My First Afro-Diasporian Festival in Another Country

Basking in the presence of beautiful and buttery blackness is one of my favorite pastimes.  My time in Puerto Rico blessed me with the chance to experience an Afro-Diasporian Festival on one blacknificent (yes, I just made that word up) day.  Now y’all know I live for a good festival (if you don’t know or... Continue Reading →

…and Black People Created Style

There was a period in my life during which I felt envious of people I knew from other (mostly “minority”) cultures.  I would speak to my friends or associates who were Latino or Asian or Caribbean or whatever, and I would hear about what seemed like rich traditions and culture and I was jealous.  At... Continue Reading →

“Making A Way Out Of No Way”

If you have not been living under a rock then you know that the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is one of the hottest new things to hit DC.  You might have to promise your first born or sell a kidney to get tickets but once you get past that... Continue Reading →

Casa de la Cultura Marcus Garvey

Having a well-planned out itinerary for trips is definitely major key however, allowing yourself some time for random exploring is never a bad thing.  This is exactly how I stumbled upon one of my favorite parts of my trip to Costa Rica.  We had just finished eating and decided to take a little stroll through... Continue Reading →

Odunde 2k16

It was beautiful.  It was buttery.  It was black.  Held every year on South Street, the Odunde Festival is a celebration of blackness and the largest African American festival held in the country.  It’s one of my most favorite events in Philly so I had to hit up the city of brotherly love for a... Continue Reading →

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