Month

July 2018
The Set Krystal Gem is easily on my “Top 5 Jackson Girl Crush List.” She embodies the anthem of “Black Girl Magic” not only in her original arrangement, but as a recent college grad, up and coming visual artist, multilingual, classical songstress, and darling of Midtown. I was first mesmerized by her artistry during Jackson...
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There’s an old photo of me, my mother and my grandmother sitting at a wrought iron table at the old Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans, powdered sugar dusting our toes, sweet beignets caked into our molars. In it, I look happy, my mom looks barely willing to take the picture, and my grandmother glances...
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From the southern heat to the breezy Pacific northwest coast, The Lighthouse team recently traveled to Portland, Ore., for a work retreat. Nicknamed the City of Roses, Portland is home to the famous Blue Star donut shop (my new favorite) and the largest number of street food trucks in the United States. Upon our arrival...
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Buzzfeed’s “Thirst Aid Kit” is a joyful, full-bodied blush of a podcast dedicated to unabashed lust. Hosted and produced by Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins, each episode features one (or a few!) man that inspires the podcasters’ thirst. Mahershala Ali, Michael B. Jordan and Tom Hardy are just a few of the men who’ve been featured. And because of...
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“What are you sorry for?”, I often ask my girlfriends when I hear them apologizing for things that need no apology. I don’t say this to preach to them or police their way of being, but genuinely exploring their reasoning behind the apologies they so easily give. As the oldest and only brother of five...
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My fondest childhood memories all happen in the summer. If I am even more specific, they’re all centered in the month of July. Fourth of July celebrations in my family were always a huge deal, mainly because our paternal matriarch, Great Grandmother Mattie, was born on that day in 1913. Her mother was born a...
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