The New Black Idealogy

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When I read and hear comments by African American celebrities, I am disheartened because they influence our culture, especially our youth, whether they want the “role model” designation or not — The “New Black” is a lost generation.

It would be great to see the world without viewing race, which is a social construction; however, America has not progressed in that way. It is naïve to view the world through a colorless lens when a colored lens is still applied to the African American existence. The “New Black” ideology is commendable because to not “be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character”(Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) is the ultimate goal and ultimate measure of racial equality. Diversity is ideal and I promote diversity and multiculturalism wholeheartedly..

America's Race Problem

I love America! Let's work through our past.

The Post Racial Society Myth

The Race Dilemma is a Social Problem.

About Me

Born Celicia LaShay Bell in Quincy, Florida, I am a military brat with a Christian upbringing who spent her junior and senior high school years in Niceville, Florida, near Eglin, Air Force Base, the place I call "home." I graduated from Florida State University with a B.A. in English, concentration in Creative Writing (1995) and an M.S. in English Education (2005). Reading and writing fiction is my first love.

Ceci Bell

Writer & Editor

Creative writing is my first love! Writing is re-writing; it's a process. The first draft is never the last draft.

Educator & Instructor

I have a passion for helping others reach and exceed their reading and writing potential because "knowledge is power."

Public Relations Coordinator

Coordinating community activities and events.

English Education

Teaching culturally relevant curriculum, creative writing, freshman composition, multicultural literature.

African American Literature

Traditional and contemporary, specifically the Harlem Renaissance and contemporary literary fiction."

Black Studies

Post traumatic slave syndrome, racial identity developent, critical race theory.

Latest Projects

  • The Lightstand Project
  • Black Millennials Renaissance Project
  • Purpose Filled Pen

The Lightstand Project

“Is a lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Is it not to be set on a lampstand.” – Mark 4:21, NKJV, The Bible. Goal: To empower individuals, businesses, and communities to live out their dreams happily and healthily and to the best of their abilities.

Black Millennials Renaissance Project

"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." - Marcus Garvey Englightening a new generation - Inspire * Educate * Empower * Mobilize * Activate

Purposeful Writing Workshops

What's in your pen? Fill it with purpose! To entertain? Inspire? Initiate change? Spread cultural pride and heritage? "Your passion is your purpose and your purpose is your plan"-author unknown

Drumbeats Magazine

Embrace your heritage with black cultural articles, history, and more.