The Impractical Spending Of The Wealthy

By Gabriella Aka Fri April 21, 2017 Does it make sense to think that just because one has more money than they need, it’s okay to spend it excessively? What do I mean? Well, I’ve been thinking about wealth. I don’t mean the kind that money cannot buy i.e. happiness, peace of mind, etc. I’m…

In Tough Moments, Remember…

Dear Future Husband, This letter is not for all the good times we’ll have (an endless life of beauty, bliss and love unending is quite guaranteed in Jesus.) This letter is for the times when … Source: In Tough Moments, Remember…

In Tough Moments, Remember…

Dear Future Husband, This letter is not for all the good times we’ll have (an endless life of beauty, bliss and love unending is quite guaranteed in Jesus). This letter is for the times when our love seems to be fading away under the duress of life’s pressures. This is a reminder of our LOVE. Four things: We’re…

My Broken Motherland (Cameroon)

I’m Cameroonian. I say that with the deepest pride, and yet these days it seems my patriotism is fleeting. Why, you ask? As of this morning (Nov. 21 2016), there are serious protests happening in the North-Western part of the country. Bamenda is the largest hub of English Cameroon, the birthplace of the only opposition…

Life Cycle of Rightoeusness

I’m sure you’re like me and you have those moments when you’re absolutely convinced that you can be the best version of yourself and achieve whatever seemingly impossible feat you dream about. That you can be righteous – to the fullest, and be the beacon of light that shines through in moments of severe temptation….

i USED to

I used to infuse you into my fantasy,          A PHENOMENAL future.          One where we’d FLAUNT and FLOAT, on clouds of FINESSE,          Our heads held HIGH in six-inch HEELS and HAUTE couture,          And CONFIDENCE to make {them} quiver.          I would be QUEEN and…

Everyday People – Oct. 13th 2016

I have met Mr. David Pasquantonio a handful of times. He always has the most charming smile that reaches his eyes. He looks no taller than 5’11 and has dusty brunette hair with gray strands that are evidence of his late 40s. Today, he walked to my concierge desk and we played a game of…

Spiritual Breakthrough

Breakthrough Last week I decided to finally do something I’ve pondered and mulled over for at least half a dozen years, but never mustered courage to go through with it. I decided to fast and pray. I’ve coasted through most of my teenage and young adult life, not really knowing God. Don’t get the wrong…

Everyday People – August 30th 2016

I met Robert Adams today. He’s a tall African American man with dread locks that reach the small of his back, pulled in a low ponytail. When I first walked into the historic looking high-rise building on Vermont avenue NW, Washington DC, he greeted me with charm and eloquence. He had been typing an email….

My Weave Life

I’d always dreaded the sew-in weave. There was just something so western about it that I didn’t quite appreciate -not that I have anything against the silky western hair. Thus, for the majority of my young adult life, I didn’t indulge in the bliss that most black women feel when their hair extensions sway in…