Author: Janet E Williams

Stolen Innocence

“Chapter 2 of my book A Lighter Shade of Black is titled, Stolen Innocence. Every day a child’s innocence is stolen by wicked adults seeking to satisfy their distorted pleasures. Not all are brought to justice, like they are in the book.Thus children become perpetrators, manipulative aggressors. We must make sure that laws punish those who rob children of their innocence and psycological, and psyhiciatric help is available for the proper healing of these children. Stolen Innocence should not be ignored.” – Janet E. Williams more at

All I Want to Live to See

“All I want to live to see, is our Black Nation standing in unity. Standing from sea to sea, shore to shore, bravely declaring there will be no more killing of on another ever again. Every man respecting one another as ‘Real men’. Black woman standing in pride, besides her sister shouting loud, I am Black and proud. My Black people bombarding the halls of law, medicine, and economics, business, and such, to emerge the power makers and players. No longer disrespected, and regarded as inhumane, no, we are called by our names. No more mysterious killings at the hands of Caucasian police. The time has come in which they have come to their senses, ready to proclaim not another innocent Black will feel the hot steel of a bullet piercing their flesh. Finally we have come my friend, Peace on earth good will to all men.” – Janet E. Williams, author of A Lighter Shade of Black, a fictional slave narrative of a light skinned Black girl coming of age. join our mailing list for …

three lessons from this picture

3 wise lessons shared by Africa Cradle and recently re-posted by Pens Up Press author Janet Williams FROM AFRICA CRADLE “Three Lessons from this picture: 1. Sometimes the best response to provocation is not to fight 2. Not all opportunities are to be taken. Some are traps. 3. A person can become so determined to destroy another person that they become blind and end up destroying themselves.”  – featured on AFRICA CRADLE