Poems

Poetry Pick: “When the Water is Gone”

Happy Sunday! Today’s poetry pick is by Rudy Francisco. I’ve featured him here on the blog a few times this year because I love his work and this poem is no different. This poem is a nod to the extreme changes in climate that we’ve been ignoring for so long. Take a listen… Advertisements

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Fashion and Beauty

Style Star: Kiki Layne

If you didn’t know, there’s a new star in Hollywood and her name is Kiki Layne. You may recognize her from the highly anticipated feature film, ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ based on the novel by James Baldwin. In the film, Kiki stars as a lead character, Trish. Outside of her acting chops, Kiki has […]

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Sharing

Reviving Black History Month

I don’t know about you… but Black History month felt like a drag this year. There was so much going on in the news (i.e. Gucci, Burberry, Cohen, etc.) that I felt like we didn’t get a chance to celebrate ourselves. I’m used to February being a chance to spotlight Black Excellence but that just […]

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Poems

Poetry Pick: ‘No Lives Matter’

Today’s Poetry Pick is by Kofi Dadzie. In this short yet powerful poem, he brings attention to the thoughts that many people wrestle with when it comes to privilege and justification of whose lives are valuable and whose aren’t. Check it out:

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My Life Lessons

Learning to Pray (part 2)

Last year I wrote a post for those of us that may be struggling with learning to pray. At the end of that post, I said that I would be back for a second installation of that blog post. Well, here we are… In the last post, I said: “Prayer is also one of the […]

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