Crystal Cartier Bio

Crystal Cartier Bio


ChickenBones: A Journal

for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes



Her global perspectives were developed as a result of many years of international travel and working as a Race Relations

Counselor & Social Worker. In Baltimore she received the prestigious Most Prolific Writer 2000 Award. 



Book by Crystal Cartier

Curse of the Vendetta” Horror Trilogy

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Crystal Cartier Bio

Crystal Cartier has been a published author since age 9. In addition to writing horror, Crystal writes poetry, songs, children’s books, &social commentary. She is also an actress. Singer/songtress & recording artist. Her music CD Love Story: Act One is available at Her song “Queen Size Lover” has been featured nationally on the Black Starz Cable TV Channels.

Crystal is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Army & U.S. Air Force National Guard. Born and raised in Denver, CO on the cusp of Aquarius/Capricorn. Crystal is a Behavioral Sciences graduate of Chaminade University of Honolulu.

Her global perspectives were developed as a result of many years of international travel and working as a Race Relations Counselor & Social Worker. In Baltimore she received the prestigious Most Prolific Writer 2000 Award. 

But TV Talk Show Host Crystal Cartier is best known as the songwriter that dared to challenge Michael Jackson for copyright infringement (“Dangerous”) in Denver. 

She is also know as the Queen of Cable Access TV where her popular TV programming airs several times weekly on Channels 57 and 58. Crystal is best known as CARTIERX (Xena meets Earth Mother) in cyberspace. Anyone is welcome to join her online groups or book club

Also Check out the following: Love Story, Inc. / Curse of the Vendetta  

For Booking Info call 720-216-1743 or visit website: /

Or write Love Story, 1300 Dayton St., Denver CO 80010

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Crystal Cartier’s uniquely rich & sultry voice has inspired some to label her a Chocolate Marilyn Monroe with Silky Soul. Cartier’s bluesy-jazz voice skillfully weaves a soulful tapestry of beautiful haunting melodies & thought provoking lyrics that encourages one to cuddle near a warm fireplace with a glass of wine & someone that you love…. or relax in a luxurious candle lit bubble bath while she soothes your mind & soul… or let her work that body! Also features excellent music for sensuous stretches & dynamic dance workouts. This gifted singer & songwriter has an affinity for heart rending minor chords and hauntingly beautiful melodies sensuously orchestrated with lavish strings, mellow sax, pulsating bass & exotic percussion creating mesmerizing… timeless… & unforgettable arrangements. Ranging from timeless ballads to dance rhythms & driving African drum beats this is a relaxing & provocative hour of passionate original music masterfully arranged, performed & engineered by producer/musician D.A.Oldis. This album features famed Blues guitarist & recording artist Sam Mayfield on “She Used to Be Me”. Also gospel recording artist/producers Darryl & Danette Carter. The late great Rodney Kindred & Michael Van Lowe play percussion. The multitalented Mr. Dennis Whitmeyer renders a fabulous concert piano performance on “Obsession”. The exceptionally gifted Mr. Henry Hudson plays awesome Sax leads & enhancements throughout the album. This brother can wail! “Queensize Lover” sends out a powerful message for all full figured women from sensual opening to rapping fast paced end. This song was also featured on the Black STARZ TV Network throughout June 2001. The pain embodied in “The Honeymoon is Over” reflects passion & exceptional vocal delivery. “Michael” is a dance tune to rock the house. “Teach Me” a rockin’ Gospel tune & “Hello World” are the theme songs for Crystal’s TV shows. Cartier’s innovative Gospel version of Ben E.King’s “Stand By Me” is moving & inspirational, enhanced by the background choir of recording artist Ron Ivory & the Blue Angel Cheerleaders. The driving vamp & unique rocking transition near the end is an awesome surprise. Cartier’s “Stand By Me” is a passionate anthem for these trying times of economic plight, war & natural disasters. “Bimbo Blues” is a hilarious rockin’ down home blues parody. This album also features Cartier’s version of the song “Dangerous” copywritten & released a full year before Michael Jackson’s version. It also provides a free sample of the “Dangerous Remix/Comparison” from the ensuing copyright infringement trial available to the public from the Denver Federal Courts and played on the Geraldo TV show where the audience & music expert all agreed that both songs obviously share the same hook despite the fact that she lost the case. But Crystal bears MJ no ill will. Her hand of friendship is still open for an opportunity to work with him. She simply quotes the kharmic line from “A Color Purple” “…”Until MJ does right by me nothing he touches will prosper.” This case has been profiled by bestseller books “They Fought the Law” written by Stan Soocher & Chris Andersen’s “Michael Jackson Unauthorized”.

