After weeks of convincing, I decided to download the Co-star app. Co-star dawned on me when I was reading my horoscope on Twitter. “Why not?” I thought. I remember my bestfriend and my sister asking me to join this app with them. This was so long ago, that they forgot they even asked me to download the app.
For those of you who are unaware, Co-star is an astrology app. Once you open the app, it prompts you to fill the database with your birthday, birth time, and birth location to conjure your birth chart. You’ll get your sun sign…
“Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you could go wrong.”-Ella Fitzgerald
In honor of Black History Month, I will be highlighting black stories — past and present on my platform. I plan to retell the stories of those forgotten in the blooded ink of history. I am going to bring light to haunted tales that have been concealed by truth and integrity of the black voice. I want to share stories of successful black people today. It it the very least I can do.
I’m usually the person in the room that dreads an introduction, wishing I was coincidently forgotten in the crowd. I would always think to myself, where do I start? What will I say about my life that will be as interesting as my short stories? I also worry too much. I am immensely grateful that I have been asked to share my story.
I’ve always been someone to dabble in creative outlets. When I am stressed, I paint. When I am motivated, I write. When I need to relax, I read.
When I have something to say, I write.
Bennett brings up an important part of Black History in her sophomore novel.
On July 31, 2020, I wrote a short review about Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half as part of a wrap up for the books I read in the month. In my review I touched on more personal things; how the book made me consider my relationships with family, despite what the role of the book was obviously about. The Vanishing Half follows two African American twin sisters that make a break from their hometown.The …
Send her to voicemail next time
*Your mother’s calling**
Maybe she’ll be cool this time
Or maybe she wants to tell you that you need to come home
You answer the phone, because it can’t be that bad
She wants to know how life’s going
Are you dating?
Are you looking for work?
What’s the weather like where you are?
You tell her life’s great.
You tell her your last date rotted (in the fridge)
You tell her you work from home
And the weather is better than yesterday
Of course she’s not listening after ‘work from home’
If I just allow myself to let go, I will go far
Who knew a Disney Pixar movie would make a grown woman rethink her life choices to figure out if she’s living her life’s purpose? The Disney Pixar movie Soul was not just a groundbreaking movie, it was thought-provoking, heart-wrenching, and almost triggering. Soul made me look myself in the mirror-like a lost soul and talk myself out of thinking that I wasn’t living in my truth because I wasn’t sure what my purpose was.
Fellow writers, it has been a month and some days since I’ve seen this…
The story of the first black samurai
To kick off my Black History Month content, we’re traveling back to the 16th century in feudal Japan. Turns out, there are records in the feudal period of a black samurai. His beginnings are easy to tell, his ending, not so simple. Historians have done their best researching to get as much information as they could. Though some details are unknown, here is what I have found on that black samurai.
Disney and Nickelodeon has a stronger hold on audiences around the world, than the actors under their contracts. Critics are coming for actress Zendaya Coleman playing a titular character in her latest project, “Malcolm and Marie”. The age gap between John David Washington and Zendaya Coleman seemed to be a distracting aspect in the secret quarantine project. According to sources like SCREENRANT, Washington came to her defense about the issue, claiming he has no issue with her age difference because she is a grown woman. It should be as simple as that.
I love a good film. If you know…