24 Lessons from 24 Years

I turned 24 and even though I don’t feel like, I know I’ve learned many lessons (in my ripe old age lol) that I want to share!

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Mental Health Is A REAL Thing

Black people may be one of the strongest races on the planet but that doesn’t mean we know how to deal with mental health in the best way.

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Should I Love a Black Man?

Y’all know, black men get a bad rep, if you let social media and entertainment tell the story. But I beg to differ. So, I’d like to honor some really amazing African American men this month and I’ll start by telling a story of two men I had the pleasure of meeting recently. They both…

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Finding My Own Black Girl Magic

In honor of Black History Month, I am dedicating this to BBW (beautiful black women) who find themselves finding themselves, embracing every inch and loving every minute of it.

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Chaos Before This Black Girl Does Grad School

Originally posted on Black Girl Does Grad School:
Often times I am asked why I’m applying to graduate school. That’s followed with questions about my area of study and, upon me explaining it, most ask why I’m choosing to study fine arts. And I appreciate the concern. Making money is a requirement in the game…

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I’m Black and I Like Sci-Fi

As some may know, I wrote a novel for NaNoWriMo this year. I failed the contest, however (which is a whole new post altogether, smh) I will not stop writing! Anyway, I have yet to reveal my summary/synopsis or even my genre of choice for the book for various reasons. Nonetheless, here it is: Genre: Young…

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When Your Melanin Poppin’

Imagine. Just for a second. You were born into a family where no one looked like you, spoke like you or liked the same things as you. That is my dilemma. Not exactly, though. I know something like speech and personality doesn’t compare to something as sensitive as skin tone in the black community. But…

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A Daughter’s Developing

The tragedy of daughters being separated from their fathers is a common story nowadays. Follow one young woman as she transitions from bitterness to forgiveness.

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Ode to the Afro

big, kinky, messy locs it’s a shame some people hate to see you decked out in pink bows and sequined headbands you are pampered with lavender, almond, coconut oils   lavished in water dipped in butters from Morocco conditioned with caster cream   your curls elongate to unforgettable length tangled twists hold traditions of ancient…

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A Timely “Rememory” in Maya Angelou’s “My Guilt”

My guilt is “slavery’s chains,” too long the clang of iron falls down the years. This brother’s sold, this sister’s gone, is bitter wax, lining my ears. My guilt made music with the tears. My crime is “heros, dead and gone,” dead Vesey, Turner, Gabriel, dead Malcom, Marcus, Martin King. They fought too hard, they…

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