Angela Tuck is a writer and editor living in Atlanta.   She loves the Lord, her family and her friends. She  is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, girlfriend, mentor and proud grandmother.   A work in progress,  she’s ready — excited even — for the next chapter of her life to begin.

“Lord, whatever you’re doing in this season, don’t do it without me!”

— Bishop Paul Morton


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  1. Your recent posts resonated in my spirit. I live in Tuskegee and I am a native of Detroit.

    You are so right about the disturbing complacency in the wake of Bobby Smith’s violent and seemingly random killing. Would he be more dead if a white person had fired the fatal bullet? It appears that we only express outrage when race is a factor in murderous incidents.

    There is an event scheduled to occur in Tuskegee this coming weekend featuring Minister Louis Farrakhan as the main speaker. Not the same as an organic, grass roots protest but we’ll see what comes of this activity…

    Regarding Kwame Kilpatrick…in my analysis…he is a product of an urban jungle that makes up its own rules and codes of conduct. It has an underground economy that is largely comprised of illegal enterprises where intelligent men, locked out of corporate options, use their raw intellect to create thriving businesses. The families turn a blind eye to the source of income that pays the bills and keeps them looking and feeling prosperous.

    Many of the leaders of this underground economy lack the presentation skills needed to succeed above ground. They don’t speak like their corporate counterparts i.e. Motherfu@#$% is an acceptable reference to peers ofetn said with pure vitriol to convey seriousness.

    They do not look like their corporate peers i.e. purple suits with purple hats and lizard shoes… or red ensembles…maybe orange…yellow…green, etc.

    I know this world quite well. I witnessed it as a child growing up in Detroit. God had a different plan for my life. I attended private school, transferred to the public high school for high academic achievers, graduated from college and left Detroit to pursue a career in television news.

    Today, I am a respected communications executive with a long history of media, special events and public relations successes. I am big city girl living in a rural, small town.

    My husband decided to relocate the family to Tuskegee because of his admiration for this city’s value to the African-American experience. We are in awe of Booker T. Washington, Dr. George Washington Carver and the Tuskegee Airmen. The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement, Rosa Parks was born here. We believe Tuskegee is sacred ground that should be revered by everyone who knows the greatness that has prevailed here.

    I don’t pretend to have answers to instantly cure what ails Tuskegee or Detroit. However, since I am a woman of faith, I believe that God
    is in control of a Divine master plan.

    Like you…I too love my people.

    • Karin, thank you so much for reading the blog and responding so thoughtfully. Detroit and Tuskegee, wow. Two very different places — both special in their own ways. There are no easy answers for small towns like Tuskegee. Auburn is doing great and his really built up in the last 10 years. With Tuskegee right off the Interstate as well it is a shame they haven’t opened stores and gas stations and restaurants off 85. There was a Wal-Mart there years ago but the employees were stealing so badly it closed, according to locals. As for Detroit, beautiful city; great people. I really enjoyed living and working there. There is so much untapped potential in that city. The casinos have helped as have the sports teams and their new facilities. I’m rooting for the Motor City!!

  2. Beauriful. Can I post this on my blog with your byline and photo. It’s a great message and one I will hold dear. In Knoxville now taking a break. Three more hours left.

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