Providing support for the cause

Providing support for the cause

As many of us know and acknowledge, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a reporter, I have had the opportunity to write two news stories abou...

October 13th, 2016 |  


A mother of “Times”

A mother of “Times”

As parents we want the white picket fence and to see the joyous faces stepping down from the bus as we wait for children at the door with dinner in pr...

October 13th, 2016 |  


We’ve Got to Make Something Happen

We’ve Got to Make Something Happen

“We’ve Got to Make Something Happen.” Those were the words the late Commissioner Doug Coleman frequently said everyone around the co...

October 6th, 2016 |  



Honoring an Ohio legend, Thomas Edison

Honoring an Ohio legend, Thomas Edison

There have been a lot of remarkable Ohioans in our history: eight presidents, Neil Armstrong, John Glenn and 22 other accomplished astronauts, Jesse O...

October 5th, 2016 |  


Visiting the National African American Museum

Visiting the National African American Museum

On Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, I was blessed to walk into the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in our Nation&#...

September 29th, 2016 updated: October 1st, 2016. |  


Becoming Media Literate

Becoming Media Literate

Millions are expected to vote in the U.S. presidential election this November. Elections and voters are crucial to any democracy and an informed elect...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


Many thanks

Many thanks

In serving the community as Executive Director of Main Street Portsmouth, I’ve made many friendships and partnerships with community leaders, mo...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Remembering Clearly

Remembering Clearly

Remember is a word that has echoed through the hearts and minds of every American in the past week as we for the 15th time think back to that clear an...

September 16th, 2016 |  


Beware Of Negative Nellie’s

Beware Of Negative Nellie’s

Lord help me to avoid the path of those that major in negatives. These are the ones who see the glass as half empty. They see dread and disaster aroun...

September 16th, 2016 |  


Ending the silence: the times I tried to kill myself

Ending the silence: the times I tried to kill myself

Ending the silence: the times I tried to kill myselfJoseph Pratt“I burned it reaching into the oven.”“I had an accident when I was y...

September 12th, 2016 updated: September 12th, 2016. |