Transitioning with the Seasons By Donna M. Williams 1/1/2013 It is a fact of life; change is inevitable. Buildings, which once stood proudly on well-manicured lots, become bits of imploded concrete that lie in rubble on a vacant place overgrown with weeds. Old haunts become “What happened to?” and the businesses that enjoyed your patronage for many years leave [...]
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Understanding the Gift of a Gifted Child By Katrina Smith 8/10/2012 As a parent with mediocre intellect, raising a child of advanced intellect, I have learned many lessons. Many were from trial and error. Not only was she my first child but I was seventeen when I had her. I was a teen mother and the same child that I [...]
Making an Impact Beyond the Music By Jessica S. Tolbert 6/1/2012 Darius “ViceRoy” Brown is an urban, inspirational hip-hop artist. He is also the founder of the up-and-coming record label, ViceRoy Champ Music Team, established in January 2010. ViceRoy is more than just a rapper; he is a winner with a calling to write uplifting and truthful songs [...]
With Grace, Leigha Jenkins Leigha Jenkins is a self-taught artist, born and raised in Washington, D.C. She considers herself to be a shy, quiet person. She is the only girl and has two brothers. Leigha always had an interest and passion for art growing up. She saw her mother drawing and started doodling herself. After [...]
By Andrea Washington When I think about you I turn bitter without the sweet. I stayed for too long. You withdrew until my whole body and mind was near through. I don’t understand the suffering that I endured. I wasn’t raised to understand love but, when I met you, I could have sworn that this was true love. I was [...]
FINDING RENEWED PURPOSE IN CHALLENGING TIMES By Danita Solomon Ogandaga February 29, 2012 If you are human like me, it is likely you have already gone through the laborious self-assessment of reflecting on the start and completion of 2011. No doubt, you were cheerfully marking off the items you have successfully managed to satisfy, while shamelessly identifying many outstanding resolutions [...]