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Six Realistic Things I’m Doing To Stay Sane During Quarantine

Y'all, I had an entire list of things I planned to do towards the beginning of the pandemic to keep a regular routine. It included attending all of the cool virtual events I could as well as getting dolled up and dressed every day. That was in April, when I naively thought this all was…

HealHaus: A Safe Space for Black Men

Guest Writer: Alexis Janel A highlight of my previous week was discovering HealHaus, a new holistic wellness studio for black men, now accessible in Brooklyn, NY. The studio has received notable recognition from Essence magazine and the New York Times to name a few. Founder Darian Hall, a Kappa Alpha Psi brother, had inspiration for…

Inspirational Jam: “Can’t Take That Away (Mariah’s Theme)-Mariah Carey

“They can try how to make me feel that I don't matter at all, but I refuse to falter in what I believe or lose faith in my dreams…” This song right here is a throwback near and dear to my heart. Before I was an inspirational writer (or a writer period), Mariah Carey’s track,…

#GreatRead: “The Power Playbook”- La La Anthony

“Power is the strength to face the things you may be afraid to do and then doing them anyway. Power is no regrets. Power is pushing forward. Power is making the tough choices in your life, and even if you fall or fail, having power allows you to get back up and try again.” —La…

Inspirational Jam: “Live Like Music”-Alexz Johnson

“I'm out of tune with who I am…now, it's gotten way out of hand. I'm spread too thin and it's hard enough to zero in on the heart of it, the soul of it…” Okay, so when I was a teenager, I was a HUGE fan of Instant Star on The N (or TeenNick as…