Dear Fellow Dreamer

  Downplaying your dreams to help them make sense to other people has got to stop. When we soothe their insecurities and try to prevent them from casting their doubts upon us—we’re doing ourselves a disservice. We are more than capable of defeating the odds and overcoming the negativity. Sometimes it’s hard to gauge just…

The Breakup: 5 Lessons Learned

It’s pretty healthy to experience a few heartbreaks in your life. Whether it’s your high school sweetheart, your college beau, or your first spouse- sometimes we have to let people go. However, many times there are more positives to being single than being in a relationship. The best thing to do is to weed out the wrong people before the…

Haters, Strangers, and Optimism!

If I had to pick one thing that could kill a dream faster than the rampant doubts of the dreamer itself- it would definitely be a hater. For some strange reason, we tend to absorb the opinions of others who couldn’t care less about our well-being. Instead of keeping a mental file cabinet filled with…

Be A Light

Many times, I get sucked up in throwing myself a pity party. I become so overwhelmed with my shortcomings—I hardly stop to think about the next person. I can guarantee there’s always someone one who has it worse than me. To be ‘worse’ in this sense has little to do with finances but more so…

Derogatory Terms

Hateful names that are used to describe a certain group of people have been around for ages. Some slurs seem to warrant more usage than others. It’s almost as if people are infatuated with them. For instance, the word n**** is almost used just as freely by those not of African American descent than those who…

Suffragette (spoiler alert)

This movie was quite interesting despite the fact that I would have never seen it on my own. My interest with movies is usually peaked when the cast has individuals who look like me or those whose faces seem familiar.  I only knew of Meryl Streep in this movie. Although her role was rather small in the film,…

Wrong But Right

For obvious reasons–names will be changed in today’s blog. However, many of you who will read this post will know exactly who and what I’m referring to… Lately, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the University of West Tennessee (fake name). It began with a column printed in the local newspaper written by…

Bursting Through the Black Box

Of course you’d have to be living under a rock to not have known that Viola Davis made history a few weeks ago. The American actress has been in the business for many years—although some may have overlooked her. Since the late 90’s, Davis has created a wave of her own in Hollywood. Her now…

Boundaries in Comedy

“Sh*t, I’m living good up in this b*tch Dicky rollin round the city, blowin good up in that whip I ain’t black or Dominican, not Hispanic or Indian So imprisonment is not a predicament, I envision For a white boy…” Here’s a snippet of the first verse to Lil Dicky’s “White Dude.” I’ll tell you one…