Full Book Review: To Kill A Mockingbird

It has been two weeks now since I finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird; during a DMC that I engaged in with one of my friends today we found ourselves questioning whether setbooks in high school were purposefully chosen in order of disfunctionality or was it based on how closely the novel represented real life? This…

What “Divergent” Taught Me

“Outcasts, callused from being in exile for too long, learn to thrive on being the hated; the attention and infamy of our actions fuel us to become antiheroes. Too often do we forget: we risk self-destruction if we fail to follow what we know is right; our talents too often become misplaced, misdirected, misguided from…

Fathers should stop babysitting

So as you may or may not know, since seeing Sheryl Sandberg on Oprah’s Next Chapter, I have just been the most passionate follower . I purchased her book in the second week of this month and I have been using it as a greatness guide since. Sandberg discusses many issues in her book (obviously,…

Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English

This video sent chills down my spine, because I am also one of the guilty parties, who laugh or judge people by the way they speak…English. Forgetting that this language came to many of my people in the form of a boat and colonization. As Jamila said, she is not promoting ignorance but the celebration…

What “Million Dollar Baby” Taught Me

So I had never watched Million Dollar Baby before this weekend. Besides me being a loser in that respect; I’m just not a movie person.  When it started playing Sunday evening all that registered in my head was: “OK, movie with woman playing a woman in a male dominated industry-record”. LOL! I asked my mother…