I wanted to take a minute to share some great news. I am now a contributor to The Grio, an African American focused website that is owned by NBC. My article, on Paterson N.J in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene is the lead article on the site today. I would greatly appreciate it if you could tweet the link, post it on your facebook site and comment on the article on The Grio.
City of Paterson Under Water in More Ways than One http://soc.li/kSqcwBj
The process of being asked to write the piece and completing it was a 24 hour whirlwind. The great interviews would not have been possible without the generosity of several Patersonians, especially Oronde Haggans. I met Oronde on the NJ Transit bus that I took down to Paterson from New York on Friday morning . Not only did he allow me to interview him for the article, he also volunteered to be my unofficial guide around Paterson. After working an overnight shift, he took several hours out of his day for a complete stranger.
It has been an interesting summer. But I feel as though the impending change in seasons is bringing me good luck. Thank you in advance for reading the article. I hope that you will continue to enjoy the holiday weekend.