The Quiet Lion: Nate and I are in a taxi, slowly getting through Miami traffic. The mood just shifted due to a text on my cell phone from my mother. Pres Mandela died today at 95. Damn. Both Nate and I are attending Art Basel Miami to network and rub shoulders with some of the who's who in the art world.
"Extracurriculars are ruining Jack Strong's life. His parents have overscheduled his week with every afterschool activity you can think of, all on top of regular seventh-grade homework. They want him to be well-rounded and ready for college.
Kalayah Jones: Hip hop artist a philanthropic spirit
Kalayah Jones, 12, is a hip-pop artist with a philanthropic spirit.
Jones strives to promote positivity through her involvement in the community and through her music. This year, she is hosting her first holiday toy drive for the women and children of St. Anne's Place. The toy drive is titled "Elmo LOL Toy Drive" and is operating now until Dec. 27.
Conflict in South Sudan: Hussein Maar Nyuot, Deputy of Governor of Jonglei State, South Sudan. New writer for Insight News: Toki Wright, hip hop artist and educator. MNsure meetings: Angela Williams, MNsure navigator for Minneapolis Urban League; TaMica' Tody, MNsure navigator for Stairstep Foundation; Makeda Norris, Mnsure community outreach liaison for Twin Cities metro.