KWANZAA: DAY 1, UMOJA

“Community involvement.” Yesterday was day one of the celebration Kwanzaa. Day one focuses on Umoja, which is┬áthe community, familial, and ethnic unity. For those of you that don’t know what … Continue reading KWANZAA: DAY 1, UMOJA

PERSONAL PERCEPTION: HOW YOUR PEERS SEE YOU VERSUS HOW YOU SEE YOURSELF

“You’re never who they think you are.” We all have this idea of how someone sees us in life. But how can you be for certain if people actually like … Continue reading PERSONAL PERCEPTION: HOW YOUR PEERS SEE YOU VERSUS HOW YOU SEE YOURSELF

GENDER FRIENDSHIPS: CAN MEN AND WOMEN REALLY JUST BE FRIENDS

“Friendzone is a hard zone.” I was contributing to a discussion on a Facebook page of a woman I know who was having a hard time regarding finding male friends. … Continue reading GENDER FRIENDSHIPS: CAN MEN AND WOMEN REALLY JUST BE FRIENDS

PEER PRESSURE: WHY SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE DON’T FIGHT IT

“A time in life without a sense of self.” When you’re growing up in school, you seek to fit into the environment of that academic space. And coincidentally enough, that … Continue reading PEER PRESSURE: WHY SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE DON’T FIGHT IT

WHEN BLOOD AINT BLOOD NO MORE: WHEN IT’S TIME TO CUT OFF FAMILY

“Sometimes they’re worse than enemies.” We are connected by blood, grew up with each other, and as you age you may have to cut them off: family. I have not … Continue reading WHEN BLOOD AINT BLOOD NO MORE: WHEN IT’S TIME TO CUT OFF FAMILY

OUT THE LOOP: WHY YOU SHOULDN’T TELL FAMILY ALL YOUR BUSINESS

“We may be connected by blood, but you don’t need to know everything.” When it comes to family there is a question I must ask of all of you. And … Continue reading OUT THE LOOP: WHY YOU SHOULDN’T TELL FAMILY ALL YOUR BUSINESS

DATING ALLEGATIONS: WOULD YOU TELL SOMEONE CLOSE TO YOU ABOUT A CHEATING PARTNER

“To talk or not to talk.” Having a friend in a relationship can be a new adjustment if you guys have both been single for so long. Now this new … Continue reading DATING ALLEGATIONS: WOULD YOU TELL SOMEONE CLOSE TO YOU ABOUT A CHEATING PARTNER

FROM SCRATCH: HOW TO BUILD YOUR BRAND

“Getting the right eyes at the right time.” I have been building my social media since Summer of 2016. When I started, I had about 50 – 75 followers on … Continue reading FROM SCRATCH: HOW TO BUILD YOUR BRAND

YOU CAN’T CHOOSE ‘EM; FAMILY!

“We are not what we used to be.” We can’t pick them, we can’t get rid of them; and that is our family. The problems we face in life are … Continue reading YOU CAN’T CHOOSE ‘EM; FAMILY!

PUTTING YOURSELF FIRST: CARING ABOUT YOU BEFORE ANYONE ELSE

“Are you always putting people before yourself?” Are you a person who always think about the well-being of others before yourself? Do you tend to put the needs of others … Continue reading PUTTING YOURSELF FIRST: CARING ABOUT YOU BEFORE ANYONE ELSE