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The world needs more strong Black women

This opinion piece was originally published in the Friday March 31, 2017 issue of the Indianapolis Recorder Her haughtiness (and roller set) was offensive, and he took it awfully hard that she spoke like there were gold mines diggin’ in her backyard. I’m talking about Bill O’Reilly and Congresswoman Maxine “Auntie” Waters. This week, the Read More

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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 Read More

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What ‘Barbershop 3’ taught me about saving our community

This article originally appeared in the April 21, 2016 issue of the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper  This past weekend, my mother and I decided to link up downtown to catch dinner and a movie. Going to the movie theater is an infrequent activity of mine, due to the fact that I’m cheap and can’t stand spending Read More

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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 Read More

Reading Awareness Month

March is Reading Awareness Month

March is National Reading Awareness Month and I couldn’t think of a better time to jump back into one of my favorite pastimes… READING! As a youngster, I got into trouble at home and at school a lot and subsequently spent several hours, days, and weeks in my room on punishment. What came as a Read More

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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 Read More