The holidays are here, and we’re all looking for special gifts for our loved ones. Have you considered spending some of your hard-earned cash with small, Black-owned businesses? If so, I’ve got the perfect holiday gift guide just for you. If not, below is why you should! Either way, keep reading. Economic advocacy for Black-owned … Continue reading #SupportBlackBusinesses: 2018 Holiday Gift Guide
About a year ago, I had an idea to create a communal dining series that connects multicultural, emerging professionals over family-style meals and substantive conversation. From this idea, A Seat at the Table (ASATT) was born. Its purpose is to extend an invitation to engagement; engaging with new tastes, engaging with new relationships, and engaging … Continue reading ASATT Communal Dinner Featuring Brownbelle + Food As Art
Something happened to me the other day that triggered an instant feeling of hurt and even a streak of anger. I was so consumed by the happening that it completely altered my mood. I thought to myself, 'how long are you going to allow this memory to have that affect on you?' So after doing … Continue reading Before healing others, heal yourself.
What can actively be done by us to improve the economic, educational and social conditions of our community? How do we organize and plan to ensure that these ideas are properly executed? How might we overcome assumptions that equates success to white culture? For example, the Grammy’s is greater than the BET Awards; owning a … Continue reading The Sound of Victory: The Past, Present & Future of Sharing Our Stories
Some of the strongest people we know have self-loathing issues. Some of them even create the most confident facade but are bound by fear. The truth is, EVERYONE has fears and some type of uncertainty or anxiety about themselves. No one is born feeling empowered as confidence is learned, so it is completely normal to … Continue reading Self-Empowerment From Within
Now that the New Year hype is dying down, let’s chat. I’ve been doing a lot of meditating on the distinction between goals and vision as well as their relationship (to follow along click here), and I think we get so caught up in the “New Year, New Me – Let’s make a vision board!” … Continue reading Write the vision. Make it plain.
One of the most powerful things we have is our energy. It defines the way we live, both naturally and spiritually, and it allows us to speak without speaking. But what happens when our energy undergoes a deficit? What happens when we are so disconnected from our spiritual compass that we don't have enough power … Continue reading Have you seen my charger? Found it!
Ahh 27! Wow! I remember being a teenager making huge plans for this age as if it was the golden age that you're supposed to have your life IN ORDER—yeah right! The thing is, no one is perfect, and no matter how much it seems as though I have it all together...I DONT. I go to … Continue reading My 27th solar return and life’s lessons along the way!
The most uncomfortable feeling I've experienced would have to be facing the unknown. Seriously, the restraint of not being able to decipher what's to come is simply annoying. The thing is, we cannot control everything. We make all of these immaculate plans for our lives, all the while God is laughing because His plan is … Continue reading Be Present.
I am an educated Black woman, and to some that's a threat. My ancestors shed blood, sweat and tears for me to be able to exude such prestige, which essentially reflects the fact that I am a force to be reckoned with. Every since the days of slavery, constraining Blacks from an education was used as a method … Continue reading One Thing I Know for Sure ….