Smiling May Not Be Overrated After All

I’m a Midwest reppin’, Cardinal wearing, mean mugging alpha female from the beautiful yet scary city of St. Louis, Missouri. To mean mug in the city was sort of like saying “hello,” but with a side of “you better not say anything else to me though.” So, you can only imagine the wake-up call I … Continue reading Smiling May Not Be Overrated After All

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These Four Words will Change Your Life

Artwork: "Dream Catcher" by Frank Morrison Last month, I came across four words that were astonishing and just mind-blowing. It was one that I'd heard before, but that I never really digested properly. I've seen memes and quotes floating around Instagram that explores the notion but it wasn't until I watched Uncensored with Rick Ross … Continue reading These Four Words will Change Your Life

If you have no energy, what can you really give to the World? #midweekmotivation

What happens when you fill up a beaten box or touch a weathered flower? How far can you walk in worn down soles or how much can you carry with weary arms? These questions are pertinent to understanding when it's time to refresh and reflect. I've run into this very moment, where I'm giving my all … Continue reading If you have no energy, what can you really give to the World? #midweekmotivation

TEST FOR YOUR TEMPLE: NATIONAL BLACK HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY

Did you know that Feb. 7 was National Black HIV/AIDs Awareness Day #NBHADD? Well, I didn’t until David Johns, the former executive director for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and now executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, went on The Breakfast Club to speak to the day. Then he … Continue reading TEST FOR YOUR TEMPLE: NATIONAL BLACK HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY

CHERISH EACH MOMENT FROM THIS SEASON AND SEASONS TO COME

Artwork by Ellis Wilson, "Funeral Procession" As much happiness as the holidays may bring, sadness sometimes follow from the absence of those who are no longer physically here to share in those occasions. For me, I miss my mom every holiday—really every day. She has been gone now for 11 years, this coming December 26. … Continue reading CHERISH EACH MOMENT FROM THIS SEASON AND SEASONS TO COME