Make Your “Big A–” Gratitude Jar for 2018!

This New Year’s Eve I won’t be getting dressed up to party with strangers. I know what tradition says I’m supposed to be doing the last night of the year, but I’m a fan of creating my own traditions. The champagne will still be on deck, but this NYE I’ll be spending some quiet time reflecting on the year […]

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Queen Like Latifah: Latifah’s Wisdom On Self Care, Caregiving & The Pursuit Of Living Dope

In 1989, she commanded all of us to ‘hail the Queen’ with her debut album, and Queen L-A-T-I-F-A-H has been in command ever since. Queen Latifah, the forever Jersey girl born Dana Owens, came into the game regal. Self-assured. Bold. Putting her sisters on the throne unapologetically with songs like “Ladies First” and “U.N.I.T.Y.” So, […]

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She’s Baaaaack! Janet Jackson #SOTW Tour (Chicago)

THIS was the Janet show I wanted to see the first time. When she played The Chicago Theatre during the pre-pregnancy tour I was a little disappointed because I wanted the stadium experience. I’d never seen her before and in my mind “Janet Jackson” and “Theatre” just don’t seem right. I honestly barely remember that […]

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Jumping Like It’s 1989 With Double Dutch Aerobics

If Black girls are magic, then jumping Double Dutch is one of our superpowers. Now, if you never learned how to jump as a little girl, no, that doesn’t make you any less magical or real. Your #BlackGirlMagic card is still fully activated. Like the Minister of Music India.Arie told us, “there’s hope.” Sean and […]

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