Regarding September this Summer: 5 Songs Taylor Swift Should NEVER Touch

If you don’t know by now, something tragic happened in the world of music in June, 2018. Taylor Swift, who I do respect and appreciate as an artist, did the unthinkable. I have decided that she did it, not to…

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6 Reasons Why I’m Tired of All-White Parties

Remind me why we are still doing all-white parties again? Because I think we reached that expiration date about 4 years ago. Can we at least agree to wrap this trend up fairly quickly going forward?

Black Hair, or Health? 5 reasons why we need to do better.

DISCLAIMER WARNING Some of you may love or not love this post. I am writing it WITHOUT any particular person in mind. Take it for what it is and feel free to sound off your opinion, for or against, in…

Yeah, I Code-Switch. You should too. Fight Me

Wait, hold on. I’m not really a fighter. But I am a code-switcher, and I’m not ashamed. What is code-switching? According to Merriam-Webster, code-switching is: “The switching from the linguistic system of one language or dialect to that of another.” As…

Let’s Leave Father’s Day To The Dads, Mkay?

Whenever Father’s Day rolls around I find myself appreciative, conflicted and then angry throughout the day (in that order) with all the mixed messages I see floating around social media and the innanet (aka messy internet). And this is the…

Royal Wedding, Check. Royal Babies? Here are 5 tips for getting knocked up, Meghan.

Meghan Markle dazzled the world as she became the first American Royalty. No, really. She is the first American, let alone African-American to become legit royalty. (Ohh I hope she starts a hashtag or makes some bumper stickers with her…

Red Carpet Pandemonium: Have Prom Sendoffs Gotten Too Big?

By: Kiana Keys Red carpets. Strobe lights. Custom backdrops. Photo-booths. Classify these descriptions under “things you may see at a star-studded movie premiere.” Right? But these are actual scenes that I’ve seen play out at prom sendoffs as I drove…

Black Family Reunions: The Past and Present

Black family reunions. Matching t-shirts, picnics, whiffs of tender BBQ floating through the air, line-dancing, everyone getting along… well getting along most of the time. You know what I’m talking about. Oh yes, the black family reunion, baby! It’s a…

An HBCU Experience Cannot Be Duplicated

Beyonce’s Coachella 2018 performance was HOT! She brought a historically black experience to a historically white audience. She belted out ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ and had a full marching band in the stands! I was transported back to my…