Marianne Powell promised herself she would not get emotional, but she paused for just a moment as she started to tell her story. The past year, after all, was a year of change for Powell. And she was about to address a small crowd gathered at Flossmoor Park on the final night of Kwanzaa.
“Faith has kept me in 2022 and has brought me to 2023,” Powell said. “I’m such a happier person than I was last year. I am just excited for what is to come.”
Marianne Powell and her daughter JaOni Rousseau light . . .