I Stand with Him: Why Colin Kaepernick’s Controversial GQ Cover is Long Overdue

GQ Magazine has officially named Colin Kaepernick as “Citizen of the Year” and I am completely overjoyed. Colin Kaepernick has spewed a much-needed dialogue amongst the American people. When the ex-quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers took a knee during the National Anthem, back in early September, the 30-year-old athlete gave birth to a movement […]

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Unplugging the ‘Gram

As some of you may know, I’ve taken few steps back from social media, Instagram especially… There were times where I found myself waking up in the AM and blindly scrolling for the morning tea (courtesy of @TheShadeRoom) and even stalking a few fashion pages for RiRi’s latest ‘fit; however, that vicious cycle of repeatedly […]

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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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Why I Decided to Become A Mentor (Again)

Towards the end of my undergraduate studies, I came to the realization that I wanted to become a mentor. I wanted to warn the upcoming generation about issues that plagued them on and off Prairie View A&M University’s campus and I wanted to be a source of hope and help for our incoming freshmen. I […]

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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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#GirlBoss Approved: Netflix’s Dear White People

I’m only 5 episodes into Netflix’s Dear White People and I’m hooked. This delightfully blunt, charismatic tell-all follows the journey of eight African-American students who attend a prestigious PWI (Predominantly White Institiution). Dear White People is the answer to my generation’s struggle of deciphering between falling victim to the pressures of assimilation or radically defending […]

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