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#1 – Justify My Thug by Wahida Clark #2 – Flyy Girl by Omar Tyree #3 – Head Bangers: An APF Sexcapade by Zane #4 – Life Is Short But Wide by J. California Cooper #5 – Stackin’ Paper 2 Genesis’ Payback by Joy King #6 – Thug Lovin’ (Thug 4) by Wahida Clark #7 – When I Get Where I’m Going by Cheryl Robinson #8 – Casting the First Stone by Kimberla Lawson Roby #9 – The Sex Chronicles: Shattering the Myth by Zane

#10 – Covenant: A Thriller  by Brandon Massey

#11 – Diary Of A Street Diva  by Ashley and JaQuavis

#12 – Don’t Ever Tell  by Brandon Massey

#13 – For colored girls who have considered suicide  by Ntozake Shange

#14 – For the Love of Money : A Novel by Omar Tyree

#15 – Homemade Loves  by J. California Cooper

#16 – The Future Has a Past: Stories by J. California Cooper

#17 – Player Haters by Carl Weber

#18 – Purple Panties: An Anthology by Sidney Molare

#19 – Stackin’ Paper by Joy King

#20 – Children of the Street: An Inspector Darko Dawson Mystery by Kwei Quartey

#21 – The Upper Room by Mary Monroe

#22 – Thug Matrimony  by Wahida Clark

#23 – Thugs And The Women Who Love Them by Wahida Clark

#24 – Married Men by Carl Weber

#25 – I Dreamt I Was in Heaven – The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gang by Leonce Gaiter


#1 – Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable #2 – Confessions of a Video Vixen by Karrine Steffans #3 – Dear G-Spot: Straight Talk About Sex and Love by Zane #4 – Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny by Hill Harper #5 – Peace from Broken Pieces: How to Get Through What You’re Going Through by Iyanla Vanzant #6 – Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey by Marcus Garvey #7 – The Ebony Cookbook: A Date with a Dish by Freda DeKnight #8 – The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors by Frances Cress Welsing #9 – The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter Godwin Woodson

#10 – John Henrik Clarke and the Power of Africana History  by Ahati N. N. Toure

#11 – Fail Up: 20 Lessons on Building Success from Failure by Tavis Smiley

#12 –The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

#13 – The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life by Kevin Powell

#14 – The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

#15 – Why Men Fear Marriage: The Surprising Truth Behind Why So Many Men Can’t Commit  by RM Johnson

#16 – Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire by Carol Jenkins

#17 – Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority by Tom Burrell

#18 – A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

#19 – John Oliver Killens: A Life of Black Literary Activism by Keith Gilyard

#20 – Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher by Leonard Harris

#21 – Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number: Black Women Explore Midlife by Carleen Brice

#22 – 2012 Guide to Literary Agents by Chuck Sambuchino #23 – Chicken Soup for the Prisoner’s Soul by Tom Lagana #24 – 101 Things Every Boy/Young Man of Color Should Know by LaMarr Darnell Shields

#25 – Beyond the Black Lady: Sexuality and the New African American Middle Class  by Lisa B. Thompson

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Super Rich: A Guide to Having it All

By Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons knows firsthand that wealth is rooted in much more than the stock  market. True wealth has more to do with what’s in your heart than what’s in your wallet. Using this knowledge, Simmons became one of America’s shrewdest entrepreneurs, achieving a level of success that most investors only dream about. No matter how much material gain he accumulated, he never stopped lending a hand to those less fortunate. In Super Rich, Simmons uses his rare blend of spiritual savvy and street-smart wisdom to offer a new definition of wealth-and share timeless principles for developing an unshakable sense of self that can weather any financial storm. As Simmons says, “Happy can make you money, but money can’t make you happy.”

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The New Jim Crow

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

By Michele Alexander

Contrary to the rosy picture of race embodied in Barack Obama’s political success and Oprah Winfrey’s financial success, legal scholar Alexander argues vigorously and persuasively that [w]e have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it. Jim Crow and legal racial segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration as a system of social control (More African Americans are under correctional control today… than were enslaved in 1850). Alexander reviews American racial history from the colonies to the Clinton administration, delineating its transformation into the war on drugs. She offers an acute analysis of the effect of this mass incarceration upon former inmates who will be discriminated against, legally, for the rest of their lives, denied employment, housing, education, and public benefits. Most provocatively, she reveals how both the move toward colorblindness and affirmative action may blur our vision of injustice: most Americans know and don’t know the truth about mass incarceration—but her carefully researched, deeply engaging, and thoroughly readable book should change that.—Publishers Weekly

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The White Masters of the World

From The World and Africa, 1965

By W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois’ Arraignment and Indictment of White Civilization (Fletcher)

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update 22 December 2011




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