This issue highlights holiday items for the home, but more importantly our organization expert shows you how staying organized during the holiday season can actually help reduce the amount of stress you experience.
Designers from Houston, Atlanta, and a dynamic mother/daughter design team from Chicago grace our pages with some of their work, as well as their secrets for design success. Black builders continue to make inroads into the ultra competitive luxury custom home building market. We interview Ft. Washington, Md., developer Michael Hill, who shares his love of the industry and tells us why he left a career as a scientist to become a builder.
We all have so much to be thankful for as we head into the holiday season. Most of us will never face what the victims of Hurricane Katrina went through, but in light of other potential natural disasters and the ever-present threat of terrorist attacks, we believe that it is important to speak on the topic of disaster preparedness in the home.
We recently lost several great African-Americans whose contributions to our society will long outlast the time they spent with us. Publisher John H. Johnson, Judge Constance Baker-Motley, jazz singer Shirley Horn, civil rights activists Rosa Parks and C. Delores Tucker, and playwright August Wilson were giants in their respective fields and their noteworthy contributions should be celebrated.
As the holidays come into full swing, let’s remember the real reason for the season—sharing, caring and loving one another.
Corriece Perkins Gwynn