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Shedelle Davis

Freelance Reporter

Location icon United States

Plainly put, I enjoy writing. I’m a freelance reporter that accepts any and every opportunity to retell a story or recall a big event.

When I’m not reporting I’m blogging about real estate on my real estate blog, The House Lady. If I had to describe myself or my writing style I would say I’m a little bit of everything -I do a little bit of everything. I like it all, but I love feature writing.

Portfolio
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A closer look at GFPB's revitalization plan for PB

Albert Einstein defines insanity as doing the same things over and over and expecting different results. The City of Pine Bluff took a pledge against insanity last Thursday when hundreds of residents packed the gallery of the Community Theatre for the unveiling of a master plan to reinvent downtown.

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PB student in DC hasn't forgotten home

Steve Jobs said, "You must be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong, that you want to right. If you're not passionate enough from the start, you'll never stick it out."

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WH resident, Tuskegee Airman, reflects on service

Anita Deason, military and veterans affairs liaison for Arkansas Sen. John Boozman's office, visited Thomas F. Vaughns, a Tuskegee Airman and World War II and Korean War veteran, at his White Hall home recently to record the memories of his military service for the Library of Congress's Veteran's History Project.

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Political forum addresses ballot issues, local crime

Alumni members of the nine historically African American international Greek lettered fraternities and sororities (Divine Nine) worked in conjunction with the Pine Bluff branch of the NAACP and the Arkansas Public Policy Panel to sponsor a ballot issue initiatives' review and candidate's forum on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

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Quapaw chief updates community on proposed casino

Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley Washington moderated a conversation between Chief John Berrey of the Quapaw Tribe and the public Monday night at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The topics discussed were job opportunities, the timeline of events leading to the opening of a proposed casino, the casino's design, location and Berrey's commitment to the public schools.

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Casino operator outlines PB project at meeting

John Berrey, a Quapaw Tribe chief and chairman of Downstream Media Group, which is planning to build Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff, hosted a meeting at the Pine Bluff Convention Center on Thursday to provide an update, collect contact information from local contractors and introduce them to key players of the planning and operating processes.

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Ivy Center receives grant to help further students' education

Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas has awarded the Ivy Center for Education $2,433 for their collaborative career readiness program with University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dubbed Club Scrub, the program exposes junior high and high school students who desire careers in health-related fields to real-life physician experiences.

Feature reporting

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05/21/2016
Menace to society turns motivator

Drew Griffin, 35, of Pine Bluff was once a drug dealer and gang member that contributed to the violence that plagues the city. His chosen lifestyle led him to become shot and paralyzed. Rather than dwell in his misfortune and continue to travel the path of self-destruction, he uses his story to motivate and inspire teens to not make the same mistakes he did.

Investigative Reporting

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12/31/2015
Poverty increase sparks demand for affordable housing

According to the 2014 United States Census, the median income in Pine Bluff is $30,414, 76 percent lower than the United States' real median household income. The average cost of rent in Pine Bluff is $660 a month.

Event reporting

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05/07/2016
Lynn Whitfield tells UAPB graduates to rise up

"Commencement means beginning and today is the beginning of a new chapter in your life," said Laurence Alexander, chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. UAPB held its 154th commencement ceremony Saturday at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, where Emmy-Award-winning actress Lynn Whitfield was the speaker.

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01/19/2016
Justice Sunday speaker talks economic development

Chris Masingill, co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority, talked about changing the conversation concerning jobs, health care, housing and community development as the Justice Sunday keynote speaker. The Interested Citizens for Voter Registration Inc. hosted the 32nd annual Justice Sunday commemorative church program in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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02/09/2016
Hill Harper talks physics, courage

Author and actor Hill Harper told UAPB students Monday that the future belongs to those who can successfully blend passion, reasoning and courage. Harper spoke at a Black History Month celebration held at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where he was the keynote speaker.

Magazine Features

Blog

The House Lady
01/30/2019
Blog - The House Lady

House hunting can be a very stressful process especially when you're looking for the baby bear -you know the house that's juuust right! Oftentimes buyers that find themselves in that position opt to have their home built versus buying an existing home and renovating it to fit their taste.

My Last 2 Dollars & Some Change
08/24/2018
My last 2 dollars - My Last 2 Dollars & Some Change

Once you make the decision to choose happiness by filling your being with good things and building on that you will feel a shift in how you view yourself and the life around you. This is going to take more than positive affirmations. Pay attention to your energy when you watch certain shows and read certain things.

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