Coach AW Hamilton always kept his goals on his bathroom mirror to hold himself accountable, but when he was diagnosed with cancer, he wasn't sure what to make of his goals.
The newest almost-alums of Mount Holyoke College are smart, passionate, curious, flexible, and accomplished. I spent spring 2022 speaking to roughly a dozen graduating seniors about their time in college, what they've learned, and what's next for them.
Over the summer, Dr. Norma Ellington-Twitty and Rev. Monica Wedlock Kilpatrick sat down to have a conversation about their work and experiences at NBA. Moderated by Senior Marketing Associate, Brittany King, the conversation spanned a variety of topics including NBA’s history as a health and social service general ministry, issues of diversity and equity, and qualities in leadership.
In 1987 Gary Zimmerman joined the National Benevolent Association during a huge turning point for the organization. He worked his way up to CFO and after 34 years, Gary retired at the end of January 2022. This is a retrospective piece of his time at the organization.
Through a variety of on-campus centers and programs, especially the Laspa Center for Leadership, Scripps is well equipped to prepare its graduates for a world where more women than ever before are rising through the ranks, shaping and leading award-winning teams.
The National Benevolent Association offers a resource for communities of faith to learn about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and how it disproportionately affects the Black community.
For this project, I served as the editor; compiling narratives from various writers, asking questions to flesh out complex concepts, and updating copy according to AP Style as needed.
For Black History Month, my food brand, Two Midwest Foodies collaborated with Eat Okra and Apple Maps to create a guide to dining at Black-owned restaurants in Indianapolis, Indiana.
In summer 2020, protests erupted across the country demanding justice for Black citizens who were killed in acts of police brutality. The College is taking stock of its history and reimagining its future as more inclusive and supportive of Black and other underrepresented students, faculty, and staff in its continued effort to dismantle institutional injustice.
My essay "Fighting to Breathe: East Chicago's Struggle for Clean Air and Soil" appears in Midland (pg. 105), an anthology of reporting from the midwest, told by midwestern journalists. My story tells the story of East Chicago residents who have been fighting for cleaner water, air, and soil for decades. The anthology was published in September 2020 with Simon & Schuster publishing house.