qotw: all the stars

I would be playing myself if I didn't reference the movie, Black Panther. As much as I would like to talk about this epic cinematic experience, I don't want to spoil it for those who have not seen it yet. So I am going to rely on “All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar featuring SZA (it's... Continue Reading →

A Race of Babies

As soon as I saw its cover, I knew I had to read it: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas...when the first part of my muse’s most recognized tattoo is spelled out on a book—it was a no-brainer. I opened the novel and I met a complicated Black teenager named Starr and entered her... Continue Reading →

Rhyme in Peace: Phife Dawg

A legend. A pioneer. An ill MC. Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor was my favorite rapper from A Tribe Called Quest.  When I heard his Jamaican accent mixed in his dope rhymes (code switching), it brought a sense of pride. It felt like “we” were a part of hip hop. Busa Bust did it too, but... Continue Reading →

Burberry Serving

Dear Burberry, This is Spring 2015 ad campaign is everything. You have two black fashion icons from two generations, SER-VING. Thank you.  Sincerely, A fan of representation.

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