"It's a good thing to remember but a better thing to do, always hang with he construction gang and not the wrecking crew."
My great-grandmother Georgiana Campbell taught us many quotes like this to live by. In my life, I've harnessed them into a career of building relationships to tackle social inequities.
Little did I know her words would shape and open doors to meet Presidents, travel to more than forty countries on five continents, consult for billion dollar corporations or work behind the scenes on political campaigns.
The construction gang for me has been about "constructing relationships." In every speech, there's a quote from Great Grandma to pave the way for a story about social injustice, health inequities, environment or climate change, voter apathy and protections and much more.
Whether a story about meeting Ahmed Kathrada in South Africa years after his release from prison with Nelson Mandela, or a child's hope that the next President will work on homelessness, I seek ways to construct relationships for broader awareness and actions to make bridges to affect social change.
I bring that perspective on television, print and radio. Stories provide valuable lessons and touch hearts in ways that can be impactful.
My co-hosts on Chalkboard Conversations Podcast help keep that perspective fun and you can hear them on iTunes and Spikefish.Radio. w
That's what I did in my new novel Saving Grace!
Anthony Grace, successful by all definitions, newly made partner at Lambert and Young, has an unfamiliar searing pain in his head.
Awakened by the trickling of blood down the nape of his neck, he frantically tries to recall what led to this...
Over the past year, he and a law professor have been investigating the mysterious deaths of residents in a Northeast Washington neighborhood.
Grace, having hired a team of scientists to investigate the link in the deaths one night, makes an amazing find, something he knows no one will believe!
“Mr. Grace, what were you looking for?” a man with a distinguished and commanding tone asks.
The injury to Grace’s head obliterates his memory. He cannot recall the details of the night he was kidnapped or its relevance to the case and the clients he represents. More importantly, he cannot remember who is friend or foe. He does, however, remember the “voice”. It haunts him as he retraces the steps that brought him to the kidnapping. When he links it to a rising political star, Grace becomes determined to tackle the challenge of putting his life back together and solve the case that shattered it.
His single minded determination to find the person attached to the “voice” is his only saving grace!
I wrote Saving Grace to keep readers wanting more.
Just like we binge watch TV series, you''ll binge read this.
Each page will make you wonder is it real or not.
More importantly, who is it all tied to!
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CGTN's Mike Walter spoke to Atiba about politics and voting in the U.S. Madyun is the President of Party Politics U.S., an online platform that encourages political engagement across party lines.
Can an overseas trip shift attention from Donald Trump's domestic challenges to his foreign policy agenda? CGTN's Susan Roberts discusses the controversies plaguing the president with Atiba Madyun of The Madyun Group, a government relations firm in Washington, DC.
CGTN's Frances Kuo spoke with Atiba Madyun, President of Party Politics US, who argues the idea that Trump caved in by ending the shutdown is overstated.
The fancy relics were part of a ploy developed by Janay Smith and Atiba Madyun, a local activist to interest the youngsters.
We had a great panel discussion about the 2016 Election with Party Politics US, Millennial Action Project, Democrats and Republicans that included two rising stars,Democrat Symone Sanders and Republican, Rachel Hoff.
I am American, black, Republican and Muslim – a descendant of slaves and slave masters who finds Donald Trump’s comments insulting to the fabric of our nation. Every word that comes out of his mouth is a reminder that this man is unfit to be president of the United States.https://www.theguardian.com/profile/atiba-madyun
Some of my thoughts on issues from Voting, Healthcare, the Fourth of July and the movie Fruitvale Station.
If done right, a Debate Watch Party can be like a Super Bowl Party!
Party Politics went to San Juan and Ponce in Puerto Rico to ask students what they want their next Governor to work on. Partnering with Universidad Ana G. Mendez, SistemaTV and Walmart Puerto Rico, students watched the debates on screens provided by Walmart Puerto Rico and Party Politics. Following the debates they shared what is important to them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83bWvsgl30c&feature=youtu.be