Kofi Frempong: Creating Positive Black Images

Creating and presenting positive black imagery is so essential – more so than ever today. Judging from the major fail from that retail store that shall remain nameless (they do not deserve to have their name mentioned on my blog!), I think it’s crucial that we see ourselves and represent ourselves in the most uplifting…

Makini Smith: Author, Speaker & Loving Mom

I didn’t have the chance to meet with Makini Smith face to face for this interview, but we did actually meet briefly 2 years ago. We were both in attendance at the #HowSheHustles pop up market – I was hanging with a friend, who also happens to be a friend of Makini’s. My friend discretely…

Jae Cabrera does #1songadayfor2017

I love watching people work on their hustle – grinding and putting in the effort. This is why I am happy to feature singer, Jae Cabrera.   I have watched him over the past few months perform songs – original and cover songs, on his Instagram account, where he proudly displays his hashtag #1songadayfor2017. It…

Like TrapSoul? Like Yoga? Read This

I have never taken a yoga class in my life. I’m serious…..I have done some stretching exercises via YouTube videos, but I haven’t taken a formal class. I’m not opposed to it or anything; I just found it a little too slow paced for me.   But when I heard of TrapSoul yoga (trap music…

Toronto Events: Afrodelik Comic Book Launch

Desiree Marshall (aka Dezi) and I go way back. Okay, not way, way back, but I’ve known her for at a little over 10 years. I met the diminutive entrepreneur over a decade ago at a natural hair show where she debuted her clothing line Afrodelik. Taken by her unique and funky pieces, I did…

Toronto Eats: Bobbette and Belle

What do you do right after you’ve scarfed down a fatty meal at your local diner? Take a nap? Exercise? Umm… go for dessert of course!   I’m not kidding. After a friend and I had a hearty lunch, she mischievously leaned over to me and asked if I wanted to go for cake. I thought…

Richard Cazeau: From MuchMoreMusic to Cultural Curator

Not sure if it’s because my birthday is quickly approaching, but I’ve been feeling kinda nostalgic lately – thinking back to the things that I enjoyed when I was younger.   One of the things that came to mind was watching music videos. I can recall when MuchMusic was the ONLY place to watch videos….

Marci Ien: Trailblazing Woman In Media

I appreciate Marci Ien. I appreciate what she has done for women of colour in media, I appreciate what she represents, and lastly, I appreciate that she’s really nice. Seriously, she may be the most gracious person I’ve ever met!   Just in case you’re unaware of the fabulousness that is Marci Ien, let me…

MeBookz: Storytelling With A Twist!

Do you read to your children before they go to sleep? Wanna add a fun twist to storytelling?   I’m pretty certain you’re wondering why I’m writing about bedtime stories since I’m not a parent. Well, I have a very precocious 5-year-old nephew, and I enjoy reading to him whenever I see him.   About…

#HerstoryinBlack: A Document of 150 Phenomenal Black Women – Part 2

In part 1 of #HerstoryinBlack: A Document of 150 Phenomenal Black Women, I wrote about the excitement I felt conducting a few interviews at the monumental photo shoot organized by #howshehustles founder, Emily Mills.   I had no clue that a few weeks after that, my life would change.   THE EMAIL   A couple…

#HerstoryinBlack: A Document Of 150 Phenomenal Black Women – Part 1

When Emily Mills – founder and CEO of #HowSheHustles, contacted me early on this year and asked if I would assist her with a project she was organizing…ummm, I didn’t really need to think twice about it. All I asked was, “when and where?”   When I received her email, Ms. Mills shared with me that she…