Crown Me

When I was growing up my family gave me several nicknames, one of them was Queen. I can’t remember who did it first or exactly why but that’s what they’ve called me for years. What I do remember is initially feeling proud but also a bit bashful about the whole thing. What was so special […]

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The Reason I Love the Color Purple

It’s been a few days and I’m still not ok. This past weekend some friends and I gathered to celebrate Prince and someone remarked, “You’ll never forget where you were when you heard the news.” I was at work and mentally drained from an already emotionally taxing week. The text came through to my phone […]

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Here’s why you should care about public transit

  This article originally appeared in the March 24, 2016 issue of the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper.  Anyone who knows me knows about my longstanding love/hate relationship with our city’s public transit system. There are days when I get to the bus stop and it’s running on schedule, the bus driver is pleasant, and I make […]

Sip&Play Game Night

Who says fundraising can’t be fun and games?

Recently, I was given the opportunity to volunteer on an advisory board for the 100 Black Men of Indianapolis’ annual Summer Academy program. The Summer Academy is a six-week long educational experience for children in grades kindergarten through eighth. As a part of my duties as marketing chair, I was tasked with coming up with […]

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Throwback… Sort Of! The IRT Celebrity Radio Show

Last month, I had the pleasure of participating in the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s 2016 Celebrity Radio Show and it was a BLAST!!! The Celebrity Radio Show is one of the IRT’s annual fundraisers and each year local Indy celebs take the stage in a funny play reminiscent of the live radio shows of the 1940’s. […]

Variety is the Spice of Life

One of the things I love most about my career is the freedom and opportunity to try my hand at a lot of different things! When I was a youngster (elementary, middle, and high school) I spent time in front of and behind the camera producing segments for my school’s news broadcast. As I transitioned […]

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Has Conscious Culture Been Commodified?

  An abridged version of this column appeared in the February 19, 2016 issue of the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper.  I can think of very few things that a price tag can’t be placed on. Whether that price be currency related or an opportunity related cost most anything these days can be profited off of. The […]