February strikes Black History Month, a time to celebrate black culture, drive black empowerment, highlight black success and salute black heroes. It began in a way of paying homage to important people and events in the history of the African Diaspora.
Black people have faced many challenges over the years and we slowly but surely triumph. However, one of the biggest issue we face in today’s society is Colorism.
The year 2017 is at its end and I must admit that this has been the worst year for me. I’m still grateful for plenty things that had happened to me. Some I could do without but I’ll take everything as a lesson. So glad I got the chance to end it with my mom who came by for the holiday and my day 1 chick, my best friend (Dutchess – in the picture with me)
The year started off good, with me landing my first official job in January then visiting my parents in the Bahamas in summer. But those were pretty much the high points of my year.
2016/2017 were the years of realization for me but I will definitely make things right and take 2018. This year it’s all about my happiness, my well being, my stability and no negativity.
I was just minding my own business one evening on Instagram where I stumbled upon a post in my Discovery of Miguel doing a cover of “The Weekend” At first I thought it was his song until I saw whose page had reposted it. It was SZA.
I then decided to check her out on YouTube. I listened to her songs “The Weekend” & “Love Galore ft. Travis Scott” This girl had me shook!
I’ve fallen in love with the American R&B Singer-Songwriter ever since. I love her unladylike attitude in her music, the way her beautiful hair looks like an unkempt mane, that her melanin pops severely and her flow is quite unique. I drown myself in her music every day – on my way to work, at work, on my way home, in the shower, before bed. Her neo-soul music is very laid back and to the point. She has no filter and I’ve been having ear-orgasms ever since.
Discovering her is one of my highlights for 2017. If you haven’t then you are missing out fam!
I came here to clear my mind and relax. I came here to spend time with my family and have fun. I’m happy to say that I did all that and a little extra. So I spent 2 weeks in The Bahamas and I had a blast. It was my second visit in the space of 5 years and on my first visit I was much younger, stayed in the house and drowned myself into my laptop so it pretty much prevented me from enjoying what the island has to offer. This year was much different.
There are several definitions we can use to define what makes a man a man, whether biological, cultural or even religious. Putting those definitions aside, there are some investments we should make as men that could add to defining a man.
Here are 10 things that I believe every man should own:
It’s Summer 2017 and the heat is no joke. Most days, when I don’t have to go to work, I’m laid up naked at home, sipping on some ice cold beverage trying to keep my body cool. It’s the only time I don’t feel to combust because of this heat.
Being the little creative genius I am, I had to find alternative ways to beat the heat. I can’t be walking around naked all the time! I got a family… bummer!
As of lately, i’ve been having a wine fetish. It became a huge part of my diet and I don’t think it’s going to end anytime soon. I’m not an addict but I’m addicted to the seductive, classy and sophisticated feel it brings.