• 00:26

    SWAG Radio Presents: Gossip Village by Yara Kaleemah

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    On this episode of SWAG Radio. Yara Kaleemah will read an excerpt from her upcoming novel, Gossip Village..... LIVE.... 


    Gossip Village a story told from the view point of Mrs. Ida Mae Peabody, the nosey neighbor. Mrs. Peabody take us through the rollercoaster lifestyles of several members of a Newark NJ housing complex. Mita and Javier have been together through drugs and jail. Mita is trying to save her marriage but she finds herself in a whirlwind of drama when Javier is arrested, leaving her high and dry. Will she stick by her husband or find stabilty in the arms of another man? Vanessa has been doing drugs most of her life, sleeping with everyone for a taste of the dope. The only person she seeks love from is dying. Will she sober up or use dope to numb her pain? Marianna was livining in the fast lane, seeking attention from the corner boys. She just wants to get her box wet but has she bitten off more than she can chew by knowingly sleeping with two men who don't know they are father and son? While Mrs. Peabody wastes no time telling everybody's business she is keeping a terrible secret of her own. Will she be able to fess up before a fatal disease eats her alive?

  • 00:38

    Let's Talk Too! Author Yara Kaleemah

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    Author Yara Kaleemah

    Bio: Yara Kaleemah was born in Newark NJ. As a kid she would write stories in notebooks and realized at a young age that she was destined to be an author. In 2011 she gave birth to her first child. She vowed that she would publish a novel by the time her daughter turned two. On May 25, 2013, Too Much To Chew became her debut novella- published by Salaam Publications. Today she has penned four 5* novels and owns her own publishing company, S.W.A.G Productions.

  • 01:19

    BlaqRayn goes live with Yara Kaleemah and SWAG!

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    Blaqrayn goes live the Yara Kaleemah..

    Yara Kaleemah Im Yara Kaleemah, Founder of Strong Women Achieving Greatness (SWAG) Productions. We are a publishing company geared toward helping self published authors with all the behind the scenes work for their books. DhakirahTahani is the co-founder of SWAG and upcoming author. I host SWAG Radio alongside Author Shatika Turner. I have several titles under my belt.

    Join us as we learn more about this dynamic young woman and her SWAG!

  • 01:48

    Yara Kaleemah

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    CEO & Founder at SWAG Productions and Urban Fiction writer at Author
    New Jersey. More info to come

  • 00:42

    SWAG Radio Presents: The Sting with Michelle Nicole

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    On this episode of SWAG Radio, Yara Kaleemah will be talking with Ms. Michelle Nicole.

    About Michelle Nicole:

    Michelle Nicole was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Newark, New Jersey. She began writing poetry at the age of 15. Her writing style developed into short stories as a young adult. With over 20 poetry pieces written and three books self-published, she plans to continue her independant writing career for as long as God gives her the strength.

    Not only is she a writer, she is also the founder and CEO of a nonprofit organization which focuses on healing and positive engagement for youth that are affected by domestic violence. Within this organizational umbrella, services provided span from community outreach, youth workshops that cover topics such as teen dating violence, bullying and suicide prevention, and camps that focus on music and literacy development.

    With all of this, Michelle Nicole has also returned to school to complete her degree in Psychology. She plans to complete the Ph. D program in the future and use her skills and knowledge to work with youth in crisis.

    The Sting - Released August 2014

    Can one man make one woman do things that she knows deep down inside is wrong? Manipulation is a terrible thing. It can make one really good person fall victim to one really bad act. This can be simply stated as random moments of insanity. In the end, the really good person is the one who pays for the sins of both. When you have a weak minded person and a strong minded person, someone is bound to get hurt. Stacey is no exception to the rule. She put herself in a situation that could have been avoided if she would have just followed the path God had for her.



  • 01:18

    Domestic Violence Awareness Part 2(Tamika Sims & Yara Kaleemah& Crystal Alexis)

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    In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month Lit Ish Live would like to take the time to discuss the seriousness of domestic violence. In this two part special the Literary Ladies of the ATL will speak with various survivors, awareness advocates, and community specialists in the hopes of shedding more light on the issue and helping victims find the help they need. We welcome listener feedback as we come together as a community to focus on this important issue

  • 00:32

    SWAG Radio Presents: The Flip Artist with Erella

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    Tonight on SWAG Radio, Yara Kaleemah will be talking with Erella about her upcoming release, "The Flip Artist." 

    Erella is an aspiring urban fiction author from Cleveland, Ohio. Born and raised in the predominantly African American suburb of East Cleveland with both parents and three siblings, she was raised in a deeply religious household, that is, until she left home to escape family violence, abandoned her religious upbringing and quickly became entangled in the excitement of street life and ended up getting married to the “dope man” in the early 1990’s. This resulted in her experiencing a series of unfortunate experiences including domestic violence, federal drug trafficking charges, divorce, homelessness and relocation to New York City where she began writing The Flip Artist. After 9/11 she returned to Ohio, re-enrolled in college and has earned two Bachelor’s degrees, in Africana Studies in 2005 and in Spanish in 2012.

