It's been a long time coming, but I FINALLY finished editing my Paranormal Romance called Nwa Pante Rising... (I'm not married to this title so if anyone has suggestions I am open to them.) Nwa Pante is Mayan for Black Panther, the book is sprinkled with phrases from the Mayan and Lakota languages. It has… Continue reading So, I have some good news!
Aiyana Stanley-JonesJuly 20, 2002 – May 16, 2010 JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT on the morning of May 16 neighbors say the streetlights were out on Lillibridge Street. It's Detroit, where whole blocks regularly go dark with no warning or any apparent pattern. Inside the lower unit of a duplex halfway down the block seven-year-old, Aiyana Stanley-Jones slept… Continue reading July 10th: Aiyana Stanley 7 yr old shot by swat team
Natasha McKennaJanuary 9, 1978-February 8, 2015 McKenna was diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar and depression when she was 14 years old. She was the mother of a 7 yr old daughter at the time of her death. Natasha McKenna, initially called 911 to report an assault. While she was being examined in a hospital, she was… Continue reading July 9: Natasha McKenna
Rekia BoydNovember 5, 1989-2012 What happened: In March of 2012 Rekia was hanging out with friends having a few drinks. Around 1 am they headed to the local liquor store. Meanwhile someone called in a noise complaint as Dante Servin was leaving his shift and heading out for a burger. He responded to the… Continue reading July 8: Rekia Boyd
Tanisha Anderson About: Tanisha was a “straight-A student” who loved math, and had a knack for problem-solving. In high school she came up with a slogan for the local Drug Abuse Resistance Education project: “Don’t do drugs or they’ll do you.” It played on local television. By the time she began taking classes at Cleveland… Continue reading July 7th: Tanisha Anderson
Stephon ClarkAugust 10, 1995 – March 18, 2018 March 18, 2018: Stephon Clark, a father of two, was shot and killed in Sacramento CA, by two officers with the Sacramento PD. This all took place in the backyard of his grandmother's house while he had a phone in his hand. He was on probation for domestic dispute… Continue reading July 6th: Stephon Clark
A letter to my (late) husband:Today it has been 30 yrs since we walked down the aisle again, this time as soon to be husband and wife. Our trip to the altar was a convoluted and interesting journey. The first time we met, we didn't like each other very much. Forced to walk down the… Continue reading My, how time flies..
Charles KinseySurvived his encounter Charles Kinsey was a 47-year-old mental health worker at a group home for mentally disabled adults. He was involved in community efforts to keep local kids in school, and is the father of five children. He had been a member of the local "Circle of Brotherhood" group whose mission is "Serving… Continue reading July 5th: Charles Kinsey
Atatiana Jefferson11/28/1990-10/12/2019 Atatiana Koquice Jefferson, was an aspiring doctor, who had already gained a B.S. in biology from Xavier University and was working in pharmaceutical equipment sales to save enough money to attend medical school. She was the baby of a close-knit family and had just moved back home to care for her ailing mother. She… Continue reading July 3rd: Atatiana Koquice Jefferson,
Philando Castile (July 16, 1983 – July 6, 2016)http://www.philandocastilefoundation.org/ About Him: Philando Divall Castile was born in Saint Lousi, Missouri. He worked for the Saint Paul Public School District as a supervisor in nutrition services and memorized the names and the food allergies of nearly 500 children in the school. He served as a role model… Continue reading July 2: Philando Castile