20 Year Anniversary In the D


This month marks my twenty year anniversary living in “The D”. I remember 20 years ago when I moved here in July we were still wearing jackets and I thought “Will they ever have a summer?” Two days after I got here there were 13 tornadoes that hit Detroit some near the 8-mile area where I was two miles away from and across the northwest area of Detroit. I remember the people that I had met during this time asking me if I had brought this weather with me. Storms I was used to being from Florida, but not the cool weather that came with it. Detroit was a bit of a culture shock for me. I had moved from Fort Myers, Florida to Chicago, and then moved here to Detroit where the African American population is predominate. I laugh now because I truly did not know what to think, I had a sea of emotions when I got here as well as learning how to drive in the mountainous snow that fell the following winter. When I look back on my 20 years here it has been an experience of true growth and evolution. Thank you Detroit for having me, keeping me, and loving me….it has been real!

#Detroit
#Michigan
#snow
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#anniversary
#citylife
#africanamerican
#summer
#winter
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#evolution
#ilovethed
#livinginthed
#livingoutloudinthed

Significance


Every time that I do an event, host a show, or anything important, when I get home or the next morning after prayers I go over it in my head. This morning was no different. Last night My co-producer and I had our first film screening for the Cast of The Out Loud In The D documentary and docu-series. After my prayers, I got to thinking about the screening and thought about how it was the same auditorium that I saw Terry McMillan in three years prior. I thought “Wow, how significant is that!” The Creator is so amazing to give us previews of our lives even before it happens. Who knew that three years after seeing Terry McMillan in the Clara J Stanton Auditorium that I would host my first film screening there.

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Out Loud In The D

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Don’t Take Too Long


If you’re going to do it

Don’t take too long

Getting it together or trying

Cause

The longer you do,,

The less time

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I mean “Really enjoy it”

Whatever it is

Try to do it better

If not better, different

just a little bit at a time

You don’t have to do it

All at once

Just a little bit at a time

And once you get that

You try to do something else

better

One

Step

At

A Time