Reclaiming the Power of Single Motherhood

After ten years of committing to the wrong person, I finally ended an unhealthy relationship. What took so long? I wanted to “save” my family—that is, until I realized a break-up would actually allow my child to grow up in […]

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The Top Five Reasons I Attend Art Basel Every Year

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It’s December! It’s time for the holiday season. Yet, I anticipate this month for

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I Quit My Job. Now What?

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Have you ever experienced the following?  Monday morning rolls around.  You hit the snooze

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The Self-Sabotaging Factor of Social Media

As I catch up with my teenage sister over lunch, our sushi arrives to the table.  Yearning for a piece of sashimi, I reach

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You Don’t Have to Be an Art Lover to Go to Art Basel 

[caption id="attachment_28231" align="aligncenter" width="239"] Rashaad Newsome (2)_Courtesy of SELECT[/caption] Celebrities flock here.  Art lovers clamor for pieces.  Struggling artists can go mainstream with a single showing. But

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Art Basel 2013: VH1 and SCOPE

It's the holiday season!  In South Florida, that means 70 degree weather and Art Basel, an event where renowned

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Book Review: M.K. Asante’s ‘Buck’

Buck is defined as “a fashionable and typically hell-raising young man.” Khumalo, nicknamed Malo, can relate.  In his memoir, respectfully titled Buck, the young tenured professor,

Life Is So Not Perfect

I’d Rather Be Happy Than Rich

It’s that time of the year again.  After four years, students are about to walk across that stage to receive their diploma or degree.  During


The Women’s Empowerment Movement: Beyoncé is Not Bringing Us Down

Queen Latifah said it best, “Ladies First”.  The U.N.I.T.Y of women has empowered us to stand strong.  Through musicians, hosts, writers, actresses, artists, poets, and


Hip-Hop’s Drug Dilemma

Hip-hop is a culture I fell in love with.  The movement was real.  The lyricists were dope, and the art was amazing. As it evolved, I

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