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I’m as guilty as the next person, I’ve used them, lots of times, it’s hard not to.  Those apps that remove every line, every blemish, every scar….but to what extent do we become someone we’re not?  We can’t be 20, we can’t just never get crows feet, or laugh lines, we age, we all do, why has it become a trend to hide it? Continue reading Reflections

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Night Sweats

Here I am on a day
I assumed would be lovely.
Now I know that you are
never too old to be taken a
fool by life, the fantasy unveiled,
sort of like when you can’t
find your blankets during the night,
left shuddering, locked
in the depths of your mind,
drenched in sweat
from your nightmares.
But, among the heartache,
I scour the remains
and find some good in all of this.
In the moments I am alone,
with just me and my thoughts,
I fall hard into weakness.
I desperately try not to stay in the pit.
I decide that I have the power
to look at this moment
as a massive turning point.
Because of this,
I know I can be myself,
I know happiness is possible–
I can be strong enough
to live a life I choose.
Photo Credit: Lanaya
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I Tried to Write it Away: A Review of Solange Knowles’ A Seat at the Table

By Nakeysha Roberts Washington                        

Editors: Jerod Duris & Shondee Haralson

New music that is as classic and as uplifting as Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is hard to come by. Note that I am not making the comparison between styles of Solange and Ms. Hill, but I am standing ten toes down that I will play A Seat at the Table in constant rotation evermore as I do Tupac, the Fugees and everything Lauryn Hill ever touched. Thanks to Twitter, I have more of an understanding to the woke force Solange actually is, but never did I ever believe I would be making such statements as the aforementioned.

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