Create SMILES Through Mentoring [VIDEOS]

Area residents are working hard to build a rapport with local children in an effort to keep them in school through a program called SMILES (SouthCoast Mentoring Initiative for Learning, Education and Service). Read more of this post

Smithsonian to Open New Museum Honoring African American History and Culture


People like Ida B. Wells-Barnett and W.E.B. DuBois will be featured in a new museum built by the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. (Photos courtesy Public Domain, Flickr, and the Library of Congress.)

I’ve always loved history. There’s something thrilling about learning where we come from, reading the stories about our ancestors and learning how similar they are to us today, and discovering how past events shaped the world we live in now. That’s why I am excited to tell  you that the Smithsonian is currently building a brand new museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. that is slated to open in 2015. Read more of this post

The Choices We Make

A small boy washes his shoes

A small boy washes his shoes. (Photo by brookesb, Flickr)

As citizens of the world, we all have to recognize our social responsibility. It doesn’t always take an act of congress to make a difference. Sometimes we can work an ordinary miracle by raising our voice or by downloading a song. Read more of this post

March 2011 Newsletter

March is one of my favorite months of the year. With the arrival of spring, days get longer, temperatures rise, and the landscape grows more verdant as poppies and crocuses poke through the winter-battered soil. It is a great time to embrace new beginnings, start new ventures and clear out the clutter in your life. Read more of this post

‘Best Student Group’ Given To LEAP During One Earth Party

Members of LEAP celebrate at the One Earth Party

Members of LEAP enjoy their win for best student group award from the Hamilton County Environmental Services.

CINCINNATI — The Leaders for Environmental Awareness and Protection, a new student organization started at the University of Cincinnati in October 2005, received the best student group award from Hamilton County Environmental Services Saturday. Read more of this post