Category: My Life

I Went to the White House, Saw the President and Pope Strutted

[ 19 ] December 8, 2013 |
I Went to the White House, Saw the President and Pope Strutted

I got back from a fast and fierce trip to Washington DC on Thursday evening and I’m still tryna settle in (and I just got back from an 18-hour trip to Charlotte). As I posted on Monday, I was in DC for the White House Youth Summit, and for the holiday tour. The White House […]

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Winding Down the Year, Going to the White House and on Vacation!

[ 28 ] December 3, 2013 |
Winding Down the Year, Going to the White House and on Vacation!

My peoples! It’s the last month of 2013 and I’m amazed at how fast this year went by. Time ain’t playing no bald-headed games. I plan on spending this month taking it slower than usual. Well, after this week that is. Today, I’m headed to Washington DC until Thursday because I was invited to the […]

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About Yoruba Names and their Meanings

[ 93 ] December 2, 2013 |
About Yoruba Names and their Meanings

As some may know, I’m Nigerian, specifically Yoruba. We’re in the Southwest part of the country, but we’re global because our culture and our people are all over the world. We’re over 35 million strong and we are everything. Yes, I’m biased. Anywho, yesterday, I started tweeting about how important names are to Yoruba people. […]

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T-Mobile is My New Archnemesis

[ 69 ] November 29, 2013 |
T-Mobile is My New Archnemesis

I’ve been with U.S. Cellular since I got my first cellphone in 2002 and I loved them. They were based in Chicago and had amazing service. I even had reception when I was underground in the red line. WIN! My calls seldom dropped and even though I travel a lot, I was good wherever I […]

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My Hunt for Swiss Miss French Vanilla Hot Chocolate

[ 58 ] November 14, 2013 |
My Hunt for Swiss Miss French Vanilla Hot Chocolate

When it comes to edible stuff, I have an obsessive thing where I love something a lot for a while and indulge in it ALL THE TIME. There was the time I ate Corn Pops every night before bed for a month. And then I’d wake up and eat a bagel with strawberry cream cheese. […]

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7 Reasons Why My College Entrance Essay Was the Worst

[ 50 ] October 23, 2013 |
7 Reasons Why My College Entrance Essay Was the Worst

While being random and perusing my computer, I came across a folder labeled “College Papers.” It was a gold mine, if “gold mine” now means “painful reminder of my past inadequacies and immaturity.” There were about 25 documents from undergrad: essays, research papers and other things to let me know I’ve come A LONG WAY […]

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I’ve Partnered with Comcast’s XFINITY for Scandal Coverage!

[ 10 ] October 1, 2013 |
I’ve Partnered with Comcast’s XFINITY for Scandal Coverage!

Hey folks! I’m super duper excited because I’ve partnered with Comcast’s XFINITY site for SCANDAL coverage this upcoming season! WHOOOT! I’ll be writing recaps on their new CelebrateBlackTV.com site, with top 10 moments of each episode. In preparation for the upcoming season 3 premiere of Scandal, I’ve even written quick recaps of season 1 to […]

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Atlanta, New York, Seattle and Nashville: I’m Coming To Speak This Fall!

[ 16 ] September 25, 2013 |
Atlanta, New York, Seattle and Nashville: I’m Coming To Speak This Fall!

My peoples! Fall has kicked off and I now have an excuse to break out my wool blazers, scarves and boots collection! I’m not excited for the whole “it gets colder from here on out” part but the layering part? HELL YES. Antywho, this is also one of my busiest seasons as far as conferences […]

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My Blogging, Branding, SEO and More Webinars for Fall 2013!

[ 1 ] September 9, 2013 |
My Blogging, Branding, SEO and More Webinars for Fall 2013!

Hey folks! I’m back with 8 webinars (online classes) this fall, and four of them are classes I’ve never offered before! Favorites like the Blogging 101, Branding and SEO 101 are included but I’ve added classes on securing your website, Google Analytics and SEO 202! There’s something for someone at any level of the blogging game in my list of classes. Plus, you can take them from wherever you […]

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#50ShadesofShade: I Read 50 Shades of Grey and Live-Tweeted It

[ 58 ] September 8, 2013 |
#50ShadesofShade: I Read 50 Shades of Grey and Live-Tweeted It

On Friday evening, I read Samantha Irby’s post on her 50 Shades of Grey read and it made me laugh so hard that I was inspired. I have managed to avoid the book soccer moms everywhere have been losing their minds over, even after it was sent to me as a PDF last year. But […]

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3 Lessons To Learn From My #31WriteNow Challenge Fail

[ 22 ] September 3, 2013 |
3 Lessons To Learn From My #31WriteNow Challenge Fail

On the last day of July 2013, I wrote a post announcing that I was doing #31WriteNow blogging challenge. I challenged myself (and other fellow bloggers) to commit to posting something new on their websites EVERY DAY in August. I did a similar challenge (#30WriteNow) in October 2012 and surprised myself when I rocked it […]

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4 Reasons Why BlogHer 2013 Rocked

[ 8 ] August 5, 2013 |
4 Reasons Why BlogHer 2013 Rocked

Over a week ago, BlogHer rolled into Chicago for their annual conference and I had to be there. Not only was it on my home turf but it’s one of the conferences I try not to miss every year. This was my 4th time at a BlogHer Conference in the last 5 years, and the […]

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When Too Many Ideas Makes It Hard: Day 3 of #31WriteNow

[ 24 ] August 3, 2013 |
When Too Many Ideas Makes It Hard: Day 3 of #31WriteNow

It’s the third day of the #31WriteNow challenge and I love it so far. I’ve discovered so many new and awesome blogs by just clicking on the hashtag in Twitter and seeing where it leads me. Day 3 is upon us and I’m just putting in my post at 8pm. And it’s about the process. […]

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