culture · style

Shackles are Becoming a Statement Piece

Recently, I raised the question of why we as Black people dont have a Black flag? It would be difficult to come together as one to agree on its style, purpose and meaning because across the diaspora, there are darker skin Brazilians, Indians, Spaniards, etc that have unique struggles. However, all of us are connected… Continue reading Shackles are Becoming a Statement Piece

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ART: Un-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 10FEB17

UN-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 10FEB17 To hear the same quotes from the "I Have a Dream" speech year after year, shooting after shooting, is to feel the color draining from your face and that of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. History has a way of editing itself, compounding down to the most digestable… Continue reading ART: Un-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 10FEB17

culture · others · travel

FOLLOW: an African & a Hafrican Travel Super Duo

Black travel has hit a serious boom in recent years! #MELANIN #BLACKGIRLSTRAVELTOO #TRAVELNOIRE The tags on Instagram are endless and beautiful to scroll through. It would give anyone travel envy like "shuuu, I want to be in their crew!" A trio of my favorite accounts that I'm sharing today are: @eltonandersonjr @jnambowa @globaljetblack   What… Continue reading FOLLOW: an African & a Hafrican Travel Super Duo

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One Night in Town: Things To Do ANYWHERE in the World

You have a long layover between cities that you want to take advantage of or you are being an adventurer this weekend with only one night in town. Whether you are going to the beach, a big city or a small town, here is a list of inexpensive things you can do in almost every… Continue reading One Night in Town: Things To Do ANYWHERE in the World

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UN-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 06FEB17

UN-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 06FEB17 To hear the same quotes from the "I Have a Dream" speech year after year, shooting after shooting, is to feel the color draining from your face and that of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. History has a way of editing itself, compounding down to the most digestable… Continue reading UN-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 06FEB17

culture · experiences · others

The Black-American Experience as Described by Solange

In September 2016, singer/ songwriter Solange Knowles published an open letter detailing a series of events that are connected to her experience as a Black woman in America. The style of her letter pays homage to a book I recently picked up, Citizen by Claudia Rankine. It jumps right into the many realities of underlying… Continue reading The Black-American Experience as Described by Solange