For the Culture 2017 (Year End Review)

2017 has been quite the year. A lot of lows, but what has been beautiful is that this climate has caused more people to become active. To speak out more. To be more intentionally engaged. Here are some things that touched me to my core; the realest of 2017: 1. Best Interview: Young Jeezy’s interview…

4:44 (album review)

The album begins powerfully, with the record “Kill Jay Z,” we are immediately dropped into the mind of a reflective and introspective JAY. He touches on “sins” he has committed over the years, and mistakes that he has nearly made by losing his family, i.e., “don’t be Eric Benet” who did indeed let Halle Barry…

The Best Albums of 2016

It is easily arguable that 2016 has been a year of loss, disappointment, death, and devastation. On these points, I won’t disagree, however, 2016 has been a great year for music. Here are the albums that almost made all of the turmoil of 2016 worth it, in no particular order: 1. A Seat at The…

Ferguson? Mike Brown? It STILL Matters!

During the height of protests in Ferguson, Missouri I wrote the piece below. I find it fitting to share it again as so many non-melanated and melanated folk alike are up in arms with Beyonce for: 1. Celebrating the amazingness and strength of Black culture, and 2. honoring the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther…

How the people of color stole the Super Bowl!

The people of color definitely stole the Super Bowl! While watching it I couldn’t contain the little girl in me who dreamed of marrying both Malcolm X and Huey P. Newton. Not only was the singing on point, but the guy and girl power! Come through!!!! I know that white people are upset and are…