10 Reasons Why Black History Month 2016 Was the Most Lit Ever

When I partnered with AT&T for “AT&T 28 Days: Elements of Change”, I had NO idea that we were embarking on what will go down in history as one of the best Black History Months ever. Seriously, was there a Black people meeting I didn’t know about? Did President Obama give orders to make his last Black history month in office count? Something happened, and I’m here for it. Check out my 10 reasons why Black History Month 2016 was the most “lit” ever.

formationgif1. Formation – Beyonce televised the revolution when she dropped “Formation”, following up with the most conscious/Black-ish performance the SuperBowl has EVER seen. I’m glad Queen Bey was able to bring a wave of fresh energy to the movement, but shout out to the everyday people like myself, who BEEN in #Formation. *swerve* Read More…

Have you registered for The Online Single’s Conference yet?

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Despite how you feel, your single season is the most important season of your LIFE.

Some of you know, that I know the above statement to be true. If you’ve read my book “When God Said Yes”, you know my story. I WISH I wouldn’t have wasted most of my singleness wondering when my husband would find me, instead of getting prepared. Nope, I had to learn the hard way. But you don’t! Read More…

I’ve Partnered With AT&T for “28 Days” Campaign & Here’s Why You Should Care

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Forget what Stacey Dash says, or in the words of Gabrielle Union “Who is Stacey Dash?”, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s Black History Month! My family and friends know I absolutely LOVE Black History Month. Maybe it’s because I attended a grammar school that made us sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” EVERY morning. Or maybe it’s because we would have Black History competitions every February, forcing us to “level up” and learn our Black History facts. Of course I won, like every year 🙂 OR, maybe it’s the fact that my father would take me to the DuSable Museum here in Chicago, purchase me books written and illustrated by African Americans, and consistently remind me that I was a Black princess (I love you Daddy). Whatever it may be, here I am at the age of 31, and Black History Month is a time of celebration, educating, and thriving in my blackness. #BlackByChoice #BlackLivesMatter #BlackGirlMagic #BlackBlackBlack *twirls* Read More…

That Time I Had to Drop Out Of Columbia College #TBT

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I wish I could remember what happened in the moments leading up to my breakdown. I can’t. All I know is I locked eyes with who had quickly become my favorite professor during my freshman year at Columbia College Chicago, and before I knew it I was in her arms crying uncontrollably. She escorted me to the bathroom, so we could speak in private, because my outcry had clearly interrupted Voice 1 (I was a theatre major). She kept quietly repeating “No, no”, as if I’d done something that disheartened her. I knew what she was thinking, so I quickly said “I’m not pregnant”. She seemed a little shocked, but replied “So what’s wrong?”. I informed her I wouldn’t be returning for the second semester, due to a lack of funds. She quickly gave me alternative options that could possibly prevent me from having to drop out, but I’d already been there, done that. I needed money to return. I didn’t have it, so I had to leave. Read More…

“Style With EDEN” Hits Chicago

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Hey guys! If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you already know last week I was a hair model for EDEN BodyWorks “Style With EDEN” event here in Chicago. EDEN recently released their new Coconut Shea line and wanted to use Rachel O. and I as hair models to display the diversity of their product. One word describes my experience: EPIC. Read More…