Let me keep it real with y’all — If you know me [like really know me], you know that I am a writer. I write for solace, for love, for healing, for fun, for God, for friends, for everything. But to be perfectly honest, I don’t remember the last time I wrote anything. I made it…Read More
There are some days when my soul cries for some sensual 90’s music. I’m talking about the music that today’s artists sample because it is so authentic and smooth — I’m talking about the perfect mesh of Hip Hop and RnB. iTunes has the perfect Mary J. Blige playlist! It is a didactic mix of…Read More
no matter how many pintrest pdf’s i pin or saving challenges i adapt, I cannot seem to hold on to money to save my life research has shown that i budget better when im broke. i guess i am forced to ration my money. but growing up, i was taught that money wasnt promised –…Read More
The hood ain’t 4 sale …
… is low key a mantra that plays in my head every time I walk past a new building or coffee shop with an artistic renditions of Biggie or Basquiat on the wall. The simple fact that I can’t seem to face is that Harlem as we knew it or know it is changing and GENTRIFICATION seems unstoppable.
Of course gentrification has it perks, of which I will not list because I’m not here for it and I’m sure there are folks who’ve created long list to counter act their gentrifying guilt. Nonetheless, gentrification is taking us by storm and we need to remind gentrifiers that our people spent too much time building our communities and cultural enclaves for them to be bombarded with bars and strangers who are unfamiliar with our history and contemporary issues.
More to come on Thursday, July 11th!
Where motivation is a mood & a lifestyle! #DreamQueens by the Dream Analyst is a collective of self identified women encouraging and enabling women of color and our allies as we each embark on our individual journey towards unbreakable confidence and self made coins! While every women is completely capable of identifying and activating their…Read More