It all started in second grade. I was new to the school, Edgar Allan Poe Classical, in Pullman, on the south side of Chicago. They’d known each other since kindergarten. I felt so lost and shy, not knowing anyone. Tia approached me with a smile and said, “Hi!” I was caught off guard by her outgoingness, but I loved it.
Presenting an award, making a toast as the best man or maid of honor at a wedding, speaking at a birthday or graduation, introducing a speaker, writing the foreword to a book, delivering a eulogy—all are occasions to pay tribute to a person who is important to you and to others.
Black History Month presents an opportunity to honor the many contributions of African-Americans, to reflect on and deepen our understanding of our nation’s complicated history, and to recognize the persistent struggle for equality in the United States.
On June 29, 2020, four former United States presidents tipped their caps to the great players of the Negro Leagues, an unprecedented salute to the men and women denied the chance to play in the Major Leagues. This was in celebration — and commemoration — of the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Negro Leagues.
Effa was the first, and remains the only, woman inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Talking about your special person to other people could get pretty boring. But I am going to do it anyway because I can write a lot about it. The special person I am going to […]
The definition of Evelyn is “desire, strength and wished for.” I don’t know about you guys but this sure does sound like my cousin Evelyn… most of the time. You may know that she is […]