argylebackground
My Life

Back From Nigeria

WHATTUP, folks! I’m back from my trip to Nigeria. I was gone for a week and a half, and it was my first trip back in 17 years. It was to bury my Grandmother. While I was there, I journaled my days. I wrote over 60 pages. I took many …

READ MORE →
Red velvet waffles
My Life

10 Reasons Why My Trip to LA Rocked. Part 2

So yesterday, I kicked off my post about my trip to LA from 2 weeks ago. Get a piece of Part 1. Anywho, LA rocked because: * I met a bunch of the folks I’ve been itching to meet for a while. I’m talmbout Marie Denee (who is just the …

READ MORE →
Scott Hanselman, Luvvie, Adria Richards
My Life

10 Reasons Why My Trip to LA Rocked. Part 1

This post has been a long time coming but ya know I stay tardy for all the parties. Anyway, 2 weeks ago, I was in Los Angeles for the first time EVER. I went for the Blogging While Brown Conference and decided to stay a coupla days extra to run …

READ MORE →
argylebackground
My LifeSocial Media

I’m LA-Bound. Blogging While Brown, Here I Come!

I’m headed to the City of Angels today, y’all! First time ever! I’m going for the Blogging While Brown Conference, which I’ve attended three years in a row, and spoke at last year. I’ll be back with recaps and whatnots when I get back to Chicago. But I shall be …

READ MORE →
Grandma Faloyin
LetterMy Life

Dear Grandma, We Love You. Always.

She helped raise me. I grew up in her house. We didn’t just see her on holidays. She was ALWAYS there. In our family house. Granny would pick us up from school almost everyday. People remember her because she was an ever-present force in all our lives. My cousins would …

READ MORE →
The sunrising. This is the view of it from our room. Adria took it on her iPhone. Amazing.
My Life

I Need Laughter Now More Than Ever

I’m dealing with the loss of my grandmother, who was the matriarch of my very close-knit family. For me, it’s important to grieve, but also very important to be there for my mom, siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins. But MY process of grief is odd. I need to be distracted …

READ MORE →
But Ma'am...
My Life

Happy Friday, folks! I’m Everywhere!

My peoples!!! The weekend is here. So I shall be frolicking in these Chicago streets. BUT I wanted to make sure y’all know where I hang besides AwesomelyLuvvie.com. Y’all know I can’t stay still. So I hope you check out my other eHangouts. Add me on Twitter (@Luvvieig). This is …

READ MORE →
smooveskin
My Life

What I’ve Been Up To This Past Month

I wasn’t blogging in the past month, but y’all know I’m a busybody, so I also didn’t saddown. I’m tryna get my eLife and my real life all the way together. I LOVE blogging and won’t stop (can’t stop), but I also want to take what I do to a …

READ MORE →
RocktheRed2011BannerwithURL
My Life

Come Hang With Me In DC and Chicago

So in the next week, I’m gonna be kicking it and I want to meet some of my readers. TWO locales, TWO chances to see the fool person behind the cartoon. I’m currently in DC for the Nonprofit Technology Conference. *cartwheels on Pennsylvania Avenue* *does the wop on the Washington …

READ MORE →
patrice
Famous folksMy Life

Happy Birthday, Afrobella!

Today is a glorious day! It’s Afrobella‘s birthday!!! Yes, THAT Afrobella. The one whose hair precedes her. The one who folks call the Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging. She was doing it before people blogged for the freebies (because there were none back then). She’s the reason a lot of …

READ MORE →
ntc2011
My Life

I’m Going to the NTEN Conference in DC! Thanks to YOU!

For the past 2 years, I’ve gone to the Nonprofit Technology Conference to represent the organization I used to work for as Marketing Coordinator. This conference is an awesome 3 days of panels, networking and just getting to learn more about working in the nonprofit technology field (my specialty). Both years …

READ MORE →
rootsmovie
My Life

I’ve Never Watched Roots: Black History Month Confession

Day 10 of this Black History Month is upon us, and I’m here to get something off my chest. Why? Because I need to cleanse my soul of this burden I’ve carried around for so long. As a strong melanin-blessed individual, I am a card-carrying member of the Coalition of …

READ MORE →