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Alretha Thomas

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  “We have an offer on Married.” Those were the words that appeared in the subject line of an email I received from my agent, Stacey Donaghy, on ...
  My coworker gasped and I braced myself for what she had to say. The last thing I expected was for her to tell me Nelson Mandela died today. A wave of sadness overtook me and I fought back tears. Nelson Mandela was a monumental figure and leade...
  Today marks the 50 th Anniversary of President Kennedy’s death. People all over the world are taking time to remember the man who was known as Camelot to those who loved and revered him. Fifty years ago I was three-years-old, and unlike the ol...
  While reading her email I could feel every ounce of enthusiasm and excitement that enveloped her being. Her words bounced off and danced across the screen. Who was this young woman who so exuberantly expressed her love for "The Baby in the Win...
  Yesterday I had the opportunity to see the movie “12 Years a Slave.” I had first learned of the controversial film while at the theater to see “The Butler.” The trailer for “12 Years a Slave” immediately caught my attention. The notion that a ...
          You’re probably scratching your head wondering what in the heck is Oldorexia. Well it’s a new word I have coined and it’s trademarked. It’s similar to anorexia, wherein an individual has a distor...
I said “I do” to my soulmate. September 18, 1999 was one of the happiest days of my life. It was a day I never imagined would take place. Trust me, I fantasized countless times about meeting “The One” and walking down the aisle while family and ...
  The month of September is somewhat bittersweet. The sweetness can be attributed to my book launch party for my latest novel “The Baby in the Window” that took place August 24. It was a great success and I’m still basking in the aftermath. &nbs...
  Recently it was reported in the news that a preacher out of Texas banned the women in his congregation from wearing weaves. I thought it was a joke when I first heard about this, but on further inspection, I realized it was true—in my humble o...
I In case you haven’t heard or read about it, the Powerball Jackpot is up to $425 million. I usually don’t play the lottery, but I had 425 million reasons to play today. When it’s that high, I feel it’s my duty to play and hopefully win! According to...
  Today is my mother’s birthday, and if she were still living, she would be 75-years-old. Wow, I can’t even begin to imagine my mother at 75. She was only 36 when she passed away. Yes, she was YOUNG. It really hits me just how young she was when...




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