Jarrett memoir excerpted in free online compilation
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett's memoir and a new novel by acclaimed author Karl Marlantes are among dozens of upcoming works excerpted in a free online compilation.
Jarrett's "Finding My Voice" recalls her time as one of President Barack Obama's most trusted advisers. Marlantes, known for his Vietnam War novel "Matterhorn," tells of a Finnish family's emigration to the U.S. in "Deep River."
The third annual Crowning the Queen Within, a chronic illness survivor pillow talk event, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Poppin Stop, 3558 Windsor Springs Road, Hephzibah, Georgia. Featured speakers will be Crystal Smith, CEO of She Blossoms Inc., and Olivia Tate, an empowerment consultant for Lady Olivia Tate. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit crowninglupus.com.
Advocates for the homeless are concerned that an effort to create more affordable housing in Durham may help some low-income families but end up hurting services for the homeless.
Residents and leaders at Urban Ministries of Durham are worried that the city's plan – to reallocate a portion of money currently spent on shelters to develop more affordable housing – will see much-needed programs cut.