Poems, Quotes

Poetry Picks: “For the Blonde Girl and the Classrooms of Ghosts”

Happy Sunday! I hope this past week was filled with joy for you. As we roll into another week, I’m bringing you a new Poetry Pick. Many of you may not know but I am currently a student at a PWI (predominantly white institution) and there are so many moments I question the thinking and […]

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Poems, Quotes

Poetry Picks: “On Emotional Labor”

Hello good people! It’s Sunday and you know on Sundays I bring you my favorite Poetry Picks.  Today’s poem is by Janae Johnson. If I were ever at a loss for words on how Black women are treated, this poem would be the perfect explanation. Press play…    

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Poems, Quotes

Poetry Picks: “Knock Knock”

I know it’s late… However, I still wanted to post a Sunday Poetry Pick. Today, I wanted the poem to be a bit of a throwback so this pick is from Def Jam Poetry. The poet is Daniel Beaty and the poem is titled, “Knock Knock”.  Press play…    

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My Life Lessons

Need Help Learning to Pray?

When I was in undergrad at Florida A&M University, I was a regular at the library. One day, two of my guy friends joined me in a study room and as we usually tended to do, we joked and laughed about the normal college things. Well about 5 minutes into the conversation, one of them […]

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Poems, Quotes

Poetry Picks: “My Honest Poem”

Happy Sunday! One of my favorite things here on the blog is Poetry Pick Sunday’s. On these days I feature poets and their poems that I’ve grown to enjoy. Rudy Francisco has been featured here 2 other times and you can find those poems here: Poetry Picks: “Your God” & Poetry Picks: If I was a Love Poet […]

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Poems, Quotes

Poetry Picks: “Your God”

  Happy Sunday! I hope that your week was amazing. Today, I want to introduce you to one of my favorite poets. Rudy Francisco performed this poem entitled, ‘Your God‘. Press play…    

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Poems, Quotes

Poetry Picks: Angry Black Woman

  Happy Sunday My Loves, I missed last week’s poetry pick but this week I got y’all! I found this poem by Porsha O. and man-oh-man is it powerful. *Viewer Discretion Advised*  Press play…    

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Movies

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 […]

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Quotes

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 […]

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