June’s Diary Performance & the Power of Remembering

Today, I watched June’s Diary performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” on the Internet and words that I have not sung in 15 years came up from deep within me and enveloped my living room.

For people that came before me who guide me, the people here with me who encourage and console me, and the people after me who challenge me to be my best self… I sang those words and remembered.

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In the Case of Snapchat v. Instagram…

  In the case of Snapchat versus Instagram, how does the defendant plead? Here, I imagine Instagram saying, “Sorry, not sorry.” So…what is this new Instagram development? Today, I went to open up the app, as 300 million of us do a day, and saw Introducing Instagram Stories (NEW!). There is a small Snapchat-like story […]

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#AltonSterling: Reduced to Hashtags?

Today, I am writing this with a heavy heart. I am writing with the burden of tears that are hard to shed and words I can barely get out. I do not even know where to begin. Last night, I went on Twitter to read through my timeline, and I see the hashtag #AltonSterling. My heart […]

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Surprised Yet?: Beyoncé & Kendrick Lamar at BET Awards

Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar officially shut a whole lot of things down for the night. All they did was open an awards show with a surprise performance. You know, no biggie. To start off the 2016 BET Awards, the duo performed “Freedom,” the 10th song off of Beyoncé’s sixth studio album, Lemonade.  The audience stood as […]

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I’m a Little OBSESSED WITH QUINOA

The other day, I spoke to a friend about food and eating healthy (cue The Sound of Music: these are a few of my favorite thi-…just the food part. Yeah, just the food part). We discussed a lot: a new gym membership (which has been going splendidly awful for me), bread, crackers, rice, and carbohydrates. You know, […]

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The Benefits of Coconut Oil

For a few years now, I’ve been using coconut oil. It was my last year of college and I discovered a shop that had a bunch of scented oils. Out of curiosity, I decided to take a peek in and there it was: coconut oil. The rest was history. I noticed that people would be […]

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WATCH | Rihanna Gives “Love On the Brain” Vibes

On Sunday, May 22, 2016, ABC hosted the Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. One of the highlights of the show was Rihanna’s electric performance “Love On the Brain,” from her eighth studio album, “Anti.” Knocking that performance out of the park may have been a bit of an understatement for […]

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Tamar Braxton FIRED from The Real?

Did I hear that right? Was Tamar Braxton really fired from The Real? I remember seeing her Instagram post recently, but I didn’t really think anything of it. Now, as I was browsing The Real clips on YouTube (one of my favorite pastimes), someone commented on a video that she was fired. Fired? What? Really? […]

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Beyoncé’s LEMONADE | The Recipe

What an hour that was! On Saturday, April 23, 2016, Beyoncé released her sixth studio album, Lemonade at 8 p.m. on HBO. With 12 new tracks revealed in her hour-long movie, it’s safe to say that she effortlessly stopped the world with another digital drop. The hour-long video is set in phases of intuition, denial, anger, […]

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