Spring Break 2017 ft. Food Ratings by Sasha 

Unfortunately, spring break 2017 I didn’t have any huge turn up plans. I went home and brought one of my best friends from school with me, Sasha. Fair warning, most of this trip involved eating. Saturday   We started our vacation, if you want to call it that, early on Saturday. Sasha had two goals, figure…

Syd’s Closet Faves: Winter 2017

Hey guys! Back at it again with another blog post. Today we’re going to talk about one of my favorite things in this world: clothes. I’m not some fashion icon but I’m gonna share my winter closet essentials with you. •Doc Martens: The Doc Marten boots are a Sydney closet staple. There’s a 98% chance…

Why I’m Not Here for Adele’s “You Deserve It” Speech

First, some background. Album of the year has been awarded since 1959. In this time only 12 albums by black artists have received this high honor (3/12 were Stevie Wonder albums). Of those 12 only 3 have been black women. Actually, the last black woman to win the award was Lauryn Hill in 1999. Miss…

How to Throw that GPA in a Circle

Here’s my how to guide on how to get the best grades possible in college: 1. Stay organized! The best way to keep your grades up is to keep up with everything you need to do. I might just overdo organization a tad but it works for me. I use both a schedule app and…

My President was Black

The other night I watched President Barack Obama give his Farewell Address to the American people. As he spoke I realized that although I had reason to thank the 45th POTUS I also had reason to thank those who worked along side him these past few years as well. To Barack Obama: Thank you, for…

Happy New Year!

Now, I know that I’m super late with this post, but tis life. This started as a “leave it in 2016” post, however after reading Twitter for the past few days we clearly brought the foolishness into the new year already. 1. My first resolution is to update this blog more often. It’s sometimes hard…

An Open Letter to HRC 

Dear Hillary, I don’t like you, I promise you of that. You actually stress me out but I’m sorry. I’m sorry that after years of hard work & dedication you lost to what might possibly be the least qualified presidential candidate of all time. I’m sorry that you lost due to white supremacy, yes the…

Blueprint: Howard University Homecoming 2016

If you know me at all I didn’t have the best homecoming experience my freshman year. Homecoming 2016 is a very, very different tale. I kicked it off on Thursday with the fashion show. I honestly was lazy all week just so I could go all out for the weekend. It was amazing. The models,…

To be Young, Carefree, & Black

My mother raised me this way. She raised me to be a passionate young Black girl who loves her skin and her life. She’s trained me to be adventurous and curious, unafraid to travel & explore the world. She trained me to be this carefree being, long before the phrase was coined. However, there’s a…

My Natural Hair Journey

Hair has always been extremely important to me. I don’t know quite why but I think it’s because it’s one of the few things that can make my ginormous head look relatively normal sized. So when I told my mom a year ago I was going natural it was kind of a big deal, and…