Danielle Pitter

Freelance Creative Writer and Blogger. Social media contributor. I am a writer who enjoys discussing the entertainment world, including but not limited to publishing, marketing, social media, music, concerts, television series, and movies. With eight years of experience as a researcher and editorial assistant, I use my voice as a writer to produce content based on the information given to me. 

SAG-AFTRA Actors/Writers' Strike Thoughts

Here are some of my thoughts about the SAG-AFTRA actors/writers strike. The nearly 160,000 members of SAG-AFTRA are on strike. On Thursday, the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), the union that represents all performers on film and television, announced its national board voted unanimously to launch the guild’s first strike. The news was unveiled by SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher (yes, The Nanny star) and National Executive Director & Chie

Travel Blog: Chicago - 2023 ALA Spectrum Institute | ALA Annual Conference

I’m back from my trip to Chicago for the 2023 ALA Spectrum Institute during the ALA Annual Conference. I was invited by my scholarship program, the ALA Spectrum Scholarship. I’m a 2022 ALA Spectrum Scholar, so I got to attend the Institute for free!! I had so much fun!! I brought my niece Aniya with me for some fun things too, and it was all so amazing!!

My Debut Poetry Novel 'Reality Check' is Available Now!

My debut poetry novel, Reality Check, published yesterday on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and I’m still excited about it! Summary: Emotion, time and self are the most necessary parts of humanity. Emotion draws out the best and worst parts of people. Time is something that is never noticed, until it is. The self is the deepest part of the soul that a person can recognize. Reality Check is a poetry collection written during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. These poems are how Danielle Pitter describes hope, love, family, healing and forgiveness.

Should You Update Old Blog Posts // Let's Talk Bookish

Today’s my birthday, so this post is both a gift for me and you! 🙂 Created by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, Let’s Talk Bookish is a segment where discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts every Friday. This week’s prompt: Updating Old Blog Posts (Suggested by Nicole @ Thoughts Stained With Ink) Prompts: Do you ever go back and update older content on your blog? For instance, after getting new graphics or going self-hosted?

10 Black Lives Matter Marches Happening Now Across the Nation

In collaboration with West Orange Youth Caucus, there will be a march in protest for the Black Liberation… “Join us as we march for a movement, not just a moment. Please remember to wear masks and keep a safe distance,” the organizers wrote in a joint statement. “Following the protest, the WO HRC will be hosting a Black Business Bloc Party that community members are encouraged to take part in.” These events that are created by young people are important in spreading awareness to those who may

Listen to BTS Jungkook's Dreamy Cover of Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber's '10,000 Hours'

BTS member, Jeon Jungkook, released a dreamy cover of ‘10,000 Hours’ by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber. Jungkook has a tendency to steal ARMY’s hearts with his surprise pop music covers on BTS’ Soundcloud account. This time is a beautiful rendition of Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber’s hit single. Jungkook’s silky smooth vocals over a soft R&B/country/pop track makes for an awesome cover track. “I’d spend ten thousand hours and ten thousand more/ Oh, if that’s what it takes to learn that sweetheart of yours/And I might never get there, but I’m gonna try/ If it’s ten thousand hours or the rest of my life,” the lyrics read.

Check Out All of the Black Designers Featured in Beyonce's 'Black is King' Special

See some of the Black designers featured in Beyonce’s Black Is King special on Disney+. Beyonce Knowles-Carter has always used her platform to uplift and spotlight Black talent, including designers, stylists, artists, and other creatives. To accompany her 2019 The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack for the remade film, Black Is King centers around a young boy’s journey and growth to adulthood. The visual album encompasses all different aspects of the African diaspora, ranging from South Africa, West Africa, Europe, New York, and L.A.

Keke Palmer Talks About Her Black Lives Matter Speech on 'Watch What Happens Live'

Keke Palmer explained her viral speech to soldiers during a Black Lives Matter rally during a virtual aftershow episode of Watch What Happens Live. Keke Palmer went on the E! show to talk to host Andy Cohen and guest Giselle Bryant about her powerful moment this past June. She attempted to encourage members of the National Guard to march with her during an L.A. protest, although they ultimately chose not to participate. However, Palmer understood why the soldier did not agree to participate with her.

