By Angela Benson
In this heartwarming story, three sisters struggle to reconcile their individual paths with what it means to be a family. Veronica, Roxanne and Alisha each have unique talents and personalities, but they all share the dream of their singing group, Delilah’s Daughters hitting the Billboard charts.
After the death of their father, their mother, Delilah, strives to keep her daughters strong. As they enter the final round of a national talent show, they are faced with the possibility of parting ways. Veronica is approached with a solo offer from a prestigious record company. She must decide if she will remain loyal to the group or take a once in a lifetime opportunity. At the same time, someone from Delilah’s past shows up to reveal a shocking secret. Ambition, deception, fame and mistakes from the past all threaten this close-knit family and they must figure out what loyalty, love and second chances mean.
About the Author
Angela Benson is a graduate of Spelman College and the author of thirteen novels, including the Christy Award-nominated Awakening Mercy, the Essence bestseller The Amen Sisters, Up Pops the Devil and Sins of the Father. She is an associate professor at the University of Alabama where she lives.
Gospel Music: A Changing Beat, a Constant Message
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 7:00 pm
Main Library – 111 Library St NE
What do the great Mahalia Jackson, The Edwin Hawkins Singers, The Winans, and Kirk Franklin have in common? They represent different styles of gospel music that at one time were considered ‘too worldly’ and unfit for the church. Deborah Smith Pollard, Ph.D., Director of the African and African American Program at the University of Michigan – Dearborn, will examine the idea that while gospel music styles were always changing, the message of the gospel has remained constant for more than 100 years. Smith Pollard, a Stellar Award-winning gospel announcer who has hosted and produced gospel music programming for over thirty years, will use music and videos to explore this popular music genre.
Women of Color: Leading the Way in the Workplace
Thursday, August 13, 2015, 7:00 pm
Main Library – 111 Library St NE
This interactive panel discussion will feature women of color from our community with a range of experiences and voices. Panelists will share stories and talk about what it means to be a woman of color in the workplace. How do you find and work with a mentor? How do you face barriers or overcome biases? How can our community support women of color? What does it take to lead fearlessly? This open and honest discussion will foster dialog and bring women together.
Panelists include: Mary Brown, Senior Digital Experiences Analysis at Spectrum Health Systems; Roya Bruce, Marketing and Programs Manager, North America-Education at Herman Miller; Shanika Carter, Consultant and Freelancer; Kim Dabbs, Executive Director at WMCAT; Mari Beth Jelks, Managing Director of Administrative Services for the City of Grand Rapids; and Linda Otterbridge, Founder of Hook a Sista Up and LMJ Strategic Coaching.
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