Computer Giveaway by MochaDad

Just in time for the back-to-school rush, MochaDad is giving away TWO Hewlett-Packard computers. The prizes are one HP dv6t laptop, an HP Mini 110 netbook, and a customized Timbuk2 bag. What do you have to do to win this nice bundle? Simply submit a comment on his new review blog describing a teacher who impacted your life. MochaDad and wifey will choose the winner. The contest ends August 30th. Find out more HERE. You will kick yourself if you miss this.

TheRootBuzz: A Busy Bee

If a newbie to Twitter asked you for five "follow" recommendations, who would you name? One of our must-follows would definitely be TheRootBuzz. Jonathan Pitts-Wiley is the writer behind the the Twitter account and a section of the Washington Post-run The called "Buzz". He focuses on people, cultural events and entertainment causing a buzz on the web. At TheRootBuzz, you can't ask for a better roundup of what Black folks are talking about along with snarkalicious commentary. But beyond that TheRootBuzz is witty and irreverent with jaw-dropping regularity. Makes you wonder if his bosses are paying attention. And even if they aren't, we are.


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DeBerryandGrant: Daring Duo

Authors around the globe are trying to harness the reader-grabbing power of Twitter. Those who are having difficulty should take some tips from DeBerryandGrant, also known as the bestselling writing duo Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant. Followers are rewarded with tweets that are funny, irreverent and delightfully off-topic. In short, they see the big picture, not just their corner of the universe.

Of course, as their longtime fans know, DeBerry and Grant are two of the most successful black writers today. They first made a literary splash with their novel Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made back in 1996. Since then, they've written nearly half-a-dozen other novels about love and the pitfalls of modern living. Their most recent novel, What Doesn't Kill You, is nominated for best fiction for an African American Literary Award and at least two of their books are being turned into movies.

They're best friends who have been writing together for years while living in separate states. We think it's fair to say that their situation put them on the information super-highway earlier than many other authors. We're just happy to be able to read the little nuggets they drop on Twitter.





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