Summer’s here and school is out but that doesn’t stop a reading challenge! This past Saturday was the start of The Columbus Metropolitan Library annual Summer Reading Challenge. The challenge started on June 1st and ends on August 3. Last year had the participation of 59,000 children, teens and adults in the 9-week program. You […]

  According to, Only 10 percent of eligible children in Columbus have access to free summer meals. Columbus City Council on Monday is set to approve funding to expand the city’s summer meal program to help bridge the gap.   The site is set to reach 700 children and will offer a variety of […]

Our phones have severed many roles for us in the world today, from being an alarm clock to a navigation system. Outside of all of these tools on our phone, we can spit children using them for so many times as well. With proper monitoring and the placement of parental controls, it can seem very […]

Tyler Perry has reached out to a Georgia family that is reeling from the death of their mother this past weekend. Atlanta police say that on Saturday, Tynesha Evans’ boyfriend, Ohniel Inniss, killed her in front of a North Fulton County Wells Fargo. According to WSB-TV, Inniss asked Evans to meet him at the bank so he could get […]


According to Fox 28, State health officials say four cases of a rare, mysterious illness that can paralyze children have been confirmed in Ohio amid a jump in such cases nationally. The Ohio Department of Health said Friday it has notified health care providers to be alert for and to report suspected cases of the […]

Reading is not something that shouldn’t just happen in a classroom but outside of a classroom maybe even in at your local barbershop. Supreme Cutz in the Short North is doing exactly that with their barbershop book program which started over 2 years ago.  The owner Emment Brown wanted his clients to make use of […]

According to WSAZ News Channel 3: In 2016, an average of 175 Americans, including 12 in Ohio, died each day from drug overdoses, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Two-thirds of those deaths involved opioids. The need for change is overdue but it the shift is happening now, starting with our […]

Communication has always been key but as an adult, I have noticed that parents often forget that aspect when it comes to their children.  Age and authority shouldn’t be the reason for why someone should listen to you but often time that is why children are told they have to. I want to just share three ways […]

A recent tweet has sparked a lot of controversy today. A local Planned Parenthood office in Pennsylvania used Twitter to express the changes needed for Disney Princess Characters.  The tweet has now been deleted but the tweet requested we have Disney princesses with more realistic lifestyles such as transgender and abortion patient etc.   With the use of technology and easy access […]

“As you grow you realize the ridiculousness of stigma attached to it” – Music Mogul, Jay-Z Family Feud Artist, Jay-Z describes his experience visiting a therapist and ending the stigmas placed on mental health.  The Hip-Hop Artist directs his concerns on the need for therapy within the school system, he said ” I think actually […]