check, check, check it out

I can finally put my hair up in puff, a small puff but a puff nonetheless.


What Makes A Man

City and Colour - What Makes A Man
“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her .”

- Maya Angelou



One night President Obama and his wife Michelle decided to do something out of routine and go for a casual dinner at a restaurant that wasn’t too luxurious. When they were seated, the owner of the restaurant asked the President’s Secret Service if he could please speak to the First Lady in private. They obliged and Michelle had a conversation with the owner. Following this conversation President Obama asked Michelle, “Why was he so interested in talking to you?” She mentioned that in her teenage years, he had been madly in love with her. President Obama then said, “So if you had married him, you would now be the owner of this lovely restaurant,” to which Michelle responded, “No. If I had married him, he would now be the President.”

(so this is probably not true, but it's cute nonetheless.)

movies I can't wait to see: Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom

May 25th, 2012

Who said Christians don't have fun?

If you go to school in the ATL ask me how you can get plugged in?



"There is freedom in Chrits. The blood of the cross freed us from every chain but sometimes we tend to pick them back up and carry them around with us, when all we have to do is lay them down again. The name of Jesus can break every chain if you let it."

This is something I heard tonight during an intense night of worship. This is just a snippet God really spoke to me tonight.


a day worth living

a day in which I
can share the love of Christ is
a day worth living


The Man Who Invented Soul

Yesterday was cause for celebration because it was the birthday of the late great Sam Cooke, oh how I loves me some Sam Cooke. He was a beautiful man with a beautiful voice that died way to soon, so here's one for you Sam. *pours some water on the ground*


unfair advantage

you have the rain and thunder on your side
they woke me up in the middle of the night
and told me that if you weren’t sleeping
then neither was I.



"They wanted to pray before the wedding, but didn’t want to see eachother. So amazing"

This is perhaps one of the most precious photo's I have ever seen on tumblr.

Paddling Out

Miike Snow - “Paddling Out”

Can you spot the pineapple?

This week has been pretty frustrating. I was ripping and running trying to get my schedule right and these post grad apps are beginning to pile up. But there was some sunshine in my day, and in came in the shape of Pineapple. Yesterday I finally received my prize package from one of my favorites show, Psych. If you know me, you know that I am obsessed with all things Psych. So to see that package in the mail made my freaking week.
If you don't know anything about Psych (shame on you) you may not understand the whole pineapple thing. Well in each episode of Psych there is a hidden pineapple, and there is a challenge each week to see if you can spot it. In the package I received Psych pajamas, a plush pineapple, and Psych snuggle, and the season 5 DVD, and it all came in this cute little Psych satchel!


but somehow You keep blessing me

Directions: dim the lights, lie back on your bed and turn this up as loud as you possibly can.
BJ The Chicago Kid – “His Pain” f. Kendrick Lamar
"Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go."

-  Hermann Hesse

Hairspiration: Solange Knowles for Oyster Magazine

all pics via Solange's blog




Only Love

     "....Hate cannot drive out hare; only love can do that" - MLK, Jr.
I'm so happy to be able to call Martin Luther King, Jr. my Morehouse Brother. I am a part of his legacy and I'm am reminded of that every time I gaze upon his statute that stands so tall in front of King's Chapel on Morehouse's campus. We all stand on the shoulders of giants like MLK, we are all here doing what we do because they had the courage to do what they did. Because of them we can aim higher and dream bigger. I pray everyday that God can use me in the same way, to pave the way for the dreamers and freedom fights of tomorrow. To let me love like MLK did, to fight back with love even in the face of adversity and extreme hatred. He was a true example of what it means to love and live like Christ. Let's all make him proud and live so that his actions were not in vain.

Only Love, Happy Martin Luther King, Jr Day!

Be Enlightened:
"Letter form a Birmingham Jail"
Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.


Loft Music

Grind Time

I have a love/hate relationship w/ airports
Welp Christmas break is over. Tommorrow begins the first full week of classes but I still smell like a vacation lol. I need to get into grind mode, I'm sure it will kick in when the asignments and readings start rolling in. Once I get my schedule all hooked up hopefully I will be taking tap, photography, and a poetry workshop. Definitely exploring my artistic side this semester, so stay tuned for all magnifcant pieces and photos I'm sure I'll be reluctant to share on here. I will share I always do, no matter how reluctant I am. You guys won't judge me or my work right? Hahaha.

Anyways I'm just greatful to back for my last semester, I've been through alot and I've seen a lot of my friends leave school for different reasons. Through it all God has kept me and come May, 20th 2012 I will be a graduate of the illustrious Spelman College. Tell me God aint good. Can I get a an amen, and amen again. Glorrryy!!!



my heart can't take this!



Quote of the Day

“If we only walk on sunny days we’ll never reach our destination.” 

- Paulo Coelho

On Repeat: Blessed - Schoolboy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar

ScHoolboy Q - Blessed (Ft. Kendrick Lamar) by illRoots


In between the lines of this page I inscribe my own reality. Where you are still alive and mom no longer cries her self to sleep at night. Where she doesn’t have to catch herself when she so routinely utters your name, like she did just the other day. In the life span of these sentences you are here, holding my hand, stroking my hair and smiling as I lie in your lap, listening proudly as I go on and on about college life and my plans for graduation.



I wish I would've know about this song in high school, it would have saved me a lot of confusion and frustration. The second verse is written directly to me!

Swoon Worthy: Anthony Mackie

The first Swoon Worthy post of the year goes to my love Anthony Mackie. I recently watched him alongside the amazing Kerry Washington in "Night Catches Us" and I fell in love with him all over again. He is probably one of the most talented black actors in the industry right now. I can't wait to see what the year has in store for him. When he wins his first Oscar and has millions of fans, this post will be proof that I supported his craft way back when. So hop on the bandwagon now before you get left behind.

Bonus video:

Magazine: 14 Actors Acting - Anthony Mackie - nytimes.com/video

Power to the People

I wish I would have taken a full picture but for New Years I was defiantly channeling Kathleen Cleaver. Black sweater dress, combat boots, and the fro to match. For New Years I went to church and praised in the new year. Gave this year to God and all of my worries about the future. I'd been so worried about graduation and transitioning to the real world but I turned that all over to God. I'll plan for it and do what I can but He is control and I'm gonna trust him. 2012 is gonna be a GREAT year, I can feel it in my bones.


There are a few things that I want to accomplish this year. Simple ones.

1. Read more. (try to read at least 1 non-required book a month)
2. Drink more water.
3. Continue to work out and eat healthy. (I've lost a lot of weight and I just need to keep it off)

Nothing too crazy or off the wall. Three things I think I can stick too.

I hope you guys enjoyed your New Years.

How are you planning to make this year better than the past years?


new year, new you

be not fooled, newness
starts in the mind and can be
yours at any time