Considering A Minimalist Lifestyle

I’ve decided that I want to practice minimalism. Minimalism is getting rid of excess physical, emotional and mental baggage. The idea first arose when I visited my cousin in Dallas, TX. She was giving me a “when you’re in the real world you become a slave to work and bills” speech. I couldn’t understand why she was allowing …read more →

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Lessons Learned from The Get Down

We all have a show on Netflix that we tell ourselves “one more episode and I’m going to sleep” and next thing you know it’s 2 a.m. That show for me this week has been “The Get Down”.  The show follows the lives of a group of teenagers in 1977 trying to make their way …read more →

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When Your Prayers And Actions Don’t Match

To me this saying means that in spite of what society thinks we should have, our background and mistakes; whatever God sees fit for us will be ours as long as we want it/work for it. In the midst of going through setbacks I often wonder if people say it so much that its become …read more →

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Why I Mostly Wear Protective Styles

“Why’d you cut all of your hair off to go natural just to put some type of weave in your head ?” This has to be one of the most annoying questions ever. It’s like they think I’m some type of natural hair traitor that can’t make up my mind. What I really want to say is it’s …read more →

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Celebrating Juneteenth For The First Time

Today is not only Father’s Day (shout out to all of the good papas out there), but it is also Juneteenth.  Now, don’t feel ashamed if you don’t know what the heck I’m talking about, because all the way up to college I was under the impression that it was a yearly concert  (that I wasn’t …read more →

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Why Are We Ashamed Of Our Names?

As we are given the gift of life we are also given the gift of a name once we enter the earth. Our name is our identity. In Southeastern Nigeria, Igbos believe that names hold spiritual blessings. The Chinese go about naming a child something that’s unique and holds meaning. In Greek letter organizations we have names that are designed …read more →

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My Journey To Discovering Black Culture
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I didn’t know I had culture before I came to college. In grade school, I associated culture with traditional clothes, languages and such. Chinese and Mexican students could talk to peers that they had never met before in a familiar foreign tongue. What did we have? Black History Month was there, but it really wasn’t. It …read more →

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