It has been a while since I’ve been inspired to post. It is not because of lack of stories on #whyracestillmatters but more about the emotional burden that overwhelms me every time I hear about how our lives don’t matter. We have been reminded of this time and time again, even by the highest court […]

I haven’t been the only one since I can remember. Even when my parents moved from Newark to South Orange, NJ my best friend (the only other brown girl in my first grade class) was my ally. There’s a comfort in numbers, and an unexplained understanding. As I matriculated through SOMW School District the numbers […]

While driving home with my daughter late one night over the holidays, we were stopped by a police officer. My daughter had fallen asleep while driving, but was awakened by the lights and sirens of the police car. She immediately became scared and started sobbing in the back seat. I assured her as best I could, […]

I was so excited to attend Spelman & Morehouse College’s Homecoming this year, celebrating 5 years as an alumna of Spelman. I know most colleges have homecomings complete with football games and other celebratory activities. But, there is something really special about an HBCU homecoming, specifically the SpelHouse homecoming. It isn’t just the normal homecoming […]

Each week I tune into Quantico on ABC, and I love it, but I find it to be a guilty pleasure. Quantico has made a name for itself by casting Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, as the first Indian lead in a US television series. However, I cannot seem to shake the guilt surrounding my enjoyment […]

On September 27, 2015 HBO debuted the VICE Special Report: Fixing the System. If you haven’t seen it, please go to HBOgo.com right now and take 60 well deserved minutes and watch! Thank me later. I know, I know… why should you care about people in prison? They made a bad decision and deserve their […]

I attended my first Afropunk this weekend. What impressed me was unlike other major festivals I’ve attended like the Roots Picnic or Made in America, there were so many different types of people there. Young black families with thee cutest brown babies, older black people with greying dreads, hipster white families with kids in strollers […]