Extra! Extra! Read all about why Whitney B. is your favorite Detroit reporter.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Foster care, almost dying twice, being ridiculed for being poor, and being dark-skinned caused lots of insecurities early on. Spending most of my time alone, I learned to let it all out through the pen. At a very young age, I knew that I was destined to write, but I thought that I would write a lot of books about growing up in the hood. I loved to read, I would read anything anyone would put in-front of me and because of that, I was double-promoted. Although I wanted to write fiction books, my dream job was to be an English teacher and also go to the Olympics for track and field. The plans I had for my life remained the same up until I had my daughter, Madison. At that point, I knew that I wanted to be a reporter and in 2013 I gave myself five years to earn my college degrees and start my career as a multimedia journalist. I received my bachelors in 2016 concentrating on Mass Communications/ Public Relations and my masters in 2017 with a concentration in New Media Journalism.
ABOUT THE WEBSITE: MYWHITNEYB.COM was created in August of 2016. It started off as a portfolio for all of my work throughout grad school, but I knew from the start that it would be so much more. The website was created to be a voice for Detroit, to bring stories and information that is not highlighted on the traditional local news outlets. The purpose of my website is to serve as an update on what is going on in the community and also around the Metro-Detroit area. There will also be highlights and stories of residents in the area that are making a difference and giving back to the community in their own way. The goal of the website is to help people get involved in their community with assistance on finding the right organizations to volunteer with and donate too.