3 Life Lessons I Learned via my Laptop Crashing

BlackManOnPc

If you’re anything like me, your laptop/computer is like a lifeline. As a writer, I’ve become accustomed to depending on it as a means of an emotional release—therapy in a sense. It’s my escape from the normalcies of everyday life. Over the years it has become more than that. It […]

Why you should take your pants more serious

Pants

I woke up this morning in a rather amusing way.  I don’t know what sparked it but the word britches (or breeches for my bourgeois people) seamed its way to the front of my mind. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the term, the word is simply […]

Daddy Confessions: They don’t play no more!!!

layla

So, this past summer my oldest daughter reached another developmental milestone—she turned the BIG 1-2. It’s the time when emotional, physical and social changes begin to move at a rapid pace. For the most part of the summer I’ve witnessed her transitions such as her additional moodiness, laziness, less display […]

Dance No More

dance-no-more

AS THE SUN pierced thru the cracks of the closed blinds, Elijah was awakened by the sweet smell of hickory smoked bacon. With excitement he jumped out his bed as this only meant one thing—Jamma and Paw-Paw were visiting. He stumbled over the cords to his video game as he […]

Tears of the Village

Tears of the Village

The tears of the village can be seen throughout the crevices of the building blocks we call our communities. This book was designed to act as a cloth to wipe away the tears and begin to build upon the needed foundations as we continue our journey of strategizing in a […]

Boyz N the Hood: The film that appreciates with time

Boyz N The Hood

Throughout history there has always been a pivotal moment in time that was defined as being a transitional period—a period of change. It is a change that challenged not only the foundation, but the system for which a culture thrived. That change eventually became the engine for the growth and […]

Review: LATIBAH Theatre Ensemble’s ‘Dialogue with my Soul’ is “refreshing” and “dynamic”.

Latibah- Dialogue with Soul

This past Sunday marked the 51st anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X. I recently had the distinct pleasure of seeing the LATIBAH Theatre Ensemble’s performance, Dialogue with my Soul…the Gathering (Women of Malcolm X). Kamit Natural Foods was the perfect venue as it reinforced one of Malcolm’s primary objectives: […]

Treat Your Taste Buds to a Taste of Liberia

Zoewee's- Potato Greens (Vegetable Oil) with Rice

In last week’s cultural cuisine expedition, my quest led me to experience a taste of North Africa in Charlotte’s eclectic Plaza-Midwood neighborhood. This week my taste buds longed for an exquisite cuisine from the western part of the motherland. In my search I was able to find the crown jewel of […]

As I mature, so does my taste buds.

Black History Month

This year to celebrate Black History Month, me and mi familia decided that we would do something different. Since we take pride in celebrating our blackness 24-7/365, we wanted to make this year more of an experience. One of the things that we decided to do was to experiment with […]