Cicely Tyson has passed away at the age of ninety-six. The Black community mourns another legend. I have seen countless celebrities on social media share what Cicely’s life meant to them or how they felt to see her on the screen. She felt familiar, she felt safe and she felt empowering. Cicely Tyson will be … More We are in a Transition
Let me put this out there before I go any further. This article isn’t only directed towards men, but an experience I’m currently going through so, do not be offended. I know there are men out there that have sole custody of their kids and have to deal with women using the, “I’m their mom” … More “But I’m His Dad.” – Should Children Be Forced into Visits?
I remember being younger and watching shows like The Real World, Big Brother and American Idol. These shows had real people with real issues and real talent. They weren’t full of drama but were fun to watch, kept me entertained and didn’t drain me from all the toxicity being shown on my TV screen. Now … More Reality TV: How Far Is Too Far?
Dating as a millennial has always been a difficult task. You try to maintain yourself without giving too much or little to someone else. Dating when done correctly is a beautiful thing. My problem is the initial execution that starts the dating phase—the DM or private message. The act of messaging someone you like is … More Why Your Shot Didn’t Go In-Want vs. Value
When thinking about immigration, it’s easy to focus on the plight of undocumented and dacamented people, as if they were the only ones affected by America’s immigration policy and climate of hate towards immigrants. I am guilty of viewing the citizen children of immigrants as lucky and carefree Americans. That started to change the day … More Paz Ellis on the plight of Citizen Children of Immigrants
Renowned fitness instructor Jessica Phoenix has inked a production deal with entertainment conglomerate Jaro Media; bringing her unique brand of fitness, wellness, and cultural dance to the platform. Under the pact, Phoenix will create and host her own fitness channel under her FIYAH production and dance fitness company. In addition to her acclaimed and award … More Renowned Cultural Dance Practitioner & Wellness Instructor Jessica Phoenix Signs Partnership With Jaro Media
Using phrases like “that’s not in my reality”Saying I love you to myself over 5X each day Waking up excited about my dayApologizing less for just being me Treating myself to more kindnessAccepting more complements with out giving one immediately back Taking time to smile at myselfTaking more selfiesReally putting myself out there and sharing … More Journey Check In
I’m an educated bisexual African American millennial. However of all the titles I just used, you only question one—my sexuality. Some part of you needs validation for why I require both sexes for sexual satisfaction. Your mind wonders if I’m just sexually promiscuous, or if someone took advantage of me at an early age. You … More My Sexuality isn’t a Phase
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 … More What is a Child’s Place?
Sitting in the house these past few weeks has really shed some light on ME! I did not realize how many things that I could be doing in this time to take care of myself and also get some work done. So I thought I would share a bit of my list with you all. … More Quarantine and ME !