homeward-bound: life transcending after death

My legacy is not just for myself, but will carry on for my children and their children. Something future generations can carry on and claim as their own. A few weeks ago, I visited a more conservative Baptist church than where I’d normally attend. It was the stereotypical Easter-type sermon but before Resurrection Sunday: The …

Weave-snatching crabpot: Does Frances McDormand’s speech stand for black women?

Frances McDormand's acceptance speech as Best Actress of the 2018 Academy Awards spoke phonetic monuments of how women feel in our careers. We're stifled creatively, professionally, and -- without a doubt -- monetarily. Our ideas are smothered and unheard because so many times we're not taken seriously. No matter how many awards we win, no …

Collateral beauty: The realization of being a black woman

Even when I was a little, high-yellow 4-year-old running around with Shirley Temple curls in some random, hot pink tutu when I didn't even take ballet, I complained that there were not enough black people on TV. I've always been vocal and fought for what -- in my mind -- I thought was right. I …

‘I’m a boss’: Why every black woman should speak Cardi B standards into existence

As I embark upon the final weeks of my 20s, I've decided to take a new philosophy into my 30s that will hopefully lead to a positive impact throughout the rest of my life. More importantly, I hope that this trend will help to inspire the upcoming new year for other black women who have …

The Talk

After visiting my family this summer, my mom and I had the chance to have a little alone time. And she took this opportunity to give me "the talk." Not asking who I was dating, not about sex, but whether or not I ever planned on having kids. I was fairly lucky as a child …