It’s Friday and I’m Ready to Swang

Did you swoop your hair over your right eye in the early 1990s? Did you then place shades on your face? Did you also attempt to combine mid drift top, baggie jeans, and plaid in some variation? If you answered yes to any of the above, welcome home. You are an Aaliyah fan. You followed... Continue Reading →


Hello Brooklyn Or Jay-Z and the Would-Be Carrie Bradshaw Turned Journalism Drop Out

Once upon a time, not long ago, I was in middle school. Like most middle school girls, I was trying to figure out who I wanted to be in the world. I am blessed to have had some wonderful, real life role models, but I also looked to television and movies. I settled upon Carrie... Continue Reading →

Magical Thinking and the Magical Black Girl #InsecureHBO #HellaQuestions

My ancestors were enslaved. Enslaved people were taught to believe that slavery was their place. They were supposed to be owned by White people, but their situation was not entirely hopeless because of one of the most dangerous words in the English language. IF. If they were good, obedient slaves, then they should go to... Continue Reading →

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