SURPRISE! Introducing “GOLDEN”: A Monthly Cinematic Devotional

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What do you do when you want more from your devotionals? You create what you wish existed.

You’ve heard me say this summer was challenging on multiple occasions. Not only did I struggle with accepting God’s timing for us to start a family, I had a major internal struggle about my career. I was in the process of writing devotions that would be a free monthly download on my blog, but I honestly wasn’t feeling it. My passion for film had returned with a vengeance. Read More…

A Double Date With The Obamas #SouthsideWithYou

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“On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb. I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate.” -Pres. Barack Obama

Last week I had a chance to check out “Southside With You” which hits theaters today and fell in love with my president, first lady, and sweet home Chicago all over again. Written and directed by Richard Tanne, the film tells the story of the Obama’s first date on the Southside of Chicago. Read More…

Prudential #WomenInspired Chicago Event: Recap

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You often hear me talk about my grandfather who came to Chicago from Flora, Mississippi during The Great Migration seeking a better life. Grandpa Robert’s better life consisted of him driving a pick-up truck and working his finger to the bones everyday at the meat factory. He was diagnosed with prostrate cancer and didn’t tell the family until it was in the fourth stage. I was 12 years old when my grandfather died. I didn’t have much time with him here on earth, but little did I know his memory would follow me throughout my life. Read More…