Thursday, November 30, 2023

Book Review: Fighting For Truth – “In Defense of Black Studies: Our History Has Always Been Contraband”.

Tweet ( History is our window into the past. It tells us where we’ve been, and if we study it the voices of those that have come before us can help us navigate the challenges of the day. Though we are grateful for books that help us understand where we are, it’s unfortunate that we need them because we are still fighting the same... [Read more...]

Book Review: Class is in Session – “Hustle Harder Hustle Smarter”.

Tweet ( Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is known for his career in Hip Hop, the controversy he can stir, his prowess as a successful businessman, and for being the driving force behind some of the most popular shows on Starz. He has gone from the streets and bulletproof vests to suits and the board room. In his book “Hustle Harder Hustle... [Read more...]

Book Review: “Darthmouth Park”: Can We Run From Life.

Tweet ( Mental health is a very important subject in our society. The effects of technology, consumerism, and the heaviness of life decisions have been slowly detrimental for some. However, one could question if there is anything that can be done as time is most certainly not moving backwards. It seems with every passing day we are more... [Read more...]

Book Review: The Power of Black Men: “My Seven Black Fathers”.

Tweet ( The importance of Black men in the lives of little black boys is a necessity that cannot be denied. Though there are many studies on the subject, we need to hear of its importance from within community. The conversation of what happens when Black men are missing from the lives of our boys is so loud. Its often made when we discuss... [Read more...]

Book Review: Cooking With Snoop Dogg.

Tweet ( Snoop Dogg is an established Hip Hop legend that clearly transcends the music. He has a recognizable presence, style, and voice. Snoop loves many things, and cooking is on the list. Snoop Dogg’s “From Crook to Cook” is a combination of his love for food, music, family, and life. He covers all three dining periods with his... [Read more...]

Book Review: A New Fantasy Hit: TJ Young and The Orisha – The Gatekeeper’s Staff.

Tweet ( As a lover of mythology and fantasy fiction, I have waited a very long time for the era of fantasy that I could relate to when I immerse myself in the story. Let’s be honest, going to Hogwarts is great. We love Narnia. Middle Earth is magical and is part of the blueprint for what many expect in terms of fantasy fiction. Many... [Read more...]

Book Review: Stephen A Smith Introduced Himself in “Straight Shooter”.

Tweet ( As a lover of sports, Stephen A. Smith quickly became one of my favorite analysts to watch. Before there was First Take, I loved watching his NBA commentary and The Stephen A Smith Show. He was passionate and willing to speak on matters of sports & current events with a boldness that had to be respected, even if you disagreed... [Read more...]

Book Review: Found Self in Viola Davis’s “Finding Me”.

Tweet ( Viola Davis is an actress with such an impact that she inspires thought and inspiration through the many characters she brings to life. I must she between Annalise Keaton in “How To Get Away With Murder”, and Nanisca in “The Woman King” she has inspired me to think about many aspects of my life. I know I can’t be alone... [Read more...]

“From Me To You”: A Labor of Love.

August 23, 2022 by  
Filed under BM, Book Club/Book Reviews, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( One of the challenges of parenthood is trying to explain the complexities of the world to your children. They can ask a question and the answer will vary based upon whose talking. In most cases whoever gets to the child first creates the foundation of their thought on a subject matter. Addressing the subject of slavery as a Black... [Read more...]

Book Review; Self-Care For Black Women is a Must Read.

August 23, 2022 by  
Filed under BM, Book Club/Book Reviews, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( There is no objection to the fact that society can be hard on black women. There is what feels like an endless number of obstacles to overcome in carious areas of life. For many black women taking care of self can take on many different meanings, but it usually involves others. Moreso it often times involves the perceptions of... [Read more...]

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