5 Lessons Spike Lee Can Learn from Barbershop: The Next Cut


Remember that time Spike Lee did a movie about Chicago that almost everyone IN and FROM Chicago hated? With the exception of Jennifer Hudson and Father Pfleger, because money talks, most Chicagoans and the rest of the world were perplexed about the actual purpose of Spike Lee’s film “Chiraq”. It’s always exciting when your city is being represented on the big screen, but disheartening when it’s just wrong. Dreadfully wrong.

My husband and I went to check out Barbershop: The Next Cut this weekend and was pleased. Like “I can’t wait for this to come out DVD” pleased. Like “Can we go see it again next week?” pleased. It was THAT good. It was so good, that it made us wonder again where a legend like Spike Lee went wrong with Chiraq. I’ve identified 5 lessons Spike Lee can learn from Barbershop: The Next Cut. Read More…

Alice Foy Presents “Tea + Floral” Pop Up Event: Chicago


You know spring has arrived in Chicago when you have sunshine, blue skies, snow, and thoughts of taking shelter, because you’re almost sure a tornado  is about to occur. Smh. Thank GOD for Alice Foy, founder of the Tea + Floral Pop Up Event, bringing much needed laughs, floral print, and tea to this gloomy and yet beautiful weekend in the city. While surrounded by pretty flowers, guests sample tasted tea from Yummy Love Tea, and enjoyed macaroons, networking, and plenty of pictures. Check them out below. Read More…

Save the Best for Last: You’re Okay


Two Sundays ago I woke up with this song by Vanessa Williams in my head:

“Just when I thought our chance had passed, you go and save the best for last.”

If my life were a movie, this would be the soundtrack. Indeed.

I remember when I had to drop out of Columbia College Chicago, while looking at everyone else around me continue their education. I was confused and hurt. Gosh, just thinking about that sad time in my life, makes me want to travel back in time and hug my 18-year-old self. Read More…

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…