Starting Your Dreams Later In Life and Embracing the Detour

I know it's been a while since I've posted anything but that's because of my job. I'm working as a reporter covering Oakland and I host an arts segment on the radio where I get to interview amazing artists from around the Bay Area. Plus I'm publicizing my book and building my speaking career! 
You know what's funny? I thought this would all happen by the time I was 27-30.  Nope. That wasn't God's plan for me. I'm finally beginning to do the things I've wanted to do and I'm almost 40 years old. Some people reading this who are 40 will say 40 is still young. But some younger people reading may think 40 is nearly ancient. But I'm writing this post for those who like me, thought their career and personal dreams would come true much early in life. I'm here to tell you not to give up. 
You know, death inspires life. A number of my relatives and friends have passed away, ranging in age from 20's to 80's. Actor Luke Perry, my middle…

Darden Dad and Daughter On Race Relations Since The O.J. Trial on Ebony.com



I'm so excited that Ebony.com is running this piece I wrote about a conversation my dad and I had about race. We tend to talk about race and politics when we chat. I wanted to write a piece for the black press about my father because during the trial, his superior wouldn't allow him to reach out the black press. This means a lot to me to have a byline with Ebony, of all places.

My dad and I discuss why the justice system needs more diversity, including black prosecutors; grand juries in police brutality cases, police erasing video footage from their cameras, etc. It's really good.

There's a great discussion going on Ebony's Facebook page about this article. Feel free to weigh in.

And fitting this article would be up and running since it's my dad's birthday today.


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  1. Just read the article and commented!! xxoo

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  2. Amazing article. I learned a lot from reading your blog and the Ebony piece. Thank you!

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