    Her novels chronicle the experiences of women who have survived drug addiction, hardship, loss, legal problems, crime, same-sex relationships, intimate partner violence, homelessness and other issues. She describes her writing style as “Pan African faction,” - fiction fused with historical and cultural facts. Currently single, she has three offspring and resides in Cleveland with her fourteen year old daughter. In addition to writing, she is an entrepreneur, who started her own publishing company, Wrong 2 Write Publishing and is also an English Language Learner Instructor for refugees and new immigrants preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Exam.


  • 01:21

    SWAG Presents: The "Shan Presents" Take Over

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    This week Yara Kaleemah will interview 16 authors from Shan Presents.

    Tonight Treasure Bee, Denetra Shuntelle, and Kyra Spencer will be in the hot seat.

    Treasure Bee is 25 years old. Born and raised in Jersey City NJ she has always had a passion for writing even as a young girl. She is a dedicated Mother and soon to be wife who takes joy in her family. She signed with Shan Presents and released her first book In Love with a Dope Boy in 2014. Treasure is new to the urban fiction. In Love with a Dope Boy 2 and 3 are currently available on Amazon.

    Denetra Shuntelle 28 raised in Jupiter Fl. she graduated from Fort Pierce Central High School in 2004 and started a career in Banking. In my younger years her uncle inspired her to write poetry. She would write to express her feelings. Like most people Denetra Shuntelle had a few tragedies that hit close to home. She started reading books to help her escape her reality. This past summer she got a grip on life and channeled all of her anger, energy and emotions into writing her first book ‘Team Us’.

    Meet new upcoming author Kyra Spencer, born and raised in the dangerous streets of Detroit, Michigan. Growing up in one of the most dangerous cities in the world Kyra figured she probably wouldn't be as successful as she would like in a city that she once trusted, the only city that she knows so well, she felt it was holding her back. Although she loves her city and knows it will always be home sweet home she had to find her way out. She is now 25 years young and recently moved to Dallas,Texas for a fresh start and new beginnings

  • 01:38

    SWAG Radio Presents: The "Shan Presents Take Over"

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    This week on SWAG Radio, Yara Kaleemah will be interviewing 16 authors of Shan Presents.

    Tonight, Trinity, Desting Raysor, Lucinda John, and Mz Lady P will be in the hot seat.

    Trinity Stevens is 25 born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. She started writing in the 7th grade after reading Omar Tyree’s fly worker. She currently works as a Parent Educator helping pregnant moms and when she’s not doing that she’s writing her next novel. After reading a Shan presents book and saw that they were taking submissions she decided to submit her work. She’s currently working on the sequel to her first book Love From a One Night Stand as well as working on a new series.

    Destiny Raysor was born and raised in downtown Jersey city, NJ, Destiny lived in the struggle, learned from her struggle,  and built an empire with her struggle. Everything she ever wanted, she pressed her way through it.

    Lucinda John, is a 21 year old,resident of Florida. . After reading numerous book from various of authors, that is when she realized that she should put her gift into use. With the help of Myss Shan she was able to release her first book Fallin' For A Boss, and Finessers all in one month! Nothing stop her from pursuing her dreams and making huge accomplishments. 'With God everything is possible' is the motto that motivated Lucinda to always aim high despite any circumstances.

    .Mz. Lady P  was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Patrice grew up in the ABLA Homes. A housing project located on the Near West Side of Chicago. In her teenage years she discovered Urban Fiction and became a fan of the genre. She found what it is to relate to the characters and the plots. This encouraged her to start writing Urban Fiction.



  • 00:29

    Gossip Village Inquires: Would you rather have your mate MENTALLY OR PHYSICALLY?

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    Yara Kaleemah and Crystal Alexis want to know what maintains the substance of a relationship. According to Crystal, you can only choose one or the other; mentally or physically. Join us to hear what Yara Kaleemah has to say and add your two cents. 


  • 01:20

    SWAG Presents: Sensational Poetry with LSO and VSJ

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     LSO Author of Taste and Treats: 

    Brooklyn’s own Author, LSO, presents her erotic book of poetry “Taste & Treats". "To read my work is to feel it, embrace it, to welcome it into your life, and make it your own". The words are designed to magnetize your inner virtual character. It is erotica at its best created with the intent of helping you to relate and/or reminisce.  In your mind, the work can be a combination of fantasy and truth; either way you care to enjoy, it is all up to you. LSO helps to enhance your intimate experiences and she also helps to bring back to memory a joyous time you may have encountered: "creating magic with words".LSO's motto is to “speak positivity into the atmosphere”, and “make things happen”. She was told to “do big things”, and holding on to that statement, November 18, 2013 she proudly self-published “Taste & Treats” which is heading towards success.  

    Vanessa Santiago Jerman Author of Love Storms and Solace: 

        Vanessa Santiago- Jerman was born and raised in Harlem, New York. Writing has always seemed to be an outlet for her.  Wanting to express her undying creativity, Vanessa began to write poetry and published a book of poetry entitled, Love Storms and Solace. Over the course of her career she has published several children’s books as well including Kennedy Loves Cupcakes and Harlem’s Day Out.Vanessa prides herself on being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. In the future she plans to continue to use her voice and writing to encourage both young women and children to accept who they are and they are unique.



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