Visiting the National African American Museum

Visiting the National African American Museum

On Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, I was blessed to walk into the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in our Nation&#...

September 29th, 2016 |  


Becoming Media Literate

Becoming Media Literate

Millions are expected to vote in the U.S. presidential election this November. Elections and voters are crucial to any democracy and an informed elect...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


Many thanks

Many thanks

In serving the community as Executive Director of Main Street Portsmouth, I’ve made many friendships and partnerships with community leaders, mo...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Remembering Clearly

Remembering Clearly

Remember is a word that has echoed through the hearts and minds of every American in the past week as we for the 15th time think back to that clear an...

September 16th, 2016 |  


Beware Of Negative Nellie’s

Beware Of Negative Nellie’s

Lord help me to avoid the path of those that major in negatives. These are the ones who see the glass as half empty. They see dread and disaster aroun...

September 16th, 2016 |  


Ending the silence: the times I tried to kill myself

Ending the silence: the times I tried to kill myself

Ending the silence: the times I tried to kill myselfJoseph Pratt“I burned it reaching into the oven.”“I had an accident when I was y...

September 12th, 2016 updated: September 12th, 2016. |  


Seeing the World in a Different Way

Seeing the World in a Different Way

Living a unique life is quite interesting and exciting. My name is Bill Adams, and I’m the Self Advocacy Specialist at Star, Inc., in Portsmouth...

September 12th, 2016 |  


9/11 Reminds Us That We Are All Americans

9/11 Reminds Us That We Are All Americans

Fifteen years ago today (Sunday) I was seeing patients in our clinic in Blue Ash, Ohio, on what seemed like a regular Tuesday morning.Not long after m...

September 11th, 2016 |  


Defeating trolls

Defeating trolls

In every article I write, I try to be ‘sunshine and rainbows,’ but lately, that’s been really hard for me to do, thanks to Internet ...

September 6th, 2016 |  


Village life

Village life

I’ll admit it, when my husband and I discussed moving - South Webster wasn’t at the top of my list.While our home in Sciotoville wasn̵...

September 3rd, 2016 |