Binti Reminds Us That We Write Our Own Stories (Book Review)

I didn’t expect to finish Binti so quickly, especially since my responsibilities are a little more pressing than they use to be. But I just couldn't stop. I wandered around the house with this book in my hand the entire day, moving from room to room when interrupted. Obsession would be an accurate way to put it. I read all 85 pages before the sun had gone down. 

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"Hair Story" Provides History and Perspective to Why It's More Than *Just Hair* ( Hair Story Book Review)

My love of the mundane prompted me to purchase and read Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America by Ayana D. Byrd and Lori L. Tharps written in 2001. In 2014, an updated and revised version was published to include the changing styles of the later 2000s, which is the version I read. 

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The Art of Perfection Is Killing My Art (And Probably Yours Too)

If your work defines who you are and you're living in the performance zone, you may be having the same troubles I am: not living up to your expected potential. Is there anything you can do about that? Can those of us who are already professionals in our field balance our time to grow as creators AND provide quality content?

I believe we can.

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Post Election Thoughts and A Call to Action (or How Black Souls Kept Me Grounded)

Because I filled my soul with the stories of the disenfranchised, I was already awake when that thunderous roar was finally loud enough to rouse a sleeping nation to what Black America had endured since we stepped off the boats. 

We woke up and the world was fundamentally different. What do we do now?

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