The last time I opened this blog up was to post a blog entry on inequality for Blog Action Day. I wanted to write about how inequality always adds this extra layer of crud on top of other issues. I wrote several examples from the past year or so in my journal. First I wrote… Read More
My son made me a mom twenty years ago, but my heart did not begin to reach its full potential until I became a stepmom. Read More
In honor of National Poetry Month, I thought I would share the poem that started the Tru Story blog. When I first showed this site to my supervisor at the time, she said, “It’s nice. But, is the entire site about you?” I didn’t know how to respond at the time, but now I see… Read More
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#FlashbackFridays Originally published on January 23, 2013 For the past 15 years, it has been virtually impossible to go and visit my grandma without seeing “Grandma Jennie”. Not only was she often outside or in the lobby when we arrived, she would often strategically need to open her door for something just as we hit… Read More
Resolutions or no resolutions? How do you start a new habit, a new mindset…how do you start over? Gain valuable insight and perspective to answer these questions and more from exclusive interviews I have conducted as well as a few guest posts. Some of the posts are new, some are repeats of my favorites that have… Read More
A few years ago, I conducted an interview while on the assignment to cover a Christmas Tree lighting celebration recently. Here’s the Exclusive Interview that made my day: Three-year-old Judah came out with his parents to celebrate. After posing with Santa, I asked him for an interview about his experience –to which he made his… Read More
I covered a story once about a program called Meals on Wheels in Ypsilanti. It was a timely reminder that nobody is as independent as they think they are. We need each other.
A few years ago, singer India Arie penned a hit titled “I am not my hair”. My response to that? De hell. I’m not. Hair is a big issue for women. For African American women, hair can be life-impacting. Depending on how you wear your hair as well as the thickness, length, texture and curl… Read More
Three years ago exactly, I had the pleasure of meeting one of my favorite poets: Ms. Nikki Giovanni. She came to one of our favorite local bookstores, Nicola’s, in promotion of her new book, Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid. While I was there, I felt like I was in an intimate conversation, although there were close… Read More