Gratitude Leftovers Part I
Leslie had the seminal experience of testifying to the Tennessee Legislature on the lynching of her great grand uncle and voting rights activist Elbert Williams and its effect on subsequent generations of her family.
Related By Love
My son made me a mom twenty years ago, but my heart did not begin to reach its full potential until I became a stepmom.
Still in Love
In honor of National Poetry Month, I thought I would share the poem that started the Tru Story blog. When I first showed this site to my supervisor at the […]
Happy Birthday, Mr. President!
#FlashbackFridays Originally published on January 23, 2013 For the past 15 years, it has been virtually impossible to go and visit my grandma without seeing “Grandma Jennie”. Not only was […]
YPSILANTI: Depot Town ushers in holiday season
A few years ago, I conducted an interview while on the assignment to cover a Christmas Tree lighting celebration recently. Here’s the Exclusive Interview that made my day: Three-year-old Judah […]
Nobody Does it Alone
I covered a story once about a program called Meals on Wheels in Ypsilanti. It was a timely reminder that nobody is as independent as they think they are. We […]
A few years ago, singer India Arie penned a hit titled “I am not my hair”. My response to that? De hell. I’m not. Hair is a big issue for […]
Life is a Good Idea
Three years ago exactly, I had the pleasure of meeting one of my favorite poets: Ms. Nikki Giovanni. She came to one of our favorite local bookstores, Nicola’s, in promotion […]
Photography Club Throwback Thursday
In honor of Throwback Thursday, and as a teaser for my new blog series beginning soon, I present to you my first photograph taken and developed as part of the […]
Thankful Thursdays: Are you happy?
Originally appeared on February 20, 2013 Monday I had a rotten day. I was sick with a head cold, sorting through personal finances, everything I scheduled for the day turned […]