It did not happen. That’s what the mother says. Shirley did not die this morning. The mother’s niece did not call and say to her, “Yes, Shirley, your Bible study partner, Shirley who is so much younger than you are, Shirley whom you love, died this morning.” It happened in the Hospital Emergency Room soRead More

Early Readers

Carolivia Herron organized and helped to found the Early Readers Program at Shepherd Elementary School in Washington, DC. In the Early Readers program volunteers read with children before school starts to help the students improve in language arts. Reading skill has been measured before and after program participation, and the students increase in reading skillsRead More

The Pause Program

PAUSE – the Potomac Anacostia Ultimate Story Exchange is a volunteer mentoring organization that greatly improves reading skills for young readers in the Washington, DC area. All students in the PAUSE program, no matter what the skill level, have improved test scores as a result of their participation. The most recent PAUSE program was startedRead More


If she reads aloud Xanthus interrupts her. Always. The daughter finished a chapter this morning. Yes, at last, really finished it. She thought she had finished the whole novel over a year ago, but she made the mistake of not reading it aloud. When she reads it aloud she hears mistakes and fixes them. SoRead More

PeaceSong DC

Carolivia’s latest book, Peacesong DC went to press on her 69th birthday, July 22, 2016. Peacesong DC consists of fictionalized autobiographical chapters extracted and amended from Carolivia Herron’s longer work, Asenath and the Origin of Nappy Hair. In order to highlight the Washington DC aspect of the author’s identity. In Peacesong DC Carolivia’s persona, Shirah Shulamit OjeroRead More

Storms Don’t Last Forever

After years of struggle, be it finances, depression, death, sickness (the list goes on), my children and I realize storms don’t last forever. This video serves as encouragement for those feeling overwhelmed by life. We desire for you to look up and RISE! May you find peace during the storms of life Posted by Stacie

Embracing Me

Embracing Me is an opportunity for us to connect with ourselves…learning to embrace the God within. The post that I share with you are very real. The experiences of my life (whether good, bad or indifferent) sought to develop me into a Woman who honors the God that dwells inside of me. For over 10Read More

Tracie Anderson

Tracie started her media career at a highly acclaimed agency as an Executive Assistant /Media Apprentice by researching media outlets, collecting industry contacts, formulating verbiage for press releases, assisting with major star-studded events and building positive relationships. Tracie was able to quickly adapt and apply the skills she had developed from her previous positions toRead More

All Lives Matter

In the wake of a weekend of disillusionment and protest regarding the state of Black America, maybe it’s time to really sit down and consider how a city like Washington, DC can take the lead in showcasing to the rest of the country how to best advocate for Black empowerment. In contemplating this issue andRead More