Author’s Spotlight: Omar Tyree

Greetings Everyone, I wanted to shine a light on a writer whose work I’ve been in support of for the past couple of years: New York Times best-selling author Omar Tyree. If you’ve been following my blog, you might remember a previous book review on his 2015 novel, All Access. Well, I’ve recently finished another novel of…

Going Home |GH| Ghana

Greetings Folks, I had a chance to check out an inspiring documentary, entitled Going Home |GH| Ghana, and I wanted to share it with you guys. Produced by Virtuous Lions Productions, documentarian Tahir Asadullah Lee—who shot, edited, and narrated this project—takes his viewers throughout four cities in Ghana: Accra, Akwidda, Takoradi, and Aburi. Here, you…

#Goals

Greetings Everyone, I was walking around my apartment complex last night when I saw a couple, with their toddler, having a picnic out on the lawn area. Seeing this family interact with each other instantly made me think of a line from rapper J. Cole’s song, Love Yourz.  “Always gon’ to be a bigger house somewhere,…

Centered Energy

As a continuation of my previous post, I want to bring light to a significant aspect of Holistic Health: Meditation. According to an article in The Pan-African Alliance, meditation is defined as “the act of contemplation or reflection, and serves two purposes—to gain tranquility, and to gain insight.” Tranquility helps you develop a still and tranquil…

Holistic Therapy

Greetings All, I was reading up on the latest hot topic regarding upcoming budget cuts towards government assistance programs, and it had me thinking about a few things. According to The Washington Post, President Trump’s budget proposal, which follows the Republican Healthcare Bill, is set to cut more than $800 billion over the next 10 years…

Local Spotlight

Greetings Good People, I try to stay abreast with current events happening throughout the country as well as the world. And although the majority of the content is depressing, there’s always a few intermittent stories that brighten up my day. So I’m going to start spotlighting those that do. The following story comes out of my…

Back to the Blackboard

Greetings Everyone, I was watching a Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club interview with singer Jill Scott, and she advised that the need for black men who are wide awake is currently at desperate levels; particularly our presence, voice, and command. After hearing that, I instantly thought about domestic life in regards to rebuilding the black…

Online Salute

Greetings Folks, The current rise of independent media has not only encouraged me to support those who work diligently to provide substantial content but to also help connect viewers who may not be aware of where to find it. So I’m going to start giving shoutouts to bloggers/vloggers, writers, producers, and the likes whose work…

S.I.M.P

Greetings All, In a previous post, I took a trip down memory lane and relived moments that made my childhood great. One of my favorite memories was the 90s television show Family Matters. And before I delve into the topic at hand, take a look at the following clip for me. One of the focal storylines,…

Unmask

 We wear the mask that grins and lies,      It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,—     This debt we pay to human guile;     With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,     And mouth with myriad subtleties.     Why should the world be over-wise,     In counting all…

Afrobeat

Greetings Good People, In a previous post, I discussed why I no longer listen to the radio and why I have become more selective with the type of music that I choose to support; most people would call it mental digestion, I just call it being allergic to ignorance. However, one of my mentors from…

Book Review

“No true liberal should feel any resentment at the growth of black consciousness. Rather, all true liberals should realize that the place for their fight for justice is within their white society. The liberals must realize that they themselves are oppressed if they are true liberals and therefore they must fight for their own freedom and not…