There’s something incredibly special about this segment that I want to make sure doesn’t go unnoticed. Black America has provided a model for uplifting one another in the face of institutionalized racism and inequalities: important and necessary work that’s essential to liberating ourselves. We (Black America + Communities of Color) participate and actively celebrate culture and celebrate black excellence in America on an English-speaking
Hey Beautiful People, How’s your fierce living going? I was just in the Lone Star State to celebrate my friend Kelsey’s wedding day. It was filled with tears, reunion hugs, and dancing. Not to mention the sweet ride Mazda provided. Texas made. Y'all ain't ready! Out here to see @kelseacarsun get hitched. Thanks to @mazdausa for getting me there in style. #DriveMazda A post shared
Hey Beautiful People, How’s your fierce living going? I’ve been busy watching plants grow. But really though. I have a garden! Kale, carrots, cilantro, the whole 9 yards (I think the plot is actually 18 x 4… badum ching). I mean, just look at my kale! *swoon* Anyway, I harvested some cilantro… … and carrots! Put them together with some kale (also from the garden!),
I first heard Charlotte Day Wilson’s “Work” while watching Grace and Frankie (best show ever!) soon after my sister died. I’ve never been the type to search high and low for a song that pierces my being, but the slow rhythm matched my state of being, quietly treading along. I needed an anthem for my grief. Director Fantavious Fritz says, “Work re-imagines the familiar image of
I was scrolling through my photos, remembering pre-President Trump times, and found a screen shot of this photo by @StreetArtGlobe. Bet you can’t do it. Bet you I can. This inner dialogue was pretty much all it took for me to try it. How you like me now? Sometimes, challenging yourself doesn’t have to be Pulitzer worthy. Sometimes, it just has to be fun. How are
James Baldwin’s untimely death collided with his timeless work. I Am Not Your Negro dives into James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House, which was intended to be a memoir of his friendships with civil rights activists Medgar Evans, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King–all who were younger than Baldwin but assassinated before realizing, or rather in sacrifice for, the fruits of their labor. Samuel L Jackson
Whether you’re taken or not, Galentine’s Day is a perfect way to seal your friendships and your love for your favorite gal pals. I bought the “Slice” box from Bespoke Post way back, and it was literally the funnest experience making pizza with my friends. Find the dough you want to make and the recipe for it. It’s important to note that making homemade pizza is
Last summer, I had the privilege of witnessing “West Side Story” at the Hollywood Bowl. It was magical. The song “America” captures the immigrant experience of negotiating identity, culture, customs, and purpose in a new place. While its punchy satire serves to warn you not to be so enamored by its sparkle, it evokes a basic tenet shared by anyone who’s arrived stateside: they want to be here.
Hey Beautiful People, How’s your fierce living going? I welcomed the new year doing the POLAR BEAR PLUNGE. WTF? Yep. I voluntarily ran into freezing cold water in the middle of winter. The decision wasn’t made lightly. My research told me that there were high risks involved, and I was better off as a spectator. But I also remembered that athletes of the craziest kind
Hey Beautiful People, How’s your fierce living going? Now that I’m really into adulting, washing my dishes in style is super important. Yes, this is real life. And scents. Don’t get me started on scents. Did someone say Tangela Palm Frond? Sounds fancy. Yeah, baby. Follow me on the path to more success. For real though, scents of all kinds bring me life. Not playing.