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Whitney Young HS, My Alma Mater, Wins the Internet Today

I bleed orange and blue! Before I was an Illini, I was a Dolphin. A Whitney Young Dolphin, to be specific. I’m an alumni of the best high school in the city of Chicago: Whitney M. Young Magnet High School. We’re also ranked nationally as one of the top schools …

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My Three Favorite Queens

Y’all know I’ve been SO SINCERE about posting everyday for the #30WriteNow challenge. I got 10 minutes left before today is over, so my post is just a picture of 3 of the most important women in my life: my mom and her sisters. They’re headed to a party right …

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There’s Voodoo at Target Stores to Make You Spend All Your Money

Seriously. There has GOT to be some sort of voodoo at Target. That is the only explanation for how that place traps the most innocent people into these marathon shopping excursions that result in overdrawn bank accounts and hurting feet. First of all, going to Target on a Sunday is …

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I Stand on the Shoulders of Giants and I’m Blessed For It

I gotta talk about how I’m where I am today. I’m 5’4 but I always feel tall. It’s not because I put on fierce 4-inch pumps (often red) either. Even in flats, I never feel diminutive. Plus I talk shit like I’m big so there’s that. O_O But for realsies. I …

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Getchu a Piece of my SEO 101 Webinar

My peoples! So you know when I’m not cutting up and acting a complete fool, I’m a social media strategist and trainer. I train folks one-on-one and present at conferences and whatnots on all topics social media/blogging/branding-related. I’ve been doing it for over 3 years and if you think I …

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I’m Doing the 30-Day Writing Challenge. Lawd HEPMEH.

In the past coupla months, folks on these interwebs have been embarking on 30 Day writing challenges. It’s where they make it a point to write/blog EVERY DAY for 30 days straight. Folks like Aliya S. King and The XD Experience have done it and I’ve been clapping for them …

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It’s Nigerian Independence Day! You Know You’re Nigerian If…

It’s Nigerian Independence Day, folks! WHOOT! And we are a proud people with many quirks. You know you’re NIGERIAN if… * The only reason you dance at Nigerian parties is to get “sprayed” money by the adults. We are the ORIGINAL “make it rain” folks. * Your parents add “O” …

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Aspiring TV Writers in DC Area, Check Out the Evans Duo and “In the Writers Room”

This past year has been amazing for me in terms of opportunities. It’s actually been mind-boggling. One of the things I got to do this summer was work  with Stacey Evans Morgan, a veteran TV writer and producer in Hollywood. The project we worked on is still top secret but …

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FOCUS100 is Next Week! Black Women in Tech Should Get Them a Piece!

Next week, I’ma be back in NYC (NEW YOOORRRKKK, CONCRETE JUNGLE WET DREAMS TOMATOESSSS…) for 4 days. I’ll be there because I’m attending (and speaking) at Digital UnDivided’s FOCUS100 Conference, happening on Oct. 5 & 6. What is it? WELLS… lemme tells you. And I’ma be long-winded about it and you …

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Thoughts About New York Fashion Week from a Non-Fashion Blogger

I decided to go to New York Fashion Week this year because Afrobella peer-pressured asked me to come. And since I’m impressionable and I love to kick it, I went. I knew doggone well I had NO business at NYFW because I’m not a fashion blogger or a fashionista. The …

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