Summer 2016 Was My Worst Summer Ever

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When Steve and I first started dating 3 years ago each season was the “best season ever”, because we had each other. Our first summer together was our “best summer ever”. Our first fall together was our “best fall ever”. And on & on and on. You get the gist. However, for the first time this summer wasn’t another “best summer ever” for the books. It was the exact opposite: Worst. Summer. Ever. Read More…

A Double Date With The Obamas #SouthsideWithYou


“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


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…