you've provided and touch the article up a little, then go for it. Cheers! I definitely recommend The Emperor of Ocean Park, it's a really good read. Fish+Karate 10:31, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
@Innisfree987: Palace Council is now live and I shall take a crack at getting Emperor through GA next. Fish+Karate 14:08, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
Oh terrific Fish and karate! My WP time's been a bit limited as of late but I'm looking forward to reading the new entry and then seeing if I can't help you a bit through GA as I'm able! Thanks so much for your work--it's wonderful to have such strong contributions to WPAD. Innisfree987 (talk) 04:48, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
It's at GAN now. Let's see how it goes. Fish+Karate 12:37, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for your work, Fish and karate! I also enjoyed Emperor of Ocean Park and read it a second time, as well as Carter's later books. He explored so much of society through his device of the mystery. Will be glad to read your articles.Parkwells (talk) 14:31, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
I also wanted to recommend to you and others, a younger author, Attica Locke. She just won an Edgar Award for her 4th novel. Her first is Black Water Rising, set in Houston in the post-civil rights era. Others include The Cutting Season, set in contemporary times but based on a preserved plantation on the Mississippi River in Louisiana, whose curator is a professional African-American woman, Pleasantville (with the same protagonist and Houston setting as her first, set about 10 years later, but also reaching to the postwar period), and Bluebird, Bluebird, about a contemporary black Texas Ranger in small towns of East Texas. She had also been a writer and producer on Empire.Parkwells (talk) 14:38, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Parkwells, I shall add her to my "to read" list. Also thank you for helping spruce up the article. Fish+Karate 08:33, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Afro pick

Hello all! I'm looking for an Afro pick photo. Anyone? Please? It's for Comb#Afro pick. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 02:37, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Hi Anna Frodesiak. I assume that these won't do? Here's a Flickr image that claims to be free. Here are a few free images:
  • http://www.publicdomainfiles.com/show_file.php?id=13550916613441
  • http://www.publicdomainfiles.com/show_file.php?id=13550920815231
That's all I could find in a few minutes of searching. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 03:01, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
I didn't see anything during a quick search, but you can also try looking at nappy, a collection of free high-resolution stock photos of black and brown people. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 03:12, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
That's very kind of you, Malik Shabazz. It's a bit 'iconic' the sillouette. :) I actually just searched for "afro combs" and then looked in the main combs cat and found some that look right. See here, a cat I just created. I've swapped in a Wikipedia "to be xferred to commons" image and that should cause the nonfree to get automatically zapped. I'll take a look at nappy. Many, many thanks! Anna Frodesiak (talk) 03:13, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

AfroCine: Join us for the Months of African Cinema in October!

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Greetings!

You are receiving this message because your portal is related to Africa, the Carribean, Cinema or theatre.

This is to introduce you to a new Wikiproject called AfroCine. This new project is dedicated to improving the Wikipedia coverage of the history, works, people, places, events, etc, that are associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the carribbean, and the diaspora. If you would love to be part of this or you're already contributing in this area, kindly list your name as a participant on the project page here.

Furthermore, In the months of October and November, the WikiProject is organizing a global on-wiki contest and edit-a-thon tagged: The Months of African Cinema. If you would love to join us for this exciting event, also list your username as a participant for this event here. In preparation for the contest, please do suggest relevant articles that need to be created or expanded in different countries, during this event!

If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions, etc., please reach out to me personally on my talkpage! Cheers!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 20:50, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Need help, please...

I recently discovered that the first, pioneering civilian paramedics in history were African Amercian Freedom House ambulance attendents in Pittsburg, Pa, in the late 1960s - and there's no article about them here!

I have some basic material to create an article but feel daunted by how truly important this is, both to medical and African American history. Is there someone willing and able to collaborate, or who could refer me to someone who would? For the record I'm a paleface :)

Cheers! Shir-El too 18:04, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Hi Shir-El too! Great find! (Such a testament to how many entries still remain missing from the encyclopedia.) I've started the entry to get you going--Freedom House Ambulance Service--but don't be daunted! Any expansion you can contribute will improve the encyclopedia over having nothing on the subject! Innisfree987 (talk) 19:04, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
PS. While I vaguely recollect knowing that EMT services were pioneered by African-Americans, that's literally all I knew until I read your post--so I'm not an expert in this by any means, please revise anything you feel necessary as you add to what I started. Just wanted to get the ball rolling! Innisfree987 (talk) 19:06, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Wow! You may have known little, but you certainly did a great job launching it! There's much to expand and link, which is more my forte. Thank you for getting this started! Cheers! Shir-El too 04:10, 20 September 2018 (UTC) {PS is it for the film, the song or the place?}[PPS Happy Un-Birthday!]

Welcome to the Months of African Cinema!

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Greetings!

The AfroCine Project welcomes you to October, the first out of the two months which has been dedicated to improving contents that centre around the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.

This is a global online edit-a-thon, which is happening in at least 5 language editions of Wikipedia, including the English Wikipedia! Join us in this exciting venture, by helping to create or expand articles which are connected to this scope. Also remember to list your name under the participants section, if you haven't done so already.

On English Wikipedia, we would be recognizing Users who are able to achieve the following:

  • Overall winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd places)
  • Country Winners
  • Diversity winner
  • High quality contributors
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  • Page improvers
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For further information about the contest, the recognition categories and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. See you around :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 22:50, 03 October 2018 (UTC)

Kehinde Andrews

Hello. Please help me expand Kehinde Andrews if you can. I am unable to find out where he earned his degrees, so it is hard to add an "early life" section. A "career" section could include information from reviews of his books and his commentaries as a public intellectual. Please ping me if interested. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 12:20, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Andrews has a PhD from the University of Birmingham, and I have added this cited info to the article. Edwardx (talk) 12:40, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

History of African Americans in Los Angeles

Your attention is called to the deficiencies called out in the hatnote over the above article. You are invited to correct those deficiencies if you can possible do so. Otherwise, the article may be deleted or severely truncated. Sincerely, BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 15:45, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

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