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, […]Read More Are Indians Racist?
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 […]Read More Kanye West is a Symptom of the Problem
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 […]Read More Support a Student’s Educational Dream
Happy Monday, good people! Some of you may have already heard, but if you haven’t, there’s a new podcast that needs our listens and our feedback: Word, Sound, Power. The podcast debuted on May 17, 2018, and is hosted by Saul Williams and Kimberly Drew. The pilot episode has guests Spike Lee and Kamau. In […]Read More New Podcast Alert!
Ramadan Kareem! Ramadan Mubarak! Blessed Ramadan! I just want to take this moment to acknowledge all of the Muslims worldwide who will be observing Ramadan during this blessed season. As for me, though I’ m not fasting, Islam is still a special place in my heart, and my heart is with all of you! I […]Read More Blessed Ramadan
I’ve been blogging for a few years now, but I have never taken a moment to fully introduce myself. So, here we are. When I initially began this blog it was as an extension, and eventual replacement, for the “For Your Black? Conscious” newsletter I started during my years in Chicago. The original intent of […]Read More Who I Am and Why I’m Here
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Us comic book fans have been getting quite the treat this year! Not only were we blessed with Black Panther but a mere two months later we have the privilege of Infinity War. Let me begin by saying, if you didn’t make it to the movies opening weekend, please make it your business to go […]Read More Avengers Infinity War
1. Bronzeville The podcast describes this series as “an audio theatre for the mind” and this could not be more accurate! My bias towards all things Chicago aside, this is a phenomenal series that honestly elevates the podcast-sphere. This series is jam-packed with A-list performers: Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate, Wood Harris, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, […]Read More Two Podcasts I Can’t Listen to Enough
Last month I had the pleasure of visiting Mahogany Books, DC’s newest Black-owned bookstore. What makes Mahogany books so special is that it is the first time in over twenty years that a bookstore has existed east of the Anacostia River. For those of you not familiar with the neighboorhood dynamics of Washington, DC, Anacostia […]Read More Washington, DC’s Newest Gem: Mahogany Books
The lack of a maternity ward east of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC Earlier this year while attending a performance of “The Vagina Monologues” I was hit with a startling realization that I wasn’t aware of; that the only maternity ward east of the Anacostia River has been closed. This matters because the majority […]Read More Policy Decisions You Should Probably Be Paying Attention To
I can’t believe the first quarter of 2018 is already over! I want to take a moment to reflect on some of my favorite experiences and most used items of 2018. Here we go: 1. Maluma’s F.A.M.E. Concert As I’ve stated in other posts, concerts are one of my many favorite pastimes. In March I […]Read More A Few of My Favorite Things 2018: Quarter 1
1. Annihilation Release Date: 2/23/2018 Roger & Ebert Rating: 3.5 out of 4 Ms. Malcolm Hughes Rating: Pass I thought the movie was well done, and I appreciated the actresses and actors, but the ending fell super flat for me. 2. Black Panther Release Date: 2/16/2018 Roger & Ebert Rating: 4 out of 4 Ms. […]Read More Watch or Pass: 2018 Movie Releases
Why is it so easy to pull the wool over sheep’s eyes? No, but really, why is it so easy to appease the masses? People have been contacting me, telling me I need to listen to Wendy’s mixtape like its absolute fire. IT’S AN ABOMINATION! Can we please stop disrespecting and pimping out hip-hop? No, […]Read More I’m so Disappointed in You All!
Over the weekend I went to see Set It Off, the stage play. Let me begin by saying that I laughed until I cried, at least twice. It wasn’t my impression that it was the play writer’s intent for it to be a comedic drama, but that was attendees take away. At the very least, […]Read More Does the Set It Off Stage Play Live Up to the Film?
This concise snippet of a Sterling K. Brown interview blessed my life this morning, and maybe it can do the same for you. What I find myself so drawn to about Brown is his seeming openness and vulnerability. It is truly a reminder to us all. To be more vulnerable, more honest, and more reflective […]Read More This Sterling K. Brown Interview Blessed My Life
Recently, I read an article that stressed the importance of not only opening weekend numbers, but also second week’s numbers to determine how well a movie will perform in the long run. I have seen Black Panther three times now, and will probably see it two more times before I decide to stop and wait […]Read More Go See Black Panther, Again!
Break the cycle in 2018. Not because it’s a new year, but because you deserve the unknown. In life, I find that it is easier for most people to circle back to what they’ve always known, instead of walking in the potential of the future. Sure, you have no idea what tomorrow may bring, but […]Read More It is what it is, not what it could be
*Sniffs the air vigorously* Anyone smell that??? *sniffs more* Ahhhhhh… I know that smell! Yes… It’s that undeniable scent of sweet nothings being engraved into small, sugar-covered tarts all around the globe. The lovely scent of roses, tulips and, carnations being snipped, wrapped and delivered to homes and office buildings alike. The pungent scent of […]Read More Part Deux: Guide to Having a Tear Free Valentine’s Day
As we all know, the new Showtime series, The Chi, has made its debut. I initially watched in December, when the premiere episode was released early, but decided to wait until the second episode to provide a review. During that time, a review came out that actually captures most of my thoughts, here. For the […]Read More The Chi (A Chicagoan’s Review)