If you have not experienced Chicago between June and September, figure out how to do so immediately. Google can help with this. Summer in Chicago is the best, especially brunch. When you arrive in Chicago, your first full morning should include Batter & Berries. I was told about this place several months before experiencing itContinue reading “Batter & Berries of Chicago, IL: A Slice of Heaven”
The Summer Olympics are happening and I am excited! As a kid, I remember the excitement of watching the opening ceremony and looking for two teams, USA and Sierra Leone. Why both? Well, both are important to me. I am an American, born in the USA, but my parents immigrated to the USA from SierraContinue reading “My Tribe is Creative AF: Meet Olympian Hafsatu Kamara”
As an Indie Artist, it takes a lot of planning and execution to release a body of work, no matter how big or how small the project may appear to be. Despite the challenges, Koku Gonza forges ahead as an International Songstress & Natural Hair Spokesperson. Her artistry has taken her around the USAContinue reading “My Tribe is Creative AF: Koku Gonza”
Today is Two Years Later 1.9 Million Dollars. This proves that her death was wrong, yet she is still gone. The world wants answers, but we may never know the details of the actions that led to her last moments. Her life was fatally interrupted by police mistreatment. Sandra Bland could have been me. Why?Continue reading “Sandra Bland Could Have Been Me”
Whoa! Is She Wearing a Head Wrap? Celebrities tend to make people stop and look, so I say kudos to Alicia Keys for embracing the Head Wrap. The Head Wrap, with Sub-Sahara African origins is back on everyone’s radar, a fashion phenomenon in today’s society, especially here in the United States and has a holdContinue reading “The Head Wrap: It’s Here to SLAY”
This is a photograph of me(on the right) and my cousin Sallay (co-owner of Amyang Fashun) at Afropunk NYC. Even now, I am cringing at the thought of publishing this. But I think it’s important to highlight what this photo represents for me and my mission. This picture awoke in me a sense of inadequacy […]Continue reading “The Picture That Broke Me Open — dream, leap, live”
Inside of my head… I was born in October, but I am a summertime lady. I love warm weather! I love being hot! I don’t mind glistening due to a slight sweat. Give me 85 degrees, hardwood floors, a house with sheer linen over large open windows, and a nice breeze moved by strong trees. I’ll take a fan if it’s on the ceiling to keep me cool. I’ll take a glass of the finest sangria, thank you. That is what I call summer magic… Also, I need a hat… I think I need a hat.
Over the past few years, I have become drawn to the color red. I was not a fan of it growing up, and I could not imagine putting the color red on my thick lips. The thought of it on my lips made me cringe. Nowadays, I don’t feel comfortable without a red lip. Recently,Continue reading “Yim. Yims. Yim Yim. Red. Yep”