Daily Archive: April 25, 2013



Letter to Mom

Twelve years ago I wrote a column that was a thank you letter to my mother. My mom is 90 years old now and not doing so well. I know she will not be able to read this column, but I wanted to publicly say how much I appreciate her. A lot has changed since that first letter. “Dear Mom, thank you for taking care of me when I was sick, I can’t believe that now I’m taking care of you. I remember when I was sick you gave me that castor oil and orange juice cocktail. I disliked orange juice for so long after that, but that concoction did make me feel better. You taught me how to fry fish outside so the house would not smell like fish all week long.



$10,000 surprise, Shaq and Magic's moms make Jackets for Jobs gala spectacular!

GALA STARS–Christine Johnson (Magic Johnson’s mom), Alison Vaughn, Founder, Jackets for Jobs & Lucille O’Neal (Shaq’s mom) Detroit, MI (BlackNews.com) — Jackets for Jobs has done it again. The non-profit organization led by superstar businesswoman Alison Vaughn has set the city of Detroit on fire with water cooler talk. The topic: The 13th anniversary gala that took place April 11, at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton-Downtown Detroit.



Jury returns Monday for Pa. abortion case closings

DR. KERMIT GOSNELL (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department via Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, File) by Maryclaire Dale PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia jury won’t hear from an abortion provider before they weigh charges that he killed a woman and four viable babies.