At the beginning of the Challenge Detroit program, we were told that we would have an Independent Impact Project working with a nonprofit of our choice and I knew then that I would work with Motor City Scholars (MCS). Being a part of MCS from the ground up have truly been a great learning experience. […]
Cass Tech Number One, Second to None.
I feel like I grew up hearing this. Living and breathing this motto. Okay, maybe that’s a little extreme. But since 2002, Cass Tech has been blessed to have a member of my family as a student (c/0 2002, c/o 2010, c/o 2016 and c/o 2017). We all know […]
I think a lot. Actually, I overthink practically everything. Sometimes it’s a good thing; it give me a chance to evaluate all the possible outcomes of a situation. More times than none, it allows me a chance to stress.
But fret not, Blog Readers! I’m proactive when it comes to my stress. This months stress is […]
I almost didn’t attend the Spring General Meeting for Black Young Professionals (BYP). Between the rough day I had, the rain (ugh) and my friend (who was also planning on attending the event) guilt tripping me into going, I wasn’t particularly in the mood for socializing. Then I remembered that I wanted to get out more, […]
Fun fact: I don’t really like repeating myself. Growing up (and occasionally, now… okay more than occasionally) my voice was really low. I’m a little person with a little voice so often times people couldn’t hear me so I would have to repeat myself. It was quite annoying. I’ve really tried to turn up the […]
When I made the decision to move back to Detroit, I wanted to make sure I was giving back to my community somehow. My time in Grand Rapids really helped me develop a passion for youth development and I definitely wanted to stay involved when I came back to the city. I began to volunteer […]
This past weekend, I attended the “Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body”. While I went to support a friend, this event exceeded my expectations (mostly because I wasn’t sure what to expect). Black ID (hosted by The Carr Center and Stay Laced), is a 6-week art exhibition on display at The Carr Center by local […]
Growing up, my dad would ask us what we learned at school that day. If we were able to describe it to him with ease and have him understand, that meant we actually learned, paid attention and understood what we were taught. I used to think he did that to make sure my younger brother […]
The thing about being a millennial in 2016 is that you’re a hot topic. It’s kind of cool, kind of daunting.
I’ve recently joined a task force at my host company where we are focusing on the needs of millennials who are entering the housing market. As a millennial not nearly ready to buy a house […]
Growing up, I was one of the two “nerds” in my family (when you have 7 other siblings, there’s bond to be more than one). I was the sibling that would spend every Saturday at the library and every Sunday playing basketball with my brother and his friends (I’m a woman of many talents). […]