My life right now is more than a little crazy and, sometimes, I'm still unsure how it got to this point. I live in Detroit now, about an hour and 15 minutes from Lansing, my home city for the first 20 years of my life. I'm...
My American story started when I left India in 2002 to find a safe & peaceful life for my son & myself. I used to teach US history in a college in New Delhi. In the US, I have served as an administrator in higher education...
For my people ... I was b orn into a family with deep Mississippi roots. My ambition and desire is to understand, celebrate and honor the great legacy of my people through historic preservation and research of all things cotton, its industries, its cultural narratives, and...
My life right now is affected by Black Life in that how could i like or play blues jazz or rock and roll even right now without Black Life, that is, the Black Life that would not take the path of Nat Turner and destroy the...
A day's work is a mysterious quantity. How can we ever measure it? How many times do we accomplish in a day all of the things that we have assigned to it? How much breathing space can you have in a day and still credit yourself...
I was raised to believe that Jesus loves us all the same. That's the earliest lesson I remember, here are the others that come to mind: Don't think of yourself as pretty. Don't tell anyone when you're mad at your mom. Don't be late getting out...
To me, work means learning to listen and listening to learn. No matter where you are in life or who you're with, you never stop learning, and learning takes work. Just like nothing in life is guaranteed, neither is freedom of or from anything. Things don't...
Now is the time to stand together once and for all. If we stand up, there's no way we will fall. A global pandemic has broken out causing us all to experience this pain. A lot of times in life we all get distracted with our...
I was raised to believe in hard work and accepting responsibility for my own actions. Yes, I got an allowance as a child, but I worked for it. It wasn't just a gift. I had chores to do around the house every day and a few...
My life right now is guarded because I don't want the people at work to know that I have mental illness (depression and anxiety). Everyday I fake cheerfulness and I am really tired by the evening.
I never expected to be fighting for my kids in children's Court.