New Book: The Closet Case

Posted in Books on May 21st, 2020 by Kuma_Admin
The Closet Case – June 16, 2020

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What would you do if your ex were in trouble?

Shanice Wilkins graduated college with dreams of growing her part-time web design service into a full business. To keep her expenses low, she moved in with friends Debra and Gina. Still, turning “hang out” money into rent money isn’t easy. Her bank account is struggling.

Being broke does stop Shanice from wallowing in her breakup with Renee. The gospel singer abruptly ended the relationship – no explanations given. Rather than deal with the heartbreak, Shanice concentrates on finding new clients.

When Pastor Walter Robinson and his wife Barbara contact her for a free consultation, Shanice happily makes a house call. The couple needs more than a website. They believe Renee is trying to blackmail them and want Shanice to deliver a warning.

Getting paid to talk to her ex? Shanice agrees to become a messenger. The simple task gets extremely complicated when she finds Ms. Barbara dead before Sunday service. Caught up in a swirl of gossip and suspicion, can Shanice and her friends uncover the truth before the killer strikes again?

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(Taps Microphone) Anybody here?

Posted in Uncategorized on February 18th, 2017 by Kuma_Admin

Roughly, How Often Do You Still Visit

  • Once A Week (100%, 2 Votes)
  • Less Than Once A Month (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Once A Month (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Once A Day (0%, 0 Votes)
  • What's That (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 2

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The Next Girl & Other Lesbian Tales

Posted in Books, Uncategorized on January 5th, 2017 by Kuma_Admin

Tawanna Sullivan’s stories have appeared in several anthologies. Now, for the first time, they’ve been collected together in one e-volume: The Next Girl & Other Lesbian Tales.

This eclectic mix of black lesbian fiction includes erotica, mystery, suspense, new twists on old relationship drama and a bit humor.

The pub date is Jan 17, 2017. It is available now for pre-order on Amazon and Kobo.

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Calling All Past Contributors

Posted in Uncategorized on September 18th, 2012 by Kuma_Admin

Where y’all at and what have you been up to? Are you still writing? Have you published a book? What creative talents are you lending your hand to?

Anondra “Kat” Williams, D. Alexandra, and Syncere aka Alexander Supertramp – have written and published hot tales (and poems) of erotic passion.

Skye Ward, traveler extraordinaire, has just published a guide to traveling to/in Paris.

What about you?

No matter if you contributed once or several times, we want to know what’s up. Drop us a note in the comments section here or send an email to

If you know a contributor–make sure you pass the message on (aka share the heck out of this).

Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 may be coming to your town

Posted in Uncategorized on August 12th, 2012 by

Starting September 20th, the Audre Lorde Film & Cultural Festival Tour will be making the rounds at several college campuses. From the University of Hawaii to Hunter College in NY, there will be several stops along the way. The full program includes several films and a reading:
The films:

The reading by Ika Hügel-Marshall from Invisible Woman: Growing Up Black in Germany

Here is a pdf with tour details (not all venues will have the full program): Fall 2012 USA Audre Lorde Film & Cultural Festival Tour

If you want to own a copy of Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years, it appears you can reserve one now by buying/donating. Once the educational dvd goes on sale, it’s not clear whether or not a retail version will be made available.



Book Launch: Skyeview: A Sistah’s View Of The World, Paris Chapter (Oakland, CA Event / August)

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Skye, a wonderful contributor to Kuma in the past, is publishing a travel guide/journal: Skyeview A Sistah’s View of the World, Paris Chapter

You’ve read her travelogues and seen her photo album. Now, it’s time for you to experience Paris first-hand. To launch this new venture, there is going to be a fantastic gathering in Oakland. Here are the complete details:

When: Sunday August 12, 2012 2:00-5:00PM

What: Skyeview A Sistah’s View of the World, Paris Chapter
A Guidebook and Journal
Skyeview Traveler / Sistah Traveler Publications

Book launch celebration, reading and live performance.

Who: Skye Ward, Author
Liz Henrickson, Mistress of Ceremony
Paola Bacchetta, Opening Remarks
Anna Maria Flechero, Song Stylist and Jazz Vocalist
Lisa Cohen, Singer/Songwriter
Ouida Joi, Catering

Where: Joyce Gordon Gallery
406 -14 Street
Oakland, CA

The favor of your RSVP is requested to help estimate catering and seating needs.

Skye Ward, Author

Photo credit: Bethanie Hines


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LOVE the poet, and Cave Canem fellow, t’ai freedom ford headline intimate salon-styled poetry tour this week.

October 3, 2011– Black lesbian poets tour the east coast in a salon styled poetry tour October 6-15, 2011. In private homes in Washington, DC, Chicago, Philadelphia and Brooklyn, THE REVIVAL hosts a night of music, libation and poetry- in – concert. Touring troupe and special guests break the envelope of safe space for today’s queer and trans artists and allies while sharing the written word.

After a successful tour last year, THE REVIVAL adds new members to its roster and a new city! Cave Canem fellow, t’ai freedom ford joins the ranks alongside Washington acoustic duo, Solrose and Punany poet, Revival veteran, LOVE the poet.

“Last year’s tour was awesome, a really tremendous experience. It was really interactive—the audience was just as much a part of the stage as we were. It was a give and take process that allowed for something different to happen. I think lives were definitely changed,” says new author of Black Marks on White Paper, LOVE the poet.

With presenting sponsors, The Rainbow Collective, Poets & Writers, and The Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies, each night of the tour features food, music, and a local poet:

Thursday, October 6, 2011: Washington DC with Bettina Judd
Friday, October 7, 2011: Brooklyn, NY with R. Erica Doyle
Saturday, October 8, 2011: Philadelphia, PA with E. Kairo Miles
Friday, October 14, 2011: Chicago, IL with Patience Soprano

Promotional videos can be found here and here.

For addresses and tickets visit

About Cereus Arts: Cereus Arts is an arts initiative that promotes the visibility of queer women of color through media, literature and community events. For  press passes and interviews please contact

Newark-Essex Pride Week 2011: Day 2 Literary Event (Fire & Ink)

Posted in Uncategorized on June 8th, 2011 by

If you missed this event, you missed a good time.
Featured authors:
Cheril N. Clarke
Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene
John Keene
Tawanna P. Sullivan

Fire & Ink Presents! Newark-Essex Black Pride (Newark, NJ)

Posted in Uncategorized on May 31st, 2011 by

“Why Do You Write/Read and How Do You Succeed?” Join panelists Cheril N. Clarke, Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene, John Keene, Tawanna Sullivan, and Rev. Kevin E. Taylor as they discuss what motivates them to produce work, and how the books they read and the lives they live inform their writing in terms of subject matter, style, form, target audience and other literary choices. These authors will also tackle the complex question of what “success” means to them as individuals, artists and educators in today’s literary and media marketplace and how they are striving to achieve that success. Moderated by Darnell Moore, and hosted by Fire & Ink!

Essex County College, Main Bldg. (entrance on MLK Blvd.), 4th level Multipurpose Room, 303 University Ave., downtown Newark, NJ 07102.

7 p.m. June 7, 2011; free!