San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick (7) and Eric Reid (35) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

The American Dream Was Not Made For Me

We are all aware of the idea of The American Dream. A white picket fence, a spouse, 2.5 kids, and a dog to complete the family. And wealth, don’t forget about wealth. However, who is this American dream really built for? Benjamin Franklin wrote a piece entitled To Those Who Would Remove To America, that warned future immigrants that they could not expect the life they dreamed and heard … Continue reading The American Dream Was Not Made For Me

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Don’t Go Ghost On Me, Imma Go Thriller On You

The disappearing act. Have you ever heard of it? I’m gonna make an assumption here and say not only have you heard of it, you’ve experienced it as well. Every one of my friends has come to me at one point or another saying that this has happened to them atleast once. I know it has happened to me on more than one occasion. If … Continue reading Don’t Go Ghost On Me, Imma Go Thriller On You

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23 & Going Through a Midlife Crisis

What’s the key to being happy within yourself, knowing that you’re on the right path for your life? I don’t know the answer to that and it has left me stuck for a while. For the past few months I’ve been feeling… well I don’t exactly know how to describe it. There are days when I’m up and everything is good, and then there are days … Continue reading 23 & Going Through a Midlife Crisis

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Masculinity So Fragile: Why Does Rejection Lead To Uncomfortable & Dangerous Situations?

(In memory of 22 year old Tiarah Poyau. She was shot in the face & killed at the J’Ouvert festival in Brooklyn last weekend for telling a man “get off me” after he came up from behind and started grinding on her.) Men & women. We take trips to the bar, to work, to school, to the grocery store, etc… We are bound to cross … Continue reading Masculinity So Fragile: Why Does Rejection Lead To Uncomfortable & Dangerous Situations?

The Lost Art of Conversation

When you go out with your friends for dinner, or you’re on a date, or you’re with your family, you expect to spend time with them, right? I mean, you’re in their presence for a reason. These are people you actually like; people you’re actually interested in; people you may care about. You’re together, but you also have other guests that always tend to steal … Continue reading The Lost Art of Conversation

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#Goals?… Get Real.

This past weekend Teyana Taylor SHUT DOWN the VMA’s (and the internet) when Kanye premiered his new video for the single FADE off of his album TLOP, starring the beautiful and amazingly fit Teyana herself. Her undeniably incredible physique had men and women admiring her, including myself. I always thought her body was banging since she was on “My Super Sweet 16”; but I mean … Continue reading #Goals?… Get Real.

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He’s Just Not In A Position To Reciprocate Your Energy

If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say “Men know what they want, and if they wanted to be with you, there would be no question about it”, I’d be pretty well off. Uh huh, I know you’ve heard it before… I know we make time for the things that we want. Deep down, we as ladies know that this is … Continue reading He’s Just Not In A Position To Reciprocate Your Energy