Growing up down the road in Southfield, my memories in Detroit are most memorable. A huge Nigerian community filled with family, friends, churches, and my parents’ careers. My dad owned businesses, my mother and father traveled daily to see their patients, going to Redeemed Church of Christ and many other churches to meet up with some […]
1. Do not settle. Yes, you may be young. No, don’t just run with the first option or offer someone has given you. You aren’t too young to negotiate, and being young doesn’t have to mean you are worth less than anyone else.
2. Graduating College doesn’t automatically mean you need to have your life figured […]
I’m very excited for a summer in Detroit after about 6 years. I’ve spent the last few summers in my comfortable college town as well as a summer abroad in Italy. I’m now old enough to truly appreciate the beautiful summer Detroit offers with no excuses. This is also the first time fully being independent […]
9 months later and I’m still fighting for passion. I am always in awe of the community remembers, entrepreneurs and dream chasers we meet during the first couple weeks of our challenges. I met with an inspiring restaurant owner who always dreamed of starting her business and having something she could call her own. she […]
Hoping I am around to see the day where mental health is an open and free discussion since is it much more prevalent than we think. There are numerous clinics dedicated to such issues but it in city of 80% African Americans, why can’t we come together and talk about it? I’ve ran into issues […]
27 years ago, a woman named Linda Myers saw something in my dad. Something that made her fly all the way out to the London, interview my father and decide he was the perfect physical therapist for their company and hired him. My mother had my sister in London and soon after, they were both […]
Over Christmas break I had a pleasant conversation about my work. I chatted with someone who also worked in the non-profit field. We both shared how we genuinely enjoy connection with the members of community, the people who make up the community. Politics are a given because of the world we live in. It can […]
This month has been very trying. I’m exhausted of apologizing and trying to hold back because other people are uncomfortable and in denial of white privilege and that we are in the midst of a modern day civil rights movement. Why are we so scared to have these conversations?
Protestors are told to “stop being a […]
I’ve officially returned back to my semi-roots. After a summer in New York City, I was completely torn. I realized that I had accomplished a lot after graduating and I never gave myself the credit. I was chosen out of hundreds of people for two extremely competitive fellowships, back-to-back, yet still struggling at times to […]