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My Journey to the Motherland- Accra, Ghana Day 2

After 24 hours of traveling to get to Accra, I thought I would be exhausted. My excitement must have overridden the tiredness, jetlag, and time difference. The night before when we arrived at the Airbnb space we rented in The Gallery, we…
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My Journey to the Motherland

Never in my 40 years of living have I been so excited about Black History Month. That's African-American history. That's the history of African descendants who live (or have lived) in America. My first trip to the continent of Africa opened…
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A Middle Seat Message of Resilience

Long post, but makes me appreciate those times I get a middle seat. I fly often and right now Southwest is my preferred airline...unless I forget to checkin for my flight 24 hours in advance. I was busy with the #aflvcentral conference and…
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40, Friends, Forever

When I was a little girl, I initially struggled with friendships. In the sixth grade, my class started the "I Hate Summer" club. Even a couple of girls who had been my friends were a part of the club that made talking to me or sitting with me…
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5 Things You Must Do To Make Your Dreams Reality

The thing about dreams is that we all have them. Some big and some small. Sometimes they start big, get small, or even go away.  Sometimes we stop dreaming completely or give up on our dreams. Sometimes we keep dreaming. And dreaming. And…
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5 Kids' First Flights and Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

​It's Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday! As a 17 year-old high school student moving to Memphis, TN for college, I had no idea that Memphis would be my home for at least the next 20 years. And ignorantly, I didn't know the depth of…
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5 Lessons I (Re)Learned in 2018

In less than a week we will say goodbye to 2018 forever. But we say hello to 2019- a new year and another chance. As I reflect on the past year, I think about the roller coaster of emotions I felt (as I do every year). I think about some…