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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

Marion County Transit Plan

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

Skateland

Teenagers aren’t terrible, we’ve just neglected them

This article originally appeared in the February 25, 2016 issue of the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper  When I was a teenager (about 10 years ago) there was always something for me to do. I was privileged enough to have the opportunity to participate in a multitude of activities at Ben Davis High School (marching band, speech Read More