Word Seed

November 7, 2019

In my community, Paterson, there are nearly a dozen powerful, positive and newsworthy events every day, but sometimes the gravity of the bad news give us considerable pause. We aren’t able to celebrate those things that make us great due to some warped respect for tragedy. Paterson, a city ...

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I didn’t know his name, but he knew mine. He said, in the kindest most innocent way, “Hi, Ms. Queen. I remember you.” “Thank you,” I replied. We talked at length about how violence affected his life. He started with a story from third grade and ended with an incident that occurred the week ...

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