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Remembering Prince: 5 Love Lessons Learned From ‘The Purple One’

On April 21, 2016, the world changed forever. Prince reportedly died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl at 57.

Today he would’ve been 59. And while he’s no longer with us in physical form, his music is absolutely timeless. Here are five love lessons learned from The Purple One. Continue reading Remembering Prince: 5 Love Lessons Learned From ‘The Purple One’

WPGC Radio’s ‘Black History, Black Love’ Panel

black history black love 4 (2).jpgWPGC’s Black History Black Love panel discussion celebrated black love in all its forms. The event brought a crowd to DC Lottery Live on Thursday afternoon.

Moderated by Todd B of WPGC and Shantell Jamison of EBONY — which published a special edition of the magazine on the Obamas’ love and legacy — the panel featured six couples with diverse and remarkable love stories. Continue reading WPGC Radio’s ‘Black History, Black Love’ Panel

An Ode to Passion

passion“Unless it is mad, passionate, extraordinary love, it is a waste of time. There are too many mediocre things in life. Love should not be one of them.”Dream for an Insomniac

Everything that I do long-term is fueled by passion. I won’t work a job that I am not passionate about for a long period of time, and I won’t be with someone who does not give me butterflies. I refuse to eat mediocre food, have mediocre sex and live a mediocre life. Call me crazy, a dreamer, and a hopeless romantic, or just plain unrealistic. Continue reading An Ode to Passion

5 Black Movie Scenes That Make You Believe in Love Again

Love_Jones_article-small_15194Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”—Maya Angelou

While I 100 percent agree with the words of the legendary Maya Angelou, it’s pretty hard to these days. Trying to date in 2015 is more like engaging with robots, as people are more than likely to opt for a text message emoji of a hug or kiss than a real one.

Being single can arguably be one of the best times of your life, but depending on how you look at things, you could be headed down the path of no longer believing that finding love is possible. Here are five Black movie scenes that will renew your faith in love. Continue reading 5 Black Movie Scenes That Make You Believe in Love Again

Why #ConcernedStudent1950 is Necessary for Mizzou

mu studentsI remember it like it was yesterday. As I pulled up to a liquor store near the University of Missouri-Columbia’s campus, I had no idea that I was about to experience one of many instances of racial profiling at the school. It was 2005, my junior year there, and I was preparing to attend a party along with three of my friends. Continue reading Why #ConcernedStudent1950 is Necessary for Mizzou