What ‘Black Panther’ taught us about Black Women

If you were amongst those that piled into theaters this past weekend to see the long awaited Marvel film, ‘Black Panther‘, I’m sure of a few things. I know you waited in a line. I know there was at least one crying child in your theatre. I know you witnessed the show of African inspired outfits. There was something truly beautiful in the entire experience that I cannot put into words. It was one of those moments that you justRead more

Monday Motivation: Take Care of YOU First

A wise woman once said, “You have to keep your own self full… that’s your job.”  That wise woman was Oprah Winfrey. I watched her speak to Stanford’s school of business and she dropped major gems that we can all stand to hear (multiple times). Here is one clip where she reminds us of something that we should already know- we can’t help others unless we, ourselves are full FIRST. So, Happy Monday! Remember that each week is just anotherRead more

Poetry Picks: #BlackGirlMagic

Happy Sunday! We are back with Sunday Poetry Picks and I think this piece performed by Amanda Seales is the perfect way to kick it off. She is one of the only people in entertainment (as far as I’m concerned) who doesn’t hold punches for anyone or anything. Sidenote: She also has a podcast on iTunes entitled, Small Doses. It really is a treat to listen to her commentary on issues.  Watch #BlackGirlMagic below:Read more

Books I’m Reading in 2018

I will be the first person to admit that I do not read as much as I should. It’s really sad because there was a time when you couldn’t pry a book out of my hands for anything in this world. As you get older, it feels like you don’t have time for much… especially reading. But this year I want to rediscover the book worm within me. I want to make reading a habit again and I started byRead more

Poetry Picks: I Waited For You

Last week’s poetry pick was by a poet named Janette. The poem was about how she would wait for the person that God destined for her. Well… years after performing that poem, she had a follow-up at her wedding. She performed, ‘I waited for you’, at the aisle to her husband. Take a look…  Read more

The November Wallpaper is Here!

For a long time now, I’ve been wanting to do something special for my readers. Personally, I change my wallpapers and screen savers often and maybe you do as well. If so, I think you’ll love this. So…each month, I’ll be releasing new wallpapers for your phones and computers! I want to ensure that they are cute and inspirational so that you have something to see as a constant reminder throughout the month. This month’s wallpaper features a quote thatRead more

Tracee Ellis Ross’s Holiday Collection!!

When we think of Tracee Ellis Ross, we may label her- daughter of Diana Ross, actress, model, and all around cool girl, but there’s one classification that we often overlook. Fashion and Style Icon. Honestly, Tracee doesn’t get the credit that she deserves when it comes to her trendy style. Of course we praise her hair, humor, and ability to relate to the “average person” but it’s not very often that we realize that she is truly a statement maker in theRead more

Poetry Picks: ‘Friends with Benefits’

This week’s poetry pick is by Jae Nichelle. I stumbled upon this piece by happenstance after leaving class last week. As I walked to my car I listened to her personify her anxiety in using a friends with benefits relationship. It immediately resonated with me because I could relate to many of things she said. For example, being quiet while I fight internally with what I’m thinking. For any others out there that are plagued by the constant whispering ofRead more

Poetry Picks: ‘In the Depths of Solitude’

So if you noticed that I missed last week’s Poetry Pick, you’re amazing and thank you for being so attentive. I got a little caught up and missed the post but this week we’re back with one of my favorite poets. Although he is mostly known for his tumultuous rap career, Tupac was a great poet. This piece is from a book of his poems, ‘The Rose that Grew from Concrete’. Read more