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Black Women Are Winning the Podcast Game

May 15th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Blog, Featured, My Two Cents

Black Women Are Winning the Podcast Game

Originally written for EBONY.com  From Angie Martinez to Wendy Williams, Black women were a consistent voice on the hip-hop and R&B stations I listened to growing up. But when I began wanting more talk, and less music, Brian Lehrer and Ira Glass (White male hosts that I enjoy) were waiting for me at the “front door” […]

The End of NPR’s Blackest Show

May 24th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

The End of NPR's Blackest Show

Originally written for EBONY.com Believe it or not, I was actually listening to Michel Martin, NPR’s Tell Me More (TMM) host and Marilyn Geewax, NPR’s Senior Business Editor tell me why 3 million young people, like myself, are missing from the housing market when I got a text telling me NPR was canceling TMM, their daily news show created to appeal primarily […]

What We Should Have Gotten From #BringBackOurGirls

May 13th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog, Featured, My Two Cents

What We Should Have Gotten From #BringBackOurGirls

On the morning I heard about the 200+ Nigerian girls who were kidnapped at their Chibok boarding school by the militant group Boko Haram I was with guy I’m seeing, who happens to be Nigerian. We were listening to the BBC and he (basically) assured me this happens all the time, that they (Boko Haram) […]

Civil Rights Era 2.0

June 26th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

Civil Rights Era 2.0

Civically… there is a lot going on in this moment. Starting on Monday the Supreme Court has ruled on affirmative action, the Voting Rights Act, and same-sex marriage. And on top of all that, my online world erupted last night as Sen. Wendy Davis and her army of protesters blocked Anti-Abortion Legislation In Texas. AND as if all that wasn’t […]

Tips for getting my skin back on point!

June 14th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

Tips for getting my skin back on point!

Have you heard about my skin issues? (Read all about them here: Part 1 & Part 2.) Well, up until this point I’ve just been focused on getting an accurate diagnosis and treatment… and not trying to think about the scars left by the white-pimple-looking-outbreaks that have healed. But now that I’m on the road […]

My Top 10 Moments In India!

April 5th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

My Top 10 Moments In India!

Yes! I went to India ya!… with Nomadness Travel Tribe, a facebook group were people of color come together to swap travel tips and their love for seeing the world. I joined this private facebook group a little over a year ago… well actually- I was invited in… Yes you need to be invited. And during […]

4 Steps I’m Taking to Avoid a “Catfish” Situation

March 15th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

4 Steps I’m Taking to Avoid a “Catfish” Situation

As a person who spends most of my life either on my computer or on my phone, I have never hesitated to online date. Sure, I’ve had creeps make me feel gross after they sent an inappropriate sexual “compliment” in a message… but that’s also happened to me on the subway. Just like I take […]

Why HIV Stigma Has to End, ASAP

December 30th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents, Videos

Why HIV Stigma Has to End, ASAP

For World Aids Day this past Saturday, I decided to find out if college students today are worried about HIV. After getting mixed responses to that question from the 25 students I spoke to, I followed up by asking them if a partner (or potential partner) had ever disclosed a positive HIV status. Here’s what I […]

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