Chance the Rapper and Chicago – One of Our Own

Chance the Rapper is quickly becoming one of my favorite people.  From the beginning, he’s made Prince-like moves with regards to the relationships he has formed within the music industry all the way up to his political stance (encouraging people to vote and even hosting a free concert which immediately followed a rally to the […]

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Black Pride: Black Podcasts to Add to Your Queue

In the last couple of years, the rise of podcasts has been exponential on the part of black-owned and centered work.  Now more than ever, black radio shows have been hitting the e-waves, taking up the work commute of their listeners, and making their voices known and wide in the internet radio scene.   Below […]

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How to Be a Better Accountability Partner

Being accountable of ourselves is so important but how do we help to be accountable for other people or help our friends be accountable for themselves, their goals, and their deadlines, whether they meet them or fall short? It’s important to understand how to be there for others while also keeping your focus tied to […]

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Black Pride: The Most Inspiring Black Women Entrepreneurs

As a fellow entrepreneur, I am always on the look out to see what other black entrepreneurs and self-made women are doing.  It is a habit of study, ritual, and inspiration that I get from watching the work of other women in my field and in other fields as we silently and even loudly chug […]

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Bookshare: The Wedding and Disaster of Felona Mabel, by Kenn Bivins

It’s been a little while since I have read a book of fiction and I am so glad that I did.  Last month, while traveling for work in Atlanta, I met Kenn Bivins, who gifted me with a copy of his best-seller,“The Wedding and Disaster of Felona Mabel”. I was intrigued by the cover, the […]

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My President Gave His Farewell Speech and I am Completely Unable…

…well your president did, also. In case you missed (or want to rewatch). #ObamaFarewell   I don’t think I have ever felt as emotional about a president or any political figure as I feel for Barack Obama. When he ran for president the first time in 2008, my best friend and I joined grassroots efforts […]

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Hidden Figures was peak #BlackGirlMagic

Saturday night, I saw Hidden Figures with my best friend and based on the outpouring of reviews that came flooding my social media timelines the day before with nothing but positive notes, I expected a stellar production that made me proud, happy, and honored to be a black woman.  And it did not disappoint one […]

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Setting Up My 2017…

For many people, the previous year was wonderful, marked with accomplishments, and goals exceeded and excelled. And for others, the year was a drag, a detriment, and a disturbance. However your year 2016 turned out, it is now a new year, which means a new chance to meet new and exciting goals and aspirations! Because […]

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What 2016 Taught Me…..

This year has been a whirlwind of emotion and even confusion to say the least.  I was affected by heartbreak, personal loss, family loss, money worries, and any other negative thing you could think of.  2016 was not “my year”. And though I was riddled with lessons on lessons and my faith was tested over […]

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Post-Presidential Election: An Ode to Self-Care

It’s been a week since America went ahead and voted the internet troll, trump, for president and I have to admit—I have been in a confusing state of emotions ever since. On election night, as the electoral votes were coming in and the race went from super close to “Jesus, Hillary is really about to […]

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