in the details: On Failing

  I thought I failed. But I didn't. Setbacks and challenges aren’t failures. As long as you are not out of the fight, you are not a failure. Sometimes this is hard to see in the thick of things. Stepping away and looking at the goal from different views or asking someone with a fresh... Continue Reading →



“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ― Maya Angelou“

RIP Anthony Mason (1966-2015)

His wasn't born and raised in New York, but when Anthony Mason wore that Knicks jersey, he represented the city to the fullest. The power forward was an unforgettable force to be reckoned with during the Pat Riley era of the franchise. Thanks for the memories, you will be missed. New York's Thoroughest.

Melba’s Story

Melba Liston is one of those gems of Black history that doesn’t get to shine. Frank Morrison’s illustration of a little brown girl blowing a trombone longer than her body will catch your eye. Inside is where you will meet Ms. Liston with the words of Kathryn Russell-Brown in Little Melba and Her Big Trombone. So, who... Continue Reading →

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