Rest In Peace, Dr. Afrika

I just received word that one of my favorite Holistic Health scholars, Dr. Llaila Afrika, has transitioned. If you’ve been following this blog, then you know that I’ve referenced his work numerous times. He’s been my go-to to understanding the human body for the past 10 years, and he’ll be greatly missed. If you’re unfamiliar…

John Singleton’s Legacy

Earlier this week, we lost a directorial icon. John Singleton. As someone who has been a fan of his work throughout the 90s and the new millennial, I was somewhat upset about his passing. His films were milestones in my community because they were authentic narratives that had powerful messages. The cinematography and breakout star…

4/25/02

On April 25, 2002, the world lost a musical heavyweight. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. Since she was so influential throughout my childhood, it’s only right that I pay my respects today. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lisa “Left Eye” Nicole Lopes was a member of the Hip Hop/R&B group TLC. Lending her rap skills to the…

2/11/12

On February 11, 2012, the world lost an icon. Whitney Houston. I don’t know too many people who didn’t love her, so it’s only right that I pay my respects on this day. Born to a musical family in Newark, New Jersey, Whitney Houston was destined for success in the entertainment industry. As a teenager,…

11/8/11

On November 8, 2011, the world lost a Hip Hop Icon. Dwight Arrington Myers, better known as Heavy D. My family (my mom especially) was a huge fan of his music, so it’s only right that I pay my respects on this day. Labeled Hip Hop’s original overweight lover, Heavy D’s career began in high…

9/13/96

On September 13, 1996, the world lost a Hip Hop Legend. Tupac Amaru Shakur. I’ve been a fan of his music and talent since childhood, so it’s only right that I pay my respects on this day. 2pac was a rapper, actor, activist, poet, and revolutionary. His career started at age 17 when his family…

8/25/01

On Saturday, August 25, 2001, the world lost an angel. Aaliyah Dana Haughton. For those of you who don’t know, Aaliyah was my baby/wifey/mother of my kids/everything. I remember seeing her for the first time in that iconic “One In A Million” video and immediately falling in love. Her melodies, style, and messages in her…