It’s been 12 years to the day since you passed away and I miss you just as much today as I did then. You were my best friend and my confidant, my cheerleader and my checker. And as I look back over the last decade, there are certain lesson I’ve learned through moments I wished … Continue reading Hey Mom: 3 Lessons I’ve Learned Since You Passed Away
Discover and explore well-known and unknown black literature written across the world. This is my recommendation for the week of Monday, January 15. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl I’m awkward—and black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be. That someone was right. Where do I start? Being an … Continue reading Amazing Black Reads: 3 Recommendations of the Week
I pondered this as I sat on the edge of my large king size bed, staring into a closet full of clothes. I felt guilty for being this comfortable and calm, while others were in so much pain. Less than 24 hours prior, life was normal: wake up, hit snooze, wake up again, feed baby, … Continue reading What Does a Baby Wear to a Funeral?
Yesterday, Thursday, January 11, it was reported that president Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as "shithole countries." Now, like everything else in American politics these days, we will never really get to the bottom of this. People will take sides based on their political biases and prejudices and will debate this for … Continue reading Africa is a ‘Shithole’ and Here is Why
It was never my intent to eavesdrop. But cramped-up bus rides can draw you into conversations you never intended to be a part of. I had offered her my seat and another gentleman had offered up his for her friend. They showed their gratitude with a quick “Thank you,” and as the bus began to … Continue reading “I Don’t Date Black Men,” Said A Black Woman
my Music connects us all in unique and beautiful ways, and when artists collaborate across borders, cultures, languages and more, its something that should be celebrated because it captures and inspires the spirit of togetherness our continent and world is sometimes missing. This is Top 20 Afropop collaboration music videos of 2017. These are not … Continue reading Top 20 Afropop Collaborations of 2017
I found out a good friend passed away today. She was hit by a drunk driver. A life so young taken away so abruptly and tragically. A daughter, a mother, and an amazing soul that gave so much to the world and could have given so much more if given more time. We say rest … Continue reading Do The Spirits of Our Loved Ones Visit?