“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

Harlem

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

New Docu-Series: Shades

“The DMV means the realest.”- Shades Shades (the DMV) is an unscripted series focusing on the lives of young African American men and women residing in the District of Columbia. A group of DC natives will document their experiences in expressing culture, overcoming racial opposition, discovering their heritage and their involvement in real events in their community. The creators of Shades-the-DMV (Love Nafi & Nadia Marie Sasso) have a mission of changing our generation’s (millennials’) perception of our community and the world as a whole.   Watch the official trailer: https://fast.wistia.com/embed/iframe/1bpn226xho “The docu-series is focused on Afro- millennial’s starting a … Continue reading New Docu-Series: Shades

#NeverEverEverEverGIVEUP : I’ll Take Trap-spiration for 1017 Alex!

Tired of being let down by [some of] social media’s content? Were you recently exposed to a gruesome murder or a random subway fight on Facebook? Feeling like your President is letting you down? Is that annoying co worker subtweeting you again?? Well, here’s an inspirational boost:  Gucci Mane has been on a motivational kick lately, I don’t know if this is just the promo for his upcoming autobiography, but I’m 100 percent here for the positive vibes he’s been giving all summer ’17. Here’s some #TRAPspiration for you: #BURR #WOP Everyone can benefit from creating a positive mindset and … Continue reading #NeverEverEverEverGIVEUP : I’ll Take Trap-spiration for 1017 Alex!

Papoose Alphabetical Slaughter Part II Z to A (2013)

Papoose Alphabetical Slaughter: Part II Z to A (Lyrics) (Z) Z-zag-zig Zimbabwean Zambian Zaires Zodiac zoning Zulu, Zian zillion zapling zillionth zillionaire (Y) Yo you yeah, yesterday’s youth yearning You yellow-belly yankee ying yang yelling YESmen (X) X-rated Ex-African X-man Ex-leaders ex-clearance X-Malcolm X-Clan We want war, world war, world wide warning Walking with weapons we wacking walkietalkies wearing wardens We with whatever, “what what” wilding wherever war went Warlock, warpath, warfare, warriors with warrants Wasting white whine, wearing Wu-wear with wallabes Why would we waste words we weakening wigs wobbly (V) Vengeful villains vandalize villages viciously Vandavere vandike, very … Continue reading Papoose Alphabetical Slaughter Part II Z to A (2013)

“I’ll tell you what freedom is to me—No Fear!” Happy Birthday Nina Simone #BlackHistoryMonth

Happy Birthday to the Legendary Nina Simone (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003)! She would’ve turned 84 years old today. Nina Simone used her voice in many ways making her one of the most talented individuals in her era … Continue reading “I’ll tell you what freedom is to me—No Fear!” Happy Birthday Nina Simone #BlackHistoryMonth

Still I Rise – Maya Angelou

Still I Rise You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirtBut still, like dust, I’ll rise.Does my sassiness upset you?Why are you beset with gloom?‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wellsPumping in my living room.Just like moons and like suns,With the certainty of tides,Just like hopes springing high,Still I’ll rise.Did you want to see me broken?Bowed head and lowered eyes?Shoulders falling down like teardrops.Weakened by my soulful cries.Does my haughtiness offend you?Don’t you take it awful hard‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold minesDiggin’ in my own … Continue reading Still I Rise – Maya Angelou