Month

February 2018
October 23 My mom and I are back in Thailand! But this time we’re going to Chaing Mai.  On the flight here, there was this creepy guy who looked about late 30s staring at me. He wouldn’t stop, and I told my mom. She told me to do what I thought was best. So when...
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Celestial and Roy would be what social media users refer to as #relationshipgoals. Much like most of those relationships depicted on social media, Celestial and Roy’s relationship is multi-layered. Author Tayari Jones peels back these layers slowly and methodically. When a devastating tragedy hits in their first year of marriage, the newlyweds are forced to...
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Me and Noel been at it before Twitter names / Yeah, been on the move like the lease is up / And I can’t even name one person that’s keepin’ up —Drake,” 0-100/The Catch Up” We’re going all the way live today! We are trying something new this week and hope you will come along...
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Grace* was honest because she thought it was the right thing to do, but it was her position in the program—one of her safe spaces—she was concerned about. She didn’t want to jeopardize it. That this was her main concern still bothers me. It said so much more than she realized. One of the most...
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During the eight years President Barack Obama served in office, it was his wife, Michelle, who ruled when it came to fashion and style. While many of us wished we could have seen our former First Lady sporting the perfect natural twistout and wearing gold hoop earrings, as depicted in those fictitious pictures that float...
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From the terror of 17 students killed by a former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Florida, to #WakandaForever and the beautifully themed outfits worn  during the “Black Panther” premiere weekend, this week has had some of the lowest lows and highest highs in my world. Trying to manage the cosmic shift...
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For better or worse, today is Valentine’s Day. Every February 14, we get a mixed bag of reactions to this holiday that happens rain or shine, whether you’re celebrating love or lamenting a loss. But how did we get here? The history of Valentine’s Day is one with no real evidence to support it. Conflicting theories...
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“Nobody pray for me / Even a day for me”  Kendrick Lamar Happy Black History Month! The month reserved for celebrating the great accomplishments of Black people in America throughout the country’s history. (Come through Black Panther) – It’s also when people from other races ask why there isn’t a white history month and why...
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Now that we’re well into 2018 and most of us have forgotten our resolutions or are recommitting (kudos, overachievers!), one resolution that takes minimal effort other than visiting a bookstore or your internet browser is reading more books. In these trying times of a turbulent presidency, overwhelming exposure to Black trauma and a rising number...
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