Today was a historic moment for our nation. Garry Brown, Tennessee District Attorney, announced that he has re-opened the investigation into the 1940 murder of whom some have identified as the “first martyr of the civil rights movement”, Elbert Williams. Mr. Elbert Williams was a bright, outspoken 31-year-old family-oriented man in the predominantly black community … Continue reading Reenvisioning Justice
A Belated Happy Birthday to Elbert Williams
My son made me a mom twenty years ago, but my heart did not begin to reach its full potential until I became a stepmom.
In honor of National Poetry Month, I thought I would share the poem that started the Tru Story blog. When I first showed this site to my supervisor at the time, she said, "It's nice. But, is the entire site about you?" I didn't know how to respond at the time, but now I see … Continue reading Still in Love
All Blog Activity will continue on April 13. Until then, please continue building your dreams! ~Leslie Diego Delso [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commonscaption
#FlashbackFridays Originally published on January 23, 2013 For the past 15 years, it has been virtually impossible to go and visit my grandma without seeing "Grandma Jennie". Not only was she often outside or in the lobby when we arrived, she would often strategically need to open her door for something just as we hit … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Mr. President!
A few years ago, I conducted an interview while on the assignment to cover a Christmas Tree lighting celebration recently. Here's the Exclusive Interview that made my day: Three-year-old Judah came out with his parents to celebrate. After posing with Santa, I asked him for an interview about his experience –to which he made his … Continue reading YPSILANTI: Depot Town ushers in holiday season
I covered a story once about a program called Meals on Wheels in Ypsilanti. It was a timely reminder that nobody is as independent as they think they are. We need each other.
A few years ago, singer India Arie penned a hit titled "I am not my hair". My response to that? De hell. I'm not. Hair is a big issue for women. For African American women, hair can be life-impacting. Depending on how you wear your hair as well as the thickness, length, texture and curl … Continue reading Naturally Me
Three years ago exactly, I had the pleasure of meeting one of my favorite poets: Ms. Nikki Giovanni. She came to one of our favorite local bookstores, Nicola's, in promotion of her new book, Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid. While I was there, I felt like I was in an intimate conversation, although there were close … Continue reading Life is a Good Idea