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In a very short amount of time, time will come to a standstill as I watch my wife-to-be walk down the aisle in an all-white dress that took months to secure. We will be in front of family and friends, taking vows, and I might even shed a tear or two. There are approximately 2.3 … Continue reading 5 Lessons Learned While Planning a Wedding: Can’t Knock the Hustle
I'm so sorry, ya'll! It' been a very busy March and I know that I've dropped the ball in getting content out. Trust me, it's not because I didn't want to, but between school, work, and traveling for work, it's been a doozy of a month. Forgive me! It's only right that I come back … Continue reading #MelaninatedExcellence: Dana Ford
On Saturday, February 25, 2017, the world stood still for a moment. No, not because Ol’ Boy in the White House did something nice (that’ll be the day). Not because Drake dropped #MoreLife and definitely not because Sally Mae waived everyone’s student loans. I finished class and saw social media on fire because Remy Ma … Continue reading You Can’t Hide Behind Numbers Foreva
Each year after the Super Bowl, I forget that America quickly spends the rest of February on recognizing outstanding performances and albums in entertainment. This season is affectionately known as "awards season" and I typically do not really care about any of the awards to be honest. Now, there are a number of injustices that … Continue reading Moonlight is Lit!
Every now and then, the Interweb provides a thought-provoking nugget of gold that challenges me to reflect on my real-life experiences. Earlier this week, I hit the proverbial jackpot by catching watching actor, Michael K. Williams' short video about being typecast in Hollywood (you can check out the video here). According to Webster, typecast holds … Continue reading Is Being Typecast Just for Hollywood?
In higher education, you don't always get the opportunity to meet too many authentic people who are just unabashedly themselves and its one of the many reasons why I have so much love for the Southern Association of College Student Affairs (SACSA). Because of a SACSA conference years ago, I met a small group of people that … Continue reading #MelaninatedExcellence: Tekita Bankhead
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Super Bowl LI! It's finally here! One of those unofficial "holidays" in the United States where people come together in the name of sports and its expected that some people will mysteriously be sick the next day. Outside of all the ridiculousness with Ol' Boy in the White House, today is probably a day of celebration (especially … Continue reading WHAT ARE WHITE PEOPLE GOING TO THINK OF NEXT?
The first day of Black History Month usually entails singing, excitement, and the usual stereotypical McDonalds commercial where Black people are singing about some damn food. Schools across the land are preparing students for the Black History Month events, guest speakers, and more to celebrate the excellency that is Blackness. Prior to February 1, 2017, … Continue reading One of the Blackest Starts to #BlackHistoryMonth
In the 10 days since Ol' Boy in the White House took office, he's caused a raucous throughout the entire world. I won't go into the details, but I invite you to view the following video from Australian journalist, Waleed Aly, who discussed everything that's happened since the change in leadership.Needless to say, Trump has … Continue reading Politics May Make Strange Bedfellows, but Not in Ours!