Septrmber 10 ISSUE

I cannot believe it has been 20 years since I published my first free community newspaper. It was 20 years ago we learned that Harlem was designated as an “empowerment zone.” At that same time, I was seeking another career. After spending more than a decade on and off planes weekly in the media positions I held in the advertising industry, I experienced a “fear of flying” after an eventful flight to Egypt.