Footprints

Lately, the idea of change has been heavy on my mind. My family and I lost an esteemed loved one who was the glue that somehow held our flock together. I tried to draft a blog post on my feelings early on but each attempt cascaded into a reminder of the sheer shock and pain. […]

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F*ck Your Pride: When Standards (in Love) Fall Short

Every millennial woman was once guilty of having “the list”… Yep, the dreaded list of must-haves that her Prince Charming must obtain before even thinking about asking for her hand in marriage. Some women want a man who absolutely must have a bachelor’s degree, other women want a man who stands nothing shorter than 6 […]

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Dear Baby Boomers

Dear Baby Boomers, I’m a millennial. And, I’m damn proud of it. And, as an esteemed millennial, I get sick and tired of enduring the criticisms associated with every baby born after 1981. We get a malicious rap for being entrepreneurial visionaries who believe the world should cater to our every beck and call. We […]

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False Prophets

Many people think they know me. They harp on the fact that they “see” me doing well, they pride themselves on knowing bits and pieces of my personal life and they even equate their opinions to rationales penetrated deep within scriptures of the New Testament. These individuals may include friends, family or, perhaps, close acquaintances; […]

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A Little Thing Called Faith

Life has an interesting way of allowing you to see the silver lining in the midst of a storm. As chilling winds blow against our tattered hearts and minds, our spiritual will is infinitely tested. Some people buckle at the mere thought of pressure while others encourage the counter of withstanding the turmoil; however, with […]

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Boss Up

While scrolling through Instagram, I found myself running across young women who coin themselves as #girlbosses… Yeah, #girlbosses are extremely popular nowadays; however, I can’t help but wonder whether the label has fallen victim to the mainstream or whether the title continues to empower endless multitudes of women in their entrepreneurial endeavors. Of course, Sophia […]

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The Power of “Staying Woke” and Why I’m Never Going Back to Sleep

When comedian-turned-director Jordan Peele wrote his blockbuster hit film Get Out, I wonder if he truly understood how much of an impact it would have on us Generation Y babies. If you haven’t checked out the movie,  it’s a must see – especially for young, Black professionals. Get Out is a racially-charged phenom that has challenged […]

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Bow Down: 5 Reasons Why Beyoncé’s Work Ethic is Absolute #Goals

After catching Beyonce’s first pregnancy appearance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, I realized that there is nothing this woman can’t do! In just under five minutes, the Creole superstar gave all her awaiting Beyhive members a glimpse into her world which celebrates the beauty of conception/motherhood, the union of Black women, the importance of faith […]

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Tone Deaf: The Ongoing Fascination of Light Skin vs. Dark Skin in Black Culture

Within the Black community, we have a tendency to dismiss trends as mere “jokes” or cast them to hills as hilarious memes or “social media entertainment”. Yet, when the laughter turns to outrage for being too light or too dark – the imaginary line that was drawn is immediately thrust to the forefront as “crossing […]

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