A Brief History of Seven Killings (Book Review)

This book, this book, this book! Read it! There is so much to be said about this book, so instead of waiting in suspense, you can press play and hear all about it: Until next time, remember to give time time and have the best day of your life! – Ms. Malcolm Hughes

Music Choice: Pitbull

Have you ever heard a song and knew within the first 10 seconds that it was going to be amazing? That was this song for me! The moment Prince Royce sang “Quiero saber…” I was enraptured by the silkiness of his voice and immediately added the song to my “música” playlist. Not only did these…

Just Mercy (Book Review)

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson is a book that will shake you to your core. You will begin this book with the expectation that you will learn something new about the prison industry, but you will exit this book knowing that you have learned lessons that will stick with you for life; and stories that…

Staying in Love: Why I Quit Ghosting on Relationships

What exactly is ghosting? Ghosting is the act of ceasing all communication with a person without providing any explanation. This action often leaves the other person in a state of wonderment and confusion; uncertain of what they have done wrong. What are the reasons for ghosting? These are numerous and usually, case and person-specific, but…

Music Choice: Mario

Mario has been on my list of underappreciated artists FOREVER. I still recall blasting his debut album Mario all summer 2002. That was a special summer because I was preparing to head to high school and he was singing all the desires of my young heart! Since then, he has released quality project after quality…

Music Choice: Danni Cassette

It is no secret that I have been a fan of Danni Cassette for quite a while and the newest single definitely lives up to my expectations! Give your soul a boost and check out the melodic croons of “Banana” by this electric talent. The newest single: Listen here :). Discover More of Danni: Leave…

“All Lives Matter: 1800s Edition”

This poem was featured on Button Poetry nearly three years ago to the date, but I felt compelled to bring it back around because it’s still worthy of analysis, reflection, and discussion. Until next time, remember to give time time and have the best day of your life! – Ms. Malcolm Hughes

Music Choice: Maluma

Anyone who knows me is aware that I have a major crush on Maluma. Not only is he gorgeous, but he is an AMAZING talent. I’ve seen him in concert and must admit that I was impressed by his presence and performance. This week I have not one song, but two. Do your ears, eyes,…

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Script & Play Review)

Good morning! I have finally forced myself to finish reading the script and last week I went to NYC to see it on stage! My thoughts are below: I tried to read the book when it first came out but quit because… Having forced myself to read the entire play I can say that… As…

Music Choice: 6lack

I have absolutely loved 6lack since his first album. Not only did he present a flawless debut project, but with each single has managed to deliver and perform to the same quality. His current song that I have one repeat is “Nonchalant.” My favorite line is “I’m somewhere between humble and hell nah.” Know that…

Music Choice: Ari Lennox

As you all know, I’m a music snob who loves to share good quality tunes with all of you. Beginning today, each Monday I will share a tune that I’m currently jamming to and I have had on repeat. The song may be new or old but is worth a listen all the same. The…

Staying in Love: Is It Ever A Good Idea To Get Back With An Ex?

I haven’t written about relationships in a while, but I’ve been pondering this question a lot and figuring out if it is worth writing about. One of my closest friends is currently “getting to know” an ex again after not dating each other for a number of years. They have dated other people over the…

Juliet Takes a Breath (Book Review)

Last month I hosted a book club and the selected reading was Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera. The book is one that I recommend everyone read; especially young queer women of color who are trying to figure it all out. To determine why I love the book watch the video: Until next time,…

My August Reads (Giveaway)

Books I’m reading in August: -Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson           -A Brief History of even Killings by Marlon James           -Black Panther: Long Live the King by Nnedi Okorafor             To be the winner of the giveaway you do have to…

Are Indians Racist?

Seriously, let’s talk about it. Recently, while returning home from a Jill Scott concert, I decided to be frugal and take an Uber pool. I rarely use this feature, but hey, it was late and I didn’t have very far to go, so why not save a few bucks? Instead of going to my home,…

The Princess Saves Herself in This One (Book Review)

Have you ever walked into a bookstore and been immediately sucked in by a title? That’s exactly what happened to me when I read the title of this book. Did the book live up to my expectations? Watch the video review to find out! Love Hard, Go Hard! – Ms. Malcolm Hughes

Kanye West is a Symptom of the Problem

For many Kanye West fans, his stance for the last few years has been problematic, to say the least. However, what some know, but many are seemingly unwilling to say, is that the issue is bigger than Kanye. West’s problem is that he has an altered and limited level of consciousness. What I mean by…

Support a Student’s Educational Dream

A brilliant classmate of mine is running a campaign to help fund a student’s educational dreams. You can support here, the full story is below. Thanks in advance, :)! Can you pinpoint the moment where you knew that your life was going change forever? And how that one specific moment led to all the other…

Bone by Yrsa-Daley Ward (Book Review)

To say that Bone is a book of poetry is a bit of an oversimplification. Bone is a vehicle a griot used to transport her stories. One thing that becomes immediately apparent is that Yrsa-Daley Ward is a storyteller before she is a poet. Her poems weave us through complex romantic interactions and even more…

Can You Explain to Me Open Relationships?

Okay, Okay, Okay…I feel like a lot of people are sharing stories about how nonmonogamy is making them happy, but is it just me or do they all sound like they’re in monogamous relationships? Now, before you think this is a hate article, understand that I have always said that monogamy isn’t for everyone–I get…