Why “Minding My Business” May Not Be The Best Resolution For 2018…

Why “Minding My Business” May Not Be The Best Resolution For 2018… You know, we’re only twelve days into this new year, and I think I need to retract a couple of statements and revise a few of my New Year’s resolutions. Can a person be pro black while simultaneously minding their business? I’m asking for myself. I double tapped at least ten memes on Instagram that declared “I’m going to drink more water and mind my business all 2018” (and many others like it). I had it all figured out up until today. I thought “in 2018, I’ll mind … Continue reading Why “Minding My Business” May Not Be The Best Resolution For 2018…

Bruce Paula Michael Maya

How many kids do you have pop pop? What’s their names pop pop? How old are you pop pop?  What happened to mom moms face pop pop? Where are you going pop pop?  Why are you in that bed pop pop? Why did you put her teeth in your mouth pop pop? Why did you glue the baby doll’s shoes to her feet pop pop? Did you was your hands? Said pop pop Why can’t you be here to sing after dinner grace pop pop? What’s God like pop pop? Is heaven cracked up to what’s it’s suppose to be … Continue reading Bruce Paula Michael Maya

dis tew much

Dis tew much? Do me a favor and love me unconditionally. Is respect too much to ask for? Don’t take me as a joke. Is the idea of you and I together forever too far fetched? Jumping the broom is laughable…right? Maybe dreams are for kids. Silly. Will you love me as hard as you make love to me? Will you stop beating around the bush? Is it too much to ask for a direct answer? I don’t feel like dancing. Where is the finish line? Continue reading dis tew much

Philadelphia’s CCD Restaurant Week 2018 

Philadelphia’s Center City District Restaurant Week is coming up! Are you ready to eat some fancy food at an affordable price? It’s January 14-26, 2018 and here’s a lists of participating restaurants: 6ft Under MENU & RESERVATIONS a.kitchen MENU & RESERVATIONS Abe Fisher MENU & RESERVATIONS Aki Sushi MENU & RESERVATIONS Aldine MENU & RESERVATIONS NAME ADDRESS PHONE 1225 Raw Sushi and Sake246ft Undera.kitchenAbe  Alma de Cuba MENU & RESERVATIONS Amada MENU & RESERVATIONS Amis Trattoria MENU & RESERVATIONS aMuse MENU & RESERVATIONS Aqimero MENU & RESERVATIONS Audrey Claire BYOB MENU & RESERVATIONS Bank and Bourbon MENU & RESERVATIONS Barbuzzo … Continue reading Philadelphia’s CCD Restaurant Week 2018 


Epocal-ispe: A Series Of Unfortunate Solar Events (Background) Half of the world, including President Trump, wakes up legally blind the day after the rare solar eclipse which occurred on 8/21/17. Only a small percentage of North America has their sight because they heeded the warnings not to look directly into the sun and/or bought special eclipse glasses. 8/22/17 marks the most devastating day in US history. It’s a day of unrest filled with chaos, melee, and unspeakable crime. A true apocalypse or epocal-ispe. The world has come to a complete standstill until one neuroscientists’ creation is put on the forefront, creating … Continue reading Epocal-ispe

“Change your thinking & change your world” The best advice 2k18

The best advice I’ve ever heard came from my mom when I was only 15 years old. My mom told me that “your brain believes what your mouth tells it to, so make sure you’re kind,” and she would say that “you are not what you eat, you are what you constantly think about.” Fast forward 11 years later and I can confidently say that I live by that advice. My co-worker always says “change your thinking, and you change your world.” Changing the way you think and changing your perspective has such a substantial impact in creating a life … Continue reading “Change your thinking & change your world” The best advice 2k18


MOVE on Inspired By A True Event Black Power We have begun to raise our fists in solidarity. Black Power is loud, no longer patient or kind but boastful and proud. When I wear my hair natural that’s black power. As I face all of the evil stares of disbelief and smile, I feel the most powerful. Black Power isn’t passive or is it? I think that’s what I love most about my people. We’re so versatile in how we get our message(s) across; our collective confidence is sexy. Whether we’re taking a stand against an injustice, marching, or burning … Continue reading MOVE on

“I was wondering…”

Submission from: Eric Daniels I was wondering.. I was wondering why people waste time.. I was wondering why people don’t value themselves… I was wondering why people can’t endure.. I was wondering why some women feel best being degraded.. I was wondering why kids are raising kids.. I was wondering why marriages aren’t lasting… I was wondering why you on snapchat all day, but haven’t applied to any jobs you been talking about … I was wondering why the streets instead of business… I was wondering if yall tired of jail.. I was wondering if yall tired of being just … Continue reading “I was wondering…”


By Langston Hughes What happens to a dream deferred?       Does it dry up       like a raisin in the sun?       Or fester like a sore—       And then run?       Does it stink like rotten meat?       Or crust and sugar over—       like a syrupy sweet?       Maybe it just sags       like a heavy load.       Or does it explode? Source I hope you’ve missed me. I’m done putting things off. I’m done procrastinating. I’m going to do better as a writer, blogger, journalist. Continue reading Harlem

The African American Museum in Philadelphia Presents:”Keepers of the Culture”

The African American Museum in Philadelphia presents: Keepers of the Culture – LADIES FIRST: STORIES OF COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS This is a part of the African American Museum’s summer long celebration of PhilAesthetic: the Black Arts Movement. “Join Philadelphia-based educational organization Keepers of the Culture for this special in-community presentation. Recognizing the role of the storyteller in African and African American communities, Keepers of the Culture will engage its Griots in collective community empowerment through the art of storytelling. Ladies First will recount the contributions of Sade Alexander, Louise Williams Bishop, Joan Myers Brown, and Falaka Fattah, four distinctive community builders, … Continue reading The African American Museum in Philadelphia Presents:”Keepers of the Culture”