Ashe – A Real Writer By Guest Blogger Karen Simpson

  Tru Story Exclusive: Back by Popular Demand Please accept this invitation to tune in for an exclusive series about real-life leaders, both personal and professional, that will share their own testimonies of how they made their dreams into reality. In explicit detail, these Tru Story guests will document the every day contributions to their own journey. This is the… Read More

Thank You Veterans

Veterans’ Day, unlike Memorial Day, is for all (this world and the next) those who sacrificed their freedom at any point to secure ours. My Promise to myself, my country, and those that I love is to not forget. Ever. I want to give pause to expose my heart and shower attention towards my veteran… Read More

A Moment to Say Thanks

In July 2013, three young women were discovered after being kidnaped for years. The  YouTube video statement, submitted by Cleveland kidnap survivors Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight was amazing. In the video, the three women expressed gratitude over recent support since they were freed and asked people to “continues to respect [their] privacy… Read More

TRU STORY EXCLUSIVE: A Seventy Five Year Old Lie pt I

Tru Story Exclusive: About Elbert Williams Elbert Williams is shown on the top row. On the bottom  (l to r) are Medgar Evers, James Chaney, and Emmet Till.   A Seventy Five Year Old Lie: Part I by Leslie McGraw Thank you for tuning into the Tru Story blog series: About Elbert Williams. Leading up to Independence… Read More

Thankful Thursdays Spring Edition

As I often remind myself, Thanksgiving is a mindset. Today is the first of May, The National Day of Prayer, and…Thankful Thursday! Each Thursday in May, I will focus on one person or organization that has been a positive connection on my journey. Today’s featured person is Rev. Dr. Deborah Mitchell. Or, as I endearingly… Read More

In Celebration of International Women’s Day

Happy International’s Women’s Day!! Yesterday I attended the Women of Color Taskforce Career Conference at the University of Michigan. The keynote presenter, Mae Jemison, said leaders must have two qualities: confidence and compassion. In celebration of International Women’s Day, I wanted to highlight some of the “everyday leaders” I come in contact with every day… Read More