By Vuyisa Akuchie Hear my voice! “You’re what? I’m black and I’m proud!” This method of ‘call and response’ would be a regular saying in my household, as a reminder that I should be proud of my black skin and my heritage. “Your all a bunch of? WINNERS!” It wasn’t enough to just be proud… Continue reading Hear My Voice
Seeing the world for the first time in 1993. Being the last of 4 children. Being raised by a older mother. Growing up singled out and abandoned by my father. Being 20 years apart from the first born. Being raised by a single mother who had breast cancer, lupus, and a small hole in her… Continue reading Discovering Akilah
Life requires us to perform an overview on those around us. We get use to the comfort of people, places, and even ourselves that we forget to acknowledge our appreciation. If not our appreciation, then just our growth or changed perception. Sometimes our actions aren’t reflective of the words we have in our hearts. Our… Continue reading Dear (Insert Your Name Here)
As I sat in my living room thinking about the last time I had the urge to have sex, I couldn’t help but wonder if society was responsible for my “broken pussy.” I know this may seem a little far-fetched, but this is a real question I had to ask myself! The "broken pussy" concept… Continue reading Intersextional Thinking: Did Society Break my Pussy?
According to Reckless Behavior The Series creator, director, writer and star Michaela P. Shelton, the digital series will officially return in 2021. The series follows Michaela Holloway, a post college black millennial and aspiring writer who navigates through life attempting to find herself and avoid reckless behavior. The series premiered on January 7th, 2020. Since… Continue reading Michaela P. Shelton Officially Announces Season 2 of Reckless Behavior
Covid-19 is taking the nation by storm. Birthdays, date nights, and even major milestones are now put on an indefinite pause. However, I think that pause can be used on so much needed self-care. So many of us have put off hobbies, vacations, and even our loved ones due to the hustle of everyday life.… Continue reading Quarantine: A Self-Care Guide
Growing up that was a term that I heard very often from my mother and my elders. To stay in a child's place or in other words stay out of grown folks' face, no back talk, and do what they say without question. Now that is all fine and dandy and in certain situations I… Continue reading What is a Child’s Place?
Basketball prodigy Sosa Taeko Cruz was born in Atlanta, Georgia on May 10, 2014. She is the fourth born of five children and in her spare time she enjoys gymnastics, watching Spongebob Squarepants and playing with her Shopkins. Her first love, however, is basketball. Sosa attended her 1st high school basketball game at nine months… Continue reading Meet 5-Year-Old Basketball Prodigy Sosa Cruz
Whenever I find out that someone I know or follow on social media is expecting a child, I am happy for them, but a part of me is bitter. I have always longed for the day I become a mother. I was supposed to graduate from college, find a good job, marry a "college sweetheart",… Continue reading RTR: When Will It Be My Turn?
The radiance and infamous power of black women has existed long before a term was coined for it. The phrase Black Girl Magic just confirmed the power we already knew was within us. It’s more than just a phrase or a hashtag, it’s a way of life. Black women have always been strong and resilient,… Continue reading The Essence of Black Girl Magic