Daily Dose #5

#CrisisProvesCharacter: Can commitment conquer crisis? (DAY 5/30)

There is an old adage that I’ve adopted as my own, “if not now, when? If not you, who?” but mother, CNN Hero, L’Oreal Paris’ Woman of Worth, and founder of Kids Off The Block, Inc. (KOB), Mrs. Diane Latiker. She got tired of the senseless killing of young people in Chicago’s southside Roseland community and she wasn’t waiting on a savior to provide refuge or safe spaces. Mama Diane continues to adapt her business model to meet the needs of the Black community she loves so dearly, in a city that she loves immensely. Yet, even with a family of her own, her dedication to making a better world does not cease. Now with schools being closed, she took upon herself to begin distributing meals, coronavirus information that included masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. I applaud her efforts and celebrate continued success. You can learn about her story at kidsofftheblock.us

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