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…

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…

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…

My First Year at Howard University 

A couple of months ago I told you all how hard it was for me to make friends my entire life and I guess you could call this post an update of some sorts. My freshman year of college never scared me academically. The workload was bearable. Did I slip up occasionally? Of course, no…

Get In Formation and Drink Lemonade

  So if you haven’t heard, Beyoncé broke the internet yet again. This time with a provocative and vulnerable concept film and album, both titled Lemonade. The album explores Black womanhood, Black love, and Black power. The concept of Lemonade plays off the idea that Black women constantly are dealt the lemons of life but…

When You’ve Never Fit In

Most of us aren’t completely satisfied with ourselves. Take me for example, I’m nowhere near it. I’m self conscience about my body size, I always feel like an outsider, I’m a total dork, and so much more. I’ve learned to accept these things but not necessarily embrace them. I try to be confident, but that…

New Year, Same You

Every new year people make promises to themselves that generally fall through. We tell ourselves we’re going to lose weight, eat better, get closer to God, become more adventurous ect. But why? Maybe the reason our new year resolutions fail is because there’s nothing significantly wrong with who we were the year before. Maybe subconsciously…