Growing up The Star Ledger (formerly The Newark Star Ledger) was a staple in the homes of my family. I remember my grandmother (Granny) reaching for the Comics section first to help select a number to play from her dream book based on the Dennis the Menace cartoon. lol. For me, I was a skinny brown girl using her finger to trace the words as I read the BOOKS section and dreamt about my chance to be showcased in the largest paper in New Jersey.
That day has come.
This is hometown love and I will always love my hometown. Feeling very happy, very blessed, and very accomplished.
I bet my fam back in Newark was nice and surprised when they flipped through the paper Sunday morning. Ha!
“Conversation with Niobia Bryant” (The Star Ledger) Interviewed by Jacqueline Cutler