By: Janelle L. Awls Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) is officially Hillary Clinton’s running mate. Clinton, the Democratic Presidential candidate, made the announcement on Friday via a text message to her supporters. Clinton tweeted that he’s “a man who’s devoted his life to fighting for others.” Kaine served as the governor of Virginia from 2006-2010. I had the opportunity to interview Kaine one-on-one at the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber’s Transportation Forum in June of 2008, while covering a story for 92.5 WINC FM/1400 AM. Kaine was the guest speaker at the forum. The event took place at the George Washington Hotel in Winchester, Va. It was a great experience.
By: Janelle L. Awls Photo Courtesy: REUTERS I had the opportunity to shake hands with, the late boxing legend, Muhammad Ali. It was an experience that I will never forget. The Best Friends Choir was backstage getting ready for our big performance. We were on the program to sing at the Opening Inaugural Celebration for… Continue reading Muhammad Ali, Professional Boxer, Dies
2016 Race for the White House By: Janelle L. Awls I have fond memories of Hillary Clinton, formerly known as First Lady Clinton in the 90s, when she visited my school. Clinton spoke to students at Jefferson Junior High School in S.W., Washington, D.C. in the spring of 1997, about how to prevent violence among… Continue reading Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump
By: Janelle L. Awls In today’s society there are many people suffering from mental health issues, and young people are not excluded. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We need to raise awareness about the issue for those millions of people who suffer from a mental health condition. Recently, I wrote a story about Mental… Continue reading Raising Awareness for Mental Health
Celebrating the Life of Dr. Maya Angelou By: Janelle L. Awls Today we lost a literary icon. A poet. An educator. Dr. Maya Angelou died at the age of 86. I reminisce about an excerpt from her poem, “Still I Rise.“ Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes… Continue reading A Legend, A Poet, A Literary Icon Dies
By: Janelle L. Awls Hope. Justice. Equality. Freedom. This is what came to mind as I visited the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. for the first time in the fall of 2011. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., it was an honor and privilege to visit a memorial for an African-American and… Continue reading Keeping the Dream Alive
Former White House Correspondent Helen Thomas Dies at 92 By: Janelle L. Awls Helen Thomas, former White House correspondent who covered every U.S. president from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama, died on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the age of 92, after battling a long illness. While studying at American University in Washington, D.C.,… Continue reading Remembering A Journalist, A Legend