The F Word | Part 2 1

Read part 1 here. While learning more about fibroids, I came across an article from Gessie Thompson regarding fibroids and fertility. At the time, I knew I wanted children and wondered if fibroids would be cause for concern. (Sidenote: I came to this realization at the same age I found out […]

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The F Word | Part 1 1

Read part 2 here. The hushed f-word I’m referring to isn’t one that’ll get your mouth washed out with soap by your grandmother, rather one that is not used as much as it should be especially in the African American and Hispanic communities. “Uterine fibroids, noncancerous growths that can appear […]


Pregnancy Journey [approaching the end] 10

As I’m in nesting mode with less than 3 weeks remaining, I’m reflecting on all the things I’ll miss about my pregnancy journey…  –Kicks from my healthy baby…though it started feeling awkward toward the end, her movement still equates with enjoyment.  –Getting out of doing “adulty” things…my feet are kicked […]

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Representation Matters | Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green

This article can be found in the March/April issue of Delux Magazine, an urban lifestyle magazine I’ve been writing for since 2009.  Inspiring a Generation   While scouring the web early one morning, my daily routine to avoid prepping for work, I was floored by a headline on The Root: […]


Maternity Wear On a Budget 1

“No one wears maternity clothing,” so said the father of my child. Sir. Please. o_O I’ve known plenty of pregnant women in the past few years. Shucks, almost half the women at my school have been pregnant in my last five years there…the running joke is that there is something […]

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Maternity shoot (and baby name reveal) 2

Time is winding down. I’m to the stage where I’ve mapped out every store’s restroom because chances are high I’ll need to visit it. *rolls eyes* Translation: My little one is almost here!:) I had a baby shower thrown by my wonderful crew of Sorors last month and on that […]


Tiffany, where have you been??

It’s a loaded question that I’m happy a few have asked. *feeling loved* I still post tidbits on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat (👻mnrtv)) but it seems my website has been neglected. I actually lost some of my zeal for writing after August 2014, and even more so with […]

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Black Girls Travel Too | France and Italy | Part 2 2

This post picks up where the last left off. <– click After Paris and Nice, my cousin and I traveled to Italy. We wanted to go straight to Venice but that would’ve made for a long train ride, so we stopped for one day in Milan. Arriving at the airbnb…this look says, “Oh, […]


Black Girls Travel Too | France and Italy | Part 1 1

Let me start by asking, does anyone else get sick on planes? I thought I was just being a hypochondriac because I tend to be the person who feels sick around sick people. And I’m a teacher so I’m around sick little people often (but we use Lysol, hand sanitizer, and […]

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Black =/= Violent

Universal Pictures to ‘support’ theaters that request ‘extra security’ at ‘Compton’ screenings This article title has been all over my social media accounts the past few days. I find it rather unnecessary and very insulting. According to an article on The Grio, “Although there have been hundreds of pre-release screenings without […]


365 days of Ferguson | Why we still protest

Wait…you still don’t get it… Are you wondering (or even being asked), “Why are people still protesting?“ One person said to another (within earshot of a fellow activist Soror), “Oh it’s all because of the riots from last year,” as if that made even a lick of sense. Others are […]

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Seeking normalcy 1

“Someone wrote an article about Courtney,” is all I could manage to type in an email to a few family members before rushing back to read the rest. I randomly came across it on Twitter because I saw a familiar face whilst scrolling. The article made me smile because it […]


Black Girls Travel (Too) | Barcelona

Kids playing street ball near Las Ramblas – a popular street near city centre for tourists and locals. Coincidentally, while I was in Barbados, two of my soror-friends Catina and Adzoa were in Barcelona. Ooo-oo-oop! The Mountain at Montserrat – aka home of black Madonna. They too found their discount on […]

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Black Girls Travel (Too) | Barbados 6

This article about professionals traveling came my way just in time. Every working woman needs to take time for herself!   I just returned from a weeklong trip to the sunny (ok, most days cloudy) and beautiful island of Barbados.   Some may be wondering why I chose this title for […]


Does America Deserve Harriet Tubman’s Face on its Money?

There have been a lot of opinions on this subject and this is one I was able to simply say, “Ditto.” Thank you to S. Christopher Emerson and the Mound City North Star, an online weekly focusing on the African diaspora, for publishing this op-ed and allowing me to share it […]

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Teach your daughters their hair is beautiful 1

Some people feel natural hair is a movement or even a trend. But the fact is, it’s natural!! Our young girls with textured hair need an extra push at times to believe their hair is just as beautiful as anyone else passing by. Curl Centric has come up with one […]


Remembering November 24 1

Just when you think maybe you’re not as affected by something, you find yourself crying three minutes into a video. I was told to find this because I’m in a short snippet around the 46th minute. November 24, 2014 isn’t the end all. It’s obviously not the only day that […]

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Night of Peace with Pastor John P. Kee 1

  I was first introduced to Pastor John P. Kee during my high school gospel choir days in the late 90s. This was the start of my dream to sing background for a man of God such as himself. By the time I became familiar with his CDs, he’d already released […]


#Selma50 | I was there 6

“I missed it 1965 but made it in 2015.” That tag line was on banners and tees throughout the city of Selma. I’m so glad I made it!    To hear him speak was simply amazing! The feeling of history surely engulfed me as soon as I stepped into downtown […]

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Pro-accountability, not anti-police 1

 It’s been said that protesters of this generation lack guidance, that we need a main leader, like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Many elders, on the outside looking in, are attempting to share their views of how this should work and what we should do. The thoughts of many […]