24 Must Reads for the Young, Gifted & Black

This guest post is from Afrika Owes, a Fulbright alumna who is also a poet, a writer, a thinker, a talker, a reader, a believer, a goal digga and a glo’ getta.  She promotes Black women’s empowerment and strives to pass knowledge and life lessons to my peers. Check out more gems from her at http://www.AfrikaKnowes.com.  I … More 24 Must Reads for the Young, Gifted & Black

A Year Later: The Political Pendulum Continues to Swing

November 8, 2016. The day many of us headed to the polls to cast a ballot of either indifference or excitement. No matter where you stand on voting and its politics, chances are you had a feeling that we would wake up on November 9, 2016, with our first woman president. November 9, 2017, here … More A Year Later: The Political Pendulum Continues to Swing

Scandal to Insecure: Black Women Portraying it All

  Five years later and this evening commences the final season of Scandal. Regardless of how you feel about the over-the-top plots and twists, there is no debating the importance of Olivia Pope’s television existence. Her existence segued the joy that we all felt seeing Viola Davis not only kill it in How to Get … More Scandal to Insecure: Black Women Portraying it All

English & What?

Me: Sawubona? South African: Yebo, Unjani? Me: Ngiyapila, nam… South African: Ngiyapila *Insert follow up question* Me: I’m sorry, I don’t know much Zulu South African: So what language do you speak? Me: English South African: English and what? Me: Just English South African: *Insert all types of looks of confusion* What do you mean? … More English & What?

More Life & More Lessons to Apply to Your 4th Quarter

Earlier this year, Drake dropped the playlist More Life to keep our headphones and day parties bumpin’ all summer while he puts in work. As fall rolls in many of us are still vibing out to some of those hits. Each time he creates, he steps back to reflect, inspire and birth new genius. Some people begged … More More Life & More Lessons to Apply to Your 4th Quarter

Pulse Check on Healthcare: The Breakdown of All Your Healthcare Concerns

Trump’s campaign and victory in the 2016 presidential election highlighted deep divisions in our “united” states. One such division is over our country’s healthcare system. Should we follow the examples of countries like the UK, France, Canada, and Switzerland and push for a universal healthcare system? Or should we return to the “good old days” … More Pulse Check on Healthcare: The Breakdown of All Your Healthcare Concerns