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Since Insecure premiered on HBO last year, it has been taking the world by storm. And it’s with good reason. Issa Rae has created a masterpiece that resonates with young black Millennials. Season two proves why Insecure is a show that deserves all the awards and accolades. It’s funny, quirky, sexy, and real as fuck. Every time I watch it, I feel like Issa Rae is taking a page out of my diary to write the script. What makes Insecure so good are…

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vmas-2017

Over the past couple of years, the VMAs have not been as good as they used to be. I remember in my adolescent years being so anxious and excited to see the performances, fashion, and all the celebrities. One of my wishes growing up was to go to the VMAs and slay the scene. Now, that excitement is gone and continues to decline each year. This year, for sure, was not the best MTV could give to viewers and the audience that was there. There…

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girls-trip

From the moment I saw the movie trailer for Girls Trip, I knew it would be great. But great isn’t even the best word to describe how amazing the film is. If black girl magic could be described in one way, referencing Girls Trip would suffice. I laughed the entire time, danced, and sung along. Seeing Girls Trip and all its references to black culture not only made me proud to be black but also proud to be a black woman. After the film…

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burning-sands

Anyone who knows me know I cannot stand the depictions of Black Greek letter organizations pledging process displayed in movies and televisions shows. It’s usually over the top or not at all accurate. Yet I still give them a chance and watch them anyway and get mad that I wasted my time watching the travesty fall apart on my television screen. Burning Sands was no different. But not for the obvious reasons. For a reason much bigger than hazing.Burning Sands follows Zurich and…

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2017 Grammys Recap

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Out of all of the music award shows the Grammys is my favorite. Not only do I get to listen and cheer for my favorite artists and songs, I also get to discover music from others I have never heard of before. I love the tributes to those who have gone on, the live performances, and the fashion. Because of this, I have high expectations for the Grammys every year. This year’s Grammys exceeded my expectations. It was an evening full of high energy…

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