Archive for May 2019

One Magnanimous Gesture - Eliminating College Loan Debts

Before yesterday, I hadn’t heard much about African-American businessman, philanthropist, and investor, Robert F. Smith.  However, today his name is firmly etched in my mind. When word of his unprecedented generosity to the 2019 Morehouse graduation class spread across television, radio, and social media, I was at first stunned, and then I began to smile.... Read more »

Honoring my 'Second Mother' - Aunt Audrea

My four siblings and I grew up with a ‘second mother.’ She was my Aunt Audrea, my mother’s older and only sibling, who was divorced with no biological children of her own. When we were children, my parents, maternal grandparents, and aunt lived in a six-flat apartment building on Chicago’s South Side, owned by my... Read more »