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1 Year Anniversary: My Debut Fiction Novel, “The Man Curse”

Posted in The Man Curse, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 16, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

One year ago today, my greatest artistic accomplishment to date was released: My debut fiction novel “The Man Curse.” Dream publisher (Simon & Schuster). Dream accomplishment (since the 4th grade). Dream release month (birthday season.) Dream book release party (packed it out). Dream book tour (with The Limited). Dream reviews (Check Amazon). It was all a dream that took 10 years to manifest. Definitely worth remembering and celebrating. Thank you, Lord!!! Still haven’t checked it out? Download your copy to your tablet or smartphone via Amazon or TheManCurse.com. #Amen #TheManCurse #IdidThat

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#Memories Circle of Sisters 2016

Posted in The Man Curse, Uncategorized, WBLS FM with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

I had so much fun with my WBLS, Hot 97, and WLIB family taking over NYC’s Jacob Javitz Center for Circle of Sisters 2016. The yearly black women’s empowerment event attracts thousands for two, jam-packed, days of panels, performances, celebrity sightings, interviews, and an indoor flea market vibe packed with countless booths selling products appealing to today’s black woman. Not only did I get to sell my novel “The Man Curse” in the special “Meet Your DJ” Booth (Heyyy! :=). I also shared the stage with Common in an intimate one-on-one about his album “Black America Again” with a surprise visit on-stage by The Rev. Al Sharpton. CHECK THE INTERVIEW HERE: Common talks the 13th Documentary and has message for Black Youth.

Besides that? Tons of pics taken with my co-workers, fans, a few celebrities, and just pure fun. Check the pics below!

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Amazing time on stage building with Common and Rev. Al Sharpton.

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Common’s post interview selfie on-stage with the ladies at Circle of Sisters.

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One of my favorite pics of the weekend with some of my co-workers at WBLS (L to R) @DrBobLee, @AnnTrip @DahvedLevy @shailakiss @dejavuspeaks @LennyGreen

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Had a hilarious WBLS.com interview with Kym Whitley.

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Black Girl Magic galore with Deja Vu and Okema T. Moore.

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Couldn’t help cheesing with Common. I mean, c’mon…

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Met Beyoncé’s dad, Matthew Knowles.  Convo surprised me too. Was inspiring…

Posing with the homie and radio OG Jeff Foxx.

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Hopped On-air to chat it up real quick with Jeff Foxx. Bugsy looking good in those headshots too! lol

Had a fun convo on-air with Keke Wyatt about her upcoming album, 8 kids, Marriage Bootcamp, and love.

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Broadcasted Live from the Javitz Center.

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Love my DJs. Posing with DJ Sir Charles and DJ S1.

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This was part of my fly sister crew working The Man Curse table at booth 112. We Sold LOTS of books!

Pics with just a few new book-buying fans. #TheManCurse

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Posing at the “Meet Your DJ” booth with Shaila, Deja Vu, & Lenny Green.

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Family came to show love and support today. This is my mom (right) and Godmom (left)

 

 

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted in Leading You to Love, The Man Curse, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 12, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

I had to sign this confidentiality agreement before speaking to a room of domestic violence survivors. All month, I’ve been heading to shelters in the Urban Resource Institute (URI) network throughout NYC, reading from The Man Curse, and conducting the workshop I created based on my novel. This can only happen after signing the confidentiality agreement below that promises to never reveal the location of any shelter. Imagine being in a relationship that ends with you having to hide from the one you love? #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth

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Raqiyah Mays Brings “The Man Curse” to Domestic Violence Shelters for DV Awareness Month

Posted in Leading You to Love, The Man Curse, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 4, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

October is #DomesticViolence Awareness Month. I’m looking forward to working with Urban Resource Institute (URI) again this month, heading to shelters, reading from #TheManCurse, empowering, inspiring, and motivating DV survivors through literature and therapy. If you know of anyone in need, or are a victim yourself, please reach out for help and call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233.

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#BreakTheManCurse #211

Posted in The Man Curse, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 6, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got.-R. Brault #BeInspired #TheManCurse

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#BreakTheManCurse #210

Posted in The Man Curse, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on August 5, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up, instead of what they have to gain. -Rick Godwin #BeInspired #TheManCurse

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#BreakTheManCurse #209

Posted in The Man Curse, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on August 4, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

Train your mind to see the good in everything. Positivity is a choice. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. #BeInspired #TheManCurse

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#BreakTheManCurse #208

Posted in The Man Curse, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 3, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

Just breathe. You are strong enough to handle your challenges, wise enough to find a solution to your problems, and capable enough to do whatever needs to be done.#BeInspired #TheManCurse

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#BreakTheManCurse #207

Posted in The Man Curse, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on August 2, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

 You are only going to be as good as the people you surround yourself with, so be brave enough to let go of those who keep weighing you down. #BeInspired #TheManCurse

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#BreakTheManCurse #206

Posted in The Man Curse, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on August 1, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

When a woman is silent, listen to her very carefully. #BeInspired #TheManCurse

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