Shoot the Ball, Part II. Learning to Lose.

Life is not a game or a competition. I think the best analogy I have heard is that it is a journey. And even that suggests a linear path that has not come to fruition in my own personal life. Life just is. But I like to think of things in terms of sports becauseContinue reading “Shoot the Ball, Part II. Learning to Lose.”

Harriet Tubman, the Movie. 10 Takeaways.

Harriet, the movie opened in America this weekend. Watch out for spoiler alerts if you still plan to see it! Harriet is a movie released November 1 depicting young, fiery Harriet Tubman as a dynamic American heroine. The movie was directed by Kasi Lemmons. Lemmons is from St. Louis, Missouri and has over 30 actingContinue reading “Harriet Tubman, the Movie. 10 Takeaways.”

Back to School: Stop Name Shaming By ShesReelatable

BACK TO SCHOOL!! And I am back. Like a Cadillac. You missed me? (Well, to whom it may concern, anyway.) It’s been a minute but I got a minute so let me tell you what has been on my mind lately. It is back to school time and while I don’t get to enjoy theContinue reading “Back to School: Stop Name Shaming By ShesReelatable”

7 Lessons Learned. 6,800 + Followers in 6 Months.

Alright. So. I have been out here on the internet at this domain for 6 months officially. The lessons I have learned along the way are staggering. But, they began way before this domain name was bought and paid for. I hope that if you haven’t subscribed, you go ahead and join up for theContinue reading “7 Lessons Learned. 6,800 + Followers in 6 Months.”

The Marathon Continues — Nipsey Hu$$le

Rest In Peace Nipsey Hu$$le Ermias Asghedom Nipsey Hu$$le, was murdered March 31, 2019 outside of his clothing store, Marathon, on Slauson Ave in Los Angeles, CA. Upon receipt of the disheartening news, the Hip-Hop world of fans and artists alike rushed to social media to pay their respects to the legendary rapper and activist.Continue reading “The Marathon Continues — Nipsey Hu$$le”

Mai Stiles Takes on Prom — Pt 1. The Dress

I was sitting on the couch doing my normal Instagram surfing — Liking and posting fashion to my stories — When out of the corner of my eye, I notice my 17 year-old sister-in-love pacing. I knew she was about to ask for something — Layla. What do you want, man? 🙄 Mai, can youContinue reading “Mai Stiles Takes on Prom — Pt 1. The Dress”

In The Beginning — I Was A Girl — Becoming Aamir Ali. The Pre-Verse.

Sometimes I would wonder — What it would feel like to be free? — Free from worry, free from hurt, free of the person I see in the mirror.

Nicki + Cardi — Dame Las Dos — Diasporic Jewels

Cardi is day to Nicki’s night. Where Nicki is going in, Cardi is chilling back, posed. When Minaj is going for your throat, Cardi is slipping you the poison while smiling. Dame. Las. Dos.

Album Review — East Atlanta Love Letter — 6lack

It wasn’t until listening to this album that I was reminded that canadian-born Drake and I had little in common… I feel like I lived an hour in his truth and I don’t know this man from John Doe.