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About the Publisher

Sherri-o Bonique Horsey Darden

This is a definite Cinderella Story... Our publisher is a product of the City of Philadelphia, who grow up throughout the City primarily in North Central Philadelphia in Johnson Homes projects... who was "Blessed" to meet and work for, Scoop's Founder Sonny Driver, for over 20 years.  Brought together by Faith and Destiny, Sonny Driver spent over 20 years mentoring Sherri. When he became ill in 2018, she pledged to continue his legacy "The Legacy of Scoop USA Newspaper..."


A little Scoop History 

Just focusing on the Scoop, Sherri's introduction to newspapers began when she took on a job working with Mr. Driver in 1996 as a typist.  Shortly after, the Typesetter left the office, leaving Sherri and Sonny Driver to have to buckle down and get the paper to press.  As a novice, it was not an easy time, we even made it to press a day late a time or two... but we made it through, just the two of us.  


After the initial years of learning to typeset there were many other staff changes, and Sherri remained on staff as a part time employee. She worked as the typesetter and bookkeeper and did whatever was needed.  As the years passed and Mr. Driver became older, he did less and less of the typesetting himself, instead he would watch and provide instructions.  As you can imagine, during this time Sherri and Mr. Driver had become very close and, in fact, she viewed him as a surrogate father...  In 2018 Mr. Driver became ill and  Sherri purchased the paper with the contingency that she would do her best to "keep Scoop" follow the mantra and provide community news and a platform for the community to have a VOICE... 


Employment and Educational Background

What is interesting is that while Sherri was working part time with  Scoop, she was also a full time employee at the Defender Association where she worked for 29 years advancing from a Clerk Typist to the HR Manager.  She left the Defender in June 2018 to give "All of her attention to Scoop."  


In addition to working full time, Sherri also obtained her Bachelors Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and her Master's Degree in Human Capital Management from Lasalle University.  


Philadelphia 

Sherri is the product of Philadelphia, Her parents were both born and raised in North Central Philadelphia.  Her grandparents were well-known community people who dabbled in the number writing, gambling and bar industries...  And she and her brothers also grow up living in several areas throughout the city, primarily in North  Central Philadelphia,  She has lived the trials and tribulations of growing up in the City and has loved and has lost... And, in-spite of all that she saw and lived growing up in Philadelphia, she is a success story... She brings her value of life and knowledge of Life's Challenges, but also its triumphs to Scoop each and every day... And, these things are what prompted her to take on Mr. Driver's legacy to continue to promote the "Good" in our communities.



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