Get Ready for BTS' Upcoming New Reality Show 'In the SOOP'

ARMY, get ready for BTS’ upcoming reality show, called In the SOOP via Weverse. SOOP means “forest” in Korean, and the show follows the septet on their outdoor adventures. RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook pick their own schedules and do daily activities on their own, with minimal interference from management and company staff. The eight, hourlong episodes will be hosted by BTS themselves, with new episodes premiering every Wednesday at 10 am EST.

MacKenzie Scott, Former Wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Makes Multi Million-Dollar Donations to HBCUs

MacKenzie Scott puts her activism skills to good use by donating over $1 billion to a list of 116 historically black colleges and universities. The former wife of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Scott gathered $1.7 billion from her extensive fortune to give to a number of Black universities and institutions. These institutions include Howard University, Hampton University, Xavier University, Morehouse College, Spelman College and Tuskegee.

Whole Foods Workers File Lawsuit After Allegedly Being Punished For Wearing Black Lives Matter Masks

Fourteen Whole Foods employees have filed a lawsuit against the corporation after allegedly being punished for wearing Black Lives Matter masks. Over 40 employees have been punished for wearing Black Lives Matter masks, the lawsuit stated. “Whole Foods’ selective enforcement of its dress code in disciplining employees who wear apparel expressing support for the Black Lives Matter movement constitutes unlawful discrimination,” the lawsuit continued.

Get Ready for BTS' New English Single Coming August 21

BTS is preparing for a new English-language single, coming August 21. The South Korean boy band is in the midst of releasing a new single sung entirely in English on August 21. The group is “preparing for a new album for the second half of this year,” but wanted to share something special for their adoring, dedicated fans, called ARMY. “Due to COVID-19, people around the world have been going through tough times and we wanted to share some positive energy with our fans,” they said in a statement.

New York's Planned Parenthood Plans to Remove Founder's Name Over Eugenics Views

New York’s location of Planned Parenthood has plans to remove founder, Margaret Sanger’s name from their roster over her harmful views on eugenics. Margaret Sanger did a lot to accomplish the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which is a staple for supporting reproductive health for women. She opened the first headquarters back in 1916, which was illegal at the time. Her case led to the court ruling of doctors prescribing contraceptives for women for medical reasons.

Trump Calls Wearing a Mask ‘Patriotic’ After Mocking Biden For Wearing One

President Donald Trump has finally considered wearing a mask, two months after mocking Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for doing the same. More than two months after the coronavirus pandemic began spreading around the world, Trump’s relationship with wearing masks in public has been strained. On April 3, he said, “Wearing a face mask as I greet presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens — I don’t know. Somehow, I don’t see it for myself.”

The Bahamas Bans United States Tourists From Visiting to Help Prevent Coronavirus Spread

In an effort to prevent more coronavirus outbreaks, the Bahamas has stopped tourists from traveling from the United States. It looks like traveling is limited away from the Bahamas for a while. Effective Wednesday, July 22, international commercial flights have been barred from entering the country. Sea vessels carrying commercial passengers are not permitted to enter, either. The only exceptions are the United Kingdom, the European Union and Canadian visitors who have tested negative.

WizKid Releases New Track 'Smile' ft. H.E.R. on His 30th Birthday

In honor of his 30th birthday, Nigerian musician WizKid released his latest track, “Smile” featuring H.E.R. The Afrobeats artist gifted his fans today with a new track in celebration of his milestone 30th birthday, along with American R&B artist, H.E.R. The song is the first single to come from his latest album Made in Lagos, which is released today. This song is the perfect summer track for those who just want to see their favorite person smile.

Updates on Breonna Taylor and 'Breonna's Law' Four Months After Her Murder

The continued justice for Breonna Taylor continues, four months after her death. It’s been four months since Louisville, KY native, Breonna Taylor, was shot to death in her sleep in her home, and the police officers involved in the incident still have not been arrested. On March 13, the EMT worker and aspiring nurse lost her life during a search raid by police officers who had barged into her apartment, where she was living with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker.
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